NEWSLETTER

 

e-mmanuel

e-letter

(news & updates)

03/26/2020

Sunday, March 29

10:30 am Live Stream Only

12:30 Live Stream Only in Spanish

Wednesday, April 1

NO services at this time

Saturday, April 4

NO services at this time

Sunday, April 5

10:30 am Live Stream Only

12:30 Live Stream Only in Spanish

 
 

Karen's Korner

Psalm 23 Reflection:

Psalm 23 verse 4 is the most relevant verse to me in Psalm 23 at this time of living with the uncertainties surrounding the Corona Virus Pandemic.

Verse 4 reads;

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil For you are with me Your rod and staff, they comfort me

When I read this verse, the word that is most meaningful to me is the word, Through. It states that I walk Through the valley of the Shadow of death, not Stay in the valley of the shadow of death. In this time, when we see frequent images of people in surgical masks and gloves in public places, it does feel like death and sickness is all around us. The best analogy to this verse, that I have experienced in my life, is my road trips to visit and check on my 91 year old mother in New Hampshire.

There is much beauty to behold during every season of the year on route to her home from Georgia including; dogwoods in bloom in Virginia in Spring, wheat fields gently blowing in the wind during summer months in Pennsylvania Amish Country, fall foliage against New England Colonial homes, and snow blanketing the Shenandoah Valley in winter. Traveling by car also has it¹s obstacles.

For example; rush hour traffic jams, maneuvering around construction sites, car accidents, and confusing routes in major cities.

Also, weather such as; snowstorms, thunderstorms, fog and ice may limit visibility and slow my progress. Despite these set backs, I am always delighted when I eventually make the turn down the familiar dirt driveway to my Mother¹s old farmhouse. Life does have some similarities to my travels to Mom's home in New Hampshire; the beauty, the frustrations, dangers and delays. During my road trips, I rely on; road maps, GPS, and occasional frantic calls to Robert for assistance in finding alternative routes! In our lives as Christians, we have the words of the Bible as our road map, and Jesus' life as our model to help us determine our route. We also have the Holy Spirit in our hearts to guide us on our way. We are further blessed to have Spiritual Shepherds as mentioned in Psalm 23, in human form- the hands and feet of Jesus, to help us find the direction that will best benefit us and those we love. These Shepherd¹s and leaders include; our adult and child church education teachers, Bishop Wright and his staff, Father Robert, Father Samuel, Deacon Clayton and Spiritual Directors working in numerous other church ministries.

During this time, of the Corona Virus Pandemic, they are all great gifts in our lives to help us every step of the way. Please contact them any time as you walk through this valley, as they are available, genuinely eager to assist us, and uniquely equipped spiritually to help and comfort us as we walk through this dark valley together.

Many blessings,

Karen (k.salamone8@yahoo.com)

 

 

Join us for Live-streamed Worship at Emmanuel on Sunday at 10:30AM! We will stream from facebook.com/emmanuelathens

You don’t need a Facebook account in order to watch the worship! 

Join us livestream on YouTube!

Click here!

We look forward to worshipping together in person in the future, but in the meantime we are glad that we will still be able to come together and worship, just in a different way. 

Make sure to refresh the page on Sunday morning around 10:30AM if you don’t see the live video!

To view the service leaflet including hymns click here

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?All in person services are cancelled until further notice.

 

Paula Barber, Christine Dargie, Rosalyn DeVorsey, Evelyn Drescher, Gayle Duncan, Bibsy Gardner, Max Germain, John Hancock, Carter Howard, Agnes Parker, Don Rhodes, Johnny Scoggins, Jim Spencer, Cindy Sullivan, Mary Vandiver

 

“Help Emmanuel Church Help Others”

Even when you can’t be here in person, you can still support the mission of Emmanuel Church.

Please continue your giving by check or online giving.

Mailing your check to: Emmanuel Church, 498 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601           

Using Online Giving: Go to Emmanuel Church’s website (Emmanuelathens.org then Press on the word

Giving located at the top right and follow the directions)

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!!!

 

THE SCHEDULER (stay in tune with your schedule, update the day/time you can serve. Please click "The Scheduler")

 

THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO SERVE.  If you would like to serve please contact the church office (706-543-1294 x201) to get more information.

Clairlis Baxter, Michael Ripps, Laura Fox, Nancy Walton, Gwendolyn Bottoms, Sylvia Novak, Robin Smith, Sondra Lange, Lindsey Payne, Louisa Norris, James Becker, Sandy Jarrett,Gene Harrison, Heather Alley,?Grace Nimely, Nick Nickerson

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THE LENTEN SOUP/PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED AT THIS TIME.

 

If you would like to adorn the Easter altar with lilies, in memory or/of in thanksgiving for a loved one, please click on the link and return to the church office to Melissa. For more information contact Melissa at 706-543-1294 x201 or administration@emmanuelathens.org. Deadline is April 5th.

Emmanuel Day School

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Emmanuel Day School is closed at this time.

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year has begun. Please email for more information about availability and to schedule a tour.

We offer a comprehensive, creative morning program for children 20 months to 5 years.   

Email Amy Wraga at dayschool@emmanuelathens.org.

 

Thrift House

 

The thrift house is going to be closed for now.

Leah will be there cleaning and painting etc.

You can call her at 706-395-6468 and just drop the items at the back door or she will come to the car and get them.

EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH

[www.emmanuelathens.org]

498 PRINCE AVENUE

ATHENS, GEORGIA 30601

706-543-1294

STAFF of Emmanuel

Robert Salamone - rector@emmanuelathens.org

Samuel Porras - associaterector2@emmanuelathens.org

Melissa Fulcher - administration@emmanuelathens.org

Michael Brewer - music@emmanuelathens.org

Clayton Harrington - youth@emmanuelathens.org

Martha Babendreier - formation@emmanuelathens.org

Karen Holland - finance@emmanuelathens.org

Amy Wraga - dayschool@emmanuelathens.org

Miguel Escano - Sexton

Leah Goodwin, Thrift House Manager - thrifthouse@emmanuelathens.org

706-395-6468