Lenten Devotionals

In keeping with the themes of repentance and reconciliation with God during the season of Lent, Katherine Turner and William Walker have compiled and edited a collection of Lenten Devotionals. Each day from Ash Wednesday (March 6) through the Saturday before Easter (April 20) there will be a scripture passage followed by reflections written by members of the Emmanuel Church family. We hope that all our members will read them and reflect on God's Holy Word.


We have offerings for all ages, most of which take place on Sunday mornings 9:30-10:30, during the school year. Nursery care is available for the littlest ones on the lower floor of the building before and during the 10:30 a.m. service (10:00 a.m. in the summer).

Adult Sunday School

Age group: Adult

The Adult Sunday School meets each Sunday. They discuss scripture, books, or other topics selected by group members. Anyone who wants to participate or help lead any part of the Sunday School offerings is certainly welcome!

Sunday morning at 9:30am (9:00 a.m. in the summer) in the Guild room.

Wednesday Bible study

Age group: Adults

The Bible study group meets at 12:45 - 2:00pm in the Guild room (not in the summer).

Children's Sunday School

Age groups:

For more information, contact Bonnie Starcher, the vestry liaison, at bonniestarcher@hotmail.com

PAX youth group

Age groups: Middle and High School students.

PAX does a selection of youth activities throughout the year, both service-related projects in the community as well as fun outings. We can always use adult volunteers to help chaperone events and/or share skills and talents with our youth (teach bread baking, share experiences you've had, help us make casseroles for the Valley Mission, etc.)

Contact: Eileen Frueh - efrueh@gmail.com or
Mandy Goodson - mandygoodson@hotmail.com

Confirmation Class

Age group: 7th and 8th graders

Classes usually begin in the Fall and are determined by the bishop's visitation. We meet two Sundays per month during the Sunday School hour (specific schedule TBD). We will be seeking "Mentors" from the congregation for this group of confirmands. This is a great way for our young people to get to know other members of our church family.

Contact: Eileen Frueh at efrueh@gmail.com

Adult confirmation classes are led by the Rector as the opportunity arises.

Centering Prayer Group

Age groups: Any

Group meets weekly on Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. There is a 20-minute silent prayer followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome to join.

Contact: Jim Lott at 540-290-9136
Rose Jensen at 540-544-7311

Foyer Groups

Age groups: Any

Dinner groups meet several times in parishioners' homes or at the church to enjoy food and fellowship.

Contact: Hank Porterfield hancel.porterfield@yahoo.com

Lectio Divina

Age groups: Any

Weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. Through an ancient practice of listening to scripture alternating with periods of silent prayer, we listen for God's voice and direction. The session ends with Compline, a short evening worship service.

Contact: Shelby Owen at priest-emmanuelstaunton@verizon.net