As of June 27, 2021 we will now be able to have in person services starting at 10:00am, we will also still have our online streaming. Hope to see you soon.
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
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Sunday July 11..... 10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) Live Streamed
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Sunday July 18..... 10:00 am Holy Eucharist Family Service (BAS) Live Streamed
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: The food bank needs egg cartons. Please drop them off at the hall on Tuesday from 8 - 10 or on Wednesday from 9 - 10:30
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.