Farewell & Hello

 

This Sunday, June 23rd is Rev. Pam’s last Sunday at Emmaus as she and her family head to their new charge at St. Clement’s in Toronto. We wish them well and hold them in prayer. We will be saying farewell to Pam, Jeremy and Logan after the 10:30am service.

Beginning July 1, 2019 Rev. Canon Bob Elkin has been appointed as Interim Incumbent of Emmaus. We uphold Canon Bob and the parish in prayer as we prepare to undertake this ministry together.

 

 

Holy Week & Easter Day @ Emmaus

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Sunday of the Passion with the Liturgy of the Palms – April 14

8:30am – Traditional Holy Communion
10:30am – Communion Celebration w/ Procession of the Palms


Wednesday in Holy Week – April 17

7:00pm – A Service of Tenebrae


Maundy Thursday – April 18

7:00pm – Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar


Good Friday – April 19

2:00pm – The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
& The Stations of the Cross


The Great Vigil of Easter – April 20
Deanery Wide Service @ St. Luke’s Cathedral

7:30pm – Beginning with the Lighting of the New Fire


Easter Day – The Resurrection of Our Lord – April 21

8:30am – Traditional Holy Communion
10:30am – Communion Celebration with the 
Renewal of Baptismal Vows


 

Spring Forward this Sunday!

16061_Spring_Forward_SlideIt may not seem much like spring yet, but it’s still time to move the clocks forward by an hour before bed this Saturday night!  See you all at service on Sunday, March 10th [8:30am or 10:30am], hopefully at the correct time… and with an extra cup of coffee for all the non-early risers!

Ash Wednesday – March 6, 2019

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9:00am @ Emmaus – Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes

12:15pm @ Emmaus – Imposition of Ashes

7:00pm @ Zion Lutheran [189 Upton Rd.] – Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
Pastor Brad presiding.
Rev’d Pam preaching.

Congrats Alison!

Emmaus is pleased to congratulate our own Alison Weir (Rector’s Warden) who has been appointed by Archbishop Anne as Diocesan Warden of Lay Readers, effective immediately.

Alison has been a Parochial Lay Reader since 1991. She has an ATh from Thorneloe University and has served as a Deanery Youth Coordinator (Algoma), Lay Steward (Algoma), and Rector’s Warden over the years. She has represented the Diocese as a General Synod delegate four times and has been on various committees associated with Diocesan Synod.

Way to go Alison!

Leadership Announcement

During services on Sunday January 13th, it was announced that this summer, The Rev’d Pamela Rayment and her family will make their way to St. Clement’s Church, Toronto where she has been appointed as the Associate Priest for Parents and Families. While Emmaus is sad to say good-bye, all wish Rev. Pam well in this new ministry.

Here are Rev. Pam words to Emmaus:

“As Jeremy, Logan and I engaged in prayer and discernment, it became clear that God was and is leading the way through this huge change for us. Some of the signs that led us in making this decision were the uniqueness of the position itself in relation to my passion for family ministry, the fact that Logan will be attending university in Toronto in the Fall, and the chance to be closer to Jeremy’s family, namely my brother and sister-in-law who welcomed twins this past summer.

All that said, we still have a little more than five months to take part in ministry together. To worship together, pray together and work together, all to the glory of God. In a few short weeks, we will gather for our third Annual Vestry as Emmaus and your wardens, the board and I look forward to sharing with you some of the visioning work we have been engaging in over the past year, which will serve Emmaus well in imagining and praying into the future.

Finally, I want to express my love and gratitude for each and every one of you – for those active in weekly worship, those unable to be here regularly and those who make up part of this community in other ways. You have all been part of many firsts in this wonderful journey into ordained ministry. You have supported me and my family in more ways than I can name and you will remain in my heart always.

As I’ve lived into ordained in ministry, I’ve known that it is, and always will be, filled with joy and with difficulty, but until this time of transition, I don’t think I understood the depth of how difficult it could be. Yet in the midst of the difficulty, joy remains. The joy that we serve a God who is bigger than all of the difficulties and changes that are put in our path.

Emmaus is a strong community, born out of the willingness to follow God’s lead, born out the willingness to embrace change, and born out of the willingness to journey together for the sake of sharing Christ’s love in this place and in this city. None of that changes. God is still leading and has indeed gone before us, preparing the way as the journey of joy in Jesus continues.”

 

Christmas @ Emmaus

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CHRISTMAS EVE ~ MONDAY DECEMBER 24TH

6:30pm – Carol Sing
Join us as we listen to and sing a selection of our favourite Christmas Carols!

7:00pm – Christmas Communion Celebration

An intergenerational, child friendly service to celebrate Jesus’ birthday,
using the Book of Alternative Services.

11:00pm – Candlelight Holy Communion
A traditional sung Christmas service using the Liturgy for Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer.


CHRISTMAS DAY ~ TUESDAY DECEMBER 25TH

10:00am – Communion Celebration
A casual Christmas Communion service using the Book of Alternative Services.


SUNDAY DECEMBER  30TH

10:30am – Christmas Lessons & Carols
A Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols where the word of God is shared and Christmas Hymns are sung.


EPIPHANY ~ SUNDAY JANUARY 6TH

8:30am – Traditional Holy Communion (BCP)
A traditional said Holy Communion service using the Book of Common Prayer.

10:30am – Communion Celebration
A contemporary service using the Book of Alternative Services.

 

[NOTE: The church office will be closed Dec. 26-28 & Dec 31 – Jan 1]

Chili & Soup Luncheon

Saturday November 17, 2018  |   11am – 2pm  |  $7.00 per person

Come and enjoy a warm bowl of chilli or soup
paired with homemade bread, scones, corn bread.  

After lunch, stock up for the holidays at the bake sale!

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