Prayer Requests

February 22, 2024

Ruby, Walt, Tom, Charlie, Larry, Shelly, Stephen, Jackie, Connie, Crystal, Shelly, Dean

Birthdays

February 05, 2024

February

3 Greg Oakley
3 Edward Powers
4 Holston Knickerbocker
5 Marjorie Greene
7 Catherine Lamie
8 Brian Knickerbocker
9 Emily Murr
9 Dean Tillison
11 Alethia Haynes
12 Dan Bieger
13 Jane Bachman
13 Aimee Haslam
18 Purslane Haslam
18 Hagan Oakley
20 Allen Rushing
25 Chris Horner
25 James Webb
26 Ronan King
26 John Tickle
28 June Hallums
28 Lana Lavinder
29 Fran McGlothlin

March

3 Wilson Young
5 Lauren Zochowski
6 Lynn Couch
7 Tammy Hardee
7 Gavin Lamie
9 Josie Tickle
13 Addison Jones
13 Judith Wylie
16 Mike Riley
18 David Bettis
18 Karen Johns
19 Shauna Nefos- Webb
20 Harry Gardner
20 Peggy Horner
22 Larry Jayne
25 Jax Bruton
26 Lark Adams
28 Tom Day
28 Barbara Walling
29 Robert Blanton
31 Brianna Adams
31 Ronald Coleman
31 Jackie Everett

April

5 Bill Marburg
8 Richard Armstrong
8 Ann Tickle
9 Susan McCall
11 Amelia Jarrard
11 Anne Neese
15 Lisa Mitchell
15 Mark Morgan
19 Gary Bedwell
28 Bob Hardee
28 Jeremy McLaughlin

May

1 Jonathan Harden
2 Spike Tickle
4 Ann Christ
4 Claire Rainero
5 Jennifer Bemis
5 Seth Graham
7 William King
8 Jo Anne Hairston
8 Linda Rector
10 Jim Woodrum
11 Heather Eisenhart
17 Hallie Young
18 Nathan Jones
19 Margaret Powers
21 Amelia Knickerbocker
21 Tammy Pratt
23 Edward Hitt
25 David Bieger
26 Ford Sikorski
27 Pierce Elliott
27 Jane Haer
27 Linda Riley
27 Michael Webb
31 Steve Green

June

4 Debbie Tidwell
10 Alistair Zaidi
10 Dave Zochowski
11 Jessica McLaughlin
13 Stephanie Yoder
14 Paul Giesey
16 Walt Bressler
16 Judson Rainero
16 Millie Rainero
17 Doug Mitchell
18 Jim McGlothlin
21 Victoria Bettis
22 John Tickle
29 Lawrence Jones
30 Julia Sikorski
30 Audrey Zaidi

July

3 Beth Rogers
5 Brad Adams
6 Ingrid Kancso
9 Cody Dillard
9 Tina Hitt
10 Megan Clark
14 Janet Jayne
14 Becky Johnson
15 Laura Lavinder
19 Martha Wells
21 Nell Bieger
21 Candie Horner
22 Elizabeth Rainero
23 Chelsa Taylor
23 Gabrielle Tidwell
24 Craig Wylie
25 Sharon Eisenhart
27 Tom Rogers
31 Callie Knickerbocker

August

3 Becca Powers
5 Hattie Powers
5 Henry Rainero
6 Jan Bruce
7 Tucker Couch
7 Katy Sikorski
7 Tariq Zaidi
10 Karen Tillison
11 Chad Couch
13 Scott Lamie
22 Farris Lamie
26 Jan Rainero
31 Cathy Armstrong

September

2 Leno Rainero III
5 John Rainero
6 Veronica Taylor
7 Daniel Gardner
10 Laura Fuller
13 Zac Bruton
14 Sue Mancabelli
15 Frank Goodpasture III
15 Chet Sikorski
16 Ashley McLaughlin
16 Challen Walling
16 Christina Walling
17 Doug Mancabelli
18 Rebecca Crawford
18 Kim Day
19 Elaine Coleman
23 Bryan Young
23 Valerie Zochowski
24 Sandra Rushing
26 Vaughn Bruton

