Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. – Colossians 3:12

7:30 AM Sunday Morning Service Moves to 8:00 AM on November 4th

We’ve heard that there are additional people who would come to our 7:30 service if it was just a little bit later so we’re going to do a 3 month experiment and move the starting time of our early Sunday service to 8:00. We will use the time when we are off day light saving time for our trial period, Nov. 4th-March 3rd.

We are very interested in your feedback and there will be a box in the entryway for your thoughts and ideas as we move through this trial period.  The service register records attendance at all of our services over the years so at the end of the trial period, we will compare attendance and see if the change has had any impact.  The Vestry will make a decision in February whether we will continue the early service at 8 AM or change it back to 7:30 AM.

Please join your vestry in prayer during this time of discernment and Mark your calendars for November 4th and on the day where we “fall backwards” as day light savings time ends; if the early service is the one you attend, we will look forward to seeing you at 8:00 AM rather than 7:30 AM for the Celebration of All Saints.

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It is both a pleasure and a privilege to share with you the information about our church and the ministries that exist here. We hope that you find it useful. We want to thank you for your interest in Emmanuel Episcopal Church. We want you to know that our doors are open and that we are available. Should you have questions regarding the life of the church, we are here.

Should you have questions about your own spiritual pilgrimage, we are here.  It is our prayer you will find a spiritual home here at Emmanuel.  We hope you join us and your faith is able to take root.

God Bless, The People of Emmanuel

The Messenger January 2019

Christy’s Corner: Does Christmas Really Make a Difference in Our Lives?

On Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017, sitting in church at the 8:00 service, Kerry Oxford’s son is looking at the stained glass window of the nativity on the front gospel side of the church. Baby Jesus is lit up. It’s dark outside, no light is shining on the window, and yet, Baby Jesus is lit up! He leans over to tell his brother and ask if he sees it too. It’s Christmas Eve, we’re celebrating Emmanuel, God with us, and Baby Jesus is lit up!

On December 9, 2018, 7:40 in the morning, second Sunday of Advent and there is an amazing sunrise as I walk over to the church from Shepherd’s House. The church is lit up as we prepare for worship; as we prepare to hear the words of John the Baptist reminding us to repent and prepare ourselves for the one who is more powerful than he is. The light is coming into the world and our church, Emmanuel, God with us, is lit up. Everyone arriving for 8:00 church that morning is talking about the sunrise and the brilliant rainbow that had been in the sky.

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