• 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

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

Moving Through Advent to Christmas

Hopefully, you are not feeling overwhelmed this early but I am guessing that as the weeks pass by you will be feeling the busyness that surrounds us at this time of year. So, I encourage you to begin a practice of quiet reflection now. I ask that each of us look to the coming Christ Child as a clear way to walk beside God in engaging … Continue reading

Father Chuck Files: The Arrival of Real Joy

We are entering what some people consider to be the most joyful time of the year. No, it’s not the snowmobilers who are delighted with the white stuff that is falling from the sky. Many people believe that the time approaching Christmas is the most joyful time of the year. If you haven’t already heard you soon will hear that popular song telling us that … Continue reading

December Birthdays

In December we celebrate the birthdays of these parish members.

Meet Choir Director/Church Organist Claudia Kachmarik

My name is Claudia Kachmarik and I am your new organist/choir director. January 2015 will see me entering my thirty-fifth year of church music ministry. It has been a wonderful and varied journey serving in the Presbyterian, Methodist, American Baptist, and United Congregational churches. I am a member of the American Guild of Organists and … Continue reading

November 2014 Monthly Prayers

Please remember these families in your prayers November 3 to November 8-Doris & Francis Carnachan; Carole Carpenter; Deb Cassavaugh & Gary Muserallo; Dave & Kai Loomis. November 9 to November 15-Eleanor Champlin; Mariba Chmielewski; Sandra Colton; Trevor, Sandra Norwood-Cruz and Tomas Cruz. November 16 to November 22-Scottie & William Decker; Gina & George Denning; Helen … Continue reading

A Note on Stewardship

An important part of our spiritual growth is embodied in the principle of stewardship. Through stewardship, we thank God for all his blessings by returning to him a portion of the time, service, and the financial resources given to us. I ask you to reflect on the three areas of stewardship and how they are … Continue reading


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