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 email@example.com; 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 September 26...... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
1:00pm Mother's Union
6:30 Brownies Guides
Tuesday September 27..... 10:30 Spiritual Development
2:45pm Executive Meeting
Wednesday September 28... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Thursday September 29.....
Friday September 30..... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Saturday October 1.... 5:00pm Messy Church
Sunday October 2..... 8:00am Holy Communion
10:00 am Holy Eucharist Live Streamed
Monday October 3...... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Tuesday October 4..... 6:30pm N/A
Wednesday October 5.... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Thursday October 6.....
Friday October 7..... 10:30am YMCA "Forever Fit"
Saturday October 8....
Sunday October 9..... 8:00am Holy Communion
10:00 am Holy Eucharist Live Streamed
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.
Season of Creation: This begins next week and goes until Thanksgiving. At this time of year, we celebrate the amazing creation that God has made, we remember that we are part of it, we lament the damage done to creation, we pray for its healing, and we rejoice in this gift of God. Our services will be a little different. We will be drawing on resources from around the world. Also we will decorate the church. We welcome your help on Wednesday morning. If you have stuffed animals, shells, birds, or any other nature things, please bring them along for the decoration.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
Communion: A reminder that we have changed the way we are doing communion. Please come up the centre aisle and go down the sides. When you take the cup, please take it at the top. And don’t forget to wear your mask as you’re moving around and just take it off for communion.
Messy Church: This is a casual, informal worship and fellowship time for families. Parents (or grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours) and their children come and we will have some opening activities, dinner, crafts and worship together. And we are looking for volunteers, esp. those good at crafts. The first one will be Saturday, October 1, from 5 – 7 pm. Everyone is welcome. There is no cost. Come, bring any kids in your life, invite your friends and neighbours. This will be a lot of fun. I have attached a flyer for this. Feel free to share it with anyone you think might be interested.
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.