e-mmanuel e-letter

August 31, 2018


The church office is closed on Monday, September 3rd

in observance of Labor Day.?

Labor Day



Save the Date

  Emmanuel’s 175th Gala Celebration and


Thursday, November 15, 2018

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Georgian

247 East Washington Street

Athens, Georgia

Save the date for the Gala Celebration of Emmanuel’s 175th birthday!  

Invitations will be mailed but early reservations are accepted. Tickets are $125 per person and include dinner, music, beer and wine. Your check to the church office is your reservation.

Thank you!!

Phil Bettendorf, Martha Babendreier, Allene Northcutt, Crysty Odom, Terrie Seward, Brooke Stortz


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


Our nursery lovingly welcomes children under 3-years of age 10:00 - 12:00

Adult Formation begins at 9:30am – “Westminster”


Saturday, September 1


Altar Guild: Sondra Lange, Sally Peters

Eucharistic Minister: Karen Salamone

Lectors: Carol Bowles

Sunday, September 2


Acolytes: Betty Varnadore

Eucharistic Ministers: Sondra Lange, Nancy McDuff

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

Reader: Roger Lange

Ushers: Linda Backelant, Sharon Reid

Vestry Liaisons: Randy Forester


Acolytes: Townsend Gray, Ma Than Aye, Kate Kleiber

Altar Guild: Polly Connerat, Rebecca McCarthy

Eucharistic Ministers: Polly Connerat, Claire Gaus, Sue Holt

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

Readers: Phillip Bettendorf, Weyman Johnson

Ushers: Hank Seward, Josh Alexander

Vestry Liaisons: Katherine Alexander, Terrie Seward


Altar Guild: Anne Brightwell

Eucharistic Ministers: Sara Baldwin

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

"The Scheduler"

and request a sub**

Saturday, September 1

 5:30 pm Eucharist

Sunday, September 2

8:30 am Holy Eucharist Rite I

9:30 Faith Formation for adults

10:30 Holy Eucharist            

12:00 Natural Spirituality "Library"

12:30 pm Holy Eucharist in Spanish

Monday, September 3

Church office & Day School closed in observance of Labor Day

Tuesday, September 4

10:00 am Natural Spirituality “Library”

 7:30 pm Al-Anon “Old Music Suite”

Wednesday, September 5

5:30 pm Eucharist

 7:15 Choir Rehearsal


Fleming Smith, Rob Sullivan, Wellamn Matthews, Diane Edison, Fred Hallman, Thomas Burton, Amy Norris, Jason Miller, Loretta Lee, Tom Phillips


EMMANUEL PRAYS FOR: John Albright, Amie Arnold, John Bowman, Taylor Cooke Family, Arthur Crapsey, Christine Dargie, Bibsy Gardner, Max Germain, Jim Griffith, Jessica Jenkins, Ellen Jones, James Judd, Jim Reynolds, Margie Sewtoell, Cindy Sullivan, Blue Wood, Norm Wood   

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS NEEDED DURING AUGUST - As part of our ongoing CELEBRATION OF EMMANUEL’S 175TH anniversary this year, we are collecting 175 personal care items during the month of August. Please bring items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, band aids, antibiotic cream, wet wipes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, combs, deodorant, travel size shaving cream, hand sanitizer, etc. to the Church and place them in the marked bin in the Narthex. These will be donated to various agencies around Athens at the end of the month. Thank you so much for helping those in need as we also celebrate Emmanuel’s long history of community giving!  



VESTRY NOMINATING - The Vestry Nominating Committee is beginning the process of identifying candidates for next year’s vestry class. We have four (4) members whose terms are ending in December (Bill Fox, Randy Forester, Rob Hoyt and Terrie Seward). We need to hear from you! Please submit any recommendations you may have for consideration for 2019, including your own name if you are interested, by August 31, 2018. We look forward to your input. Please send your recommendations to any member of the Vestry Nominating Committee: Rob Hoyt, Chair (, Terrie Seward (, Randy Forester (, Bill Fox (, Erwin Greene (, Sondra Lange, (  Thank you!


The EMMANUEL CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE invites you to join with new friends and old for a Dutch Treat lunch outing to Dominicks Restaurant in Watkinsville on Thursday, September 13 at noon. We have reserved a private dining room but you do need to reserve your space at the table. Email Gwen Bottoms at: or call her at 765-721-1706. There are many choices for meals under $10. Dominicks is located off Hog Mountain Road across from Dairy Queen at 1430 Capital Ave. Hope to see you there!


BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW – Philip Moery will host the meeting of the Emmanuel Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew on September 16th at 7:00 pm. Visitors are welcome, and one may phone Andy Simmonds at 706-353-3422 for more information.


FALL GROUNDS PLANNING MEETING – September 18 at 6:30pm in the Common Room. We will have burgers and hot dogs. RSVP at


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Are you looking for a comprehensive creative morning program for your two year old? We have a few slots in our Monday, Wednesday, and Friday class. School is from 9:00 to 12:30. Email Amy at to schedule a tour.


Go to our website and on the homepage click online giving on the right tab or click the picture above


click on this link and 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. 




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

Sat (10:00-2:00pm)

To volunteer, contact

Leah Goodwin at thrifthouse@?

or 706-395-6468




498 Prince Avenue,

Athens, Georgia 30601

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