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The Week Ahead

Saturday, November 9

3:00 pm Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in

Spanish "Atrium"

5:30 Eucharist "Chapel"

Sunday, November 10

Emmanuel to host IHN

(week of November 10-16)    

 8:30 Holy Eucharist Rite I

 9:30 Faith Formation for all ages

10:30 Holy Eucharist

12:00 pm Natural Spirituality “Library”

12:30 Holy Eucharist in Spanish

 1:30 Prayer Shawl “Old Music Suite”

Monday, November 11

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

10:00 Bible Study “Coventry”

Tuesday, November 12

10:00 am Natural Spirituality “Library”

 4:30 pm Inquirer’s Class “Coventry”

 7:30 Al-Anon “Old Music Suite”

Wednesday, November 13

 5:30 pm Healing Service with Eucharist

 7:15 Emmanuel Choir Rehearsal “Music Suite”

Thursday, November 14

11:00 am Eucharist at Lanier Gardens

Faith Formation   Sunday, November 10

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Adult Formation – Friar Brian facilitates a theological discussion of Luke 20:27-38. Jesus refuses to climb into the little boxes people try to create to contain him. Where are we stuck in our little boxes, too afraid to risk the freedom Jesus offers? In the final weeks of this Lectionary Year C, a firm and hopeful tone soars in Jesus’ teachings in a rich symphony of themes. The background music of the Hebrew Scriptures holds the notes of the new covenant —a law written in our hearts rather than codified in legal structures —The Spirit poured out, a vision for the appointed time, God with us, a new heaven and a new earth, and a branch from the tree of David —the remnant gathered. We can believe that Jesus heard this cosmic music as he distilled his huge message to the disciples. Handouts will be provided.

Level I – 3, 4 & 5 year-olds – Atria

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

Level III – 4th, 5th graders – Atria

Nursery – children under 3-years of age

9:00 am – 12:00pm. (across Pope Street)

6th through 12th graders – The Upper Room

Women’s Book Study – Meets in the library each Sunday following the Catechesis schedule. 

Service Spotlight

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

Prayer List

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


Serving this week (if you are unable to serve at the time given, please click "The Scheduler")


Saturday, November 9 (5:30pm)

Altar Guild – Debra Lassiter

Eucharistic Minister – Karen Salamone

Reader – David Baldwin

Sunday, November 10


8:30 – Steve Hall

10:30 – Mary Palmer Roberts, Tommy Hogan, Simon Hogan, Mimsie Roberts

Altar Guild:

10:30 – Leslie de Haseth, Rebecca McCarthy

Eucharistic Ministers:

8:30 – Sondra Lange, Lori Tiller

10:30 – Vince Howard, Anne Brightwell, Sue Holt, Rebecca McCarthy, Andy Simmonds

Flower Guild: Beverly Sligh


8:30 – David Baldwin

10:30 – Jay Shinn, Sam Carleton


8:30 – Rob Hoyt, Sharon Reid

10:30 – Erwin Greene, John Becker, Kirby Murray, Rob Murray

Vestry Liaisons:

8:30 – Rich Connelly

10:30 – Kerry Hogan, Lane Stewart

Wednesday, November 13 (5:30pm)

Eucharistic Minister: Robin Johnson

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Birthdays this week

Penny McLanahan, Mike Fitzgerald, Gus Backelant, Adam Baker, Dan Bartlett, Cissy Hutchinson, Mark Kraby, Diane Ehlers, Mark Miller, Erika Greene, Elizabeth Lovelind, Jennifer Wells, Lori Tiller, Sarah Brooks Matthews, Ransom Thomas



by the Diocese of Atlanta

This will take place on Sunday, November 17th at the 10:30am service. They will be taking pictures inside and outside of the church and a focus on capturing dynamic and emotionally resonant candids of our community engaged in worship.   

Coffee Angels

Parish Life is looking for coffee angels for November and December. It is a wonderful way to make new friends and visit with old friends. You prepare coffee and provide a light snack from 9:15 am to 10:15 am.

To sign up to host coffee hour click here.

Emmanuel's Thanksgiving Eucharist and Church Office Schedule


Thanksgiving Eucharist will be on Tuesday, November 26th at 6pm. There will be no Wednesday night service on the 27th of November. The church office will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 27th and be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday November 29th. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Annual Parish Reports Due

Reports are due no later than Friday, November 22nd. Please send your reports to Melissa at in word form.

Vacation Bible School 2020 Survey

It is that time of year to start thinking about Vacation Bible School. If you have children between the ages of pre-k and sixth grade, please take a minute and click here to complete a survey that will help us to plan for a successful Vacation Bible School for your children.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew

The Emmanuel Chapter of the BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet November 24th at 7 pm. in the library. Visitors are welcome, and one may phone Andy Simmonds at (706) 353-3422 for more information.

Annual Parish Meeting Sunday, December 8th



SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, December 8th -TWO SERVICES ONLY – 9:30 am followed by the Annual Parish Meeting in the church; 12:30pm Eucharist in Spanish. 


Christmas Altar Poinsettias


If you would like to participate in helping to decorate the church for Christmas, either with a Memorial or in Thanksgiving, please send payment to “Emmanuel Church,” 498 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601, or you may drop off in the church office, ($20/ name is suggested). Your list of those to be remembered should include each person’s full Christian name. Absolute deadline is Monday, December 16th. Please mark Poinsettias in your memo line of your check. To get your form click here.

Thrift House


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

Sat (10:00-2:00pm)

To volunteer, contact Leah Goodwin at

or 706-395-6468

NEEDS: coats, hats, gloves, purses, jewelry and shopping/grocery bags

Online Giving

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Consider scheduling an automatic, recurring contribution today. It's very convenient. You will no longer need to write out checks and prepare envelopes every week. Even when you travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending services, your electronic contributions will continue to be received on an uninterrupted basis. Contact Karen Holland (Director of Finance) at or 706-543-1294 x205.






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