Sunday Worship: 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM; Christian Formation 9:30 AM
Wednesday Healing Service: 11:00 AM
Mission & Community Outreach - Emmanuel is blessed to have a very mission-minded congregation who is always willing to participate in local, national and international mission projects. Since we began concentrating on mission in 2003, teams have traveled to Belize, West Virginia, New Orleans, Mississippi, New York City; and in the spring of 2017 we added North Carolina to our list. Just as importantly, we serve our sisters and brothers locally be through a number of ministries. Come explore where God may be calling you to serve!
Pastoral Care - One of the privileges of being a community of faith is the opportunities it provides to serve each other. Emmanuel’s "Pastoral Care" programs provide those opportunities to be Christ’s hands and feet to each other.
Fellowship - Another of the privileges of being a community of faith is the opportunities it provides to know each other. Emmanuel’s "Fellowship" programs provide those opportunities to get to know and care about our brothers and sisters beyond the smile and handshake on Sunday morning.
Christian Formation - At Emmanuel, we see Christian Formation as a life long process and so offer a variety of programs to help children, youth and adults grow in their relationship with Christ and mature to be effective witnesses of the Gospel. The children's programs are fun and engaging, Biblically grounded, with plenty of love for all.
The youth programs bring practical application of Christian values into play as well as prepare our young people to make their baptismal and confirmation vows a reality. The adult programs range from topical studies of current issues, theological explorations, denominational history, to everyday spirituality. Come grow with us.
Stewardship - We believe that we owe a huge debt of gratitude to God for the many blessings that he heaps on us day after day and year after year. Yet, God asks for only a portion of what we have in return for all that he gives us. That’s quite a bargain really.
We also believe that we can give back to God in several ways. By using our time and talents (that God has given us) in church ministries, we honor God by carrying out ministry in his name. We also know that money is a tool that is necessary to carry out many other functions that cannot be done through time and talents alone. So we are asked to provide a portion of our money back to God through Emmanuel in order that many functions and ministries may thrive.
The following is taken from the national Episcopal Church's website regarding the day of fasting, prayer & action on Friday, July 21, 2017:
"This July, we highlight programs that work around the world that aim to alleviate hunger, create economic opportunities, promote health, and respond to disasters.
The U.S. has a longstanding bipartisan tradition of working to alleviate poverty and responding to humanitarian crises all around the world. At less than one percent of the federal budget, foreign assistance has saved millions of lives and continues to do so today.
In fact, we have made remarkable progress in reducing global poverty rates-during the past 30 years, rates of extreme poverty have been cut in half, and we expect more progress in the years to come. To do so, we need to commit to sustained support for foreign and development assistance.
Join us in preparing for prayer, fasting and advocacy in support of our country's critical foreign assistance and humanitarian aid programs.
PRAY for an end to extreme poverty and for an end to humanitarian crises, including ongoing famines, around the world.
Dear God, You understand the needs of our broken world. Please guide us to share our time, talent, and wealth to help end extreme poverty, that we may deeply engage in our church's mission of global reconciliation. Amen. -From Lifting Women's Voices: Prayers to Change the World
FAST to raise awareness of the need to respond to human suffering and hunger no matter where it takes place.
Share on social media using #PrayFastAct and @TheEPPN. On the 21st, post a picture of a dinner place setting with the reason you are fasting this month.
Educate yourself by reading Appropriations for Foreign Assistance from the Office of Government Relations.
ACT to maintain funding support for these vital international assistance programs.
Get ready to contact your members of Congress on the 21st to urge them to support these critical, live-saving programs."