e-mmanuel e-letter

January 18, 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, January 20th

  • Adult Formation – Guided theological discussion of John 2:1-11 with Friar Brian. Jesus begins his ministry not behind a pulpit, but at a party: a wedding banquet, the most extravagant celebration a village could contain. “They feast upon the abundance of your house; you give them drink from the river of your delight.” (Psalm 36:8). And the best wine is saved for the last. “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 fall we are reading Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World of Setbacks and Difficult People” by Bob Goff. Please contact Phyllis Niolon at for more information and the schedule of readings.

We welcome the newly baptized this Sunday, January 20th:

Anna Rhoads Evans and Clara Jane Evans;

children of Nathaniel Joseph and Taylor Eastin Krcek Evans.


Saturday, January 19

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

  5:30 Eucharist

Sunday, January 20

 8:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite I

 9:30 Faith Formation for all ages

10:30 Holy Eucharist with Baptism

12:00 Natural Spirituality “Library”

12:30 pm Holy Eucharist in Spanish

Monday, January 21

Church office closed & Emmanuel Day School closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22

10:00 am Natural Spirituality “Library”

 7:30 pm Al-Anon “Old Music Suite”

Wednesday, January 23

 1:00 Yoga (Old Music Suite)

 3:00 Yoga (Old Music Suite)

 5:30 pm Eucharist

 7:15 Adult Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, January 24

 9:00 am Emmanuel Day School Registration

 5:15 pm Stephen Ministry “Library”

Saturday, January 26

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

 4:45 Daughters of the King

 5:30 Eucharist

Sunday, January 27

Emmanuel to host IHN week of January 27-February 3

 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

 7:00 Brotherhood of St. Andrew “Library”


Saturday, January 19 (5:30pm)

Altar Guild: Carol Bowles, Sally Peters

Eucharistic Minister: Karen Salamone

Lector: Rebecca McCarthy

Sunday, January 20


8:30 – Betty Varnadore

10:30 – Rob Sullivan, Tommy Hogan, Simon Hogan, Rachel Wells 

Altar Guild:

10:30 – Anne Brightwell, Leslie de Haseth 

Eucharistic Ministers:

8:30 – Steve Hall, Nancy McDuff

10:30 – Anne Brightwell, Brian Freese, Vivia Ingle, Mary Moore

Flower Guild (January): Maggie Hancock, Peg Wood


8:30 – Walter Jarrett

10:30 – Philip Bettendorf, Karen Salamone


8:30 – Rob Hoyt, Don McAlister 

10:30 – Erwin Greene, Carol Bowles, Jonathan Fox, Sam Nickerson

Vestry Liaisons:

8:30 – Walter Jarrett, Bob Smith 

10:30 – Bob Davis, Kelli Neil 

Wednesday, January 23 (5:30pm)

Altar Guild: Anne Brightwell

Eucharistic Minister: Robin Johnson

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

"The Scheduler"



Norm Wood, Rebekah Taylor, Graham Dodson, Patrick Cline, Charles Kahlstorf, Sharon Rockholt, Jeff Stortz, Sally Peters, Debra Lassiter, Allison Doherty, Emily Doherty, Sarah Nesmith, Sunil Alexander, Kathryn Brown



EMMANUEL PRAYS FOR: Amie Arnold, Brooks Arnold, Paula Barber, John Bowman, Christine Dargie, Bibsy Gardner, Max Germain, Jim Griffith, Carter Howard, The Rob Hoyt Family, Jessica Jenkins, Ellen Jones, James Judd, Sandra Ludwig, Margie Sewtoell, Cindy Sullivan



is closed on

Monday, January 21st in observance of

Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

YOGA - 3:15 – 5:00 on Wednesdays through February 13. Even gentler, Yoga for Strength and Balance is a course that focuses on building arm and leg strength for daily function; improving balance and body awareness; concentration; and relaxation. The course is conducted in a chair and standing. It will be held from 1:00 – 2:45 on Wednesdays. To register, please call Robin Johnson of the Health Ministry at 706-546-9778 before 9:00 pm – or if you have questions. Suggested donation is $35, but please come whether you can contribute or not.   

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Priority registration at the day school for the 2019-2020 school year has begun! Members of Emmanuel Church who register by Wednesday January 23rd will have their first choice of classes.  We offer a comprehensive, creative morning program for children 20 months to 4 years. Please email to set up a tour.  More information and applications available on the website.


clean shoes, fabric/crafting supplies, electronics, jewelry


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

Sat (10:00-2:00pm)

To volunteer, contact

Leah Goodwin at

or 706-395-6468

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Calling all IHN Volunteers, Past, Present, and Future! Along with the Catholic Centre, we will host homeless families in Emmanuel’s building beginning January 27th (Mozart’s birthday!) and running through the third day of February. We need evening hosts and overnight hosts; we need drivers and meal preparers; and we need set up and take down workers. We need young. We need old. For our January 27 and May 12 hostings, Robin Catmur-Smith and Sara Baldwin have agreed to act as co-coordinators. Erin and Weyman will not disappear, but will share and then transition leadership. For questions about the January 27th hosting, please contact either Robin and Sara ( or Erin and Weyman ( We encourage you to put your faith into action and sign up for supporting shifts by clicking on the sign up link: 

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW – Duncan Krause will host the meeting of the Emmanuel Chapter of the Brotherhood on January 27th at 7pm in the church library. Visitors are welcome and one may phone Andy Simmonds at 706-353-3422 for more information.


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