Sundays at 10am
Come experience an Episcopal service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. in our Sanctuary, where traditions meet thoughtful contemporary perspectives. On Sunday, December 11th, Emmanuel Music will perform a motet by Johann Hermann Schein, Ich freue mich im Herren (I delight greatly in the Lord) and Bach Cantata 10, Meine Seel erhebt den Herren (My soul magnifies the Lord) as part of the worship service. Please join us afterward for refreshments and conversation in the Parish Hall.
Join us for Christmas services
Wednesday, December 21, 7:30 pm in the Leslie Lindsey Chapel: Blue Christmas on the Longest Night, a service of lament with Holy Eucharist and healing prayer
We will be joined by the clergy and congregation of Church of the Covenant.
Saturday, December 24 – Christmas Eve in the Sanctuary
7:00 pm – Carol Sing
7:30 pm – Festival Holy Eucharist, with
BWV 133 – “Ich freue mich in dir”
Sunday, December 25, 10:00 am in the Lindsey Chapel.
Sunday, January 1, 10:00 am in the Lindsey Chapel
Check out This Week at Emmanuel Church to read about some of the things that are important to us.
Emmanuel Church is proud to be among other religious organizations who have stepped up to serve the homeless community after the closing of the Long Island homeless shelter in October of 2014.
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“Book officiant.” That’s what all the bridal magazines told me to do at least nine months before the wedding.
To be honest, with a year to plan I’d been more preoccupied with short ribs or halibut, buttercream or fondant, than with deciding who would perform our ceremony. But somewhere between selecting mini crab flautas to be served during cocktail hour and corn bisque for a starter, I realized the menu shouldn’t be my top priority. For the first time, Eric and I would have to explicitly address our different religious backgrounds and decide how Judaism and Christianity would factor into our life together.
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During a worship service a while back, the chorus of Emmanuel Music sang a motet Der Herr denket an uns, which is #9 in Johann Hermann Schein’s Israels Brünnlein collection. The text is from Psalm 115, verses 12–15. I sat there in my usual spot in the third row, soaking up the beauty in my usual way—not following along in the program but just watching the singers, players, and John Harbison’s conducting dance. And listening. Listening with a ferocious desire for bigger ears so I could take in this miracle of sound that we call music.
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