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


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God's Sanctuary
(by the Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen)
May 21, 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.

Church Web sites:

Episcopal Church U.S.A. Episcopal Relief & Development Episcopal Diocese of S.W. Virginia Trinity Episcopal Church The Lectionary Page Diocese of Leeds, England

Our affiliate:

Stuart Hall School


Virginia Haiti Collaborative Staunton Music Guild Sarah's Music Studio Bluebird Beginnings Photography

Church directory:

Our 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

May, 2017

New fellowship venue:
"Holy grounds"!

Emmanuel recently began a new coffee hour to encourage fellowship, called "Holy Grounds Cafe." It takes place between our two Sunday services, from 8:45-10:15. Beverages and food are provided. Please join us!

Holy grounds Kitchen fruit

Youth Sunday

May 14 was Youth Sunday, in which the children of Emmanuel played a leading role in the 10:30 worship service. Thanks to Mary Evans Lott, June Steger, and Eileen Frueh for making all the arrangements for the service.

Youth Sunday

Choral Evensong and Mission Trip Fundraising Dinner

Sunday, June 4, 5 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
660 South Main St., Harrisonburg
Admission free

Emmanuel Staunton and Emmanuel Harrisonburg

The June 4 Choral Evensong will celebrate the Feast of John XXIII, Bishop of Rome, 1963

You are invited to stay for dinner, to support Emmanuel's upcoming mission trip to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A delicious spaghetti meal will be served at 6 pm after Evensong. The cost of the dinner will be whatever you might wish to donate, with all proceeds going toward the mission trip.

Reception for Lucy Dennison

After the 10:30 service on April 23, members of Emmanuel held a reception in honor of our secretary Lucy Dennison, on the occasion of her 25th anniversary of faithful, devoted service to our church. Two former rectors of our parish, Rev. Ed Covert and Rev. Jane Sigloh, joined us and shared warm memories of their years of working with Lucy. They and other church members attested to the many ways that Lucy helps keep our church functioning well.

Lucy, Shelby, Ed Covert, Jane Sigloh Lucy_reception Lucy, Shelby, cake Lucy cake
Bleeding heart flowers

Bleeding hearts were in bloom during the latter part of April.

Prayer list


Dana A.
Bob A.
Joan A.
Virginia B.L.
Randy B.
Frederick C.
Kit C.
Paul C.
Alice C.
Hugh C.
Neil C.
Bunny D.
Virgil D.
Laura D.
Bob D.
David E.
Helen F.
Jane H.
Jamie H.
Emily H.
Brandan H.
Jean H.
Mabel H.
Eric H.
Jane K.
Norma L.
Sam L.
Mary Kay L.
David L.
Maggie M.
Linda M.
Frances M.
Lillian M.
Hal M.
Peter M.
Camden M.
John M.
Jean N.
Sandra P.
Dell P.
Christopher P.
Ann R.
Abbie R.
Jim R.
Lynn S.
Gabrielle S.
Marilyn S.
Sarah S.
Jean S.
Ruth S.
Charlene T.
Elizabeth T.
Eric T.
Jan W.
Kay W.

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