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.

Music at Emmanuel Dec. 3

The Bell Choir and Men’s Schola (short for Schola cantorum – school for singers) have been hard at work to raise the quality of their offerings and increase their impact upon the life of the parish. On December 3rd, both of these ensembles will be featured at Evensong, providing all the service music required by the Office.  Also at Evensong on December 3rd, our special guest Tim Smith, Director of Music and Organist at All Saints’, Winter Park, will play a short recital after the Office is sung. His program will include works of Bach, Mozart and Stanford. At Lessons and Carols on the 17th, we will be joined once again by a String Quartet. Special programming for the balance of the 2017-2018 season will be announced in the Evensong bulletin.

There will be a reception in the courtyard following the concert.

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!

Dinner Groups are coming to Emmanuel!

Let’s get together for dinner!  Sign up today to join others for a casual meal sometime in the coming weeks or months.  No serious obligation, just a chance to gather together for food and fellowship.  Sign-up sheets will be available in the Narthex, or you can sign up online.  See the link below for the online form:

Dinner Groups sign-up form

Stewardship continues…

Thank you for joining us for our Stewardship Brunch last Sunday! This week, we’ll have 2018 pledge cards for everyone as we look forward to our in-gathering at the end of the month. Remembering our vision for the school, here’s a brief reflection:


The 8/18 Vision

Our ministry is already grounded in two of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Orlando, Audubon and Baldwin Parks. In addition, many of our people come from across Orlando to enjoy our community. As the school across the street comes online in 8/18…

We want to have a hands-on ministry to the school, working towards an after-care program that meets the needs of busy families, as well as sharing Christ’s love with the students.

We want to deepen our Children’s Formation. Having a Children and Family Minister to help develop and administer weekday and weekend programming will allow us to keep our kids trained in the ways of the Gospel

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.

Financial Peace University at Emmanuel


What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money and start planning for your future. If you’re interested in learning more about the class, message Trey Cottrell (trey.cottrell@gmail.com)! Because we’re offering it at Emmanuel just for you starting September 19th!
To learn  more and sign up, visit:  Financial Peace University for Emmanuel

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!