Palm Sunday: (4/13) 8:00 am, 9:30 am, and 5:00 pm
- Sing, wave palms, hear the story of Jesus’ last week. This service begins in joy and ends in solemnity.
Maundy Thursday: (4/17) 7:00 pm
- Get your feet washed, join in the Eucharist*, pray as the altar and church are stripped of all hangings and decorations.
Good Friday: (4/18) 12 noon and 7:00 pm
- The noon service is a reflective and penitential service taken from The Book of Common Prayer. There will be time to reverence the cross and share Holy Communion.
- The 7:00 pm service is led by a group of our teens and will consist of meditations on Jesus’ last moments as imagined through the eyes of folks who may have been there.
Easter Vigil: (4/19) 8:00 pm
- We begin outside and light the Easter Fire. Then we move into the Parish Hall for stories by candlelight. Finally we ring the Easter bells and move into the beautifully decorated sanctuary. Music by our praise band, “Hymns & Hers”.
Easter Sunday: (4/20) 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
- Join us in the sanctuary for joyful hymns and songs from both our Choir and Hymns and Hers. Easter hats optional – but lots of fun!
*In the Episcopal Church, all baptized persons regardless of age, denomination, or how often they go to church, are welcome to receive the Eucharist.
We proclaim that this is God’s table and not ours.
On Sunday, April 27th, we will offer another special Formation (Education) Hour after the 5:00 service. From 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the church, we will continue to explore the “Theology of Hogwarts,” a class to appeal to people of all ages. Throughout the ages, people of faith have wrestled with the concepts of sin and grace, good and evil, death and resurrection, and other great theological questions. The Harry Potter novels are filled with images that can help us to explore these questions in a fun and interesting way. Each month we will focus on one of the books so that those who have not yet experienced Harry’s adventures will have the time to do so between classes.
On April 27th will be discussing Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the topic of Wilderness and Revelation. Click to open the flyer below for the class schedule.
The next Mobile Loaves and Fishes run will be April 19th. There will be an opportunity to sign up to donate or volunteer online.
The MLF truck will be leaving from our church to feed and clothe the needy in the area. There are three ways you can participate:
- make a donation of one of the many necessities that gets loaded on the truck
- come to our church at 10:30am on this day to help us prep the food and load the truck
- make a monetary donation to purchase what is necessary to fill the truck
If you’d like to be added to the online email distribution list, please contact Carlene Hervieux. For general questions about how you can help, contact Carlene Hervieux or Dennis LaFreniere.
Emmanuel Church is holding a dance on Friday, June 13th for single seniors. Divorced, widowed, or never married adults 55 years and older are invited to dance to music from the ’60s and onward, played by a popular DJ, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $17 per person. Checks should be made payable to Emmanuel Episcopal Church and be marked “dance” on the memo line. Please also write “dance” on the envelope and send to the office. The tickets will then be mailed to you; they are not available at the office. Space is limited, so please send for your tickets now.
Emmanuel’s St. George’s Meal Site Day is this this Sunday,
March 9th April 13th .
We are asking parishioners to bring Shepherds Pie and desserts for the meal. Sign-up sheets for food and volunteers are located in the crossing between the church and the parish hall. Please contact Doug LaFreniere or the office with any questions 401-658-1506.
Happening, a spiritual retreat for high school students and a ministry of the diocese, will take place twice this year. Check the ECC web site for details.
Happening will take place:
Happening #73 – May 2nd-4th 2014 at the Episcopal Conference Center
Happening #74 –October 10th-12th, 2014 at the Episcopal Conference Center
Join us for our 2014 Lenten Series - Reel to Real Theology
It will take place Friday Nights beginning at 6:00 PM Beginning March 7th and continuing through April 11.
This Lent, during our Sunday morning Adult Forum (10:30-11:30, every Sunday!) we will be talking about Lent Madness. What is a Saint? Who will be going for the Golden Halo? Come join us each Sunday, as we explore the Saints of Lent Madness.
Lent Madness began in 2010 as the brainchild of the Rev’d Tim Schenck, who was later joined by the Rev’d Scott Gunn. In seeking a fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints, Tim came up with this unique Lenten devotion. Combining his love of sports with his passion for the lives of the saints, Lent Madness was born.
The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and people vote for their favorite saint. 16 saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the coveted Golden Halo. The first round consists of basic biographical information about each of the 32 saints. You go each day to Lent Madness to read about the saints of the day and to cast your vote.
If you’d like to participate in Lent Madness at Emmanuel….. Get your brackets from the Narthex or download one at the lent madness website …give it to Dennis LaFreniere with $10 and we can compete to see who’s the best at predicting the winner of the the Golden Halo. You get one point for each correct guess and the winner chooses what charity the collected money goes to.
This is a great way to learn about the saints, and have a little fun along the way– a new way to experience and observe Lent. We invite you to join us!
Join us, Ash Wednesday, at noon or 7 p.m. for Holy Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes. This is a time to hear those important words: “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” It is a time to get a right start of repentance for our Lenten season, joining together in worship and prayer as we prepare for the 40 days that are to come. We hope to see you here.