• Awaken Your Spiritual Heart

    - Your Doorway to God’s Love
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  • Gracious and loving God, we thank you for sending your life-giving Spirit to dwell with us in the community of Emmanuel Parish; infuse us with passion for worship of you, and for service to the greater community of Cumberland and beyond. Give us wisdom and perseverance in being a mutually supportive, inviting and inclusive congregation; and help us in all things to follow the example of him whom we call “God with us,” even Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray.

    - Amen

The Emmanuel Cross

At the beginning of the Emmanuel’s Bicentennial season, a new design was chosen to represent the Parish. Named the Emmanuel Cross, it was rendered in mosaic tile in the Chancel of the Church. Dedicated Ascension Day 1999, the 150th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone, it became the first of many Bicentennial gifts. The George Young family were the generous donors, and the firm of Eaton Young Galleries did the actual work.

‘Emmanuel’ is a Hebrew word meaning ‘God with us.’ This Bicentennial emblem of Emmanuel Parish consists of three symbols: at the center of a cross of lilies which recall the Virgin Mary and the humanity of Jesus; this is surrounded by a cross of circles, which recall the divinity of Christ; together, these are within a larger circle which represents the eternal love of God.

The Emmanuel Cross is also found in the needlepoint kneelers, the worship bulletin and, of course, in many places on this website.

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