Alleluia! Christ is Risen! You are welcome to join us in-person or online on Sunday, May 22nd at 10:00 AM for our Sixth Sunday of Easter Service.
The mask mandate has been removed. Please do as you feel comfortable though and continue wearing your mask if you prefer. Also the Common Cup during Holy Communion has been restarted if you choose to participate. We ask that you do not come to church if you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid or any other illness.
Online services can be found on Immanuel's Facebook Live page. You do not have to have a Facebook account to watch. Here is the link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/immanuelwetaskiwin/
Our previous services are posted on our Facebook page under the Video heading if you missed a service or want to watch a service again.
If anyone has any concerns or needs during this time please call Rev. Hugh or the church wardens:
- Rev. Hugh: 780-312-9974 (cell)
- Carol Blair, Rector's Warden: 780-231-5873 (cell)
- Joyce Sewell, People's Warden: 780-352-6208
Please call anyone in our parish family to connect and stay connected with each other
What is the Easter Season?
For Christians, Easter is not just one day - it's a season of 50 days, a week of weeks, derived in its length from the fifty days between Passover and Pentecost (which means fiftieth) in Judaism. Easter season begins at sunset on the eve of Easter and ends with Pentecost, the day we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church.
Easter season is more than an extended celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. In the early church, Lent was a season when persons who wished to become Christians were learning how to live the way of Jesus and preparing for baptism on Easter Sunday. The original purpose of the Easter season was to continue the formation of new Christians in the faith.
Today, this extended season gives us time to rejoice and experience what we mean when we say Christ is risen and that we, as the church, are the body of the Risen Lord. It’s a season for focusing on the core doctrines and mysteries of the faith and for preparing for the ministries the Spirit has empowered us to undertake in Jesus’ name.
Why is the Easter lily a sign of new birth?
Known to Christians as the “white-robed apostle of hope,” the Easter lily has also been a religious symbol since the birth of the Christian religion. It's also believed that the lilies grew where Jesus' sweat and tears fell to the ground during his crucifixion.