• 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

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

Father Chuck Files: Giving Thanks

November is a month of thanksgiving. Why was the fourth Thursday of November selected as the time to Thank God? The day was intentionally chosen precisely because of its arbitrariness to remind us to say thanks on a daily basis for all of Gods blessings. Every Sunday, every day of the week are good times … Continue reading

November Birthdays

In November we celebrate the birthdays of these parish members. 2 ― Doris Carnachan 3 ― Jennifer Jenkins 6 ― Brooke Harris 8 ― Casey Markham 11 ― Kara Smith 13 ― Jason Lenning; William Decker 15 ― Ann Markham 17 ― Harold Palmer 18 ― Ian Stone; Charles McMullen 20 ― Ryan Ingraham; Steven … Continue reading

Join Us for Women of Faith to Emmanuel! (VIDEO)

Please join us for the Live world-wide simulcast on November 7 and 8 as we bring Women of Faith to Emmanuel via simulcast for a day-and-a-half experience that will take women on a journey From Survival to Revival!

LOL: We are but dust

One particular Sunday sermon, the minister, with his arms extended toward the heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face, began, “Dear Lord, without You we are but dust…” He would have continued but at that moment a little girl near the front who was listening quite audibly in her shrill little four year … Continue reading

October 2014 Monthly Prayers

Please remember these parish families in your prayers October 6 to October 12– Sierra, Wyatt and Robin Uhlig; Lynne Walton; Patricia White. October 13 to October 19– Mary Alice Whitney; Corry, Curtis, Joanne & Patrick Woodard. October 20 to October 26-  Alice Angle; David Austin; Audrey Bramer; Brendan Burchill. October 27 to November 2– Fynlee, … Continue reading

Telling the Faith Story

When the great cathedrals  were built they were designed to communicate  belief with high ceilings reaching to heaven and spires pointing to God, pulpits communicating the centrality of the word, altars behind screens keeping in the holiness of God. And they still do. Within the space of our places of worship we  tell the faith   … Continue reading


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