Jul 08 2014

Mobile Loaves and Fishes

Emmanuel MLF

The next Mobile Loaves and Fishes run will be July 20th.  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:

  1. make a donation of one of the many necessities that gets loaded on the truck
  2. come to our church at 10:30am on this day to help us prep the food and load the truck
  3. 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.

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Jun 27 2014

Brown Bag Sunday

If you missed Brown Bag Sunday last week, take advantage of the extra Sunday this month and pick up a bag on your way out of Church this morning. Kindly return it with your food donation next Sunday. Thank you for your generosity in supporting our local Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry.

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Jun 02 2014

Emmanuel Serves at St. George’s Meal Site

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Next Sunday, June 8th, is Emmanuel’s turn to serve at St. George’s. We are asking parishioners to make 2 lb meatloaves and desserts.  Sign-up sheets for food and volunteers are located in the crossing hallway.  Please contact the office 658-1506 with any questions.

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Jun 01 2014

Wine and Beer Tasting

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Emmanuel Beer and Wine Tasting

Join us for an evening of wine and beer tasting, courtesy of Mendon Wines and More, on Friday, June 20th, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, in the parish hall. There will be light appetizers, door prizes and an auction. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All monies raised from this event will be used for the renovation of Emmanuel Island. Please call the office if you wish to purchase tickets. You must be 21 to attend.

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Jun 01 2014

Emmanuel Annual Parish Picnic

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A “Fire & Ice” Celebration!

Let’s join together on Sunday, June 8th from 10:30-12:30
 on the Parish Grounds for this year’s parish picnic. There will be hot dogs and burgers on the grill provided by the church AND an ice cream smorgasbord donated by two generous parishioners. Hence FIRE & ICE (not to mention it’s Pentecost!!) There are sign-up sheets for us to bring the extras: salads, chips, drinks, etc.

Games and play for young and “not as” young will also be a part of our celebration, as well as fellowship and just plain fun.
Plan to come - after all fellowship is a part of our mission.

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Jun 01 2014

Single Seniors Dance

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Emmanuel Church

6/1/2014 Update - This event has been cancelled.

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Jun 01 2014

New Service Schedule


Beginning May 31st 2014 we will be switching to a new service schedule:

5:00pm: Holy Eucharist*

  • Service with Hymns


8:00am: Holy Eucharist Rite II*

  • Instrumental music (live or recorded) as a prelude and at communion.
  • All three readings and the psalm will be used.

8:50am – 9:25am: Fellowship - Coffee Hour

  • We have scheduled Coffee Hour at this time to allow folks from both services to mingle.

9:30am: Holy Eucharist Rite II*

  • Hymns & Hers on the first Sunday (predominantly contemporary music)
  • Choir on the other Sundays  (a mixture of traditional and contemporary music)
  • All three readings and the Psalm will be used.
  • We will have intentional times of silence within the liturgy – specifically, before we begin, after the sermon, and after communion.
  • We will have three acolytes at this service.
  • Children’s Chapel during the Liturgy of the Word.
    • This service is designed for children ages 8 and younger. Older children may attend if their parents would prefer.
    • Children will be led to the Parish Hall where they will hear the Scripture passages in a translation that is accessible to them, have a sermon/activity that will help them interpret those passages, and then have a time to offer intercessory prayers. They will rejoin the congregation at The Peace. [Note: if there is a Baptism, the children will all return in time to participate.]
  • Communion will continue to be served at the rail. The Clergy will be considering ways to incorporate a time for individual blessings and prayers.

10:30am – 11:30am: Christian Formation (Education) for all ages

  • Adult Forums will meet in the church worship space or during the summer in the air-conditioned Parish Hall.
  • J2A, Rite 13 and Sunday school classes are on hiatus for the summer.

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May 16 2014

Theology of Hogwarts - Part 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - May 18th

On Sunday, May 18th, 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.

Amazon HP and DH
On May 18th will be discussing Part 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the topic of Sacrifice and Grace. Click to open the flyer below for the class schedule.
Theology of Hogwarts

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May 01 2014

Blessing of the Bikes May 18th

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Blessing of the Bikes 2013

On May 18th at 12:00 noon, we will hold our annual “Blessing of the Bikes.” Bicycles, motorcycles, tricycles, unicycles … even scooters and skateboards. If it has wheels and you ride it, bring it to church on Sunday and we will bless it with water and a prayer. If you have connections with bike clubs or motorcycle groups, please pass this word along to them - it’s a great opportunity for us to reach out to those who may not have a church home, but who might want to know that they head into the biking season with a prayer for their safety.

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Apr 08 2014


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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 2013

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 2013

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.

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