Rector Rev. Michelle Bull
To watch Service livestreamed go to our live streaming page
Welcome to Emmanuel Anglican Church
322 Herring Cove Road Spryfield, Nova Scotia B3R 1V4
902-477-1783 Email: email@example.com
Also check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EmmanuelAnglicanChurchSpryfield
We are also an affirming parish and semi wheelchair accessible
Snow Days: If it snows, please use your judgement and good sense and only come if it is safe. You can always watch the livestream. I will come if it is safe for me, but I live 2 blocks away. If I cancel church, I will put a message on the Facebook page and group page, the website, the phone machine (if I can make it work) and I will send out an email to those of you on the parish email list (if you’re not on, give me your email address and I will add you). I will still livestream the service from home
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 March 20...... 10:00am YMCA "Forever Fit"
1:00pm Mother's Union
1:30pm Ed's Art Class
Tuesday March 21..... 6:30pm N/A
7:00pm Newcomers' Group (Church)
Wednesday March 22.... 10:30 Spiritual Development Team
7:00pm Executive Meeting
Thursday March 23..... 10:30 Holy Longing: Mid Week Eucharist
11:15 Bible Study: The Old Testament
6:30pm Sea Cadets
7:00pm Regional Council St. Marks
Friday March 24.....
Saturday March 25.... 1:00pm Choir Practice
Sunday March 26..... LENT 5
8:00am BCP Eucharist
10:00 am BAS Eucharist (Live Streamed)
Monday March 27...... 10:00am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Tuesday March 28..... 1:30pm-3:30pm Ed's Art Class
7:00pm Newcomers Group
Wednesday March 29.... 10:00am YMCA "Forever Fit"
1:00pm E.L.F. Group
7:00pm Parish Council Meeting
Thursday March 30..... 10:30 Holy Eucharist / Bible Study
6:30pm Sea Cadets
Friday March 31.....
Saturday April 1.... N/A All Day In Hall
1:00pm Choir Practice
Sunday April 2..... Palm Sunday
8:00am BCP Eucharist
10:00 am Family Service (Live Streamed)
Bible Study: Following the Thursday communion service, about 11:15 am, led by Avon Fancy.
Topic: The Old Testament: Why do we Read it?
March 2: Overview: Putting it all in Perspective
March 9: What does Matthew do with the Old Testament?
March 16: What does John do with the Old Testament?
March 23: What does Paul do with the Old Testament?
March 30: What does Luke do with the Old Testament?
Newcomers Group: We will be meeting on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm, beginning Tuesday, February 28. The first night we’ll do some getting to know you activities and see what your questions are and then tackle the Anglican worship service: what we do, why we do it, which books we use, how to juggle them, and so on. Everyone is welcome. You don’t have to be new to our church.
Lenten Quiet Day: We will be having a quiet day during Lent on Saturday, March 18. We are branching out in a new way this year. The day will be held at the Seton Spirituality Centre in Terence Bay and our retreat leaders will be Rev. Frances Drolet-Smith and Heather Carter. Both have led a number of prayer retreats and other prayer activities. This will be a day to refresh and renew our spirits. There will be a cost to this day to cover lunch, snacks and so on, but we’re not sure what yet. More details to follow. There is a limit of 9 people who can go besides the leaders. If you’re interested, please sign up in the narthex.
Out of the Cold: We are still collecting items for Out of the Cold. I took another load to them this week, and anything they didn't want, I took to Adsum House for people who are setting up new homes there. Thanks for your help. We are still collecting items for Out of the Cold. Thanks for your help.
Lenten Resources: If you’re looking for some resources for Lent, there are lots of options. Our library has a number of excellent books. There are daily studies available online that come to your email. The SSJE brothers have a number, and I have workbooks for some of them. PWRDF has one. And other groups, both Anglican and other. If you’re looking for something, feel free to speak to me for some ideas. Rev. Michelle
Releasing Your Creativity: Acryllic Painting Classes with Ed. These will happen in Emmanuel Hall on Tuesday afternoons, 1:30-3:30, from Feb. 28-Mar. 28. For more information call Ed, 782-409-1870. Maximum 10.
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 Saturday morning at 10:00am in the church.