Compassion

     

JESUS MOVES US.

                    Gratitude

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             Hope


John 12:26  Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. 


WELCOME TO EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH WHERE WE STRIVE TO FOLLOW JESUS. 


We Worship in Gratitude

Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. 


Join us. Jesus already loves you, and we will too. All are welcome; know that, and rejoice in Jesus' love.   We are what is called a liturgical church, so we have a "pattern" to our worship. At first, to some, the pattern may be a little different than they are used to. We include a lot of scripture in our service because the word of God is important, and hearing and learning about it helps us have a better relationship with him and helps us become better people as we apply his wisdom to life today. We sing...some of the songs are centuries old--which we think is kind of cool--and others are more contemporary. We pray together for the world and one another and believe that it gives God joy to hear many voices praying. The people here don't put on airs, so neither does our worship. We love God, and we want him to know it.


We have one service together. People wear what they feel most comfortable wearing, so don't worry about it. We are fairly certain that God does not care, either. The service is about 50 minutes long. When we are done, most of us gather together in a social hall where there is coffee and usually something very tasty to eat. We really enjoy sitting around together and talking.  And eating.  But sometimes people don't stick around, and that's okay too. 


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Who God Calls Us to Be

Emmanuel is a Christ-centered family church where we love and care for one another. While we gather joyfully for worship and fellowship, you should know that we have experienced, either personally or through our own families, a variety of life's challenges. We have supported one another in dealing with addiction, loss of loved ones, unemployment, and mental and physical health issues. This church is not a place for saints, but a home for sinners who know that life in Christ doesn't mean we are perfect but that we keep trying to live as best we can, seeking his guidance and welcoming his love. Like any family, our opinions and personal beliefs vary widely, but we respect one another and find hope and joy in praying and playing together.


Our Mission

To put it in a nutshell: Let our worship, words and actions proclaim the love of Christ to this community and the world. Our mission is fourfold: Worshipping God. Sharing the Word. Loving our Neighbor. Caring for Creation. 


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Formed by Him - Jesus Moves Us

use the term formation because we hope and believe that Jesus is always forming us into his likeness...or trying to!  And becuase of this, as followers of Christ, we have an obligation to help form one another in his image.  But we recognize that it is not all up to us. God is at work in this world at all times and in all places, and it is he who we lean on and from whom we seek strength and understanding.  So we try to leave plenty of room for the Holy Spirit to be among us in all that we do, knowing his presence is a gift that we just need to be open to receiving. 


We offer a child-focused program that uses "The Story" curriculum and provides hand-outs and other materials for a child to share with his or her family because we believe that including the family (parents or parent) in the process leads all involved into a closer relationship with Jesus. 


For adults, we offer a twice-monthly Bible or book study and discussion. We gathered around “The Story,” a version of the Bible in chronological order. It provided an overview of the scriptures of the old and new testament. Otherwise, we select a Gospel, epistle or book to study. Our most recent book was The Circle Maker, kind of a classic by now.  Whether scripture or book, in our gatherings, discussion is emphasized so that we can relate the texts to our faith and lives today. 


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Compassionate Love -  Ministries

God is at work in the world doing marvelous things.  We, too, are called to work in the world, serving as his hands and feet and voice.   Wherever he looked and whoever he touched, he showed compassion for all of humanity.  And so we engaged in a variety of ministries as a church and as individuals who follow Christ. There are ministries in the community, in worship and in church oversight.  You will find them here


A Community of Joy - Activities

We enjoy one another's company, and we love to have fun. Jesus spent time with lots and lots of people, and we believe that is what we are made to do, too. And some of that is having fun together. 


Each month we gather for a simple dinner out, either in town or in one of the many restaurants in the area. This is a great opportunity to just relax and get to know one another better. Some of us have gotten our "bowl" on, and are occasionally bowling together. There's even sometimes talk of forming a team. What a great activity when the weather out is cold and bleak...or when the cool air conditioning is just what you need. 


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Connected by Hope

There is so much great information online ... about God and about what God's people are up to. So this page is dedicated toward helping you find find sites and other social media that interest you. If there is something you think should be up here, let us know. 


Link to the page here to find some info about giving and sharing, churchy stuff, scripture resources and some helping services.