300 W. Frederick St.
Staff / Vestry
Sermon:Sermon: Who are you and whose are you?
(by The Rev. Susan Peyton)
Nov 15, 2015
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
Other:Virginia Haiti Collaborative Staunton Music Guild Sarah's Music Studio Bluebird Beginnings Photography
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.
Our domain name emmanuelstaunton.org
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 classes this year are being coordinated by Katherine Turner, along with several assistants. For details, see the
All Saints' Day AND Harvest Day
The members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church celebrated the annual Harvest Day with a big potluck breakfast between the early and late services, on Sunday, November 1. This year, for a change, the event coincided with All Saints' Day. Harvest Day is intended to focus everyone's attention on the need for everyone to dig deep and give whatever they can of their personal resources to make the Church stronger, and thus to advance the mission that God has given us. After the breakfast, Russ Rutan spoke for a few minutes about stewardship.
Parishioners encountered a bountiful variety of food.
Barbecue helps Haitian people
On Saturday, October 17, Emmanuel held its annual fall barbecue, with chicken and Brunswick stew prepared by Randy Hamblett and Colin Hester. Due to the chilly air outside, folks enjoyed their meals inside. The event was a big success, with attendance well in excess of expectations. The proceeds from the barbecue were designated for the Virginia Haiti Collaborative, which continues its great work with St. Marc's School in Cerca la Source, Haiti.
The heat is on!
Just in time for the cold snap that arrived in late October, the recently-installed furnace has become operational. Many thanks to all who have contributed to the furnace fund; it is not quite fully paid for yet, so contributions are still being accepted.
Eucharist in the park
On September 13, Emmanuel joined with with the Allen Chapel congregation for an outdoor Holy Eucharist service in Montgomery Hall Park. Rev. Edward Scott and Rev. Shelby Owen led in the ecumenical rite, blending different religious and musical traditions. After the worship, everyone shared a potluck picnic meal. It was a wonderful way to broaden the experience of Christian fellowship.
Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church was founded in 1865, and recently celebrated its 150th anniversary. It is the oldest church established by people of color west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
WE PRAY FOR: Jean H. Meneta D. Ken B. Iva M. Connie S. Marilyn S. Michael Courtney Alex Laura U. Ed W. Connie H. Jeff J. Linda W. Brayden K. John M. Graham P. Jeff S. Bob D. Maggie M. Carolyn M. Rebecca V. Miranda P. Alicia H. Allen H. Kate T Peter M. Sue L. Lorene P. Mike B. Doug D. Melissa Brielle Nan G. Jan W. George S. Ethan Merri K. Dell P. THOSE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES: Frances M. Elizabeth T. Helen F. Ruth S. Kit C. Ann R. Kay W. Jane K. Hugh C. Jane H. FOR OUR WORLD VISION CHILD Arianna Y. C. F.
NOTE: Please help the office by keeping us informed of the status of people you place on the prayer list.
Emmanuel "word cloud"