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For the past year and a half, the Eisbrenner family has worshipped with and become core members of the parish of Immanuel, Wetaskiwin. On Sunday, November 14 the Eisbrenners were officially welcomed into the Anglican church by the parish and Bishop Stephen London.

Jason, Christa and their daughters started attending Immanuel in the midst of the pandemic. They had left their previous faith community for a number of reasons and wanted to attend  a church with “a liturgical life and broader understanding  of the Holy Scriptures.” They quickly became active members by reading for Sunday worship. 

When church reopened earlier this fall Jason took on the role of technical operator of our Sunday worship livestream. Christa became a member of the vestry after the annual meeting and took on leadership with the Sunday School Team.

The Rev. Hugh Matheson, rector, and Shirley Fordice, people’s warden, presented Jason and Christa to the bishop for reception into the Anglican Communion. (In the section of the BAS that deals with Baptism and Confirmation are a couple of lines about Reception - being received.) The parish of Immanuel is grateful to have the Eisbrenner family as members. Submitted by Fiona Brownlee, Immanuel, Wetaskiwin