Sunday’s Worship Services
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.
The 10:30 service offers traditional worship, lasts approximately an hour and includes hymns and organ music.
On the first and third Sunday of each month, we have a social hour after the service. On the first Sunday of the month, the congregation gathers in the Parish Hall to bag beans and rice for our ministry to help fight hunger in our locality. These are convenient times to get to know folks better.
During the Services
On any Sunday, a parish member or usher will most likely recognize you as a visitor and welcome you as you enter through our doors.
An usher will give you a bulletin which outlines the order of our service, including hymn numbers, when to stand, when to sit or kneel, etc. You will also find in each pew The Book of Common Prayer and the Hymnal. Please feel free to ask the person sitting next to you for any assistance you may need. If you receive communion in your home-church, you are welcomed to receive it at Emmanuel. Simply come forward, following the crowd and hold out your hands. If you don’t wish to receive communion, but would like to have a blessing, please come forward and cross your arms over your chest like an X.
Restrooms are located in the Parish Hall (through the door next to the hymn board).
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”.
Between the services at 9:30 (during the school year), we have Christian Education for all ages. During this time a light breakfast is served.
Off-street parking is available in our lot located off 4th Avenue (behind the church). Feel free to come in through the kitchen door (just like at home).
Handicap parking is in front of the church on High Street. Handicap entrance is through the front of the parish hall which faces High street.
Keeping up with the News
In each pew are cards that you can fill out that will allow us to place you on the mailing list for our weekly “This Week at Emmanuel” and our monthly “News from the Pews”. You may also use this card to request a visit from the Rector (Priest).
Making Emmanuel Your Home
If after spending some time with us you find yourself feeling at home, you can become a member of Emmanuel Church by calling our office (757-562-4542). Our Rector will be glad to talk with you about becoming an Episcopalian or transferring your membership from your previous faith community.
Contact us today to see how you can help us serve the parish. Click the button to email or give us a call at 757-562-4542.
Thank you for your support, and God bless!
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