|Date Posted||April 27, 2023|
Southwestern Virginia (Jonathan Harris)
|Diocesan Compensation Info||www.dioswva.org|
|Is there a rectory?||No|
|Average Sunday Attendance||65|
|Child Population in Church School||10|
|Adult Population in Church School||12|
|Teacher Population in Church School||3|
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Liturgical style and practice
Worship is at the center of all that we do. We value liturgy rooted in Episcopal tradition and preaching that brings God’s Word alive with clarity and conviction. Music is integral to our community’s experience of God, and deepens our connection with God. Worship at Emmanuel is generally formal and traditional following the liturgy of the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer. Rite I is used as a said service at 8:00 am Sunday services. The 10:30 am Sunday service typically follows the Rite II liturgy. Emmanuel has a longstanding reputation for its strong music program. A new Colby pipe organ was installed in 2021. Hymns, service music, anthems and voluntary music are carefully planned to coordinate with the liturgy and lectionary. Our liturgies include: mid-week healing service Wednesdays at 12:15pm in Bledsoe Chapel, Saturday evening Eucharist at 5pm in Bledsoe Chapel, Holy Week liturgies of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, an Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, as well as Easter Day. Lay led Evening Prayer services are offered frequently. Rally Day, an outdoors, less formal Eucharist, and parish picnic at the beginning of the church school year.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church is steady, open-minded, and welcoming. Our community adheres closely to the core teachings of Holy Scripture and Episcopal tradition, while striving to meet others wherever they are on their spiritual journeys. We are an inclusive church, embracing all of God’s people. As a prominent downtown church in Bristol VA, we work to balance the fostering of the parish community with meeting the needs of our surrounding neighbors. Navigating our place in the Bristol community has centered on relationships. Across the parish, congregants value the relationships made within the church that reach outside the walls of Emmanuel.
Connecting the Gospel message with 21st century America.
The Rev. Cn. Jonathan F. Harris
Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
540 588 4586 (mobile)
Application deadline - October 2, 2023