(by the Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen)
- 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
Stuart Hall School
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
went into effect in September 2011.
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
Sunday School Calendar.
For a list of upcoming special events, see the Calendar page.
The Lord is risen indeed!
Stirring hymns, beautiful flowers, a large congregation, and joyous spirits marked the celebration of Easter Sunday, the Day of the Resurrection, on March 27. The children of Emmanuel carried the flower cross during the processional, and after the service was over, many of them took part in the Easter egg hunt on the lawn of Stuart Hall School, across the street.
The Easter flower cross.
Holy Week 2016
This year's observance of Holy Week was changed because of adverse weather forecasts. Instead of the customary joint Palm Sunday procession through the streets of downtown Staunton with other local churches, we had a brief blessing of the palms service at nearby Trinity Episcopal Church, followed by hot cross buns (a tradition), and then a somewhat "abbreviated" procession back to Emmanuel. At 6:30 on Thursday there will be a potluck dinner followed by a Maunday Thursday service. At 11:00 AM on Good Friday there will be a Way of the Cross procession through downtown Staunton, followed by a noon service at Trinity and a 7:00 PM service at Emmanuel. At 8:00 Saturday an Easter vigil will begin at Emmanuel, concluding at Trinity. There will be two Holy Eucharist services on Easter Sunday, at the usual times: 8:00 and 10:30.
The Gaines family (Luke, BeccaMarie, and Jeff) led the Palm Sunday procession, March 20, 2016
Stop Hunger Now
On Saturday, March 19, members of our PAX youth group joined their counterparts from with Trinity Episcopal and Stuart Hall School for a major Stop Hunger Now food packaging event, in the Stuart Hall gymnasium. Altogether, several dozen youth participated in this very important effort to alleviate malnourishment in Haiti.
The Stop Hunger Now food pack at Stuart Hall, on March 19. Among those pictured above are Allison White and Sophie Kozlowski.
WE PRAY FOR:
THOSE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES:
Bob and Joan A.
For James R.missionary in Japan
For the families of Lorene Phillips, Celeste Marsh and Alan L. Clem who died recently.
NOTE: Please help the office by keeping us informed of the status of people you place on the prayer list.
Emmanuel "word 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
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