Lessons and Carols 2017

This year’s Lessons and Carols program will be Sunday, December 17 at 10:15 a.m.  Once again, we will be joined by a String Quartet drawn from players associated with the Orlando and Brevard Orchestras.  Repertory will include Works of Ravenscroft, Titcomb, Mendelssohn and Purcell and hymns and choral pieces reflecting the readings and the season.  We will once again use the sequence of nine Lessons developed at Kings College, Cambridge.
This special event is made possible not only by your musicians, but also by gifts made in response to appeals from the Music Guild.  Guest musicians are not provided for in the regular operating budget of the parish.  The Music Guild’s 2017 Advent Appeal opened on Advent I.  It is still in progress.  Envelopes are to be found in the Narthex and at the Garden Entrance.  Please make your check payable to Emmanuel Church, mark it Music Guild, put it in an envelope and drop it in the alms basin with your regular offering.  You may also mail it to the office, or drop it off during the week.
Please plan to be present for the service, which is among the year’s highlights.

Advent Festival 2017

ADVENT STARTS this week! We’ve got lots of events coming up for you to enjoy, and opportunities for your involvement!

Dec. 10, Advent Festival: Following the 10:15am service, please join us for Emmanuel’s Advent Festival, with crafts, lunch, and a bake sale to benefit our outreach, and of course Jack Austin’s Anglican Chant Boot Camp.

Christ the King Sunday

We hope you had a refreshing Thanksgiving Holiday! Join us this Sunday to worship the King before you return to work, school, or otherwise on Monday!

Men’s Steak Night

Fellas! Steak night is coming on Nov. 4! Make sure you get your RSVP into David Lapham as soon as you can!

Email Dave at Laphamdavid@gmail.com

Rally Sunday

September 17 is Rally Sunday!  After the 10:15 a.m. service, our Sunday School students will meet their teachers and sign up for classes. It’s also an opportunity to get to know the many amazing ministries of the parish. If you’re in leadership of one of our guilds or ministry groups, please contact Fr. David ASAP to lock in a table.

EYC Returns this Sunday

We’re back after our little Summer break! Youth, meet us here at church at 6:00pm for the best hang in the Park District. We’ll have so much pizza, so many funs, and to kick off our season, a huge snowball fight! Don’t miss it!

VBS 2017

VBS 2017 was a HUGE success!  This year children learned to “Go Forth” and were taught that serving others not only brings them closer to Christ, but can be a lot of fun too!

The week of activities ended with an epic water day and cookout!  VBS is open to all rising K-5 graders, $10 per child or $15 per family.   We also welcomed and encouraged youth in grades 6-12 to volunteer!

See you next year for VBS 2018!

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Holy Week begins April 9

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday with 8:00 and 10:15 services on April 9.  It continues with Tenebrae on Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m.  Tenebrae is a service of lessons, prayers, and musical offerings to help us focus on the battle between darkness and light.  Those who attended last year for the first time remarked how meaningful it was for them.

Maundy Thursday service will also be at 7:00 p.m. and the focus will be on three mandates: “Do this in remembrance of me,” the institution of the Eucharist at the last supper and the command to love and serve one another as evidenced in the foot washing.  We conclude this dramatic and moving service with the stripping of the altar, leaving us with on the Good Friday cross to contemplate.

Good Friday services will be at noon and 7:00 p.m. where we’ll think and meditate on Christ’s passion and his death for our sins. We will walk the Stations of the Cross beginning at 6:00 p.m.

All of this will end with glorious services at 8:00 and 10:15 on April 16, Easter Sunday!  Between the services will be Easter Breakfast at 9:00. All are welcome!

If you’re searching for a church in Orlando to celebrate Easter, we would love for you to join us.  Our address is 1603 E. Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32803.

Ash Wednesday is March 1

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, 1 March. It is customary for Christians across the world to attend church services on this day and receive ashes on the forehead as a sign of penitence. Join us at Emmanuel for services that day at 12:05pm and 7:00pm.

Souper Bowl Sunday!

This Sunday is Souper Bowl Sunday! Please bring cans of soup to church on February 5. Donations may be left in the bin in the Narthex. Thank you!