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 […]
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 […]
The Rev. José Roberto Perea, or Berto as he is better known, has accepted the call to become Rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Parish of Orcas Island. He will begin his ministry on August 17, 2014. Here’s a detailed biography.
The reality is that the season of Lent, which Christians have practiced for so many centuries, is about the same kind of yearning for greater light in the world, whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere. The word “Lent” means “lengthen” and it’s about the days getting longer. The early Church […]
Do you have Christmas shopping to finish? Have you shopped the rock and not been able to find that special something locally? Are you about to go to the Amazon web site? Please start your Amazon shopping at the El Hogar website: www.elhogar.org and click on the word Amazon on the top right of the […]
Emmanuel is now flying the pride flag (weather permitting) along with many businesses in Eastsound. Here is a wonderful explanation of what a pleasant surprise this was for a new parishioner that was originally posted on the Integrity blog on September 27. 3,730 miles is the distance from my hometown in Puerto Rico to […]