An occasional series of reflections from parishioners on Emmanuel Church
How has Emmanuel buried itself so deeply in my heart? The word “simple” comes to mind. I love the simplicity of the clear glass windows that let in the sunlight, the dogwoods, and the oaks in all the seasons. I love the smallish size of the church, the welcome and acceptance that I feel when entering it, and the joy of making music in the choir. I love taking our black lab, Sweet Pea, on Ted Caplow’s Nature Trail so she can play in the waters of Stockton Creek. At this moment we are blessed to have strong leadership from the clergy and vestry. They have looked at the very real need around us and have responded by kicking us into higher gear through Scott House and the joint Crozet Ministries. Strong leadership deserves followers who make it possible to power this higher gear. We all need to familiarize ourselves with Sign Up Genius and fill in where we see gaps. We are regularly attracting new members; we are all responsible for making them feel as welcome as we feel.
There is SO MUCH GOOD in Emmanuel. It takes work and pledges of time and money to keep it that way and to share it.