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


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Sermon: The Name of Jesus
(by the Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen)
Jan 01, 2017

Sunday schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I
  • 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 for the 10:00 service.

Weekly e-newsletter

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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

January, 2017

Harvest Day 2016

On Sunday, November 6, Emmanuel held its annual Harvest Day breakfast, with members contributing a wide variety of dishes to share. After Rev. Shelby Owen said a prayer, she invited Russ Rutan to say a few words about how the tradition got started at Emmanuel many years ago. Many thanks to Kate Nesmith, Chair of the Fellowship Committee, for overseeing the preparations, and to all others who helped in setting up the meal and in cleaning up afterwards.

Harvest Day breakfast

The Harvest Day breakfast, with people still lined up at the door.

Shelby Owen, Russ Rutan

Rev. Shelby Owen and Russ Rutan.

Emmanuel east exterior

Outside Emmanuel that morning, it was a glorious day.

Prayer list


Dana A.
Bob A.
Joan A.
Virginia B.L.
Frances C.
Kit C.
Bev C.
Hugh C.
Bunny D.
Bonnie D.
Meneta D.
Virgil D.
Laura D.
Bob D.
David E.
Helen F.
Connie F.
David G.
Jane H.
Matthew H.
Barbara H.
Jean H.
Eric H.
Robert H.
Vicki K.
Jane K.
Norma L.
Sam L.
Mary Kay L.
David L.
Linda M.
Frances M.
Lillian M.
Hal M.
Peter M.
Camden M.
John M.
Jean N.
Christopher P.
Nancy R.
Ann R.
Gabrielle S.
Marilyn S.
Sarah S.
Steve S.
Elizabeth T.
Eric T.
Jan W.
Micheal W.
Jan W.
Kay W.
for troubled relationships

For James R.missionary in Japan


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