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Welcome / Visitors

We are always glad to welcome visitors, travelers, students and their families.

Our services on Sunday are:

8:00 a.m. (traditional; no music)

10:30 a.m.  (contemporary language; music; Nursery care provided for children under 4)

On Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. we have Holy Eucharist and prayers for healing in the Chapel.

 

 

“Emmanuel” means God-with-us.” This is the astounding Good News that God has visited humanity as one of us, that Jesus is the human face of God among us.  God drew near to us in the flesh so that we may be drawn to God. Jesus himself is the message we proclaim, for he has shown us that God loves everyone unconditionally and forever.  Jesus in his earthly sojourn welcomed everyone, condemned no one, and invited all into a living relationship with God.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church is a faith community that seeks to follow Jesus faithfully in thanksgiving for all that God has done and continues to do for all humankind, in joyful acceptance of God’s radical welcome to us.

And therefore we extend our welcome to you as well.

We welcome visitors and sojourners passing through

              this beautiful part of the Shenandoah Valley;

We welcome all who are new to this parish or community;

We welcome our brothers and sisters from other churches;

We welcome all who are seeking to find God

            or to be found by God,

                        or to have a deeper knowledge of God.

We welcome all who have come not knowing why

            and all who know they need a safe place

                        where they can faith, hope, and love.

 

The vision of Emmanuel Episcopal Church is to become ever more

welcoming of all people as an inclusive community that follows the

example of Jesus’ radical hospitality.  We sense that God is helping us grow

more fully as persons and as a Christian community through worship,

fellowship, education and service to others in Christ’s name. 

And we invite you to grow in grace with us.

 I would be honored to answer your questions about our parish or to talk to you about

your own spiritual journey.  We hope that you will find here a spiritual home that

embraces and nurtures you so that together we may discover the riches of God’s love

and be empowered to share that love with others.  We may not have all the answers,

but by God’s grace we endeavor to embody the name of our church.

 

Father Daniel D. Robayo

Rector