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  • If you are in the area, we hope that you will come by and visit us! We are located at the corner of Elm and West Main in Norwich.

    At Emmanuel we work to try and "respect the dignity of every human being", following what Jesus taught in loving God and loving one another. I hope you'll take a moment and email me your comments and let me know if you will be visiting us or if you would like to get together for a chat. May all of our paths, indeed, our whole Earth, be illumined by the light of God in Christ!

    Father Chuck
    The Very Rev. Charles G. Taylor
    Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Celebrating Epiphany

Epiphany, from the Greek word epiphaneia, means an appearance or manifestation. Christians celebrate this festival each year on January 6, the 12th day after Christmas. Epiphany ends on Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Epiphany marks the coming of the Magi, or wise men, to worship the baby Jesus. Because the Magi were Gentiles, epiphany symbolizes the first recognition of Christ by non-Jews. It’s a … Continue reading

January 2015 Monthly Prayers

Please remember these families in your prayers January 4to January 11-Lance Henderson; Ilene Herrington; Barbara Higley; Deborah & Mark Hitchcock. January 12 to January 18-Karen & Rick Ingraham; Victoria Kappel; Nancy Karaman& Harold Palmer. January 19-to January 25-Devin, Savanna, Belinda, & James Keator; Russell Ketch. January 26 to February 1-Carrie Sue LaCoe; Joyce & William … Continue reading

Moving into 2015

Our longing for the presence of God and the fulfillment of God’s promises come to fruition in the twelve days of Christmas. The season is one of intimacy between God and us, His people. It is a joyful season of the longed for Messiah who comes to us as a child of hope. Soon Epiphany is upon us and it begins with an … Continue reading

Father Chuck Files: How we communicate about the church

We had just sat down to supper when the phone rang. I should have ignored it but I picked it up. “Is this you, Charles,.” And then, “How’s everything at home tonight, doing all right?” I had been suckered into thinking someone actually knew me and cared how we were doing. I tried being polite even as my meal grew cold. I tried the … Continue reading

January Birthdays

In January we celebrate the birthdays of these parish members.

The Season of Advent

Advent Colors: One of the season’s symbolic colors is blue, representing hope. During Advent, we wait in hope to celebrate again God’s coming in human form, and we look forward in hope to Christ’s coming in glory at the end of the age. Purple symbolizes the royalty of Jesus, the coming Prince of Peace, of the penitence with … Continue reading

The Heart of Stewardship

A man tells of a time that he was given true meaning of stewardship without ever realizing it at the time. His two year old son had his bath and was given a snack. The boy crawled up on the couch and showed him his snack… an absolute perfect pear. He said to his father, … Continue reading

December 2014 Monthly Prayers

Please remember these families in your prayers December 1 to December 7-Bernie Dye, Benjamin and Nancy Dye; Minnie Ellis; Sharon & Jim Everard December 8 to December 14– Levi, Liam, Nicholas, Averie, Alexandra, Sabrina, Brandon, Jennifer & Brian Fink December 15 to December 21– Nancy & Michael McGibbon; Matthew Giglio, Tambria Schroeder, Talon Schroeder, Kisten … Continue reading

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