Church Services

Weekly Services

All Sunday Services at Emmanuel Episcopal are centered around Holy Communion.

The 8:00 service is a simple, said, Holy Communion service using modern language. It is designed for people who prefer a quiet service without music. This service is complete with a sermon.

The 10:30 service offers worship which includes hymns and organ music. It last approximately an hour. Emmanuel use all four rites (versions) of the communion services found in “Book of Common Prayer”. During two Sundays of the month, the service includes a Morning Prayer service with the communion service.

Nursery Care

Childcare is available during the 10:30 service on Sunday mornings in the nursery, just off the Parish Hall on the main floor. Our volunteer caregivers have completed safe-church training to provide both a safe and nurturing atmosphere for your children. Childcare is also available for special services throughout the year. We cherish children and welcome them in church services. Ask the usher for a bag of crayons and coloring books from the “crayon tree”.

Sunday School

During the school year both adult and children’s Sunday School is held in the Parish Hall at 9:30; prior to the 10:30 Church service.

Baptism

Baptism is the rite of initiation by which a child or adult is received into the Body of Christ. Infants may be baptized in the Episcopal Church, with the support of parents and godparents who pledge to rear the children in a life of faith.  Older children and adults make those promises on their own behalf. During the Baptismal Service for both infants and adults, the congregation pledges to uphold and support the person being baptized in their life in Christ. We celebrate baptisms on any Sunday throughout the year. Please contact the clergy for more information or to schedule a baptism for yourself or your child.

Confirmation

Children who have been baptized in the Episcopal Church as well as those baptized in other denominations may choose to be confirmed upon reaching an age by which they can make a more mature commitment to their faith. We typically offer youth Confirmation classes on an as needed basis.

Adults who come to Emmanuel Episcopal from another denomination and who have already been baptized may also choose to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church. Confirmation is for those who have not been confirmed in another tradition and have not yet made an adult commitment of faith.  Reception is for those who have made such a commitment in another denomination. Services of Confirmation and Reception are offered approximately once each year when the Bishop is present.

Weddings

Christian marriage is a solemn and public covenant made in the presence of God. Parishioners, family members of parishioners, those interested in joining the church, and others with special affiliations are welcome to inquire about being married at Emmanuel Episcopal. Weddings may be scheduled throughout the year by contacting the church office.

Funerals

Mourning those who have died while celebrating their risen life with Christ is one of the sacred responsibilities of this church family. Funeral services for church members, family members, and others are offered as needed and by request. Emmanuel Episcopal has a Columbarium in the nave for the internment of cremated ashes of the deceased. The columbarium is available to members of Emmanuel Episcopal, their relatives and anyone with a connection with Emmanuel as determined by the Vestry.

Holy Communion for Our Shut Ins

On at least a monthly basis, our shut ins are visited and are provided Holy Communion by the Priest and /or a licensed lay person.

Contact Us

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Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
I Peter 4:10-11