Pastoral Care

The Apostle Paul said to the church in Galatia: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal. 6:2) At Emmaus Anglican Church we consider it a joy and a privilege to love and care for one another in the way of Jesus. This care happens informally, as God’s people encourage, support, help and pray for one another. And this care happens formally as well; Emmaus’ Pastoral Care Team offers the following services to the people of Emmaus:

Care Teams

Emmaus’ Care Team offers help in immediate and practical areas of need. The Care Team seeks to care for people who are in need of a meal, a driver for appointments, or other types of practical help.  For more information please contact: careteam@emmausanglicanchurch.com

Prayer Teams

Experienced, trained prayer teams are available at the end of every Sunday service to pray with you. The prayer teams seek to walk alongside their brothers and sisters in bringing prayers and supplications before our loving God.  For more information please contact: prayer@emmausanglicanchurch.com

Healing Prayer Teams

You may also request a longer time of prayer (a healing prayer appointment) for a spiritual struggle, a physical or emotional need, or a desire for guidance. These appointments last 1.5-2 hours and are led by a trained prayer team of two or three people.  For more information please contact healing@emmausanglicanchurch.com

Visitation

If you are in need of a friendly visit at home or at the hospital, or know of someone who is, please contact us. It is a joy to be in the presence of Jesus with you (Matt. 18:20).

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is also called, “Holy Listening.” Spiritual Directors seek to listen for the rhythms of God’s grace in your life, and to help you recognize them as such. Spiritual direction can be helpful when a person is seeking a closer union with God, when facing a difficult decision, or when seeking a prayer companion. All of our Spiritual Directors and Prayer Companions have been trained at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Montreal. And all of our Spiritual Directors can guide you through the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

If you are a member of Emmaus Anglican Church and are interested in receiving pastoral care in any of the above areas, or are interested in learning more about Emmaus’ pastoral care, please contact us at: pastoralcare@emmausanglicanchurch.com

Children and Youth Ministries

Nursery

Emmaus offers a nursery program every Sunday for children aged 0-5. We use the Godly Play® program in our nursery.  "Through parables, sacred stories, and liturgical action presentations, the wonder of God is opened. The Godly Play method focuses clearly and deeply on the child's spirituality (Jerome Berryman)."  The program follows the liturgical structure of the church; welcome, listen, respond,  feast and blessing.  The nursery program is run by trained volunteers who seek to care for, love, and teach the youngest members of our Emmaus family about the God who loves them and created them in His image.  For more information contact: nursery@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

Children's Ministry

Emmaus offers a weekly Sunday school program for children aged 5-11. Trained volunteers run the Sunday school program, where children have the opportunity to learn about God in a way that is age appropriate and relevant to them, and supplements the discipleship that they are receiving at home.  For more information contact: sundayschool@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

Youth Ministry

Emmaus Youth Group meets Friday nights during school term from 7:00 - 9:30pm close to Snowdon Metro. Anyone from Sec I – V is welcome. 

We are an urban group, with students attending from all different parts of the city, and we are always happy to welcome new members. Although we primarily operate in English, many students and some of the leaders are equally comfortable speaking French.

The purpose of youth group is to teach students about Christianity, and encourage them to have a deep, personal faith in Jesus that resonates through every area of their life and effects their day to day actions. We hope to plant ideas and experiences in their hearts and minds that will bear good fruit as they grow and mature.

Our goal on Friday nights is to create a community of Christian believers who can mutually encourage one another. We talk, sing, pray, study the Bible, discuss issues, create things, play, and eat together. 

We also have a Youth Sunday School class most weeks during the church service, where we study the Bible and apply it to our lives. 

To join our email list or Facebook group, please contact  youth@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

Emmaus has implemented the Plan to Protect Policy, which has been developed for the Anglican Network in Canada by Winning Kids Inc with copyright material from Plan to Protect .

Discipleship

Small Groups

Smalls groups are an important part of Emmaus, with various groups meeting throughout the city.  

For more information contact: smallgroups@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

Verdun

This small group is not meeting at the moment but will resume at a later date.

 

WESTMOUNT

This small group meets every Tuesday evening from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM in Westmount.  We look at a passage of the Bible together - seeking to apply it to our lives and we pray for one another and the world.

 

South-West

This small group meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 4:00 PM in Verdun. We pray Compline, share a meal, and fellowship together.

 

Women’s Bible Study

The women’s bible study meets Wednesday mornings at 10:15am at Isaiah 40 (5867 Côte St. Antoine, Montreal). Please join us as we worship God through song and Scripture, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.  For more information contact:  wbs@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

 

Sacred Suppers

Sacred Suppers are a time for us to fellowship together, to grow more deeply in our friendships with one another, and to express hospitality to each other.

DETAILS

When: Once per month (check the calendar for dates and times).

