300 W. Frederick St.
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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 Bradford, England
Our affiliate:Stuart Hall School
Other:Virginia Haiti Collaborative Staunton Music Guild Sarah's Music Studio Bluebird Beginnings Photography
Our domain name emmanuelstaunton.org
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Sunday School classes this year are being coordinated by Katherine Turner, along with several assistants. For details, see the
Work day: Emmanuel members "git 'r done"
This year's first work day on Saturday April 13 was blessed with fine weather, encouraging a big turnout of parishioners to take care of various maintenance tasks inside and outside the church building. Weeds were pulled, the columbarium was tidied up, and a new cherry tree was planted in the corner after the stump of the old tree was removed. Periwinkle was planted on the dirt slope on the east side of the church, and retainers were put in to minimize erosion. Finally, broken and unneeded items such as spare slate tile were removed from closets and storage spaces.
PAX annual soup competition
After the 11:00 service on Sunday April 14, Emmanuel's PAX youth group held its annual soup competition in Memorial Hall. Church members voted for their favorite soup among the four entrants. After a tie vote forced a recount by show of hands, this year's PAX Golden Ladle award went to Mary Evans Lott for her delicious Curry Chickpea Cauliflower soup.
Easter Sunday 2013
On March 31, Emmanuel Episcopal Church celebrated the first Easter Sunday with our new priest, Rev. Shelby Owen. Spirits were high as the traditional Easter hymns were sung, and the scent of fresh Easter lilies filled the church. The observance of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ marked the new season of renewal, hope, and redemption.
Bible study group
For Lent this year, Rev. Shelby Owen led a series of Bible study discussions every Wednesday, focusing on the book of Exodus. Over two dozen parishioners from Emmanuel and Trinity Episcopal Church regularly participated. Interest in further study of the Holy Scriptures was so great that it was decided to continue bible studies on a weekly basis for at least the next five weeks. During the Easter season, Gospel chapters dealing with the Resurrection will be studied.
WE PRAY FOR: Beth F. B. Pam L. Mary H. Ed C. Lu S. Herbert W. John J. Caroline K. Alison J. Iva M. Debbie Al Sherri H. Judith H. Jeff W. Kim W. Sgt. Benjamin F. , USMC Ken B. Patty C. Jean H. THOSE IN RESIDENTIAL CARE HOMES: Frances M. Elizabeth T. Helen F. Carol G. Mary L. John M. Ruth C. FOR OUR WORLD VISION CHILD Arianna Y. C. F. FOR KENITE,THE WIFE OF OUR HAITI COLLABORATIVE PARTNER, the Rev. Pere W.
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Emmanuel "word cloud"