We are now able to accept Offerings and Donations by E-Transfer. If you have electronic banking set up through your bank, you can transfer funds to email@example.com; no password is needed. To receive a receipt, please indicate if it is an Offering or a Donation in the comment box, and include your name and address. If you are making a Memorial Donation, also include the name of the person the donation is in memory of.
Dear Friends, we are gradually and carefully reopening for gathered worship and some meetings. Our Food Bank remains open, as it has throughout, with some limitations to number of volunteers and the way we distribute food. We are following the directives of our bishop and of the Ministry of Health and we urge you all to practice social distancing as much as possible, and, of course, wash your hands.
Our Sunday morning worship services have re-opened at 8:00am (BCP) and 10:00 am (BAS with music). However, we cannot do everything quite as normal. Some pews are roped off, there is no congregational singing, and we ask people to maintain distancing. However, it has been lovely to be back together.
We are continuing to stream our worship services on this site and plan to continue indefinitely. We have posted the liturgies we're using under our "files" category in the bar on the left if you wish to follow along as you watch and participate more fully.
We as a church community remain committed to caring for one another, as always. Our methods might change, but the loving care remains. As our situation and our guidelines shift constantly, I have every confidence in your creativity in finding ways to care for one another.
With the help of God and one another, we have weathered the first wave of Covid well. If there is another wave, we will weather that as well. I pray for you all and I know you pray for each other. God bless you all and know that you are loved! Big (virtual) hugs to all.
We, the parish family of Emmanuel Anglican Church, in Spryfield, Nova Scotia, have been faithfully serving this community since 1853.
Along with our worship services each Sunday, we are home to an outlet of Feed Nova Scotia, Brownie groups, Narcotic Anonymous and a very popular YMCA exercise program (Forever Young).
Come in, come in and sit down,
You are a part of the family!
We are lost and we are found
And we are a part of the family!
We welcome all to worship with us on Sundays:
8am Holy Communion (BCP) and 10am Holy Eucharist (BAS)
10am- Sunday School (from September to May)
The 4th Sunday of every month we have a Family Eucharist at 10am, with the young people taking part in the service that is a more informal form of the liturgy and features contemporary music.
This service is followed by a time of fellowship
In The Parish
Monday August 15......
Tuesday August 16..... 6:30pm N/A
Wednesday August 17.... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Thursday August 18.....
Friday August 19..... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Saturday August 20....
Sunday August 21..... 8:00am Holy Communion
10:00 am Holy Eucharist Live Streamed
Monday August 22...... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Tuesday August 23..... 6:30pm N/A
Wednesday August 24... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Thursday August 25.....
Friday August 26..... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Saturday August 27....
Sunday August 28..... 8:00am Holy Communion
10:00 am Holy Eucharist Live Streamed
Community Health Team Programs: I have been asked by Community Health to let people know about the opportunities available for online classes on all sorts of wellness topics, from diet and exercise to parenting, self-compassion and stress management. These programs are free and might be valuable, especially when we’re not able to get out as much as usual. For more information, the website is www.communityhealthteams.ca.
PWRDF:During Lent we will be raising money for the Primate’s Fund Climate Action program. You will see some information handouts in your bulletin and learn more with our display. The hearts and boxes are available for you to collect money, plus we have offering envelopes. Don’t forget to put your envelope number on them. We are aiming at raising at $1500.00. The PWRDF also has a Lenten reflection series you can subscribe to by email on this theme. Go tohttps://pwrdf.org/lent2022/ to read more about it and subscribe.
PAR and E-Transfer: A reminder that the parish is accepting both PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance, which comes directly from your bank account monthly) and E-Transfers (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org). These are both easier for you than driving to the church from time to time and they keep our cash flow up. They are also easier on our counters so they spend less time and are kept safer. Thanks for considering it.
Roof Fund: We are still accepting donations towards paying for the roof. The new roof (which seems to be working well!) cost a bit over $13,000. To date, we have raised about $4025, including the proceeds of the basket raffle, so we’d be very happy to have a few more contributions to this. We do have investments and we have paid the bill out of those investments. We are much more fortunate than many churches in that respect. But we don’t want to use them up too quickly and leave ourselves with nothing to fall back on. Thanks.
Upcoming Community Events
The food bank is in need of pasta, kraft dinner and soups. Any non-perishables would be greatly appreciated. Any donations is greatly appreciated. Also with the Holiday Season approaching we are looking for volunteers to help with the Christmas boxes, any help is greatly appreciated.
We are always in need of volunteers to help out in various areas of the church.
Server Training: If anyone would like to become a server, we will be starting training early in October. Just speak to Rev. Michelle or Liz Mahoney
HOME COMMUNIONS: If you know anyone from this parish who is unable for health reasons to come to church and would like a home communion, please let Rev. Michelle know.
Our organist and choir are always happy to welcome new members. Anyone wishing to join the church choir can attend practices which are held every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the church.