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Church Web sites:Episcopal Church U.S.A. Episcopal Relief & Development Help the people of Haiti! Episcopal Diocese of S.W. Virginia Trinity Episcopal Church The Lectionary Page Diocese of Bradford, England
Our affiliate:Stuart Hall School
Other:Virginia Haiti Collaborative Staunton Music Guild Sarah's Music Studio Bluebird Beginnings Photography
Our domain name emmanuelstaunton.org
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Sunday School classes this year are being coordinated by Katherine Turner, along with several assistants. For details, see the
Lenten season activities
This year's observance of Lent at Emmanuel has been especially busy, beginning with two services on Ash Wednesday, March 5. On each Wednesday since then, there has been a noon Holy Eucharist service at Emmanuel, and a Lenten service project in collaboration with Trinity Episcopal Church and Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church during the evening. Each week, the location rotates from one church to another. Following a potluck supper, there is a special group service project, concluding with a Compline liturgy.
In addition, on March 28-29, the PAX youth group will be holding a 30-hour fast, "Release the Feast," to help raise awareness about hunger at home and abroad.
Because of the harsh winter weather, the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper was rescheduled for Sunday, March 9, as a "Pancake Luncheon" after the 10:30 service, in lieu of the usual Second Sunday Soup. As in years past, the PAX youth group served sausages and fried apples along with the traditional pancakes and syrup.
Bible study resumes
In January, members of Emmanuel began studying the Book of Acts, the "sequel" to the Gospel According to Luke. It describes in dramatic detail how the Apostles of Jesus began organizing the church after the Crucifixion and Resurrection. The Bible study group meets every Wednesday at 1:00. During Lent, the group will be studying the issue of forgiveness. As part of this, the group watched the movie, "The Way."
WE PRAY FOR: Lu S. Herbert W. Jean H. Meneta D. Alexis W Ken B. Tina C. John M. Bill C. Iva M. Don P. Mike M. Jerry C. Diane B. Andrew B. Brooke D. Mary E. Bruce E. Inman M. Agnes M. Amber C. Sarah P. Bill T. THOSE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES: Frances M. Elizabeth T. Helen F. Ruth S. Kit C. Charles R. FOR OUR WORLD VISION CHILD Arianna Y. C. F. FOR Andrew B. and the U.S.S. Truxton ship and crew
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Emmanuel "word cloud"