e-mmanuel e-letter

July 20, 2108


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 - A theological reflection facilitated by Friar Brian on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56: The passage from Mark that we have in this set of sessions seems to be telling us, amid all that shows up in our lives, to take time to breathe. Find space to just be. Perharps it is a walk with a child, time puttering in a garden, or going fishing. We recharge oru cell phones so they can keep serving us. Take a lesson from the cell phone: breathe and revitalize.  "Westminster"



Saturday, July 21
Altar Guild:
Sue Boatright, Dee Forester
Eucharistic Minister: Mary Moore
Lectors: Rebecca McCarthy

Sunday, July 22
Sara Baldwin
Eucharistic Ministers: Carol Bowles, Lori Tiller
Reader: Bekki Wagner
Ushers: Gus Backelant, Linda Backelant
Vestry Liaisons: Rob Hoyt, Carter Stanfield

Ngae Lay, Mary Palmer Roberts, Mimsie Roberts, Owen Roberts
Altar Guild: Claire Gaus, Terrie Seward
Eucharistic Ministers: Sara Baldwin, Polly Connerat, Mary Moore, Andy Simmonds
Readers: Anne Brightwell, Vince Howard
Ushers: Tom Odom, Bill Rockwell
Vestry Liaisons: Bill Fox, Kerry Hogan?

Altar Guild:
Anne Brightwell
Eucharistic Ministers: Andy Simmonds

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

"The Scheduler"

and request a sub**


Saturday, July 21
  7:00 pm Wedding of Chase Ruffin & Mary Claire   
 5:30 Eucharist

Sunday, July 22
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
 4 :00 PCOM "Library" 

Tuesday, July 24
10:00 am Natural Spirituality “Library”
 7:30 pm Al-Anon “Old Music Suite”

Wednesday, July 25
5:30 pm Eucharist
 6:15 Vestry Meeting "Vestry Conference Room"



James Davis, Ellisa Garrett, Emma Hixson, Christie Bettendorf, Sue Holt, Glenn Tillman, William McLanahan, Cuppy Roberts, Vivia Ingle, Emily Luken, Jason Tiller, Anne Greene, Chris Blount, Amrey Harden, Amanda Kimzey, Elizabeth Tillman



EMMANUEL PRAYS FOR: Amie Arnold, Arthur Crapsey, Christine Dargie, Bibsy Gardner, Max Germain, Jim Griffith, Jessica Jenkins, Ellen Jones, James Judd, Ann Joye McLeod, Fr. Robert Salamone, Margie Sewtoell, Cindy Sullivan, Blue Wood   



SOCKS NEEDED! As part of our ongoing CELEBRATION OF EMMANUEL’S 175TH anniversary this year, we are collecting 175 pairs of socks during the month of July. Please bring socks for men, women, and/or children 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!  


OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED the week of August 13th – 17th. Melissa will be away on vacation. Hours are 9:00-12:00, 12:15-3:00. Please email Melissa at or 706-543-1294 x201 to volunteer.

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Calling all INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK volunteers, veteran and novice. Please get ready for our next hosting of homeless families in our church for the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Our next hosting week starting Sunday, August 12 approaches fast. Please go to the Sign Up Genius site and volunteer for one or more slots. We always welcome new volunteers, and you should not deny yourself this excellent opportunity to serve. We need hosts for the evenings and overnights, drivers, meal preparers and set-up and take-down workers. Please join us in this important ministry. With questions or comments, please contact Weyman Johnson ( or Erin Wallace ( Thanks so much. Here’s the link:!/showSignUp/4090b4bafac28a02-ihnhost

?INQUIRER’S CLASS will begin in August 2018. If you are interested in learning more about the Episcopal Church (confirmed, reaffirmed, received) please call the church office at 706-543-1294 x201 or email Melissa at to RSVP.    


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

or 706-395-6468




498 Prince Avenue,

Athens, Georgia 30601

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