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

Upcoming Events & Services
Sunday Services:

8:00 am — A quiet communion

9:30 am — Sunday School for Adults

9:30 am-      Sunday School for Children (During the School Year)

10:30 am – Communion Service with Music

Midweek Services:

Morning Prayer @ 9:00am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Holy Eucharist with Healing @ 12:30 pm on Wednesday

This Week at Emmanuel: December 9, 2019 – December 15, 2019
Sunday Service, December 15:

Service: Holy Eucharist 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 
Conducted by The Reverend J. Scott Baker.

Scripture Readings for December 15, The Third Sunday of Advent
Isaiah 35:1-10 The prophet envisions a time of abundance and healing for Israel.
Canticle Luke 1:47-55 Mary offers a song of praise to God who has looked with favor on her and who has lifted up the lowly and brought down the powerful.
James 5:7-10  An exhortation to patient expectation in preparation for the coming of the Lord.
Matthew 11:2-11 Jesus responds to a question from John the Baptist about his mission and then describes John’s ministry.

Participants This Sunday
Lay Readers: Robin Mason and Ginna Cutchin
Ushers: Betsy and Tom Jones
Acolytes: John Bradshaw
Nursery: Sarah Kahle

Adult Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. led by the Reverend Scott Baker.

Children’s Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Christmas Covered Dish Luncheon and song fest – after the 10:30 service. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. The church will provide the entree. It’s also a great time to invite a friend to church!

ECW Bake Sale and Silent Auction: Proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Cooperative Ministry.

Weekly Services:

Morning Prayer – Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 9 a.m. Morning Prayer will be led by Father Scott Baker or Sallie Vick.
Healing prayer service with communion – Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11:

Wednesday night dinner and Bible study led by Father Scott. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and Bible study follows at 5:30 p.m. A small donation is requested to cover the cost of the meal. This month’s study will be on the stories of the Nativity.

Choir Practice will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Saturday, December 14:

Church Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Please plan on attending the monthly church breakfast held this Saturday at 8:30 a.m.  This is a great way to start your day…really good food, coffee and juice, and fun conversation. Come early to help cook or just come for the company.  Your $3 donation to help pay for the food is appreciated.

Distribution of Beans and Rice: Distribution of beans and rice will follow the monthly church breakfast, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. You are invited to participate in this well received and needed ministry of Emmanuel Episcopal.

Save the Date:

Angel Tree : If you are able, please be an angel and help someone in need. Many thanks to the ECW who are shepherding the Angel Tree this year. Please choose a tag and write down your name and tag number on the list so that we know who has the tag. Then purchase and wrap your gift and return it to the angel tree by Dec. 15thBlessings and thanks.

Please consider giving a poinsettia or wreath in honor or memory of someone you love. Poinsettias are $17.00 and wreaths are $20.00. Forms are available in the narthex, parish hall and the office. Deadline for orders is December 17th

Sunday, December 22 – The Greening of the church. All are invited to join in and get the church ready for Christmastide following the 10:30 service.

Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service for all ages at 8 p.m.































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.