Bishop Brown, in line with the state’s guidelines, has updated his COVID-19 response. The date to once again worship in-person is still uncertain. During this time, our parish office will be officially closed. Office staff members will be in and out as needed. If anyone has an absolute need to be in the building, i.e. altar guild, flowers, deliveries, etc., contact the Parish Office via phone or email and schedule a time to come in. Please do not “drop by.” This is all an unfortunate matter of safety for all concerned.
You can read Bishop Brown's most recent COVID-19 response letter here:
Bishop Brown's Letter
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these difficult and ever-changing times together.
Immanuel’s architecture is modified Gothic, as indicated by its pointed arches, ribbed vaults, sculpturing, and stained glass windows. The people of the Middle Ages believed that light best portrays God, Christ was referred to as Lux Nova (New Light). Sculpture and stained glass windows were pictorial because they served as teaching tools, necessary because most people in the Middle Ages were illiterate. The entire church was originally decorated in old German glass, which was gray like that in the entrances. Imagine seeing these windows change one by one from gray to brilliant colors, looking carefully at each one as the early saints did. As you look at each one, offer thanks for the lives of those who gave these windows, and for whom they were given.
Our Stained Glass
Most of our stained glass was designed by the noted Delaware River Valley artist Frank Schoonover, who was a long-time member of Immanuel. Below is a booklet that tells the story of our stained glass windows
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