WORSHIP

Currently, In-person worship services are taking place on Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10:30 AM.

A signed Covenant for Regathering on file will be required. Expect socially distanced seating, masks on and temperature checks upon arrival.

 

Please click HERE to see our online worship and program offerings. We look forward to seeing you online soon.

  • Facebook
  • YouTube

Worship at Emmanuel

Worship is at the heart of all that we do at Emmanuel. Our common prayer grounds us, nourishes us, and challenges us to step out into the world and help to build a better world. Each Sunday at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM we worship as one church, united, praising God and celebrating our rich Episcopal history. The service is accompanied by our pipe organ and our choir.

 

Most of our services come from the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, although we also offer services that use different resources. Most of our worship services take place in the Sanctuary, though more casual services take place in our Parish Hall, or in the Garth – a lovely walled Garden of Remembrance in in the center of our complex.

As a community, we are both “spiritual and religious.” Although we have our own times of quiet prayer at home, we find great value in gathering with others for worship on a regular basis. Joining together to lift our voices in praise and/or lament, we become more than our individual selves, and together we are able to find ways to express our deepest longings and offer them to our loving Creator.

Come and worship with us, and add your prayers to ours.

SUNDAY WORSHIP

RITE I   8:00 AM

RITE II   10:30 AM
Choral and Family Holy Eucharist

Church School & Nursery Care

Coffee Hour 

morning prayer vision of church.jpg

The Holy Eucharist

According to the Book of Common Prayer, Holy Eucharist is the central act of Christian worship. Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” At Emmanuel Episcopal Church, all are invited to receive Holy Eucharist, the sacrament through which we are united by sharing the body and blood of Christ in consecrated bread and wine. Sharing Communion knits us together and reinforces our commitment to live as Christ taught us.

If you wish to receive a blessing instead, please come to the altar rail and cross your arms over your chest. We welcome and encourage children to receive Communion.

Church In-Person

Currently, In-person worship services are taking place on Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10:30 AM. Masks are required and seating is limited due to social distancing requirements. Please RSVP to reserve a seat for any service.

Virtual Worship

The Saturday evening service is recorded and posted to our YouTube channel so you may watch from home at your convenience.

Sunday School

Jenny and Alya have taken Sunday School outside! Sunday School families, Check your inbox for links about the lessons and resources for home Sunday School.

Wednesday Noon

Eucharist

Each Wednesday at noon, a small group gathers for Eucharist in the Sanctuary. Except for the season of Lent, this is a Rite II service. There is no music, and the priest offers a short reflective reading or talk rather than a sermon. The service lasts roughly 30 minutes, and is a wonderful way to spend part of a lunch hour.

Morning & Evening Prayer

At various times during the liturgical year, and especially during Lent and Advent, groups of parishioners get together for prayer either in the morning or in the evening.

Evensong and

Lessons & Carols

Emmanuel’s Choir offers a service of Evensong three – four times a year. In addition in December each year, they offer a service of Advent and Christmas Lessons and Carols patterned after the service at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge. Many of these events are followed by a dinner or a reception, so the evening ends with both souls and bodies well fed.

Blessings & Special Events

Throughout the year, we offer special services and blessings for various occasions. For example, we have our "Blessing of the Back Packs" in September which starts the new school season for students and teachers. We have our “Blessing of the Animals” service that we do in October. We also have a “Blessing of the Bikes” (motorized and not) in the spring.

Worship Times

SUNDAYS​

RITE I   8:00am

RITE II   10:30am
Choral and Family Holy Eucharist

Church School & Nursery Care

Coffee Hour 

  • YouTube
  • Facebook

©2020 by EMMANUAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH, CHESTER PARISH