• 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

Bob Deacon R.I.P.

Bob Deacon, formerly rector of Immanuel in Bellows Falls and then of Emanuel, Norwich, NY, died early June 24 after a long bout with lung and heart disease. His wife, Marta, and son, David, were with him. Details about any funeral and memorials will follow. For me it feels a very personal loss. It was … Continue reading


Dr. Roger Allen Leads Discussion at St. Matthews.

Dr. Roger Allen is the professor of Arabic Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He preached and led a coffee hour discussion about interfaith cooperation at St. Matthews as they hosted a three parish worship on May 30, 2015.

Celebrating Young Talent August 30

At Emmanuel, there will be a joint service for Fr. Chuck’s 3 parishes.  We are inviting middle & high school students to participate in presenting the music for that service plus share artistic or creative items at the reception after the service. Any students from Chenango District that are interested in participating and can make … Continue reading

March soul kitchen 2014

Soul Kitchen Continues Success

The Soul Kitchen continues its success in 2015. Take a look at the photos from the past year.

Spirit of Sacrifice

A rich man waited at the river front for an ocean liner to depart. An acquaintance who joined him said, “You seem pleased about something.” “Yes,” said the rich man, “I’m quite proud today You see that vessel at anchor? I donated $10,000 worth of hospital equipment that’s heading for a hospital in China. I … Continue reading

The Origin of Father’s Day

One Sunday in 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd listened to a sermon honoring mothers. Her mother had died some years before, so her father had raised her by himself. Dodd wondered why there wasn’t a day to honor fathers, so she arranged a tribute to her father at a church in Spokane, Washington. The date was … Continue reading

Clap Your Hands

There was a little boy who expressed his joy by clapping his hands. If you put him on the floor with a toy, he would clap his hands. If you mentioned going out, he would clap his hands. It reminds me of the song, If you are happy and you know it, clap your hands. … Continue reading

Living and Loving as God’s People

We begin the season of Pentecost by hearing the story about Jesus’ believers forming a new community that became what we call the church. That early community went through growing pains, teachings, learnings and developing the community practices of hospitality, generosity, encouragement, discipline and forgiveness. All of these practices helped them to become Christ like … Continue reading

Let God Shine Through You in Prayer

When do you pray? Do you pray when you are anxious about something that arises in life? Do you say your prayers when you feel that you have been blessed and are especially thankful? I find myself reading to pray many times throughout the day. Lately, I have been saying my prayers very early in … Continue reading


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