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.
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 January 17..... 8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) Live Streamed
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Sunday January 24..... 8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) Live Streamed
CAMERA UPDATE: As you know we are raising $2000.00 more for the camera fund. Thanks to those who have already contributed. The equipment has been installed, now just waiting on usage training.
COVID UPDATE: Friends, our numbers are rising again in Nova Scotia and although there is no cause for alarm at the moment, we do need to remember to be more careful. One of the ways we show that we love our neighbors as ourselves is by wearing masks indoors (properly), maintaining 6’ physical distance from those not in our bubbles (which are supposed to be about 10 people and stay consistent), and by washing our hands frequently. I’ve noticed people slacking off on these, particularly the physical distance in the narthex after church. We know we can be contagious before we have symptoms. Please, please, be careful, because we don’t want to give those we love any diseases. Thanks
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.