e-mmanuel e-letter

September 13, 2019

The chapel is open for Morning Prayer

Monday through Friday

mornings at 8am. 

Weekend Worship Services


 5:30pm Eucharist


 8:30am Eucharist Rite I

10:30am Eucharist

12:30pm Eucharist in Spanish


 5:30pm Healing Service with Eucharist

AITH FORMATION for all ages

Sunday, September 15TH


Adult Faith Formation - "Westminster"


Level I – 3, 4 & 5 year-olds – Atria - Third Floor

Level II – 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders – Atria - Third Floor

Level III – 4th, 5th graders – Atria - Third Floor


Nursery – Our nursery lovingly welcomes children under 3-years of age 9:00 am – 12:00.


6th through 12th graders – The Upper Room (Youth Center)


Women’s Book Study - The Emmanuel Women’s Book Study meets in the library from 9:30 to 10:25 each Sunday following the Catechesis schedule. Please contact Phyllis Niolon at for more information and the schedule of readings.

Saturday, September 14 (5:30pm)

Altar Guild: Sandy Jarrett, Crysty Odom, Susan Tuggle

Eucharistic Minister: Karen Salamone

Reader: Aimee Marcoux

Sunday, September 15


8:30 – Sara Baldwin

10:30 – Rob Sullivan, Rhodes Kleiber, Benton Kleiber, Cory Tillman

Altar Guild: Nancy Conger, Judy Fox

Eucharistic Ministers:

8:30 – Sondra Lange, Sherelle Patisaul

10:30 – Anne Brightwell, Vivia Ingle, Emily Kleiber, Mary Moore

Flower Guild: Lili Ouzts, Jody Vrana, Anna Dyer, Georgia Patterson, Norma Pylant


8:30 – Bekki Sizemore

10:30 – Robin Johnson, Andy Simmonds


8:30 – Gus Backelant, Linda Backelant

10:30 – Hank Seward, Chris Neil, Jeff Stortz, Erik Wells

Vestry Liaisons:

8:30 – Rich Connelly, Walter Jarrett

10:30 – Kelli Neil, Jan Wheeler

Wednesday, September 18 (5:30pm)

Eucharistic Minister: Betsy Respess


**If you are unable to serve at the given time, please go to

"The Scheduler" **



Nathaniel Evans, John Donnelly, Clara McCarthy, Margaret McCarthy, Joanne Burton, Lucy Atkinson, Jen Wrenn, Angie Dunlap, Charles Atkinson


Paula Barber, Christine Dargie, Evelyn Drescher, Bibsy Gardner, Max Germain, Carter Howard, Chase Howard, Agnes Parker, Nancy Phillips, Janet Robertson, Johnny Scoggins, Jim Spencer, Cindy Sullivan, Jason Tiller, Jenny Vandenberg, Mary Vandiver, Anne Weaver, Thomas White

Saturday, September 14

3:00 pm Catechesis in Spanish "Coventry"

5:30 Eucharist "Chapel"

Sunday, September 15

 8:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite I

 9:30 Faith Formation for all ages

10:30 Holy Eucharist

12:00 Natural Spirituality “Library”

12:30 pm Holy Eucharist in Spanish

 4:00 Brotherhood/Daughters of the King Picnic

Monday, September 16

 8:00 am Men’s Spirituality Group “Library”

10:00 Bible Study “Coventry”

Tuesday, September 17

10:00 am Natural Spirituality “Library”

 7:30 pm Al-Anon “Old Music Suite”

Wednesday, September 18

 5:30 pm Healing Service with Eucharist

 7:15 Emmanuel Choir Rehearsal “Music Suite”

Thursday, September 19

 5:15 pm Stephen Ministry “Library”

Parish Life is Seeking COFFEE ANGELS - To prepare and serve refreshments on Sundays from 9:15 am to 10:15 am. We need volunteers immediately for August and throughout fall. Please visit the our link at to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Kelli at 678.886.5525 or Martha at 706.424.0434. 



The Emmanuel Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew will meet on September 29th at 7pm in the library. Visitors are welcome, and one may phone Andy Simmonds at 706-353-3422 for more information.


SAVE THE DATE: FIRST ANNUAL LOW COUNTRY BOIL the EVENING OF OCTOBER 26th. Contact Kelli Neil at or Martha Babendrier at


FOOD DRIVE: The Food Drive for the Cedar Shoals High School Food Pantry is an ongoing project. We are grateful and honored that Emmanuel is the sole provider for this beneficial community project. There is an immediate need for food to re-stock for the beginning of the school year. The best food donations include: pasta, cereal, granola bars, peanut butter, and pop-top canned soups & meals. You may drop off your donations in the baskets located in the Narthex and the Pope Street entrance. Thank you!

DIAPER DRIVE – Emmanuel has partnered with Chosen For Life Ministries. It only takes ONE person to make a real difference in the life of a child. During the month of September we will be collecting diapers. Please look for the bins in the Narthex. Thank you for your contributions.

The NOMINATING COMMITTEE is beginning the process of renewing the Vestry with one class moving off and another coming on board. If anyone from the Parish has a nomination they can let anyone on the current Vestry know as well as the two at-large members of the committee which are Tom Odom ( and Matt Humphrey ( The deadline for nominations is September 15th. The vote on the final slate will take place at the annual meeting in December.  


EMMANUEL CONNECTION GROUP – Save the date. October 23rd. Please join the Emmanuel Connection Group for a visit to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Meet in the church parking lot at 1:00pm to ride the bus. There will be a program and time to visit the gift shop and wander the garden before departing the garden at 3:30pm. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. RSVP to Dee Forester at 706-207-1849 or by October 18th


UGA Items, Fall clothing and accessories, boots


Tues-Fri (10:00-4:00pm)

Sat (10:00-2:00pm)



To volunteer, contact

Leah Goodwin at thrifthouse@?

or 706-395-6468


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