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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

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

Father Chuck Files: A Challenge for You

Our five year old granddaughter, Lyla, was learning the “Pledge of  Allegiance.” There are some tricky words to recite but Lyla seemed to only have trouble at the ending. Her words if I rightly recall were, “with liberty and beyond” rather than “with liberty and justice for all.” One of the basic tenets of our … Continue reading

October Birthdays

In October we celebrate the birthdays of these parish members. 1 — Nathan Murphy 2 — Stefanie Murray 3 — Michael Gray 4 — Penny Davis-Smith 5 — Deborah Carnachan 6 — Aidan Rogers 7 — James Haynes, Jr.; Fynlee Ballin 8 — Cynthia Tefft 9 — Bryce Stone 10 — Kerri Smith 12 — Fr. Chuck Taylor; Donna Taylor 14 — Christopher Kappel 16 — Charles … Continue reading

LOL: The Good Samaritan

A Sunday School teacher was telling her class the story of the good Samaritan. She asked the class, “What would you do if you found a person lying beside the road hurt and bleeding?” A little girls raised her hand and said, “I think I would throw up.”

September 2014 Monthly Prayers

Please remember these parish families in your prayers September 1 to September 7– Aiden, Morgan, Amy & Jonathan Rogers; Chuck Rogers. September 8 to September 14-Sharon Ryan; John Sayko; Peggy Seiler; Elaine Sharki; and Betty Shorter. September 15 to September 21– Pete Smith & Laurel Wiltbank; Sarah, Steven, Amy & Bill Spittler. September 22 to … Continue reading

September Birthdays

3-Cynthia Thompson 4– Michael Murray; Jessica Stone 5– Richard D. Ingraham; Meghan Lippa 7-Grace Gustafson; Brendon Burchill; Cassandra Sullivan 9– Melissa Osterhout 10-Anne Tucker; Nora Thompson 11– Megan Harris; Patrick Woodard 15– Alexa Harris-Dyer 21– Tyler Lindner 26– James Keator; Carter Supensky; Teresa Woodard 28-Sabrina Fink; Jennifer Miller; Scott Murray 29-Alyssa MacIntosh; Kiana Smith 30-Carole … Continue reading

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