"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 Episcopal Dioceses of Michigan and Upper Michigan respectively. We plan to offer in-person Ministry of the Word and Sacrament on Sunday, August 2, under a very careful protocol, subject to change as numbers and circumstances may change. Nevertheless, please note that coming in person carries a risk and you must consider this in your decision to attend in person or not.
Each Sunday our priest and our music director have been recording Morning Prayer, which is posted below along with the Order of Service, the Sunday Lectionary readings, notes of the priest’s reflections on the scriptures, and the weekly newsletter. Fireside Evening Prayer is also posted on Emmanuel’s Facebook page. In August we hope to be able to livestream the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist from the Nave. However, our online offerings are a “work in progress” and we appreciate your forbearance.
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.
Social distancing and masking are necessary and so social isolation must be prevented through our care for one another. Phone contact, online communication, offers to shop for vulnerable members of our community (leaving groceries at the door) 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.
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.