A Word from the Pastor – Oct 2019

This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, the God who summons horses and chariots and armies—they lie down and then can’t get up; they’re snuffed out like so many candles: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history…. Read More ›

“I heard a SNAP at EPC. What is SNAP?”

SNAP stands for Sustainability, Nature, Animal Projects at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. The mission committee has many wonderful programs going on this year. The group feels there is a need to engage in ecology mission aspects for the Emmanuel congregation to be better stewards of the environment and appreciate all of the awesome creatures and resources… Read More ›

A Word from the Pastor – Eternal Life

What is happening in your life right now? Are you in a happy routine of family, work and friends? Are you experiencing a period of upheaval, such as new health crisis or a major job transition? Are you in the exciting initial stages of a new relationship? Or are you in a period of grief… Read More ›

A Word From the Pastor: Appreciation

The longer I am here at Emmanuel, the more I have come to appreciate the staff. While I mentioned them in the Annual Report, those kinds of mentions can feel very routine and not necessarily sincere. And yet, as those who interact with Carolyn, Michael, Keith (and now) Lori know, they each inspire sincere appreciation… Read More ›

A Word from the Pastor: January 2019

It has been hard to get out of bed lately. Ever since the cold spell hit (well…cold for natives like myself) the warmth and coziness under the covers has seemed like a little Eden surrounded by the outer darkness of the early morning chill. But I don’t imagine everyone feels this way. For some, the… Read More ›

A Word from the Pastor: Why Wait?

In the 56 years since Emmanuel was first planted as a church community, technology and commerce has sped up our lives exponentially. For example, as soon as we think of the perfect present for someone on our list, we can grab our phones, look it up on Amazon, purchase with one click and Santa’s Elves… Read More ›

Thanksgiving Week Events

Please join us for the following events taking place this week at Emmanuel: THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE We will begin our Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday evening, November 21, at 7:00PM when we join our friends from Crosswinds Presbyterian Church in the EPC sanctuary.  The service will include the celebration of Holy Communion and music from a combined EPC/CPC choirs.  Please… Read More ›

A Word from the Pastor – Oct 2018

Greetings to you, brothers and sisters in Christ! It is my great pleasure to join you in your ministry here at Emmanuel. I am so excited about the work, the fellowship and the worship that will unite us during this interim period. In preparation for October 1st (my start date at EPC), I have been… Read More ›

A word from the pastor – Sept 2018

Dear Friends— George and I want to thank you for all your expressions of love and friendship upon my retirement. We have so many lovely memories of the worship service and luncheon on July 29, and so many tangible tokens of your thoughtfulness. The beautiful olivewood cross is hanging in our living room and the… Read More ›