Real People. Real Life. Real Faith.
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Worship with us each Sunday - 4:00pm-5:00pm

in our Rectory Chapel: 13327 N. 152nd Ave., Surprise

A Church Home for All

We are an open and inclusive Episcopal community in Surprise, Arizona seeking everyone who wishes to live the Gospel commandment to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself.

Serving all of our neighbors by honoring and affirming the gifts given to every individual of any age, race, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, ethnicity, religion, marital status, employment status, economic status, and personal ability.

Rooted in thousands of years of apostolic tradition, and seeking to embrace the kind of radical love modeled by Christ himself, the Emmaus community strives to offer the calm of tradition in a busy and changing modern world.

Whether you are a lifelong Episcopalian, new to the Episcopal Church, "so done" with "church", a new Christian, are from another faith background, or no faith background, we offer a chance to worship, study, reflect, and question in an open and supportive community.

In short, we promise:

No platitudes. No easy answers. No gift cards.
Real People. Real Life. Real Faith.
Come & See

Wanted: Courageous People to live the Gospel Commandment to seek & serve Christ in all persons; loving your neighbor as yourself.

Support of the Mission & Ministry of Emmaus
is most gratefully appreciated!

The key to Emmaus' success in Surprise lies with you: those who engage in our ministry through generous donation of time, talent, and treasure.
Understanding Our Neighbors
World Religions: Lenten Soup Suppers

Tuesdays March 14, 21, 28 & April 4
6:30pm-8:00pm - Emmaus Rectory Chapel

for a complete listing of these discussions please click here.
Next Discussion: April 11 - Buddhism
with guest Rev. Lynn Sugiyama, AZ Buddhist Temple
Journey with us through
Holy Week & Easter
Palm Sunday Agape Meal - Sunday, April 9
Beginning at 4:00pm - Emmaus Rectory Chapel
Join us as we trace Jesus' journey through the last week of His earthly ministry, beginning with a procession of palms honoring Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Worship takes place around a common table where all are invited to join in this Holy Week Agape (Love) Meal of Seder-inspired foods, as we recount decisive moments of Jesus' last week, sharing Eucharist during the meal, as Jesus did with his Disciples that Last Supper. Then, after the dinner table has been cleared and the altar stripped, those wishing are invited to join Emmaus' Youth & Young Adult group in a one-hour silent vigil in observance of Jesus' request to "stay awake with me one hour" (Matthew 26:40) while he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane in the moments before his arrest.

Good Friday Service - Friday, April 14
7:00pm - Emmaus Rectory Chapel

"The cross is what love looks like in a broken world."  - Miroslav Volf
This traditional, contemplative service begins in darkness as we remember Jesus' betrayal, death upon the cross, and burial. All are invited to join us in preparation for Easter as we remember Jesus' love for us, even in death.

Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 16
4:00pm - Emmaus Rectory Chapel
Worship with us as we begin this joyful season celebrating Jesus' Resurrection! Enjoy a traditional, uplifting service followed by a "coffee hour" of British tea and scones! Children of all ages are invited to join in the search for treat-filled Easter eggs - which will continue to appear throughout this fifty-day long season!
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The JOURNEY - Young Adults

Journey with Us!
Young Adults 18+

Sundays - 5:00pm-7:45pm
Emmaus Rectory Chapel
Add your voice to the conversation! Join your peers for meaningful and fun conversations on topics of importance and social justice. Look for additional young adult-only gatherings too!

The ROAD -
Senior High

Travel with Us!
Students in grades 9-12

Sundays - 5:00pm-7:45pm
Emmaus House Rectory Chapel
All students in grades 9-12 are invited to join us for real-world conversations and relevant service projects featuring expert guest presenters and Scripture-based studies of student-suggested topics.

The PATH -
Junior High

Walk with Us!
Students in grades 6th-8th

Thursdays - 4:oopm-5:30pm
Emmaus House Rectory Chapel
Join us for an interactive Bible Club. Learn what the Bible is, what's in it, and what it means for our lives today. Homework help/snack from 4:00pm-4:30pm Program 4:30pm-5:30pm.

New Study Begins March 16

Kinder-5th Grade

Walk with Us!
Kindergarten-5th Grade

Join us for Family-Friendly community events while we work to build a formal Children's Program. Children and adults who are children at heart are welcome to join us in support of our Kindergarten - 5th Grade children!

Children younger than Kindergarten

We are working to build a nursery/young children program! With parent supervision, children are always welcome to join us for worship services, family events, and more! Upon request, child care provided by Safeguarding-trained volunteers may be provided.