Author Archive: Liz McCarthy

Spiritual Gifts Sunday – Sept 12 at 8:45 am

St. Paul knew that the true wealth of any church lies in the unique talents, qualities, and passions that we bring to serve the world.  When we bring them together in church, we become a Body of Christ.

In last year’s pledge campaign we invited the people of Emmanuel to fill out a Spiritual Gifts inventory and to put their three top Spiritual Gifts on the pledge card along with their financial pledge.

The key to Spiritual Gifts is that they lead us to activities that are life giving.  Because we do them with enthusiasm and love, they feel effortless, nothing special.   But they are very special to the people around us, who appreciate what we bring to the community.…

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Latest on Sunday Services

We celebrate Holy Eucharist, Rite II services with COVID restrictions in place.

Both 8:00 am and 10:00 am services will be on the Lawn, weather permitting.  If indoors, masks are required of everyone.  Vaccinated people may be mask free outdoors, and masks will be required for those not vaccinated.

Social distancing at all times.

Bible Scripture Study meets  at 9:00 am, outdoors when possible.

Coffee Hour is suspended while mask mandates are in place.…

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The Gathering Circle regroups

The Gathering Circle regroups September 16 after the summer break. The meetings will be on Thursday’s from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. We meet to talk, listen and share our thoughts on a weekly topic.  Jere Wells has been leading the conversations and asks for ideas of a spiritual focus.

We are still meeting on Zoom as COVID still persists. Emmanuel Episcopal Church can live into the meaning of its name—“God with us”—in such a gathering. All are welcome. Contact the office for the Zoom link and to get on the email list.…

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Sunday services at 8 & 10 will be on the Lawn, weather permitting.Mask are required if indoor services.