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Welcome to Emmanuel Church!

Welcome to our website and to our church! Whether you have already visited us or stumbled upon us on the internet we welcome you to this exciting and growing community of faith. We hope this site will help you learn more about who we are and be a source of information about Emmanuel and the Episcopal Church.


We are a rural parish community learning to live and grow in the love of Jesus Christ. For over 150 years we have strived to be a place where all people can experience the love and grace of our ever present God.  We worship, pray and sing, and learn as a community. With a host of ministries we seek to serve Christ by serving our brothers and sister both near and far. Most of us are searching for something beyond ourselves, be it meaningful connections, a place where our children and teenagers can grow and feel safe and supported, or the freedom to ask our questions.  Whatever your reasons, we invite you to explore Emmanuel, a place where we come as we are, accept each other for who we are , while striving to become the people God created us to be.

Our Worship Schedule

Sunday Mornings

10AM-Worship with Music and Holy Eucharist Rite II*

10:50-11:30am-Sunday School for Children and Youth*

11:00am-Fellowship

11:30am-Adult Forum*

*Nursery care available

 

Holy Week Schedule

Maundy Thursday - April 17

6:30pm- Agape Feast, Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the altar

The word "Maundy" comes from the Latin word for "commandment." This is a service that celebrates the Lord's last supper, and his commandment that we are to love one another as Christ loves us. Our agape feast will include soup, bread, cheese, olives, and fruit. We will gather in the parish hall for our meal. During the meal we will hear the word of God and have opportunities to offer our prayers. The meal will culminate with the Eucharist and the strippin gof the altar in preparation for the starkness of Good Friday.

Good Friday- April 18

7pm- The reading of the Passion and Solemn Collects

Richard Rohr, a Franciscan Friar wrote the following prayer about Good Friday. "Crucified Jesus, you are not a stranger to my soul, you are not foreign to our history. You have revealed, resolved, and forgiven it all on the cross. I join the whole world today in thanking you. This is indeed a good Friday." This prayer is why gather each year on the day our Lord and Savior was crucified. Join us on good Friday to bear witness to the reality of our Lord's death.

Easter Day- April 20

6:30am- Sunrise Service

One of the most visual ways to encounter the risen Christ is to witness the rising of hte sun over the beautiful landscape of our church yards. Please join us as we proclaim that Christ is risen through this service of Word and Sacrament. A warm breakfast in the parish hall will follow.

Easter Day- April 20

10:00am- Festive Choral Eucharist

There is no greater proclamation that "Alleluia, Christ is risen!" Join us for the greatest day of the year as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Our talendted choir and special musicians will be leading us in the celebration. Following the service an Easter Egg hunt and potluck brunch will take place!