Where: Five locations around the city (Westmount, South Shore, NDG, West Island, Verdun). People are encouraged to sign-up for the Sacred Supper in their neighbourhood.

How: Potluck style.

Sign-Up: In order to help build community, participants are asked to make a quarterly commitment. There are 3 suppers, one per month, during a quarter. While some may wish to remain at the same host home for more than one quarter, some may choose to switch homes/days at the end of a quarter. You can sign-up by sending an email to the church office at office@emmausanglicanchurch.com.

Our hope and prayer is that these Sacred Suppers will be times in which we are drawn more deeply into the love and joy of the Triune God together. 

 

Habit Groups

“[M]ake every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with goodness.”~ 2 Peter 1:5-6

“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” ~ Hebrews 10:24-25

“Virtues, quite simply, are good moral habits…. Good moral habits are like internal dispositions to the good—they are character traits that become woven into who you are so that you are the kind of person who is inclined to be compassionate, forgiving, and so forth.” ~ James K. A. Smith

End (telos): To put on the character of Christ.

Means: By promoting the practice of spiritual disciplines in the context of community.

Habit Groups: Small communities of persons that regularly meet (in person or online) to “stir up one another” to the virtuous habits they have mutually agreed upon. Habit Groups are characterized by encouragement and prayer.

Possible Habits: Prayer, Simplicity, Lectio Divina, Works of Mercy, Fasting (e.g. food, entertainment, alcohol), Study, Solitude, Silence, Hospitality, Alms-giving, Service, Self-Control, Spiritual Direction, the Examen, etc.                                                                                                                           

·Getting Started: Anyone may propose a Habit Group. Simply email a short description of the Group to discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com in the format modeled below. There is no expertise required to start/lead a Habit Group, simply a desire to put on the character of Christ.

List of Habit Groups

Habit: Bible Memorization

Goal: To promote Bible memorization by creating an opportunity for persons (of any age) to recite Scripture in a low-pressure environment.

Group: Meets in the Board Room @ 10:00 AM on the first Sunday of every month.

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com (or just show up on Sunday morning).

 

Habit: Praying the Daily Office

Goal: To encourage regular rhythms of daily prayer.

Group: Meets every two months, in the Board Room @ 9:30 AM, on the last Sunday of the month.

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

Habit: Contemplative Prayer

Goal: To learn to listen to God rather than ourselves in prayer and grow together in quiet contemplation.

Group: Meets every 2 weeks on Wednesday 7:30PM at Isaiah 40 Foundation (5867 Ch. De La Cote-Saint-Antoine).

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com (or simply arrive at the appointed time and place).

 

Habit: Reading group/learning community

Goal: To provide space to think, together, about what it means to live as Christians today.

Group: Meets on the last Wednesday of every month at Trevor's house

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

Habit: Daily Scripture Reading

Goal: To develop a practice of daily Scripture reading.

Group: Meets via group email.

To Join: Email discipleship@emmausanglicanchurch.com

Outreach

Emmaus believes that part of why the Lord created His Church is to serve the world that He created, and in so doing, point people to Him.

Emmaus is regularly seeking opportunities to get to know our neighbours and to embody the Good News of God in Montreal. For more information on Emmaus’ outreach, or for information on how to get involved, please contact: outreach@emmausanglicanchurch.com

Two of the primary ways in which we serve in Montreal and the Greater Montreal Area are:

 

The Open Door

The Open Door drop-in centre is a ministry of Emmaus that seeks to care for the physical and spiritual needs of Montreal’s indigent community. For more information consult the website or contact the office at 514-939-1970. Volunteers are needed in various capacities.

 

Prison Ministry

A group of volunteers from Emmaus serve at Archambault prison once a month. We join in worshiping the risen Lord Jesus with the men of Archambault, we fellowship together, and we pray for one another. For more information contact: prisonministry@emmausanglicanchurch.com

Missions

Emmaus’ Mission Support Team strives to promote mission awareness and to help our congregation to meaningfully support a variety of missions and missionaries through prayer and financial means. We also seek to encourage those members of our congregation who take on short or long-term missionary engagements.

We do all this through allocation of the Emmaus budget, through a weekly prayer focus in our liturgy, and through a monthly 10-minute “Missions Spot” during the worship service.

We currently financially support 7 local missionaries (3 from our congregation) and 7 international missionaries or agencies in Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well as special relief and development projects through ANiC and the ARDFC . Our budget is shared between home and foreign missions at a proportion of approximately 50%-50%.

For more information contact: missions@emmausanglicanchurch.com

 

The Daily Office

Morning, Midday & Evening Prayer

Here are the links for ACNA’s Morning ,  Midday and Evening Prayer services.

Family Prayer Service

Here is the link for ACNA’s Family Prayer service available for personal, family, or small group use.

Text for Common Prayer

Here is the link to ACNA’s Text for Common Prayer ( with the daily lectionary, collects, and more)