Founded in 1890, the Altar Ward is the oldest extant organization in Emmanuel Parish. Members, both women and men, care for the Altar hangings, linens, silverware, the Creche and the needlepoint. They set up and take down the Altar for the five regularly scheduled services each week, and are present for weddings, funerals and other special services. The Altar Ward members are also in charge of decorating the Church for Christmas and Easter.
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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