We are Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Franklin
Upcoming Events & 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
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
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.
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. 15th. Blessings 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.
•Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am to 2:00pm