We are happy to announce the resuming of in person worship starting January 3, 2021.We will be back to our regular times of 8:00am Holy Communion and 10:00am Holy Eucharist services. Covid guidelines are still in effect. Can't wait to see you there.

We now are now able accept offering and donations through E-Transfer at emmanuelchurch@eastlink.ca

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 April 12.....                 9:30 am YMCA (Forever Young)

Tuesday April 13.....                11:00 am Spiritual Development

Wednesday April 14...             9:30 am YMCA (Forever Young)

Thursday April 15.....               10:00 am Holy Eucharist Bible Study: The Resurrections

                                                    12:00pm Coffee Break

Friday April 16.....                      9:30 am YMCA (Forever Young)

Saturday April 17.....                 

Sunday April 18.....                   Easter Sunday

                                                    8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)

                                                   10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) Live Streamed

                                                   1:00 pm Mother's Union upper Hall

Monday April 18......                9:30 am YMCA (Forever Young)

Tuesday April 19.....               

Wednesday April 20....           9:30 am YMCA (Forever Young)

Thursday April 21.....              

Friday April 22.....                    9:30 am YMCA (Forever Young) 

Saturday April 23....               

Sunday April 24.....                    8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)

                                                     10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) Live Streamed

Announcements

Roast Beef Dinner: We will have a Roast Beef Dinner (take out) on Saturday, May 1, with pick up in the church hall parking lot between 4:30 and 5:30. Dinner includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas, gravy and Lemon Delight dessert. Cost $15. Call Liz for tickets (you need a ticket) or more info, 902-477-7992. Thanks to Sarah and the PACE team for this.

Rector’s Holidays: I will be on holiday this week. Rev. Ed will take next week’s service. If you have a pastoral emergency, the wardens know the number of the priest on call.

PWRDF: We have raised a total of $590 so far. Please get your donations in (clearly marked for the Primate’s Fund and with your name or envelope number) as soon as possible. Let’s raise over $1000.

CAMERA: The camera is in and is fully operational. We are live streaming on our Facebook page, in our Facebook Group and on our website, so you can still find the service where you used to find it. Written texts for the services are in the FB group files section and on our webpage. The total cost, installed, of the camera and all its equipment was $5225.79. We received a Diocesan grant from the Growth for Ministry Fund for $1500 and donations from you for $3466.00, for a total of $4966. This almost completely covers the cost. Thank you very much for your support and donations.

COVID PRECAUTIONS: Just a reminder that even though our cases are quite low right now, we do need to continue with our Covid precautions. The church is sanitized before each service. Everyone has been wearing masks, which is great, and we thank you for that. A reminder, though, that we are supposed to maintain the 6-foot distance wherever possible, unless we’re in a bubble with someone, and we should sanitize our hands and so on. Thanks!

Pill Bottles: The Spryfield Lions Club is collecting empty pill bottles to help people in developing countries. They get their pills in bulk and need small bottles to dispense them. The Lions Club will collaborate with Matthew 25 Ministries to send our empty pill bottles to them, and so help them with their health care and divert the bottles from the landfill. Please remove any personal information and labels. For more information contact Sandra Whitehead 902 477-9364.

FOOD BANK

Upcoming Community Events

April 23,

2021

n Friday April 23rd on your way home from work, just DRIVE THRU St. Paul's United Church and grab a chicken burger (diced with gravy) and a homemade brownie for only $8.00

PRE ORDERS ONLY  (902) 477-3937

May 1, 2021

Roast Beef Dinner: We will have a Roast Beef Dinner (take out) on Saturday, May 1, with pick up in the church hall parking lot between 4:30 and 5:30. Dinner includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, peas, gravy and Lemon Delight dessert. Cost $15. Call Liz for tickets (you need a ticket) or more info, 902-477-7992. Thanks to Sarah and the PACE team for this.

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.

Emmanuel Anglican Church

Write Us

902-477-1783

322 Herring Cove Road

Halifax, Nova Scotia

B3R 1V4

2016 Emmanuel Anglican Church

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