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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 September 18......      10:00am YMCA "Forever Fit" (Upper Hall)
                                                      6:30pm Guides (Upper Hall)

Tuesday September 19.....        6:30pm N/A (Upper Hall)
Wednesday September 20....  10:00am YMCA "Forever Fit" (Upper Hall)
                                                      6:30am N/A (Upper Hall)
                                                      7:00pm Executive Meeting (Church)

Thursday September 21.....      10:30am Spiritual Development (Church)
                                                      6:00pm Sea Cadets (Upper Hall)

Friday September 22.....          10:00am YMCA "Forever Fit" (Upper Hall)
Saturday September 23....       12:30pm Dinner Theatre Practice (Upper Hall)
                                                      4:00pm-6:00pm Messy Church (Upper Hall)    

Sunday September 24.....        Pentecost 17 Season of Creation
                                                     8:00am BCP Eucharist
                                                     
10:00 am BAS Family Service/ Fellowship Time (Live Streamed)
                                                     11:30am Choir Practice
                                                      6:30pm B.A.P.S. (Upper Hall)

Monday September 25......     10:00am YMCA "Forever Fit" (Upper Hall)
                                                     1:00pm Mother's Union

Tuesday September 26.....       6:30pm N/A (Upper Hall)
Wednesday September 27.... 10:00am YMCA "Forever Fit" (Upper Hall)
                                                    1:00pm E.L.F. Group
                                                     6:30am N/A (Upper Hall)
                                                     7:00pm Parish Council (Lower Hall)

Thursday September 28.....     1:00pm Prayer Group (Church)
                                                      6:00pm Sea Cadets (Upper Hall)
                                                       7:00pm Regional Council        

Friday September 29.....           10:00am YMCA "Forever Fit" (Upper Hall) 
Saturday September 30....       12:30pm Dinner Theatre Practice (Upper Hall)       
Sunday October 1.....                  8:00am BCP Eucharist
                                                     
10:00 am Holy Baptism/ Fellowship Time (Live Streamed)
                                                       11:30am Choir Practice
                                                       6:30pm B.A.P.S. (Upper Hall)

Announcements

Volunteers Needed:  Are you interested in getting a bit more involved.  

Many of our committees need some new members, Spiritual Development, Property, Cemetery.  We are also looking for some new servers and new people to help with our phone calling ministry.  These are opportunities for you to learn some new skills, make new friends, and help  the church.  If there is something else you’d like to do, speak to Rev. Michelle. New ideas are always welcome.

Food Bank: With new clients every week and a total of 224 monthly clients, the Food Bank is in need of food or money donations. We are going to make another food tower in the church during May. We need anything, especially peanut butter, crackers, any kind of pasta, cookies, Kraft Dinner, soup, pasta sauce, rice, juice (non-refrigerated), cereal, canned beans in sauce, tuna, hygiene products (but not drugs). Actually everything.  Please help as you are able and feel free to spread the word to your neighbours. Drop off Sunday morning or Tuesday morning before 11 am. We also need bags to carry the food, jars for pickles. Thanks! Feel free to share this to your Facebook groups. 

Pastoral Visitors’ Course: This will be starting soon. The purpose of this course is to teach people how to do pastoral visits, in homes, nursing homes and hospitals, helping us to develop better listening skills, and also learning how to take home communion to people.  Please let me know if you’re interested as soon as possible, and when you would be available for meetings.

Messy Church: Upcoming dates for Messy Church: Sept. 30, Nov. 4, Dec. 2. Mark your calendars now. We could use more helpers, too. 

Diocesan Youth Conference: Heads up to anyone in grade 7 – 12, the Diocesan Youth Conference will be happening October 20-22. Theme: Shelter from the Storm: You are Enough. There is more info on the Diocesan website or speak to Rev. Michelle if you are interested. 

Revive: If anyone is interested in learning more about prayer and different ways to pray and revive your spiritual life, the Diocese is offering an online course called Revive. There are 7 sessions on Thursday mornings starting Sept. 21. It is free. If you are interested, there is more info on the Diocesan website, or speak to Rev. Michelle.

Baptism: We will be baptising Maddie and Emmett Coleman on Sunday, Sept. 17. Please keep them and their parents and sponsors in your prayers.

Season of Creation: From Sept. 17 to Thanksgiving we will celebrate the Season of Creation. This is a time to give thanks to God for the beautiful gift of all creation and to resolve to care for it better, partly for our own benefit and the benefit of our children and grandchildren. Partly as an act of worship. Consider doing something active to reconnect with nature in this season and commit to caring for our earth.

FOOD BANK

Upcoming Community Events

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 Saturday morning at 10:00am in the church.

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