Jun
4
10:30 am10:30

Pentecost

Wear red to celebrate the Feast of the Pentecost, which is also Mary Sulerud's final service as Emmanuel's interim rector.

 

Jun
4
12:00 pm12:00

Emmanuel Cook-Out

Save the date! Celebrate the end of another successful program year, bid farewell to the choir and our interim rector, Mary Sulerud, and kick-off the summer.


May
21
10:30 am10:30

Kirkin' o' the Tartan

The Scottish ceremony of ''Kirkin' O' the Tartan'' will take place at Emmanuel Episcopal Church during the regular Sunday morning 10:30 a.m. service. This will include members from the Baltimore St. Andrew's Society, and a bagpipe and drums band (TBD). Invite your friends and wear your kilt for this special event!

May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Orioles Outing

All are welcome to join the Urbanites to watch the Orioles take on the Blue Jays. Tickets are $22. Contact Liz Shaner for more information. 

Read St. Readings
May
12
6:00 pm18:00

Read St. Readings

Please join us on Friday, May 12 at 6PM in the Brent Room for the second Read St. Reading, Emmanuel's literary reading series, featuring poetry by Andria Nacina Cole, Ailish Hopper, and KL Parr. Brief conversation with the writers to follow. Donations appreciated; light refreshments provided.

May
7
9:10 am09:10

Adult Forum - Brent Laytham, "Resurrecting Creation"

Dr. Brent Laytham, Dean of Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s University. Climate change and a ‘green pope’ are among the reasons Christians have begun to reclaim the importance of the doctrine of creation. Yet we seldom connect that with the gospel word that God has raised “the firstborn of all creation” – Jesus of Nazareth – from death. The Easter season is a good time to consider why creation matters for resurrection, and why resurrection matters for creation.

This event will take place in the Gallery. 

Apr
30
9:10 pm21:10

Adult Forum - Susan Fisher Sullam, "Monument Men: A Local Story"

As a member of Dwight Eisenhower's staff during WWII, Joel Fisher kept the memos detailing one of the greatest treasure hunts in history. His documents, found by his daughter Susan Sullam, chronicled how Americans located and recovered billions of dollars worth of gold, currency and artworks looted from the homes, museums and churches looted by the Nazis. She became a journalist and has spoken broadly on how the treasure was located and largely returned.

This event will take place in the Gallery. 

Apr
22
5:00 pm17:00

Urbanites Outing to Peabody Conservatory Gospel Concert

Two of Baltimore's finest gospel choirs, Ark Church's Divine Voices of Praise and New Shiloh's Sanctuary Choir, will perform on the Conservatory's main stage. Tickets are free, all are welcome. RSVP to Liz Shaner by April 18th to sit with the Emmanuel group.

 

Apr
18
7:00 pm19:00

Book Group

Empire Falls. A blue collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Richard Russo, Empire Falls. Richard Russo delves deep into the blue collar heart of American in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace. Please bring a snack to share if your last name starts with M-Z.

Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM at the home of Julia Schnupp.

Apr
17
Apr 21

Emmanuel Offices Closed

The parish offices will be closed to the public from Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21. Messages left for the office will be monitored but messages and emails left for individuals may not be returned until the following week. We hope you will show your appreciation to our parish staff for the outstanding work they have done to help us journey together through this Easter season.

Apr
16
12:00 pm12:00

Easter Egg Hunt

In addition to a festive coffee hour, children will be given bags to collect brightly, colored Easter eggs hidden throughout the church buildings. Please contact Joe Wood, jwood@emmanueldowntown.org if you would like to help stuff plastic eggs, hide them and help with this event.

Apr
9
10:30 am10:30

Palm Sunday - One Service Only

10:30 am service ONLY! Weather permitting: Procession of the Palms from Mount Vernon Square, Saint Matthew Passion read dramatically, Holy Eucharist. 

There will be no coffee hour. All will depart in silence to begin Holy Week.

Apr
2
9:10 am09:10

Adult Forum - Neil O'Farrell, "Mystics of the Millennium"

A Mystical Lent: Reflections on Writings of History’s Great Mystics, a Three Part Series


MAR 19 – The Desert Fathers
MAR 26 – Dark Ages Mystics Week
APR 2 – The Mystics of the Millennium


Although the subject may sound dry and academic, what we will explore is nothing of the sort. The writings of the mystics give us an invitation to mark Lent and Easter not on the basis of self-abnegation and enumerating our “grievous faults,” but rather as a life discipline in deep exploration of our incarnational relationship with the Creator. Lent is a renewing spiritual practice the doesn’t merely get us through the forty day before Easter. Instead, it welcomes us to join with Christ is our own resurrection from the tombs of human limitations. In a period of a thousand years between the dawn of the Christian church and the hinge-point of the second millennium the theology of the mystics urges us not to be constrained by dogma. Rather, we are invited to deepen relationships as the only means of understanding Jesus, his birth, teachings, suffering, and resurrection, and how to live into this Christian age.
 

This event will take place in the Gallery

Mar
26
9:10 am09:10

Adult Forum - Neil O'Farrell, "Dark Ages Mystics"

A Mystical Lent: Reflections on Writings of History’s Great Mystics, a Three Part Series


MAR 19 – The Desert Fathers
MAR 26 – Dark Ages Mystics Week
APR 2 – The Mystics of the Millennium


Although the subject may sound dry and academic, what we will explore is nothing of the sort. The writings of the mystics give us an invitation to mark Lent and Easter not on the basis of self-abnegation and enumerating our “grievous faults,” but rather as a life discipline in deep exploration of our incarnational relationship with the Creator. Lent is a renewing spiritual practice the doesn’t merely get us through the forty day before Easter. Instead, it welcomes us to join with Christ is our own resurrection from the tombs of human limitations. In a period of a thousand years between the dawn of the Christian church and the hinge-point of the second millennium the theology of the mystics urges us not to be constrained by dogma. Rather, we are invited to deepen relationships as the only means of understanding Jesus, his birth, teachings, suffering, and resurrection, and how to live into this Christian age.
 

This event will take place in the Gallery

Mar
19
11:45 am11:45

EEC Discussion Group about Racism

A group of EEC congregants meet bi-weekly for a conversation about understanding racism and how we can end it wherever we encounter it. The group meets after church from 11:45 to 1:00 in the Brent Room. Please email Becky Snow at rvsbres[at] verizon [dot] net if you want to get regular updates on discussion topics.

Next meeting to be held on March 19 at 11:45 in the Brent Room.

Mar
19
9:10 am09:10

Adult Forum - Neil O'Farrell, "The Desert Fathers"

A Mystical Lent: Reflections on Writings of History’s Great Mystics, a Three Part Series


MAR 19 – The Desert Fathers
MAR 26 – Dark Ages Mystics Week
APR 2 – The Mystics of the Millennium


Although the subject may sound dry and academic, what we will explore is nothing of the sort. The writings of the mystics give us an invitation to mark Lent and Easter not on the basis of self-abnegation and enumerating our “grievous faults,” but rather as a life discipline in deep exploration of our incarnational relationship with the Creator. Lent is a renewing spiritual practice the doesn’t merely get us through the forty day before Easter. Instead, it welcomes us to join with Christ is our own resurrection from the tombs of human limitations. In a period of a thousand years between the dawn of the Christian church and the hinge-point of the second millennium the theology of the mystics urges us not to be constrained by dogma. Rather, we are invited to deepen relationships as the only means of understanding Jesus, his birth, teachings, suffering, and resurrection, and how to live into this Christian age.
 

This event will take place in the Gallery