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


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Sermon: Who are you and whose are you?
(by The Rev. Susan Peyton)
Nov 15, 2015

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

November, 2015

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.


Russ Rutan speaking about stewardship.

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 barbecue dinner was held indoors.

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.


The new furnace, in the final phase of installation.

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.

outdoor service
outdoor service

Outdoor service in Montgomery Hall Park

Prayer list


Jean H. 
Meneta D.
Ken B.
Iva M.
Connie S.
Marilyn S.
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.
Nan G.
Jan W.
George S.
Merri K.
Dell P.

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

Arianna Y. C. F.



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