• 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

Genesis Chapter 4 The Story of Cain & Abel by Joan Chapin

The Bible is not written as a historical narrative. It is stories from God to teach us lessons on what life is like and what happens to us when we make our choices. Such is the story found in Genesis Chapter 4, the story of Cain and Abel. The story of Cain and Abel mirrors … Continue reading

Egg-stra facts for Easter

Although Easter eggs were once part of pagan spring festivals, they’ve become Christian symbols of new life. A cracked-open shell also represents Jesus’ empty tomb on Easter morning. The early Christians of Mesopotamia began staining eggs red in honor of Jesus’ blood shed on the cross. Red eggs remain part of Greek Orthodox celebrations today. … Continue reading

Visioning ahead this Easter

We know the story as it is familiar to us. The women arrive to discover the empty tomb. They came with grief and sadness. Each one of us can relate to loss, disappointment, and sorrow. The emptiness leaves us with a hollow feeling inside. And yet out of the tomb, comes the Risen Christ. Jesus … Continue reading

Father Chuck Files: Trust God day by day

Here we are in March and I am looking back to one of the resolutions I made for 2015. I was going to lose some weight. Guess what, I am doing it , but I do miss those double cheeseburgers with fries for lunch. I still have a way to go and I doubt I’ll get … Continue reading

April Birthdays

1 — Devin Keator 2 — Lindsey Markham 3 — Andrew Everard 4 — Lawrence & Anne Tucker 5 — Madison Loeffler 7 — Tim Thompson, Nicole Thompson 10 — Linda Turner, Brayden Supensky 11 — Brandon Smith 12 — Nancy Gibbon, Alice Angle 16 — Dylan Gladstone 19 — David Loomis, Brian Fink, Elverd “ Jack” Frink … Continue reading

Welcome new secretary Fran Nash

Let me introduce myself. My name is Fran Nash and I’m the new secretary here at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. I’ve lived in Norwich for over 25 years with my husband, Warren. We have two adult children, our daughter, Lindsay and her husband Shawn, and our son Benjamin. Lindsay and Shawn are expecting their first child … Continue reading

A new way to praise God for Lent

Instead of sacrificing something for Lent, let’s find new ways to praise God’s presence. We can do this in many ways: 1) Have extra devotions; 2) Attend Lenten worship services; 3) Spend time outdoors sensing God’s magnificence; 4)Spend time with others, extending generosity and compassion. Remember Jesus’ promise that when you care for others, you … Continue reading

A vision for St. Andrew’s, St. Matthew’s and Emmanuel

us to look at the world around us and to consider how the many changes affect us. We are being called by God to vision a new way forward not business as usual. It’s all about learning new ways, changing attitudes, changing the way we move forward as the Church. St. Andrew’s, St. Matthew’s and … Continue reading


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