e-mmanuel e-letter

March 15, 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


Sunday, March 17th

Adult Formation – Have You Found Purpose and Meaning in Your Life? As Christian, we hunger to know and live out God’s purposes for our lives. But how do we know for certain that our choices are moving us in the right direction. Join Fr. Robert in a study to help you examine your life experiences. Learn how to: discern and follow God’s leading, explore ways God can use you and your life experience, rely on God, respond to times when you can’t live out your purpose, endure hardships and doubt and find ways to persevere with hope and faith. Westminster”

Level I – 3, 4 & 5 year-olds – Atria – Third Floor
Level II – 1st, 2nd, & 3rd graders – Atria – Third Floor
Level III – 4th, 5th, & 6th graders – Atria – Third Floor

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

7th 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. This winter and spring are reading Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter by Lindsay Hardin Freeman. Please contact Phyllis Niolon at for more  information and the schedule of readings.

Saturday, March 16 (5:30pm)

Altar Guild: Debra Lassiter

Eucharistic Minister: Karen Salamone

Lector: Mary Moore

Sunday, March 17


8:30 – Steve Hall

10:30 – Ehtaloe Htoo

Altar Guild:

10:30 – Judy Fox Claire Gaus

Eucharistic Ministers: 

8:30 – Carol Bowles, Sondra Lange

10:30 – Sue Holt, Claire Gaus, Vince Howard, Anne Brightwell, Mary Moore


8:30 – Nancy McDuff

10:30 – Naomi Norman, Jennifer Wells


8:30 – Gus Backelant, Linda Backelant

10:30 –Erwin Greene, Gary Davis, Jeff Stortz, Erik Wells

Vestry Liaisons:

8:30 – Walter Jarrett, Roger Lange

10:30 – Katherine Alexander, Kelli Neil

Wednesday, March 20 (5:30pm)

Altar Guild: Anne Brightwell

Eucharistic Minister: Betsy Respess

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

"The Scheduler" **

Erwin Greene, Nathan Tomlinson, Regina McAlister, Erik Kahlstorf, Tom Ellis, Isabelle Germain, David Harvey, Nancy Conger, Merri Davis, Will Strickland, Bryan Barnes, Calvin Nimely, Melvin Nimely, Rosevin Nimely, Susan Marett, Cecil Cooke, Jeff Ball, Scott Moore, Cal Terrell, Brenda Magill, Merry Stovall, Judy Fox, Chris Evans, Elaine Carleton, Stephan Germain, Ava York.

Amie Arnold, Brooks Arnold, Paula Barber, Elaine Carleton, Christine Dargie, Bibsy Gardner, Max Germain, Jim Griffith, Carter Howard, Jessica Jenkins, Ellen Jones, James Judd, Sandra Ludwig, Margie Sewtoell, Cindy Sullivan

Saturday, March 16

12:00 pm Family Bible Study in Spanish “Library”

5:30 Eucharist

Sunday, March 17

 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

Monday, March 18   

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

10:00 Bible Study “Coventry”

Tuesday, March 19

10:00 am Natural Spirituality “Library”

 7:30 pm Al-Anon “Old Music Suite”

Wednesday, March 20

 5:30 pm Healing Service with Eucharist

  6:00 Lenten Soup followed by program

 7:15 Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 21

 5:15 PM Finance Meeting “Vestry Conference Room”

CHURCH OF THE COMMON GROUND VISIT - We will be visiting Church of the Common Ground on Sunday, March 24th!  The Church of the Common Ground is an Episcopal “church without walls” on the streets of Atlanta, providing support for the pastoral and spiritual needs of women, men and youth who live on the margins of the city. All youth and Parents/guardians (and anyone else) are invited to join us as we make sandwiches during the formation hour (9:30-10:15) and then join us as we depart for Atlanta at 11AM to worship at Church of the Common Ground at 1PM and distribute sandwiches following the service. We will also be joined by the youth of St. Gregory's, Athens. We will return to Athens around 4/4:30PM. Youth and adults, Email Clayton if you want to participate.


BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet on March 31st at 7pm in the library. Visitors are welcome, and one may phone Andy Simmonds at 706-353-3422 for more information.


Would like to invite you to attend a deeply moving and humorous one woman play on April 7. The committee is co-sponsoring this event at the Unitarian Church at 780 Timothy Road from 2:00-4:00pm. Judith Gantry performs “Waltzing The Reaper” around the country for groups and she is outstanding in dealing with the emothions surrounding the patient and caregiver journey through the dying process. This non-threatening performance will be followed by refreshments and discussion. Please contact Becky Mullis at to reserve your seat. It is free.


NEEDS: Easter (decor, clothing and basket fillers), swim/summer/garden/outdoor related items.


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

Sat (10:00-2:00pm)

To volunteer, contact

Leah Goodwin at

or 706-395-6468

If you would like to provide Easter Lilies to adorn the Easter altar, in memory of or thanksgiving for a loved one, please send a check for $20 each (payable to “Emmanuel Church” memo line – Lilies for Flower Guild) ,498 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601. Please include the full Christian name of those to be remembered and/or honored to be printed in the bulletin. The deadline for receipt in the office is Sunday, April 14th, 2019. Forms are located in the Narthex or you may click here to get your form.

Mondays at 10:00 am

in the

Coventry Room

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