The service will be in the shaded parking lot just to the right as you drive up the hill. -- All attendees must wear masks at all times. We will have extras if you forget yours. -- We will follow all diocesan and public health guidelines. -- We have been authorized to share communion again. We will distribute bread in individual cups that each person may come and receive at the appropriate time. -- We will have a loudspeaker and mics so everyone can hear across distances. -- Dress is absolutely casual. Shorts and hats are perfectly appropriate. -- Ample water will be provided, or you may bring your own. -- Service leaflets will be provided. We will not use Prayer Books or Hymnals -- You are encouraged to bring your own chair or blanket, but we will have extras. -- Individuals and family units may set up in pods, respecting 6-foot distancing at a minimum. -- Our newly renovated restrooms will be open in the Parish Hall. Ample sanitizer and wipes will be provided. -- We can pray together with our indoor voices, but we will not sing as it increases risk. We can, however, hum! -- In the event of rain, we will communicate via email about our plans. Email info(at)emmanuelgreenwood.org to join mailing list. -- The service will be recorded and sent our by email via YouTube each Sunday evening. _ If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the parish office or JT, personally. -- Following each service, we will evaluate and make adjustments as needed.
Contemplative Prayer: Is held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in St. Georges Chapel in the Parish sanctuary. Social distancing is practiced, and masks will be provided to those without one.
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We invite you to follow The Rev. John Taliaferro Thomas as he shares weekly videos via YouTube. Sermons are also available on the sermon blog. Each week Emmanuel sends an update with our prayers, announcements and a message from the rector's desk. Deacon Karulynn Koelliker leads a service of prayers for help and healing via Zoom conferencing Wednesdays at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. To keep the Zoom secure, please request invite via email.
This is the table, not of the Church but of Jesus Christ. It is made ready for those who love God and who want to love God more. So come, you who have much faith and you who have little, You who have been here often and you who have not been for a long time or ever before. You who have tried to follow and all of us who have failed. These are the gifts of God for the People of God.
Adapted from The Iona Community, Iona Abbey Worship Book, (Glasgow, UK: Wild Goose Publications, 2001), 53.