Worship with Us

Worship with Us

You are warmly invited to join our Anglican Church for Worship and Fellowship

 

Thank you for checking us out. If you are searching for a church home and family, you’ve come to the right place!

 

Our regular church service starts at 9:30 am. every Sunday morning.

 

The church service is:

    • A more contemporary service geared towards families
    • Service is both spoken and sung including hymns
    • Lay people participate in many parts of the service as greeters, readers, leading prayer, and assisting with communion.

 


Please come and get to know us.

We would like to share more of what we do in our church service. Some of the things we do can be confusing, especially for newcomers.

This isn’t meant as a comprehensive guide to Christian belief or the Anglican Church. It’s intended to give you some background information so you’ll feel comfortable enough to come along to a church service and begin finding out more about us.

We hope some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) will be helpful to you.

Have some questions? Please don’t hesitate to call us. We want to help you in any way we can.


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What does the church service look like?

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Our Sunday services usually include an opening procession, singing, Bible readings, prayers for ourselves and others, time for personal meditation, a sermon or pastoral message, and Communion where we share bread and wine in remembrance of Jesus Christ and the Last Supper.

A greeter(s) welcomes all those attending the Service, providing a service bulletin, which highlights information pertinent to that Sunday’s worship, e.g. prayer needs. The majority of the service is presented by PowerPoint. The Priest will direct you through the Service.

Feel free to sit where you feel comfortable.

Following the service, everyone is invited to coffee and fellowship in the Church Hall. Fair Trade coffee is supported at Immanuel. The Priest is present for conversation/questions at coffee time.

Q?

What about children in church?

A.

Sunday School is available most Sundays for all children. (See our Events Calendar to check dates of Sunday School).
Children attending Sunday School join the regular service for Communion.

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Where is the church located?

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Immanuel is situated at 5103 – 46 Avenue, across the street from the Court House. There is street parking with barrier-free access to the main doors of the Church.
Watch for our bright red sign.

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What can we expect of the church building?

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Immanuel Anglican ChurchImmanuel has three levels: the entrance level, the upper level where church services are held and the lower level (called the church hall) where larger gatherings and other church functions can be held.

Most importantly, the church has an elevator for those with limited mobility that goes to all three levels.

Our two washrooms are gender-neutral, one with an infant change table.

Q?

How do I dress for church?

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There is not a set standard of dress. Our Church is relatively informal – your comfort level is important while understanding the sanctity of the Church setting.

Q?

Are monetary donations collected during the Church Service?

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Regular financial givings are important to support our Church and its ministries.

An offering plate is passed mid-way through every Service.

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What if I don’t understand the meaning of some of the words used during the Service?

A.

A variety of words used during the service might seem unusual/different for newcomers. Some words are used frequently during Church services and others in conversation. Over time, you will become more comfortable with the meaning and significance of the words you hear.

Some common terms are:
  • Chalice: the goblet from which wine is served
  • Eucharist: service of Holy Communion
  • Gospel: The teaching or revelation of Christ, the record of Jesus' life and teaching in the first four books of the New Testament.
  • Immanuel: God with us
  • Paten: plate from which communion bread is served
  • Purificator: small linen square that the officiant (priest or other helper) uses to wipe the rim of the chalice after each person has taken the communion wine. The purificator acts like a napkin
  • Sacristy: a room where preparations are made for the worship service
  • Sanctuary: the space inside the altar rail
  • Wafer: the unleavened bread used at Eucharist

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Worship from a Child’s Point of View.

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Occasionally children bring their own perspective, perhaps in a humorous way, to the Church experience.

Children infant of the alterThe following are a few examples heard from Immanuel’s children:

Three year old’s first visit to our church – “Gramma, it looks just like a castle!” she said in awe.

Four year old watching the priest place the veil on the chalice after communion – “Mom, is she going to do abracadabra now?”

Our priest made reference to Jesus being a “fisher of men” - to a little girl who has been fishing – her response: “Yuck, that would be gross!”