300 W. Frederick St.
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Sunday School classes this year are being coordinated by Katherine Turner, along with several assistants. For details, see the
On Sunday January 12, the children of Emmanuel presented their annual Epiphany pageant. This holy day marks the visit of the magi to the baby Jesus, when he was first revealed to the world as Christ, the annointed one. Again this year play was based on the Italian folk story of Old Befana, this time with Jim Kivlighan in the title role. Many thanks to the parents of the participating children, to Barbara Bryant, and to Mary Evans Lott, who directed the production.
After the service, parishioners gathered to enjoy Second Sunday Soup. Members of the PAX youth group sampled the various entries, and awarded the annual Golden Ladle Award to Suzanne Via for her Roasted Poblano Pepper Potato Soup. From the free will offerings, nearly $400 was raised for the Stop Hunger Now packing event at the upcoming diocesan annual council in Roanoke.
2013 annual meeting
At the annual meeting of Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Sunday, December 15, the congregation elected three new vestry members. Jim Kivlighan, George Sproul, and Carter Hopkins will each serve a three-year term, replacing Allan Hadfield, Katherine Turner, and Steven Cox. In addition, Mandy Goodson and Robin Boylan were chosen to serve for the remainder of the terms of James Emory and Alice Cassada. Treasurer Sue Buerkel reported on the financial situation, calling attention to the increase in pledges over last year. Junior Warden Dana Cormier reported on the status of the electrical system upgrade project, and the roof and wall problems and the north side of the church building. Finally, Amanda Glover summarized the many activities of the PAX youth group over the past year.
At the end of the meeting, outgoing Senior Warden Allan Hadfield was given special recognition for his three years of outstanding service. Not only did he oversee several large-scale maintenance projects during his tenure, he spent many, many hours making sure that we had a priest to conduct our services on most Sundays during the hiatus that lasted from June 2012 until February 2013. The congregation was deeply appreciative for all his hard work.
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. Webster M. 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"