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Welcome

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Welcome, friends—both new and previously known

If you’re finding us for the first time, welcome. While finding a church is exciting, to others it may feel a bit daunting. So many variables. So many things to consider. You’re in my prayers as you navigate through this special time in your spiritual lives.

 

Are you looking for something more in your life—deeper connections, authentic relationships or maybe even purpose? Do you long to be connected to a community that knows you, cares for you, encourages you to grow, and calls you to serve? Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are invited to discover the love of God in Christian community with us. 

Whether you are a life-long Episcopalian, or a seeker who has more questions than answers, you have found the right place. For more than a century, Emmanuel continues to be nestled in the triangle between Russell Road, High Street, and Mason Avenue. This is where you’ll discover other people of all stripes and types joyfully worshiping side by side in the pews—and get this—we love one another!  

 

Come find us. Come join us! Everyone is welcome! Join us for worship—it is the best way to get to know us. We value your presence and honor your desire for God. Come as you are and participate, as you feel comfortable.

 

Emmanuel embraces people of all ages and backgrounds. You will find a variety of social, educational, and service opportunities for children, youth, and adults. Please let us know if you have any questions about our parish or The Episcopal Church, or if we can be of assistance in any way.

 

Emmanuel is a joyful, inclusive Christian community. Our life together is filled with gratitude, celebration, and curiosity about what God is up to in our lives and in our world. Let us share our joy, rooted in God’s love, with you.

Peace,

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Acolyte
    The youth of the parish can engage in the weekly Sunday service by carrying the cross to the altar and supporting the clergy with altar needs during the service. Generally scheduled for the 10:00 a.m. service, acolytes serve approximately once every 6 - 8 weeks.
  • Chalice Bearer
    When communion is distributed, volunteers support the clergy by following distribution of the host with distribution of the wine via the chalice. A short training session is provided and volunteers are scheduled weekly for the 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. service.
  • Reader
    Each Sunday at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services, volunteer members of the congregation read the lessons and the prayers of the people. The Team Leader coordinates a monthly schedule in advance. Guidance and practice are given to all interested.
  • Usher
    Ushers are the smiling faces that greet you as you arrive each Sunday at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services. Usher duties include arriving 20 minutes prior to the service, welcoming and handing out bulletins to attendees, guiding attendees from the pews to communion, and being available at the back of the church for questions. The Team Leader coordinates a monthly schedule in advance. Guidance and practice are given to all interested.
  • Altar Guild
    The Altar Guild is a volunteer group whose ministry is to care for the altar, vessels, hangings, and altar linens of the parish. The Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for all services including weddings, baptisms, confirmations, and funerals. Altar Guild organizes weekly flower arrangements for the sanctuary and church décor at Christmas and Easter. Five teams share the responsibility on a rotating basis each Sunday.
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  • Acolyte
    The youth of the parish can engage in the weekly Sunday service by carrying the cross to the altar and supporting the clergy with altar needs during the service. Generally scheduled for the 10:00 a.m. service, acolytes serve approximately once every 6 - 8 weeks.
  • Chalice Bearer
    When communion is distributed, volunteers support the clergy by following distribution of the host with distribution of the wine via the chalice. A short training session is provided and volunteers are scheduled weekly for the 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. service.
  • Reader
    Each Sunday at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services, volunteer members of the congregation read the lessons and the prayers of the people. The Team Leader coordinates a monthly schedule in advance. Guidance and practice are given to all interested.
  • Usher
    Ushers are the smiling faces that greet you as you arrive each Sunday at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services. Usher duties include arriving 20 minutes prior to the service, welcoming and handing out bulletins to attendees, guiding attendees from the pews to communion, and being available at the back of the church for questions. The Team Leader coordinates a monthly schedule in advance. Guidance and practice are given to all interested.
  • Altar Guild
    The Altar Guild is a volunteer group whose ministry is to care for the altar, vessels, hangings, and altar linens of the parish. The Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for all services including weddings, baptisms, confirmations, and funerals. Altar Guild organizes weekly flower arrangements for the sanctuary and church décor at Christmas and Easter. Five teams share the responsibility on a rotating basis each Sunday.
  • Acolyte
    The youth of the parish can engage in the weekly Sunday service by carrying the cross to the altar and supporting the clergy with altar needs during the service. Generally scheduled for the 10:00 a.m. service, acolytes serve approximately once every 6 - 8 weeks.
  • Chalice Bearer
    When communion is distributed, volunteers support the clergy by following distribution of the host with distribution of the wine via the chalice. A short training session is provided and volunteers are scheduled weekly for the 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. service.
  • Reader
    Each Sunday at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services, volunteer members of the congregation read the lessons and the prayers of the people. The Team Leader coordinates a monthly schedule in advance. Guidance and practice are given to all interested.
  • Usher
    Ushers are the smiling faces that greet you as you arrive each Sunday at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services. Usher duties include arriving 20 minutes prior to the service, welcoming and handing out bulletins to attendees, guiding attendees from the pews to communion, and being available at the back of the church for questions. The Team Leader coordinates a monthly schedule in advance. Guidance and practice are given to all interested.
  • Altar Guild
    The Altar Guild is a volunteer group whose ministry is to care for the altar, vessels, hangings, and altar linens of the parish. The Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for all services including weddings, baptisms, confirmations, and funerals. Altar Guild organizes weekly flower arrangements for the sanctuary and church décor at Christmas and Easter. Five teams share the responsibility on a rotating basis each Sunday.
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  • Acolyte
    The youth of the parish can engage in the weekly Sunday service by carrying the cross to the altar and supporting the clergy with altar needs during the service. Generally scheduled for the 10:00 a.m. service, acolytes serve approximately once every 6 - 8 weeks.
  • Chalice Bearer
    When communion is distributed, volunteers support the clergy by following distribution of the host with distribution of the wine via the chalice. A short training session is provided and volunteers are scheduled weekly for the 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. service.
  • Reader
    Each Sunday at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services, volunteer members of the congregation read the lessons and the prayers of the people. The Team Leader coordinates a monthly schedule in advance. Guidance and practice are given to all interested.
  • Usher
    Ushers are the smiling faces that greet you as you arrive each Sunday at both the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. worship services. Usher duties include arriving 20 minutes prior to the service, welcoming and handing out bulletins to attendees, guiding attendees from the pews to communion, and being available at the back of the church for questions. The Team Leader coordinates a monthly schedule in advance. Guidance and practice are given to all interested.
  • Altar Guild
    The Altar Guild is a volunteer group whose ministry is to care for the altar, vessels, hangings, and altar linens of the parish. The Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for all services including weddings, baptisms, confirmations, and funerals. Altar Guild organizes weekly flower arrangements for the sanctuary and church décor at Christmas and Easter. Five teams share the responsibility on a rotating basis each Sunday.
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