The Sesquicentennial Celebration & Lent at Emmanuel, 2018

Emmanuel’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

Portrait of Eugene Sutton, Bishop of Maryland


I trust you are as excited as I am to be part of the big celebration this Sunday, 18 March 2018. We are prepared to welcome (and seat!) all of our parishioners and guests for the service and the reception following.

Many thanks to the dozen plus folks who pitched in to give the church and hall a good cleaning!

Here is the schedule for the morning.

  • 8:00 AM Church opens
  • 8:30 Vestry Meeting with Bishop Sutton in the Parlor
  • 9:15 Bishop Sutton Meets with Confirmation Candidates in All Saints Chapel
  • 9:30 Acolytes and Chalicists meet and vest in the Parlor
  • 10:00 Service Begins
  • 11:30 Reception Begins in the Parish Hall
  • 12:00 Noon “Hats Off to Emmanuel Church”
  • 1:00 PM Reception winds down

The Rev’d Canon Dr. Mark Gatza

Lent 2018

Tuesdays in Lent – Holy Communion & Prayers for Healing at 10:00 AM in the Maryan Room of the Parish Hall.

Wednesdays in Lent – Noonday prayers, Salad Lunch and Lent Program beginning at 12:00 Noon in the Maryan Room of the Parish Hall.

  • 2018 Program:

    “The Gospel in Stained Glass”


Holy Week

Palm Sunday: 25 March 2018 – Sunday Services at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM and 12 Noon

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 – Tenebrae Service at 7:00 PM

Maundy Thursday: 29 March 2018, Service at 7:00PM

Good Friday: 30 March 2018

  • Stations of the Cross & Service at 12 Noon
  • Good Friday Service at 7:00 PM

Saturday: 31 March – the Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 PMLent Madness 2012


And be sure to follow Lent Madness! Go to to read biographies of this year’s saints and vote for your favorites!

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