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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Fall Back!

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Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday November 4th.

Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour before bed on Saturday night or you’ll be nice and early for church Sunday morning!

Worship Schedule

Back to School means back to our regular worship schedule!

apple-256263_1920SUNDAYS @ 8:30AM – TRADITIONAL HOLY COMMUNION

A quiet, said (no singing), early morning traditional service using the Liturgy for Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP).

SUNDAYS @ 10:30AM – COMMUNION CELEBRATION

A more contemporary all-ages service with plenty of singing and celebration using the Liturgy for the Celebration of the Eucharist from the Book of Alternative Services (BAS).
There is a Children’s Liturgy of the Word at this service. Youth and adults are encouraged to get involved through active participation in the Liturgy.  Following the service, there is opportunity to get to know one another better during a time of refreshments and fellowship.

And don’t forget this Sunday, Sept. 9th is Emmaus’ 2nd Anniversary Celebration & Blessing of the Backpacks!

Students of all ages, teachers & educators are invited to bring themselves and their backpacks/briefcases to church for a special blessing as the 2018-19 school year begins.  A pot luck lunch will follow the service!

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