Emmanuel Episcopal Church

"Walking in Love, as Christ Loved Us"

1145 W. Valencia Mesa

Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: 714-879-8070  

Sunday Worship Services

8:15am and 10:00am

Emmanuel Fullerton Sanctuary

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He Dreamed a Dream

Several decades ago a retired Proctor and Gamble executive, Lew Lardie, who attended Emmanuel Episcopal Church, had a dream of feeding 1,000,000 hungry people. At the time, the leadership of the church had their doubts, but Lew was a pretty persuasive man and he had a passion for his dream. Together they created a program called Million Meals.  Read more

The drum circle beat goes on

The term drum circle originated in the United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It was particularly popular among counterculture groups. However, in recent years, a new generation of drum circles has been born that focuses on spirituality. Some are found in the Native American culture, some among those who practice yoga and its principles, but drumming also has had a resurgence in the Christian world. Drumming is happening in churches across America. It is being used in children's programs, worship services, family events, and men's and women's groups. And, says Zachary Reid, a staff writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, drumming "can transcend denominational and cultural boundaries." Perhaps that explains its growing popularity on the postmodern religious scene.  Read more

The Role of the Bishop

The Latin word for bishop is episcopus and thus the name of our church (the Episcopal Church) comes from that Latin root word. Our official name (The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States) means that we are the Protestant Church with bishops in the United States. According to the catechism on p. 855 of the Book of Common Prayer, the ministry of a bishop is to represent Christ and his Church, particularly as an apostle, chief priest, and pastor of a diocese; to guard the faith, unity, and discipline of the whole Church; to proclaim the word of God; to act in Christ’s name for the reconciliation of the world and the building up of the church; and to ordain others to continue Christ’s ministry.  Read more

Healing Touch Offered Locally

Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way, to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. It uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.  Read more

Taize an opportunity for quiet worship

Taize, in the south of Burgandy, France, is the home of an international, ecumenical community, founded there in 1941 by Brother Roger. The brothers of Taize make a life commitment to sharing all things material and spiritual, to celibacy, and to simplicity of life.  Read more

The Peace Pole Project

There is a worldwide organization, the members of which have all planted a peace pole in their community. There are tens of thousands of these poles in over 180 countries on every continent. They are dedicated as monuments to peace. Each pole has four to six sides and each side displays the message and prayer “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in a different language. These poles serve as constant reminders to visualize and pray for world peace. Peace lovers of all faiths have been involved in peace pole dedications including the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and Deepak Chopra.  Read more

The Archbishop of Canterbury

Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham, was enthroned in Canterbury Cathedral, on March 21, 2013 as the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury. Welby, a former oil executive, is married and has had 6 children. One child, a daughter, died in a car crash as an infant.  Read more

There's a labyrinth in our town

Labyrinths have been used in the Christian tradition for centuries as a tool for prayer. They can be found in some of the great cathedrals in Europe, although the design has been found in many cultures throughout the world. A labyrinth is different from a maze. A maze is a puzzle in which there are blind alleys and dead ends, but in a labyrinth there is only one way in to the center and one way out.  Read more

What is Holy Week?

Holy Week is the last week of Lent leading up to Easter. We know that it has been observed in the Christian Church since at least the latter half of the third century. This year it begins on Sunday, March 24, and ends on Sunday March 31st. It includes the following celebrations: Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entrance on a donkey, into Jerusalem. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus and his twelve disciples. Good Friday commemorates Jesus’ time on the cross and his death. The Great Vigil of Easter is held after dark on Holy Saturday. Easter Sunday, although technically not a part of Holy Week, is the most important celebration of the church year.  Read more

Why Bother With Lent?

This year Lent starts February 13th. So what’s that all about? Lent is a traditional time in the Christian church to prepare oneself spiritually for Easter. There is documentation that this has been going on at least since the second century. But is it relevant today? Just because we’ve always done it this way, doesn’t mean we should keep doing it. Though it may need a bit of tweaking, it still has a lot to offer those of us living in the modern world. In fact it is perfect for us modern folk.  Read more

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