Welcome to Emmanuel Church!
Education for Ministry is a four-year program that started in September and runs through June. The class runs weekly from 5 PM until 7:30 PM. This year much material is on line. All of the texts, except And God Spoke, are available as e-books now through Amazon. All EfM participants have subscriber's access to Oxford Biblical Studies Online where you will find multiple Bible translations and all sorts of commentaries, maps, and other resources. The login is efm-sewanee and the password is ministry.
Both the Year One text (Collins) and the Year Two text (Powell) have web resources to support users.
EfM has a page on Facebook.
In the Aftermath of our Episcopal Spiritual Life Renewal workshops, we created a Renewal Council to implement ideas generated by participants. One of these ideas selected for implementation was holding an adult forum to discuss topics raised by the sermon. Therefore, each Sunday, after the 10:30 Service, during the coffee hour, an informal group meets to discuss the day’s homily. All are welcome to attend these sessions!
You attended or heard about our Church Fair on 8 September. We now ask each of you to broaden your own participation. Please prayerfully consider how you might best add to your spiritual reservoir by helping others in our internal ministries or Outreach Programs.
Advent (from the Latin adventus meaning "coming") is the season beginning four
Sundays before Christmas and is the beginning of the liturgical year in the Church.
The Advent season is a time of expectant waiting and prayerful preparation for the
celebration of the birth of the Christ Child on Christmas and the second coming of Christ
at the end of time. It is a time to step back from the hustle and bustle of our secular and
commercial preparations for Christmas and the busyness of the holiday season. It is a
time to stop, look and listen for the signs of God's presence in our lives.
Emmanuel has a full schedule of ADVENT SEASON services. For details, click Advent at Emmanuel.
Whether you are a first time visitor, longtime member, friend or family, we welcome you to the virtual home of our historic church. All are welcome to join us as we work together to discern God's call in our lives, and find new ways to live out the Gospel message. We are old and young, wealthy and struggling, conservative and liberal, adults and children, married, partnered, and single. Together we sing, read, pray, listen, laugh, cry, and learn. Together we gather at the altar to share the Body and Blood of our Saviour. Here people of all ages find many opportunities for growth in spirit, in heart, mind and body. Here we celebrate the new and wonderful things that God is doing right here in the heart of Chestertown.
We invite you to bring your own joy and excitement, as well as your questions, your doubts, your sorrows, and your hopes. Together we will bring them to the God who loves us fully. We invite you to come ... and see.
As you look through this "virtual parish" we hope that you will have a sense of all that is happening at Emmanuel Church. Please feel free to contact us so that we can answer your questions. Please join us for any of our worship services, our events, and our forums.
The Episcopal Church welcomes you - and we look forward to seeing you at Emmanuel!