VBS 2017

Come join us for this year’s Vacation Bible School June 26-30 from 9am – 12pm.  This year children will “Go Forth” and learn that serving others not only brings them closer to Christ, but can be a lot of fun too!

The week of activities ends 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 welcome and encourage youth in grades 6-12 to volunteer!

Deadline to register is June 15th so don’t delay.  Forms can be found on our website (VBS Registration 2017) or in the church office.  For questions please email:  vbs@emmanuelepiscopal.net.

Happy Easter!

Alleluia, Christ is Risen.  The Lord is Risen Indeed!  Join us for Easter services at 8:00 a.m. or 10:15 a.m.

It’s a celebration!

We’re located in Orlando, just off of Corrine Drive near Baldwin Park.  1603 E. Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32803.  Click here for directions.

Easter Vigil

7:30 PM on Saturday: The Great Vigil of Easter

with the Kindling of the New Fire, the Vigil of lessons that tell the story of redemption, and the first Easter celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Tenebrae Service

Tenebrae will be held tonight (Apr. 12) at 7:00.  This service is distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms are read and chanted by the Emmanuel Mens’ Choir.  Tenebrae is a very emotional and moving service; one not to be missed.

Location information for Emmanuel Episcopal Church is:

1603 E. Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32803

Palm Sunday 2017

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the day when Christians across the world remember Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem which would culminate in his being led to to his crucifixion. Our time-honored practices will include the Liturgy of the Palms and a palm procession at the 10:15am service. Afterward, we will make Palm Crosses in the parish hall.  Join us! All are welcome!

1603 E. Winter Park Rd., Orlando, FL 32803

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.

Spring forward!

Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 12.  Remember to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed on Saturday!

Lenten Program

Our first foray into Ancient Christian Prayer this past Wednesday was a rousing success! Don’t miss next Wednesday when Deacon Janice will lead the group in the ancient practice of Lectio Divina. Potluck supper starts at 6:00pm (no desserts, please) with Stations of the Cross and our workshops following!

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.

Shrove Tuesday is February 28

The last day before the beginning of Lent is so called because of the Christian practice of making one’s confession, and receiving absolution, being “shriven,” at the outset of Lent. Whatever your Lenten practice is, don’t miss our Pancake Supper on Tuesday, 28 February, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Come join our crack team of EYC Helpers and Bacon Chefs as we send off Epiphanytide! Proceeds go to help our EYC fund!