Services

10:00 AM Morning Prayer - Rite II - child-friendly service
 
11:00 AM Coffee Hour Fellowship
 
The people of Emmanuel Episcopal Church offer a warm welcome to our visitors. Please take a moment to sign our guestbook near the door.
 
All Baptized Christians of every denomination are encouraged to receive Holy Eucharist. If you are unable to come to the altar rail, please let the usher know you would like to receive the consecrated bread and wine in your pew.
The Five Marks of Mission

The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ

 

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom

  • To teach, baptize and nurture new believers 

  • To respond to human need by loving service 

  • To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation

  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

 

We recognize with gratitude that the Five Marks of Mission, developed by the Anglican Consultative Council between 1984 and 1990, have won wide acceptance among Anglicans, and have given parishes and dioceses around the world a practical and memorable "checklist" for mission activities.

The Sacrements

“Sacraments are outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual grace” (Book of Common Prayer, p. 857).

 

Besides baptism and the Eucharist (Holy Communion), the church recognizes other spiritual markers in our journey of faith. These include:

  • Confirmation (the adult affirmation of our baptismal vows), pp. 413-419, Book of Common Prayer

  • Reconciliation of a Penitent (private confession), pp. 447-452, Book of Common Prayer

  • Matrimony (Christian marriage),  pp. 422-438, Book of Common Prayer

  • Orders (ordination to deacon, priest, or bishop), pp. 510-555, Book of Common Prayer

  • Unction (anointing with oil those who are sick or dying) pp. 453-467, Book of Common Prayer

These help us to be a sacramental people, seeing God always at work around us. 

I Am an Episcopalian

As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.

 

Both men and women, including those who are married, are eligible for ordination as deacons, priests and bishops.

 

We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.

 

Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our church.

 

We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.

 

We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.

 

We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.

 

We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.

 

All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.

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