Make a Joyful Noise

The people of God sing. After escaping from the Egyptians and crossing the Red Sea, the people of Israel sang a song to the Lord. In fact this song, the Song of Miriam, is the oldest piece of Hebrew scripture in existence. Singing was part of Israel’s formal worship in both tabernacle and tem-ple. Then … Continue reading

Busy Summer, Y’all

So, there’s going to be a lot of stuff happening around the Northern Kingdom this summer. To begin, there’s going to be con-struction or major work at each of the churches. St. Matthew’s is going to be get-ting a new parking lot. St. Andrew’s is re-constructing all of its access points with new walkways, handicapped … Continue reading

Good Friday Services

There will be two Good Friday settings in 2018, listed below: St. Andrews will have Stations of the Cross at 11 a.m., Liturgy at noon. Emmanuel will have Stations of the Cross at 5 p.m., Liturgy at 6 p.m. Please consider coming to the Stations of the Cross and then spending some time in quiet … Continue reading

Lenten Series at Broad Street Methodist, Norwich

Called to Community: What does it meant to be the Church? What should the Church be doing with our call to justice and love? What does it mean to be the Body of Christ? What is the Church becoming? Join Rev. Rachel Ann Morse, pastor at Broad Street United Methodist Church, in wrestling with these … Continue reading

Safe Church Training in Bainbridge

Periodically, everyone who works with children or adults needs to complete a workshop to teach us the boundaries we (and those in our care) should expect out of ourselves and others. If you are involved in parish groups, you might want to check to see if you need to attend Safe Church Training (call Fr. … Continue reading

Stations of the Cross, St. Andrew’s and Emmanuel for Lent

Come join your friends at St. Andrew’s every Wednesday during Lent at 7:00 p.m. to walk the Stations of the Cross. And join your friends at Emmanuel every Friday during Lent Lent at 5:00 p.m. as they also walk the Stations of the Cross. This is a wonder-ful way to enter into contemplative prayer.

Prayer Book 101 — A Romp Through the Prayer Book

Come join Fr. Steve after Easter as he explores the cherished litur-gies, prayers, and documents that make up our common faith in our Book of Common Prayer. Part history class, part theology class, al-ways fun. You’ll learn something you didn’t know every time you attend. Classes begin April 11th and continue until sometime in May … Continue reading

Lenten Study Series on the Screwtape Letters in Afton and Greene

Join Father Dave Hanselman at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Afton and Zion Episcopal Church in Greene for a Lenten study series. The class at St. Ann’s will be held each Wednesday of Lent and each Thursday of Lent at Zion All sessions will be from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We are all invited … Continue reading

The Bishop is Coming June 24

Mark Your Calendars! Bishop DeDe will be coming to visit on June 24th at our Joint Service at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. If anyone from St. An-drew’s, St. Matthew’s, or Emmanuel is interested in being con-firmed, now is the time to get in touch with Fr. Steve (only a bishop can confirm someone. Also, this is … Continue reading