Emmanuel Episcopal Church
|Date Posted||September 25, 2017|
Missouri (Joe Chambers)
|Health Benefits||Full Family|
|Communicants in Good Standing||754|
|Average Sunday Attendance||243|
|Child Population in Church School||143|
|Adult Population in Church School||98|
|Teacher Population in Church School||10|
Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves, Missouri is a strong and healthy parish in a vibrant suburb of St. Louis. For 150 years Emmanuel and been a solid presence in the neighborhood, the St. Louis region, and in the Diocese of Missouri. With active and passionate lay leaders, many young families, and an incredible tradition of community gatherings, Emmanuel is ripe with opportunities for mission, outreach, and continued fellowship. At the core of this church community is thoughtful and intentional worship that has been their custom for many years.
Other than the standard challenges the wider church faces, Emmanuel's greatest challenge is its propensity for resisting change. Traditions, good and otherwise, seem to be guarded closely by it's oldest members. However, newer members without a connection to the past seem enthusiastic and interested to take on active leadership roles which increase the flexibility in the organization. Emmanuel seeks a gifted rector who can traverse these challenges with strategic leadership and grace.
The Rev. Canon Joseph Chambers
Canon to the Ordinary
Episcopal Diocese of Missouri