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
  • 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II;

    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

September, 2016

Interfaith picnic service

On Sunday, September 11, Emmanuel Episcopal joined with Allen Chapel AME Church in an outdoor worship service that blended the traditions of the respective denominations, and welcomed Jewish and Muslim members of the local community. Just as in the year before, the two churches held their joint service in a picnic pavilion at Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton. Rev. Shelby Owen and Rev. Edward Scott jointly led the service and administered the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Afterwards, everyone shared in a bounteous picnic feast, prepared by members of both churches.

Eucharist picnic 1
Eucharist picnic 2
Eucharist picnic 3
Eucharist picnic 4
Eucharist picnic 5

Prayer list


Dana A.
Bob A.
Joan A.
Frances C.
Kit C.
Hugh C.
Meneta D.
Virgil D.
Laura D.
Bob D.
Henel F.
Mike F.
David G.
Jane H.
Jean H.
Eric H.
Matthew H.
Jane K.
Norma L.
Sam L.
Mary Kay L.
David L.
Virginia B.L.
Brandon M.
Frances M.
Lillian M.
Hal M.
Peter M.
Camden M.
John M.
Christopher P.
Ann R.
Catherine S.
Stephen S.
Gabrielle S.
Marilyn S.
Sarah S.
Steve S.
Elizabeth T.
Eric T.
Ethan W.
Jan W.
David W.
Micheal W.
Jan W.
Kay W.

For James R.missionary in Japan

For the family of David W., brother of Phyllis W. who died recently. 

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