We Pledge to be a home for one another and welcome new friends into God’s house
to go with us on this great adventure.

We are Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Franklin

This Week at Emmanuel


January 15 – January 28, 2018

Wednesday January 17th:

Mid-Week Bible Study and Dinner: Canceled this week due to the prediction of another upcoming winter storm with ice and snow conditions.

Sunday January 21st:

  Services:  8:00 am and 10:30 am.

    Third Sunday after the Epiphany       
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 – Jonah proclaims judgment to Nineveh, who repents and receives forgiveness.
Psalm 62:6-14 -The trustworthiness of God.
I Corinthians 7:29-31 – The present form of this world is passing away.
Mark 1:14-20 -The calling of Andrew and Simon.  “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.”

Adult Sunday School: Adult Sunday School will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall.

   Children’s Sunday School: Children’s Sunday School will be held at 9:30 a. m.

Chat and Chew: Please stay after the 10:30 a.m. service for fellowship and snacks.

Wednesday January 24th:

Mid-Week Bible Study and Dinner: A simple dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. followed by a mid-week bible study, led by our interim priest, Margie Holm.

Sunday January 28th:

  The Office of Morning Prayer

  Services:  8:00 am and 10:30 am.

 Adult Sunday School: Adult Sunday School will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship     hall.

   Children’s Sunday School: Children’s Sunday School will be held at 9:30 a. m.

Oyster Roast:  Sunday, January 28th
Davis-Ridley Hunt Club
Begins at 4:30 p.m.

  • Come and bring a side dish, dessert or main dish (if you don’t eat oysters.)
  • Feel free to bring adult friends.
  • The church will provide oysters, crackers, cocktail sauce, soft drinks and really cheap box wine.
  • If you would prefer something else to drink, bring it.
  • A bus will leave from the Village at Woods Edge for those who don’t want to drive.
    • Please meet in the Independent Living parlor at 4:00 p.m.
    • To reserve a place on the bus, please call Marsha Whitehead at 334-4843.
  • This is a really fun event, so do your best to come!


  • Directions:
    • Take US-58 West toward Courtland.
    • Stay on By-pass around Courtland.
    • Exit on VA-35 (at Southampton High School).
    • Turn left toward Boykins.
    • Cross bridge over US 58 and immediately turn left on Ridley Road (State road 731).
    • Stay straight past Greenhill Road (675).
    • Stay straight pass Churchill Drive.
    • Go around a sharp curve to the right.
    • Immediately start looking for a dirt road on the left.
    • Take the dirt road on the left.
    • The David Ridley Hunt Club will be on your left.
    • If you get lost or need to be rescued, call Tom Jones at 757-641-8321

Office Hours

•Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am to 2:00pm

We do our best to be the Body of Christ
in today’s world through

Worship and prayer

Together as a congregation, individually in our homes, and publicly in God’s world.


Forgiveness and Healing

In our church, among our families and friends, and throughout our community.



Patterning our minds after the mind of Christ, with each household a community of faith and each gathering a cherished opportunity to share and grow in Christ.


Treasuring everyone who comes our way, striving to be faithful friends and working to help all in need.

Good Citizenship

Both of the Kingdom of God and the governments of this world, seeking justice, peace and dignity for all people.

Caretakers of God's Creation

Thankful for all of God’s blessings, showing reverence for creation, and living every day mindful of our duty to God.