Emmanuel Gothic Emmanuel Episcopal Church
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300 W. Frederick St.
Staunton, VA 24401
(540) 886-8172


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Sunday schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
  • 9:00 a.m. Coffee and Fellowship in Memorial Hall
  • 9:30 a.m. Christian Education (Children's and Adult); also Choir practice in the Sanctuary
  • 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II;

    Nursery Care is available (ages 0-5) every Sunday from 9:30 on.

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 West Yorkshire
& the Dales, England

Our affiliate:

Stuart Hall School


Virginia Haiti Collaborative Staunton Music Guild Sarah's Music Studio Bluebird Beginnings Photography

Church directory:

Our new Church directory is now available online, but a special password is required to open it. For security reasons, passwords will be changed from time to time, and must be not be made available to anyone outside of the congregation. Any questions should be directed to the church office.

Domain name:

Our domain name emmanuelstaunton.org
went into effect in September 2011.

Got news?

Do you have any news items or announcements of interest to our congregation? If so, please contact the church secretary, Lucy Dennison. To submit photos or to ask questions about the Web site, please contact the Webmaster, Andrew Clem (clickable e-mail links).

Sunday School

Sunday School classes this year are being coordinated by Katherine Turner, along with several assistants. For details, see the
Sunday School Calendar.

For a list of upcoming special events, see the Calendar page.

Parish News

April, 2015

Holy Week 2015

As in past years, Emmanuel Episcopal Church celebrated Palm Sunday by joining with other downtown Staunton churches in a procession that began at Trinity Episcopal Church and ended at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. It was a bright and sunny morning, though a bit on the chilly side. After the procession was over, our Holy Eucharist service began.

For the rest of Holy Week, there will be services on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil), culmininating with Easter Day. All are welcome to join us in these services of worship and devotion. See the Calendar page for details about time, etc.

Palm Sunday procession at Trinity

The Palm Sunday procession gathers at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Work / cleanup day at church

In preparation for Holy Week, Emmanuel had a work / cleanup day on Saturday March 28. Organized by George Sproul, members divided up into teams to tackle various jobs in the hallways, the kitchen, and the outside lawn. There will be some follow-up work on the lawn on Saturday, just before Easter.

Rutan family cleaning

John and Nicole Rutan, and their children, cleaning the lower-level entry on the east side.

Aerating back lawn

With no beasts of burden available to use, members of Emmanuel used the do-it-yourself approach to aerating the back yard.

Church youth visit Boys Home

On March 14-15, the PAX Youth Group from Emmanuel Episcopal Church, along with their counterparts from Trinity Episcopal in Staunton, and St. John's Episcopal in Waynesboro, paid a mission visit to Boys Home in Covington, Virginia. It was dubbed a "Lock-in" event, with a variety of service projects, worship, and singing, as well as time for fun. The youth spent several hours working alongside Boys Home residents on service projects including painting a cottage basement, constructing raised beds for the garden, and building a greenhouse. Amanda Glover led the Emmanuel PAX youth contingent. Boys Home was founded in 1906, and "provides care for young men in a healthy, supportive environment." It includes a school, a vocational/technical center, a chapel, as well as recreational facilities. For more information, see boyshomeofva.org.

Episcopal youth at Boys Home

Youth from Emmanuel, Trinity, and St. John's Episcopal churches, along with their adult leaders, at Boys Home in Covington.

Prayer list


Jean H. 
Meneta D.
Ken B.
Iva M.
Connie S.
Marilyn S.
Laura U.
Khloe B.
Peter M.
Connie H.
Robert H.
Mabel H.
Jeff J.
Barbara H.
Brayden K.
John M. 
Hal M.
Graham P.
Rudy M.
John W.
Susan P.
Doug P.

Frances M.
Elizabeth T.
Helen F.
Ruth S.
Kit C.
Ann R.
Kay W.
Hugh C.
Charles R.

Arianna Y. C. F.

We pray for the family of John V. D. who died April 3, and for the family of Steve T.  


prayer list

NOTE: Please help the office by keeping us informed of the status of people you place on the prayer list.


Emmanuel "word cloud"

world cloud

Thanks to Steven Cox for soliciting from parish members words that they thought best described our church congregation, and then compiling all of them into a "word cloud." Click on the image to see a full-size version. If that doesn't work, click here instead

Wordle: Emmanuel3