Emmanuel E-News (5/11/17)


  • May 13: Memorial Service for Roger W. Simpkins, Sr., 3 p.m.
  • May 15: Memorial Service for Edward “Ted” Huffman, 11 a.m.
  • May 15-17: Diocese of Easton Clergy Retreat & Conference  at Claggett Center
  • May 20: Bishop’s Bash at Camp Wright, 5-9 p.m.
  • May 21: Vestry Meeting, 12 noon
  •             Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble’s “Red, White & Blue” spring concert, 4 p.m.
  • May 25: Ascension Evensong and Dinner,  6 p.m.
  • June 4: Pentecost Sunday, Confirmation Sunday, Bishop Marray’s Annual Visitation to Emmanuel
  •             South Kent Cluster Family Picnic at St. Paul’s Kent, 2:30 p.m.

 PREPARATION FOR CONFIRMATION OR RECEPTION INTO THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH:  The next session will be on Wednesday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Rector’s office. This will be the second of 4 evening sessions to be held before the Bishop’s Visitation, June 4. Did not attend the first session, but still interested in reaffirmation, reception or confirmation?  Contact Darcy+ at 410-778-3477 or at drdarcy.williams@gmail.com.

150TH ANNIVERSARY DIOCESAN CELEBRATION COMMITTEE:  Bishop San is in the process of appointing members to the Diocesan 150th Anniversary Committee.  He is inviting suggestions from each parish of clergy and laity willing to serve. This committee will develop a plan for the year-long (2018-2019) celebration. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Darcy+ ASAP, and she will submit your name to the Bishop for possible appointment to the committee.

“CHOPPIN’ AT THE SHOP”, THURSDAY, MAY 18, 7 P.M. AT GARFIELD CENTER:  SOLD OUT  A Smithsonian “Museum On Main Street” multi-media staged performance at the Garfield Center for the Arts a unique and original multi-media work of music, the art of conversation, and photography as it relates to Black Americans who work or have worked in Kent County.  SOLD OUT. They hope to tape the show and show it at a later time.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, JUNE 19 – 22, 5:15 – 8 P.M. : “Hero Central, Discover Your Strength in God”  

  • Registration is open for VBS at the Presbyterian Church of Chestertown. Co-sponsored by Christ UMC, Emmanuel Episcopal, Sacred Heart RC, and PCC, this program is OPEN to all children Pre-K through entering Grade 6. To register your child, go to: http://2017.cokesburyvbs.com/PCCtownVBS.
  • VOLUNTEERS, both teen and adult, are needed to help with the various activities. If you are able to help even one night contact Wendy Barnette, VBS 2017 Volunteer Coordinator at wbarnette@me.com.
  • DONATIONS for CRAFTS:  Beth Lavery, beth.lavery@gmail.com, needs donations of light colored or white felt, card stock or heavy paper for making cards, stickers, markers, crayons, colored pencils, yarn, elastic cord and beads for making bracelets, invitation envelopes (size A9), and plain paper for drawing.

UNITED THANK OFFERING SPRING INGATHERING,  MAY 21 and 28:  As we give thanks for the promise that Easter represents and this season of renewal that is bursting with new life all around us, let us pause and reflect on the bounty we enjoy and the need that still exists for many both in our own community and around the world. The United Thank Offering funds numerous projects globally. If you Google UTO​, you can access descriptions of the projects they have funded and details regarding their mission. Emmanuel will be conducting our spring Ingathering on Sunday, May  21  and ​28​, 201​7​. Envelopes ​will be available in the pews on those two Sundays, and may be mailed to Emm​anuel , ​P.O.​B​ox 875, Chestertown​,​ MD 21620,​ ​o​r they may be placed in the offering plate on Sunday. Thank you for your past generosity and present consideration. ~~~   Barbara Belden UTO chair

ASCENSION THURSDAY EVENSONG AND DINNER, MAY 25, 6 P.M.:  Please join us on the 40th day of Easter as we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension, the day on which we commemorate Jesus’ ascension into heaven. Emmanuel’s choir will sing a service of evensong by Friedell with an anthem by Abbott. Following the service, we will enjoy dinner in the Parish Hall. Cost for dinner is $20 for adults, and $5 for students accompanied by a parent. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to help support the National Music Festival lunch program in June. Please call the Parish Office  at 410-778-3477 for reservations for dinner.

