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 emmanuelchurch@eastlink.ca; 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. 

Rev. Michelle

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 January 10......         
Tuesday January 11.....              6:30pm N/A
Wednesday January 12....         7:00pm N/A
Thursday January 13.....         
Friday January 14.....               
Saturday January 15....              
Sunday January 16.....                2nd Sunday after  Epiphany
                                                       
10:00 am Holy Eucharist Live Streamed

Monday January 17......         
Tuesday January 18.....                 6:30pm N/A
Wednesday January 19....            7:00pm N/A
Thursday January 20.....               
Friday January 21.....                     
Saturday January 22....                
Sunday January 23.....                3rd Sunday after Epiphany
                                                       
10:00 am Holy Eucharist Live Streamed

Announcements

Grief Support Group

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions the Grief Support Group will be postponed till further notice

There will be a grief support group happening on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the church, starting Tuesday, January 18, running until Tuesday, March 15.
This will be led by Rev. Michelle Bull. Our aim is to create a safe place where we can share our experiences of loss, and support one another as we journey through grief and all the emotions that are part of that process.
If you are interested in being part of this, please speak to Rev. Michelle ahead of time. Numbers are capped at 10. We need to know who is coming and let you know what to expect. See her in church or call her at (902) 809-9371. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Annual Reports: A reminder to everyone who is the chair of any parish organisation or committee that we need your annual reports to be written (preferably typed) and in to Liz Mahoney by the end of January. Treasurers, we need your financial reports at the same time please. 

Parish Council: We will be electing a new secretary and 3 or 4 new members of parish council this year. Plus a treasurer, but Wendy has agreed to continue, if you are willing to re-elect her. Please pray and see if God might be calling you to this sort of leadership role in the church.

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.

Zoom Book Study: The Diocese of Fredericton is inviting us to a 5 week zoom book study, on John Bowen’s book, The Unfolding Gospel. John is an engaging and thoughtful writer. To register email Shawn Branch at sbranch@diofton.ca. More info in the Net News. 

Camera: If anyone is wishing they could be one of the people here today, at the service, there is one way you could be: you could learn how to use the camera. We could use some more people to be trained in how to do the livestream in case Donnie and Allen are both away some day. Let me know if you’re interested.

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 emmanuelchurch@eastlink.ca). 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. 

FOOD BANK

Upcoming Community Events

January
2022

Grief Support Group: There will be a grief support group happening on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the church, starting Tuesday, January 18, running until Tuesday, March 15.
This will be led by Rev. Michelle Bull. Our aim is to create a safe place where we can share our experiences of loss, and support one another as we journey through grief and all the emotions that are part of that process.
If you are interested in being part of this, please speak to Rev. Michelle ahead of time. Numbers are capped at 10. We need to know who is coming and let you know what to expect. See her in church or call her at (902) 809-9371. Proof of vaccination will be required.

FOOD BANK

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.

Volunteers

We are always in need of volunteers to help out in various areas of the church.

Server

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.

Church Choir

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.