James Mesich hiking for PWRDF

James Mesich is hiking the Lake Superior Coastal Trail to raise money for PWRDF’s Ride for Refuge Campaign.  Details of his adventure are available below.  Your support of his endeavour would be greatly appreciated!

“Hello everyone! This week my father and I will be hiking the Lake Superior Coastal Trail in Lake Superior Provincial Park to raise money for PWRDF`s Ride for Refuge Campaign. The Hike will be 72 km long with 1.7 km of elevation gain over 9 days. We will start on September 14th and we will finish on the 23rd. As someone who has volunteered with the PWRDF National Youth Council for the past four years I can tell you that they are an amazing organisation who work with partners around the world to facilitate positive change. They work with people on the ground and help them rather than simply coming in and telling people what to do. If you would like to donate check out the link attached and stay tuned for pictures and updates (although cell service will be spotty at best). Thank you everyone for your help.”

James Mesich

And if you want to know more about the organisation check out their page here at

Morning Prayer – September 6th, 2020

Welcome to Emmaus Anglican Church! Our service of Morning Prayer for Sunday, September 6th is available at the YouTube link below. Please note that it will be available for viewing at 10:30 a.m. Although it will be available for viewing anytime after that, please join us at 10:30 so we may all worship together!

Our first in-person worship commences this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. following all the protocols currently in place for gathering. We hope to be able to livestream services from the church by the end of September!

Morning Prayer – August 23, 2020

Welcome to Emmaus Anglican Church! Our Morning Prayer service for Sunday, August 23, 2020 is available at the YouTube link below. It will be active at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Although it will be available for viewing after that time, we hope you will tune in and join us for worship!

Emmaus Reopening September 6!

Good day everyone. On behalf of the Incumbent and wardens of Emmaus Anglican Church, I am very excited to let you know we will be worshipping together – in the church – beginning Sunday, September 6th, 2020.

We are entering what the Anglican Church of Canada calls the “Amber Stage” which means worship together will look a little different. We will, of course, be following all of the mandated COVID-19 safety protocols. Everyone is asked to wear a mask (as per the Algoma Public Health regulation), maintain a distance of 6 feet (2m) between people as much as is possible, and all surfaces will be sanitized.

All parishioners will be receiving a letter – either electronically or as a paper copy – detailing what to expect when you return.

We will resume the usual 10:30am Sunday morning service and, if there is enough interest, we will also have a 5pm Saturday evening service in order to allow for everyone to be in church who wants to be in church. The Emmaus worship space can safely accommodate 50 people which may not be enough to get everyone there for a service at one time.

Please contact Emmaus by phone…705-759-2545…or by email at emmausanglicanssm@gmail.com to let us know if you will be returning as of September 6th and which service you would be interested in attending (10:30am Sunday morning or 5pm Saturday evening).

Please note: If we do need to have a Saturday evening service, the first one would be no sooner than Saturday, September 12.

We look forward to hearing from you and to seeing many of you in person soon!

God’s Peace be with you,

Susan

(Lay Pastoral Associate)

Morning Prayer – July 26, 2020

mainpageWelcome Emmaus family and friends!  Morning Prayer for July 26, 2020 is available at the YouTube link below at 10:30 a.m.  Although it will be available for viewing after that time, we are hopeful you will join us at our regular service time so we may worship together while apart!  We are delighted to welcome Archbishop Anne as our preacher this morning.

Special thanks to our youth for their enthusiastic participation!

 

 

 

 

The Church’s Bedtime Prayers

Night Prayer – or compline – “is based on the ancient office of compline and reflects the simplicity and themes of monastic bedside prayer. Night prayer invokes the presence of God, whose word and love accompany and sustain us through the darkness, enabling us to offer prayer for others as we ‘let go’ into sleep, and at the last, into death.  In Night Prayer, we prepare ourselves spiritually for the night” (From Eucharistic Prayers, Services of the Word, and Night Prayer: Supplementary to the Book of Alternative Services, p.46).

Below is an Order of Compline for Sunday and, below that, is the PDF for you if you would like to join in the singing, prayers, and responses:

An Order for Compline Sunday

Morning Prayer – July 12, 2020 – Sea Sunday

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Welcome to Emmaus Anglican Church!  Our Morning Prayer service for July 12, 2020 is available at the YouTube link below at 10:30 a.m.  Although it will be available after that time, we hope you will tune in then so we may all worship together while we are apart!

Presider:  The Rev. Canon Bob Elkin

Preacher:  Susan Montague Koyle

 

 

 

 

Morning Prayer – June 28, 2020

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Welcome to Emmaus Anglican Church!  Our Morning Prayer service for June 28, 2020 is available at the YouTube link below at 10:30 a.m.  Although it will be available after that time, we hope you will tune in then so we may all worship together while we are apart!

Presider:  The Rev. Canon Bob Elkin

Preacher:  Susan Montague Koyle

 

 

 

canada flag with mountain range view

           Photo by Daniel Joseph Petty on Pexels.com

Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage.  May we prove ourselves a people mindful of your generosity and glad to do your will.  Bless our land with honest industry, truthful education, and an honourable way of life.  Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance; and from every evil course of action.  Make us who came from many nations with many different languages a united people.  Defend our liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there may be justice and peace in our land.  When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful; and, in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail.  We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(The Book of Alternative Services of the Anglican Church of Canada)

HAPPY CANADA DAY EVERYONE!  

JULY 1ST, 2020