Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Celebrating The Paradoxes of Christianity Franklin, VA
Emmanuel Episcopal Church

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400 N. High Street
Franklin, VA 23851



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Who We Are

We are young and old, contemporary and traditional, live singly and in extended families, economically prosperous and struggling to make ends meet, conservative and liberal, biblical yet open to new ideas, utterly committed to one another in strong community, deeply rooted yet always growing. We celebrate life in the love of the Lord who makes us one in his body. We invite you to journey with us.

About Us

Downtown, Traditional Liturgy, Spirit-filled, Progressive, Inclusive, Historic, Multigenerational

Community Service, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Choir, Youth Group, Nursery, Adult Education, Seniors Ministry

Traditional Hymns, Organ, Contemporary, Passionate Reverent






Our Services

What are services like?
Our 8 a.m. service is a modern language Holy Communion service offered in the quiet reverence of early morning. Our 10:30 service varies from a glorious traditional language Anglican Morning Prayer with Communion, to 20th Century language Holy Communion, to Enriching Our Worship-- an inclusive language service for the current world. Likewise, the music, though always carefully planned, varies from the best of classical hymns to recently composed music. Whatever the service, we offer our best efforts to rejoice in the Glory of God and the beauty of holiness. Christians of all ages and denominations are welcomed to receive communion. You will find people wearing everything from designer labels to blue-jeans and flip-flops.

What is the community like?
The community here is loving, committed to helping and serving one another, trying our best to pattern our lives in the image and teachings of Jesus. In other words, we are more interested in being Christ-like than what most people would describe as being a Christian. Children are always welcome, and become lifelong friends.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Folks with questions are always welcome. We will not try to force any particular belief system on you, but allow your to discover your personal belief for yourself. . Anyone who thinks that they know exactly what God is like is mistaken, because "the love of God is broader than the measure of the mind."

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