October

2 Barrett Bruton
9 Jane Rainero
9 Leno Rainero IV
10 Elliott Eisenhart
10 Holdon Hairston
10 Patty Mitchell
13 Brittany Bruton
16 Corey Lavinder
19 Kane Snyder
20 Julia Callahan
28 Charlie Christ
28 Hollie Lavinder
29 Cher Young
30 Evan Clark
31 Barbara Sue Kurre
31 Preston Mitchell

November

9 Hilary Hurst
11 Nancy Wood
12 Harrison Lamie
13 Kyla Duncan
14 Jud Powers
16 Fred Knickerbocker
17 Jackie Fuller
17 Ronnie Gentry
18 Rene' Rodgers
19 Jeremy Johnson
19 Gayle Stevens
21 Juniper Haslam
21 Ann Oakley
25 Richard Horner
26 Victoria Zaidi
27 Jon Clark
30 Fran Combs

December

2 Denise Rowe
3 Mary Curtin
3 Rachel Morgan
3 Christina Zochowski
5 Kingsley Snyder
6 Martha Litton
7 Mary Beth Rainero
10 Lint Ellington
11 Robyn Kealey
13 Michael Haslam
15 Thelma Blair
15 Bob Bruce
16 Chad Couch
21 Jerry Green
22 Loretta Trayer
24 Mary Armstrong
24 Doris Hagey
24 Audra Jones
24 Elizabeth Oakley
25 Kira Adams
30 Robert Rodgers
30 Matthew Wood
31 Michael Johnston

Wedding Anniversaries

February 05, 2024

February

9 Beth and Tom Rogers
12 Ann and John Tickle
20 Liz and Leno Rainero

March

None

April

11 Fran and Jim McGlothlin
22 Cher and Bryan Young
28 Nancy and Matt Wood

May

17 Janet and Larry Jayne
25 Nell and Dan Bieger

June

6 Lisa and Spike Tickle
9 Kim and Tom Day
14 Rachel and Mark Morgan
15 Jackie and John Ed Fuller
19 Barbara and Challen Walling

July

3 Ann and Charlie Christ
7 Susan and Fred Knickerbocker
10 Ashley and Jeremy McLaughlin
12 Sue and Doug Mancabelli
14 Brittany and Zac Bruton
17 Peggy and Richard Horner
17 Jerry Green and Daniel Gardner Gardner
18 Sharon and Heather Eisenhart
24 Maggie and Steve Green
28 Mary Beth and Charlie Joe Rainero

August

1 Cathy and Richard Armstrong
4 Shawna and Brian Knickerbocker
5 Jan and Leno Rainero
10 Catherine and Scott Lamie
12 Aimee and Michael Haslam
15 Sandra and Allen Rushing
17 Lark and Brad Adams
22 Judith and Craig Wylie
23 Tammy and Bob Hardee
23 Hollie and Matt Lavinder
31 Elaine and Ron Coleman

September

3 Jan and Bob Bruce
4 Becca and Ed Powers
9 Jackie and Eric Everett
11 Ann and Greg Oakley
12 Jo Anne and Tom Hairston
14 Megan and Jon Clark
22 Hilary and Ron Hurst
23 Katie and Kyla Duncan
27 Moseley and Cody Snyder
30 Karen and Dean Tillison

October

2 Lisa and Doug Mitchell
3 Mary and Tommy Curtin

November

Wedding Anniversaries
9 Valerie and Dave Zochowski
11 Martha Wells and Harry Gardner

December

12 Annette Perkins and Michael Johnston Perkins
16 Stephanie and Chris Yoder
20 Anne and Raymond Davis
23 Victoria and David Bettis
31 Tina and Ed Hitt
31 Shauna Nefos Webb and Michael Webb

Miscellaneous Notices

June 15, 2023

Parish Office
You may contact the Parish Office by calling (276) 669-9488 or emailing emmanuelbristol@gmail.com. Office hours are Monday–Thursday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Emmanuel Nursery
The nursery is open on Sunday starting at 9:00 a.m. for children age 3 and under. If at 11:00 a.m. there are no children, the nursery will close.

