Amor Mission Trip 2018

by Dirk Van Dyke This past President’s Day weekend, for the 16th year in a row, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church sent a contingent to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico, to build a house for a family with housing needs. This year, we worked with the Duarte family of Puerto Penasco to build an Amor house. For… Read More ›

A Word from the Pastor – March 2018

Lent and Easter arrive on the early side this year. Ash Wednesday fell on the same day as Valentine’s Day, and Easter will fall on April 1. A pastor friend of mine says he is going to preach on being “fools for Christ” (I Corinthians 4:10) this Easter Sunday since it coincides with April Fool’s… Read More ›

A word from the Pastor – December 2017

Dear Friends— On December 2, 1962, a group of 45 worshipers and their pastor, the Rev. Bill Barrett, met in a borrowed church sanctuary on Greenway Road and were chartered as Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. Things were different 55 years ago. Some of us remember those days. In 1962 the cold war was freezing over and… Read More ›

Special Christmas Services

Missions Fundraiser Bake Sale – December 10th Following the worship service, come by and help support our missions and get some tasty holiday treats. Children’s Christmas Program – December 17th Our Sunday School children will present a Christmas Skit in the fellowship hall following worship. Two Christmas Eve Services – December 24th 7:30pm and at… Read More ›

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Once again this year we will be gathering on Thanksgiving Eve at 7:30 for a brief service of praise and thanksgiving, followed by time for fellowship and refreshments. Our friends from Crosswinds Presbyterian Church will be joining us and there will be a combined choir. Please plan to join us in offering our thanks to… Read More ›

A Word From the Pastor – November 2017

Each year November brings us to our stewardship emphasis time when each of us has an opportunity to express our gratitude for God’s blessings in our lives and the life of our church. With EPC’s 55th anniversary just around the corner, we certainly have many blessings for which to be thankful. Gratitude is more than… Read More ›

Shoebox Ministry’s Undie Sundie

EPC will provide a collection box in the narthex through October 1, 2017. Please remember that only NEW, packaged items will be accepted. In addition to underwear, Shoebox Ministries is also attempting to collect 40,000 pairs of new socks to wrap for local shelters to distribute as Christmas gifts for the homeless. www.shoeboxministry.org

A Word From the Pastor – Sept 2017

This past summer brought with it some challenges we hadn’t expected. The routine surgery Jimmy Tunnell underwent on May 1 resulted in a month in ICU and weeks in rehab. (We’re so grateful he’s now returned home and recovering well!) The monsoon storm in early August necessitated the cancellation of Sunday worship for the first… Read More ›

A Word from the Pastor – June 2017

For many of us the summer months provide time for a break. School is out. Our choir goes on hiatus. Sunday school has a different format and the youth group goes into summer mode. The session and board of deacons have a lighter schedule. And for many of us, summer means vacation time. As we… Read More ›

A Word From the Pastor – May 2017

The Presbyterian Historical Society’s website includes some interesting information about US Presidents and their connection to Presbyterianism. In 1913, Presbyterian elder Woodrow Wilson became President of the United States. The former president of Princeton University came from a long line of Presbyterian ministers and elders. Andrew Jackson, born of Scotch-Irish roots in South Carolina, worshiped… Read More ›