"Emmanuel: In all time of our tribulation; In all time of our prosperity."
Inscription on the 1,200-pound Meneely Foundry church bell in our bell tower, dated 1871.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church is a caring Christian community that shares God's grace, gospel and love with all people.
Thank you for visiting our parish website. Like the rest of the parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan during this COVID-19 pandemic, we are under the guidance of our diocesan Standing Committee in concert with Bishop Perry and Bishop Ray of the other Episcopal Dioceses in Michigan. You can access the Diocese of Western Michigan website using the button to the left.
We are temporarily suspending our in-person Ministry of the Word and Sacrament on Sundays in view of the dramatic increase in COVID cases in Barry County. This has been a difficult, yet wise, decision, and we hope that by taking these precautions, the spread of the virus can be slowed. The Liturgy will be live streamed each Sunday; please click the link below.
Preventing social isolation reflects our care for one another (see the Cascade of Care and Parish Newsletter links). Phone, email and text communication, offers to shop for vulnerable neighbors, and other non-contact outreach is paramount. Love is our calling as followers of Jesus; love is our way of participating in care for all living things, including the earth itself.
Most importantly, we ask your prayers: for those exposed, carrying or sick with the COVID-19 virus; for our local healthcare system at Spectrum Pennock and its staff, the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, and healthcare systems around the world; and for discernment of God’s wisdom for all leadership directing response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Linnea+ is available by phone, text or email, and prayers are being offered throughout the day on your behalf. You are a beloved child of God, as are all we protect by observation of prevention protocols.
Pray – Wash – Sanitize – Distance
and keep in touch.