WASHINGTON COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT MENTORING PROGRAM:  Interested in mentoring an international student at Washington College? If so, please contact Jenny Lee (jennyelee09@gmai.com) or Penny Block (meblock@smith.edu) for more information. Or attend the general information session Wednesday , May 24, 6:30 pm in Hynson Lounge (second floor of Hodson Hall).


 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR CAMP WRIGHT:  Vicar Darcy still has 3 gift certificates for camperships at Camp Wright this summer, a value of $635 each. Please contact Darcy+ ASAP if your child is interested in going to Camp Wright this summer or if you wish to nominate someone for these camperships

COFFEE HOUR HOSTS NEEDED:  Thank you to Tony and Ellie Leigh for hosting coffee hour on May 7 and Ellen Stevenson for signing up for May 14! We are still looking for hosts for May 21, June 18, 25, and the rest of the summer.


  1. REDNER’S SAVE-A-TAPE PROGRAM.  The 1% rebates go to the Food Pantry.
  2. MAY FOOD PANTRY DONATION REQUEST.  Hunger does not disappear with warmer weather. Please place your nonperishable food donations in the blue container in the Narthex.
  3. CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS.  Recycle your cell phones through the church to provide cell phones and pre-paid phone cards for our military personnel. A collection box is in the Narthex.

Collect for May 14: Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for May 14 http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearA_RCL/Easter/AEaster5_RCL.html

Hymns for May 14: Christ is made the sure foundation (518); Thou art the Way, to thee alone (457); Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life (487); Jesus lives! thy terrors now  (194)


Events next week:

Sunday, May 14: (Easter V):

  • Holy Eucharist, Rite I (8 a.m.)
  • Holy Eucharist, Rite II (10:30 a.m.) with Sunday School
  • Coffee Hour (11:30 a.m.)

Monday, May 15:

  • Memorial service for Edward “Ted” Huffman (11 a.m.)
  • Knifty Knitters (postponed this week)
  • EfM with Evening prayer (5 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 16:

  • GED (9 a.m.)
  • Homework Study Hall (2:30 p.m.)
  • Choir rehearsal (5 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 17:

  • Brotherhood of St. Andrew (7:30 a.m.)
  • GED (9 a.m.)
  • Bible Study (10:30 a.m.)
  • NO noon Eucharist
  • Yoga (5 p.m.)
  • Episcopal Questions/Episcopal Answers (5:30 p.m.)

Thursday, May 18:

  • Homework Study Hall (2:30 p.m.)
  • AA (at a different location tonight)

Friday, May 19: No events scheduled

Saturday, May 20: No events scheduled

Sunday, May 21: (Easter VI)

  • Holy Eucharist, Rite I (8 a.m.)
  • Holy Eucharist, Rite II (10:30 a.m.), with Sunday School
  • Coffee Hour (11:30 a.m.)
  • Vestry Meeting (12 noon)
  • ESWE Concert, “Red, White & Blue” (4 p.m.)

Prayer Requests:  I ask your prayers, as I do every week, for all those on our parish prayer list:  Andrew, Baylin, Corey, David, Debbie, Fatima, Frank, Gracie, Helen, Joan, Kathleen, Kevin, Lillian, Mark, Mary, Megan, Pat, Peggy, Ryan, Tyler, Margie Abler, Edna Abler, Carol Bain, Connor Campbell, Michael Chauvenet, Kim Christopher, Jed Deppman, Kim Devlin, Edith Foley, Herb Friedman, Sandy Hoon, Bill House, Chris Hunsicker, Bob Kursch, Annie Lavin, Myrna Olsen, Mary Deringer Phelps, Philip Rosenberg, Harry Schreiber, Peg Schreiber, Bette Smith, Mark Smith, Anne Ward, Bill Weingarten, Traci Weingarten, Todd Wiggins.

Please know that you are always in my prayers and that I give thanks for your ministries in our parish community, in Chestertown, and beyond.    ~~~   Darcy+

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