Altar Flowers
Do you need a way to recognize a birthday, or anniversary? Would you like to give a memorial, recognize a special occasion, or give thanks to God for His blessings? Why not do so by sponsoring altar flowers? The cost is $100 per Sunday and after Sunday services you may share the flowers with a friend, a sick or shut-in parishioner, or enjoy them in your home. For more information, contact the Parish Office (276-669-9488) or emmanuelbristol@gmail.com.

Pastoral Support
If you are in need of pastoral support, please contact the rector directly or by contacting the Parish Office (276-669-9488) or emmanuelbristol@gmail.com.

Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is in need of several substitute drivers the first Wednesday of each month. If you are willing to assist, please contact the Parish Office (276-669-9488) or emmanuelbristol@gmail.com.

Rector Search

June 12, 2023

Greetings Emmanuel Community,

The Rector Search Committee has been working hard since its appointment by the vestry, and we want to provide the parish with an update on our work and what has been accomplished thus far. The committee first met soon after the parish leadership retreat in February. Under the leadership of committee chair Shauna Nefos-Webb, information was gathered through surveys and a series of listening sessions. This information, which supplemented the work done at the leadership retreat by a cross-section of parishioners who identified core values and codified Emmanuel’s vision and mission, was used by the committee to inform and guide the committee.

Canon Jonathan Harris, diocesan transition officer responsible for managing clergy changes within the diocese, traveled to Emmanuel to meet with the Search Committee on March 8. Canon Harris led the group in discussing the process in detail. The committee then began its work to identify and agree upon tasks needing to be accomplished and to set goals with target completion dates. Significant work went into writing and formatting Emmanuel’s Parish Profile, a comprehensive marketing document to inform potentially interested priests about Emmanuel. The committee also provided detailed information to complete the Office of Transition Ministries (OTM) Worshipping Community Profile that is posted only for clergy access. Each of these documents was submitted for review and approval by the vestry and the diocese. Approvals were given prior to publication in April. In addition to being mailed and electronically disseminated to potentially interested clergy, the Parish Profile is posted on Emmanuel’s website at http://emmanuelbristol.org/. Besides the usual efforts by the diocesan office to publicize open clergy positions, Emmanuel is also actively promoting the position via the Episcopal News Service and other national church resources. The committee also reviewed Emmanuel’s website for needed updates and developed its own list of potential candidates to whom recruiting materials were directly mailed.

Once all of these preparatory steps for recruiting and identifying a priest well-suited to be called as Emmanuel’s next rector were completed, the committee then began to focus on the candidate interview process. Fr. Tom met with the committee in May to provide detailed guidance on interview techniques. He suggested topics and ways to structure questions for effective and productive interviews and gave examples of questions to be anticipated from candidates. An interview outline and questions were developed. The committee completed a mock interview with a priest in the diocese who volunteered to do the practice session with us via Zoom, which Canon Harris assisted in organizing.

The proscribed process directs all interested candidates to submit application materials through Canon Harris’ office. The committee is reviewing applicant information as it is received from Canon Harris, and we have begun initial candidate interviews via Zoom. Next steps will be to invite suitable candidates to Bristol for more in depth discussion and to get acquainted with the candidate and their family informally before submitting a recommendation to vestry for final approval. Though the timing for a final decision is yet unknown, we want everyone to know that much work is being accomplished and that we are making excellent progress toward the calling Emmanuel’s next rector.

Your questions are welcomed; please feel free to call or email Shauna Nefos Webb.

Respectfully submitted,

Members of the Rector Search Committee: Shauna Nefos-Webb, chair, Mary Armstrong, Sharon Eisenhart, Seth Graham, Bob Hardee, Mark Morgan, John Rainero, Tom Rogers, Chris Yoder, Audrey Zaidi, and Valerie Zochowski

Wednesday Noon Service

November 29, 2021

Join us every Wednesday at 12:15 for Holy Eucharist in the Bledsoe Chapel. The Bledsoe Chapel is located down the hall from the Parish Office.