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Vestry adopts Welcoming Statement

by SKM

Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Orcas Island is a reconciling, affirming, and inclusive Christian community striving through worship and prayer, study and formation, compassion and service, fellowship and community to welcome all people just as God created you. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, […]

Centering Prayer on Vacation

by SKM

Summer is here and so is vacation! Please contact Tom Murdock for more information about the Centering Prayer schedule.  

A message from Bishop Rickel: We are not enemies

by SKM

In 1861, with civil war raging in our country, and in his first inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln closed that address with these words. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every […]

Our Bishop’s Comments on Orlando

by SKM

Dear Ones, Once again our generation is witness to senseless killing from hands that should not have had such simple and easy access to guns, especially guns built for war with excessive killing power.  Such guns have no place on our streets. We witness yet again radicalized and misused religion as well, focused on hate […]

Our Rector’s Reflections on Orlando

by SKM

Heading out to church early Sunday morning I was hazily aware of what had happened in Orlando. Throughout the day I gathered more and more information about the appalling attack but I felt myself strangely detached and numb, very different from other occasions of barbaric acts of terror where I felt deep emotions arise of […]

New online photo directory being launched

by SKM

  Our new online directory is being launched through the CTRN web site, the organization which manages the web site, and is ready for members to view and edit their profiles as well as upload pictures. Parishioners will  be receiving an email next week from CTRN that will give you login information and directions to confirm […]

Introduction to Islam

by SKM

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish invites you to a twelve session introductory series on Islam. We will gather to watch a half hour video presentation by Prof John Esposito, Ph.D. from Georgetown University followed by a group discussion for another half hour. The purpose of this series is to help us understand this important world religion, it’s […]

Message from our Bishop: Eastern Washington Fires

by SKM

Dear Ones, You’ve seen it on the news. You’ve heard about it on the radio. Maybe you’ve heard from friends or family in the crisis areas, smelled the smoke or driven through an area of our State on fire. Currently 25 fires large and small are listed as active in our state, affecting approximately 486,000 […]

Celebration of New Ministry

by SKM

Emmanuel Episcopal Parish invites the community to celebrate with us the renewal of our ministry and the welcoming of our new rector Berto Gándara on Sunday, February 8 at 10 a.m. at Emmanuel Church. Since starting his pastoral duties last summer, Berto, as he is familiarly known, has said that he intends for his service […]

Bucks vs. Ducks

by SKM

A Win-Win Challenge benefitting Episcopal Relief & Development With The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the University of Oregon Ducks meeting in the first NCAA National Championship football game, the bishops of Ohio and Oregon are challenging their dioceses to see who can raise the most donations for Episcopal Relief & Development. Donations of any […]