Calling all Superheroes…
Do you have a secret superpower?

Boy in cape

There are many opportunities for ministry here at Emmanuel. Have you ever thought about how you might use your superpowers, your gifts, your special skills in… ministry? After all, what is lay ministry – ministry done by people who are not ordained as bishops, priests or deacons – but helping God to save the world? Just like superheroes.

Think of the many situations in the world that cry out in need of a hero. This list seems so long right now. How can you, with your superpowers, answer that cry?

What awesome ideas are percolating behind your mask?
What trick have you got up your sleeve or under your cape?

Superheroes always have a lair, a den, a home base. How can we support each other when we need to take a break from saving the world? Your church family can help you find ways to center and recharge before going back out into the world once again.

We hope that you will ponder and pray about this, even if you aren’t sure what your superpower is yet. Learning about our ministries will show you the many ways Emmanuel members use their own superpowers to be the hands and feet of Christ. Working together, we can transform our lives, our church, our community, and our world. We can help each other become the superheroes God calls us to be. Will you join us?

Ministry Commissions

The ministries of our parish are led by dedicated volunteer Commission Chairs who share their time and talents to ensure that the needs of our members, worship services, community, church building and business are met with the help of many volunteers from the parish. Our commissions work closely with our vestry.

Stewardship

Emmanuel’s Stewardship Commission is responsible for the care and stewardship of Emmanuel’s resources and gifts both financial and real. The two ministry areas of this commission are Properties and Finance, each having a Vestry Liaison and Teams where appropriate.

Contact:
Paul Nelson
Ginny Ferguson, Junior Warden

Worship

Emmanuel’s Worship Commission supports the Priest and Director of Music in matters relating to our worship life at Emmanuel.

Contact:
Debbi Sharp
Rev. Kevin Newell

Evangelism

Emmanuel’s Evangelism Commission spreads the good news of Christ and ministry opportunities at Emmanuel within and to the larger community.

Contact:
Susan Loan, Senior Warden

Education

Emmanuel’s Education Commission assists the Rector in establishing and coordinating the Christian Education and Formation programs within the parish.

Contact:
Cheryl Cadaret

Administration

Emmanuel’s Administrative Commission supports the Priest in matters relating to the organizational tasks of the parish. The two ministry areas of this commission are the Executive and Personnel committees.

Contact:
Rev. Kevin Newell

Parish Life

Emmanuel’s Parish Life Commission encourages and fosters relationships and mutual care within our parish family. The two ministry areas of this commission are Pastoral Care and Fellowship, each with their own Vestry Liaison.

Contact:
Ben Cleary – Pastoral Care
Bart Levy – Fellowship

Service

Emmanuel’s Service Commission is responsible for developing and supporting the outreach projects of Emmanuel, to share time, talent and resources of the parish and to live into our Christian values.

Contact:
Ginny Ferguson
Jean Castle

Welcome to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Emmanuel is a vibrant Christian community steeped in tradition with an eye to the future. As a parish we celebrate our faith by providing worship services and programs that feed our Christian spirit. We are committed to preparing each other, our children and youth to be followers of Christ, and seek to serve Christ faithfully through service to our community.

Service Times

Every Sunday at 10:00 am
Holy Eucharist – Rite Two

Second Sundays at 8:30 am
Holy Eucharist – Rite One without music

What to Expect

Our worship service typically lasts about an hour. The Book of Common Prayer is a liturgical guide used in the Episcopal church. Our service encourages all to participate with responses, lessons, prayers, and hymns throughout our service. Each week, we prepare a full service bulletin, so that all may join in with meditation and prayer, even if our liturgy is new to you.

What We Believe

Emmanuel is an Episcopal Church and as such is deeply rooted in a tradition of prayer, theological exploration, joyful and affirming worship and service. Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world. We believe in love. We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.

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