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


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(by the Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen)

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
  • 10:00* a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II;

    * (for the summer months)

    Nursery Care is available (ages 0-5) every Sunday for the 10:00 service.

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

June, 2016

Farewell Get-together for the Browns

After the 10:00 service on Sunday, June 12, members of Emmanuel had a farewell "party" in honor of Katherine and Madison Brown, who are moving to West Virginia. They have been members of our congregation for decades, contributing their artistic talent and love of the outdoors to our various endeavors. We will miss them greatly!

Browns farewell blessing

During the June 12 service, the children of Emmanuel participated in a blessing for Katherine and Madison Brown.

Service time changed for summer

Beginning on June 12 and continuing through Labor Day Sunday, September 4, the time for our second worship service will be changed from 10:30 to 10:00 a.m. The starting time for our early service will remain 8:00.

Pentecost *

When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. (Acts ii. 1-4)

* Pentecost is Greek for "the Fiftieth Day," as in forty nine days (seven weeks) after Easter Sunday.

Prayer list


John M.
Jean H. 
Meneta D.
Marilyn S.
Christopher P.
Peter M.
Graham P.
Bob D.
Mike B.
Merri K.
Ethan W.
Jan W.
Frances C.
David G.
Steve S.
Hal M.
Laura D.
Norma L.
Sam L.
Camden M.
Eric T.
Barbara B.
Sarah S.
Gabriells S.
Brandon M.
Micheal W.
Mary Kay L.
Jan W.
Dana A.
Bishop Light
Catherine S.
Stephen S.
Virginia B-L
David W.
David L.
Eric H.
Mike F.

Frances M.
Elizabeth T.
Helen F.
Ruth S.
Kit C.
Ann R.
Kay W.
Jane K.
Hugh C.
Jane H.
Bob and Joan A.
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