Welcome to Emmanuel Church!
As discussed at our Annual Meeting, Emmanuel Church is participating in the Episcopal Spiritual Life Renewal (ESLR) project. Step One was the vestry decision to participate in the survey. Step Two was completing a series of webinars so the facilitator and band of merry men (Father Dan, Steve Croker and Ron Abler) had in hand the rquisite teaching materials. Step Three will be the local Emmanuel workshops to aid the cadre, recruited by Father Dan, in interpreting the the Survey data. Those once a week workshops will begin 24 April at 5 PM (for about two hours) and will conclude 15 May. Homework, REPEAT HOMEWORK, will be assigned prior to each session. Once we have aggregated the data and determeined what the data suggets, Step Four will be a smaller cadre's work to outline options for our parish in the coming five to ten years. Step Five will be Vestry's tentative approval of a course of action to move forward. Step Six will be a Parish Meeting to provide member input prior to the final approval for our five year strategic plan as recommended by Father Dan.For more information, please click here. If you want to be part of this exciting project sign up by calling the Parish Office!
Saving Jesus Redux
The Emmanuel Church community will be continuing a twelve-part video series that looks at the life and works of Jesus Christ and how they have been interpreted throughout the centuries. Join us for this provocative forum. Click here to get a copy of the class schedule.
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!