300 W. Frederick St.
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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
2014 mission to Haiti
Three members from Emmanuel Episcopal Church and three members from nearby Trinity Episcopal Church are traveling to Haiti to help with St. Marc's School at Cerca-la-Source, which is led by Rev. Noe Bernier. Our priest-in-charge Rev. Shelby Owen, her husband Steve Owen, and Matthew Poteat will be joined by Rev. Paul Nancarrow and his wife Lee, along with Michele Edwards. We are proud to be an active part of the Virginia Haiti Collaborative. Prayers from all for a successful and blessed mission are most welcome.
Among other summer activities, donations of goods and funds are being asked to benefit the Episcopal Boys' Home, located in Covington, Virginia. Al Dahler is playing a lead role in this effort. Also, on July 13 we are having a "pulpit swap" with Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church under which their pastor Rev. Dr. Edward Scott will preach at Emmanuel, and Rev. Shelby Owen will preach over there. Finally, there is a T-shirt sale to benefit the Helping Hands Day Camp, a cooperative Vacation Bible School. Orders should be placed with Mitzi White by July 6.
Clean-up day at Emmanuel
Inspired by the thought that "cleanliness is next to Godliness," a large contingent of Emmanuel members showed up early on Saturday morning, May 31, to dust and wipe and scrub and mop and otherwise clean our house of worship. It is now looking much nicer. A big part of that effort was trying to dispose of unneeded items that have accumulated over the years: books, dishes, kitchenware, etc. There will be a sale of the surplus goods this coming September.
Youth 30-hour famine
From Friday, March 28th at 6:30pm until Saturday, March 29th at 6:30pm, the PAX youth group undertook a 30-hour Famine, along with other members from the Augusta Convocation. It was in part a fund-raiser aimed at helping hungry people, and in part a consciousness-raising experience. Amanda Glover coordinated this very successful and meaningful event.
WE PRAY FOR: Lu S. Jean H. Meneta D. Ken B. Tina C. Iva M. Agnes M. Marilyn S. Charles R. Jay B. Michael Courtney Genevieve P. THOSE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES: Frances M. Elizabeth T. Helen F. Ruth S. Kit C. FOR OUR WORLD VISION CHILD Arianna Y. C. F.
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Emmanuel "word cloud"