In this strange new season, Emmanuel is committed to holding the tensions of wanting to reach out and help the people around us as well as the responsibility to maintain distance and limit contact as much as possible. We’re hopeful that we can be creative in the ways we gather digitally in a season of social distancing and find meaningful ways to live out our faith even when we can’t meet face to face. Below are some ways we’ll be working in each department to connect until we can gather together again:

Click on the tiles below for information on each area and new ways of connecting at EBC.

 

 

 

We have resumed our Sunday morning services onsite, 10:30 am at 1636 Acadia Drive.  Our capacity is limited to one hundred persons.  Registration is required. To register, click HERE.   

The service is also live-streamed and available for post-service viewing (or listening to the audio of the teaching).  To access the livestream or post service video/audio, please click HERE.  

An email reminder with links and the text of the service will be sent out on Sunday mornings by 10:00 am.  If you do not currently receive emails regarding our Sunday morning service and would like to, please contact the office by email at info@ebap.ca.

In the absence of our regular Sunday evening community gathering we’ve created the connection liturgies.  A weekly liturgy will be posted every Sunday at 1 pm and can be accessed by clicking here.
 
Sunday evenings there will be an open small group at the church for those who would like to attend. For more information about that, click here.

For further information, please contact Kari Elliott at 306-477-1234 ext. 133 or kari@ebap.ca.

 

How do I get in touch with someone if I need help?

Even though the church staff is working from home we still have access to email and voicemail at the church and we’ll be checking them often. If you need to speak with someone on staff, please reach out by email or phone and we’ll chat as soon as we’re able. You can find staff contacts by clicking here.

 

If you are in need of practical supports like food, toilet paper, etc., please contact Kari at 306-477-1234 ext. 133 or kari@ebap.ca.

 

If you’re in need of some suggestions of mental health supports we’d encourage you to check out some of these options. And if you just need to talk with someone, we’d encourage you to reach out to a staff member you feel comfortable talking with.

 

How can I help in a more practical way than just staying home?

Staying home is not nothing! But if you’re looking for something practical to do with your time and resources, we could really use some freezer meals to send to households that are quarantined and to those who are still going through major life events with fewer family supports around than usual. Please seal and label any meals you make so that we can match them with dietary needs. Please contact Kari to arrange for deliveries as the church is closed.

 

Otherwise, we encourage you to check in with your neighbours by phone or email and organize multi-family grocery shopping to minimize the need for people to be in shops as much as possible. If you know of needs in your community, feel free to contact Kari to see if the church has the ability to help.

 

You can also check in with our community partners like The Bridge, Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, and the Friendship Inn who are all posting their current needs for donations online. Please be sure to follow their protocols to limit contact and keep everyone safe and healthy.

 

Should I keep dropping my donations off for the Food Pantry?

If you feel comfortable tacking your regular item donation on to your own grocery shopping, we’d love to continue receiving donations as you’re able. To limit contact during drop off, we’re currently limiting drop offs to Wednesdays from 3pm-4pm. Please let Kari know if you’re planning to drop off so we can make sure someone is there to let you in.

 

All donations will be placed in isolated bins for a week long quarantine before they’re handed out to ensure that we minimize any transfer risk to the people we’re trying to help.

During this COVID-19 season we have made some adaptations to the way we’re offering Sunday School. For more information on registering for programming or accessing resources, click here.
 
Look for a weekly email with resources if your child is registered at EBC.  If you would like to be included, and are not receiving them, please let me know by emailing me, Beverly, at beverly@ebap.ca.

Youth starts back up on September 8th, and will run on Tuesday nights from 7-9:15 PM! If you or your teen is not currently connected to Ebap Youth, and would like to be, please feel free to contact me with any questions or check out our webpage.

 

You can reach me at rachel@ebap.ca or by leaving a voicemail at (306) 477-1234. Ext. 132. Please let me know if you, as a parent, would like to be included in the parent emails. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook under Ebap Youth, where I’ll be posting weekly updates about our happenings at youth!

 

Rachel Bueckert – Director of Youth Ministries

rachel@ebap.ca

Instagram/Facebook: EbapYouth

College & Career is taking a modular, small group approach this year. For more information, please contact Kari at kari@ebap.ca.

EBC Senior Adult Ministry is committed to connecting with and caring for our senior adults.  In particular, connecting with those who are shut-in is extremely important during this season of COVID-19. 

Robin Sloboda, Pastor of Senior Adult Ministry, is currently away from work on medical leave. Robin has been blogging at https://emmanuelsenior.blogspot.com/ and hopes to continue to do so as long as she is able.

In her absence, Brendon Gibson is providing pastoral care to our seniors.  Please contact Brendon with any questions or concerns, 306-477-1234, x129.

The Journey is a life-changing set of experiences and relationships that will invite us to explore questions of intimacy with God, identity as God’s loved children, and unique kingdom responsibility in the world. This shared journey of discovery will be guided by a trained facilitator and will involve a six to eight month commitment of:

  • weekly small group gatherings (two hours a week)
  • regular study and reflection and prayer (two to four hours a week)
  • a spiritual mentoring relationship with a mature believer (twice a month)

 The Journey Brochure click here.

The Journey Application click here.

Unfortunately, The Journey is not being offered this year. For more information, please contact Brendon, 306-477-1234. 

 

Small Groups are a vital part of belonging to a church family. They provide a place to be known and encouraged in your Christian journey, a place to care for, support, and pray for one another, and a context to grow and develop and serve Christ with others who are following Jesus. Being involved in a small group helps you to develop a sense of community and a second family. At Emmanuel, there are small groups that meet on several nights of the week.  During this season of COVID-19, most of our groups are meeting online, via Zoom. 

For more information about small groups, please contact Brendon, 306-477-1234, x129.

Ladies Zoom Time

Do you like to visit with others but are finding it hard to meet in person? The Ladies Zoom time will be starting again on November 5. This is a chat time for women of all ages, and if this interests you, please join Xulin Guo on Thursday afternoons from 1 pm – 2 pm on the ZOOM platform. Bring your favourite beverage, encouraging thoughts to share or even a concern.

f you have questions about this conversation time please email Xulin at Email: xulinguo@gmail.com

Directions for ZOOM

For computers, tablets and smartphones, download and install the zoom app from zoom.us.

Click on “Join a Meeting.” Meeting ID: 306 477 1234; Password: 4771234

For phone: Dial 1 778 907 2071, Enter the Meeting ID and Press the pound key (#).

 
 
 

HEART MATTERS: WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Tuesday Mornings from 9:30-11 am

Running October 13-December 1

Women of all ages are invited to participate in Heart Matters Women’s Bible Study, which will resume online via Zoom Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m., October 13-December 1. 
 

Together over eight weeks, we will discuss Jennie Allen’s “Get Out of Your Head,” a video-based Bible study based in the book of Philippians. We’ll explore the ways God has built for us to get unstuck from toxic thinking patterns and to fight and win the war for our minds.    

Our Tuesday morning Zoom time will include fellowship, prayer, small-group breakout discussions, and Bible exploration. Supplemental materials will be distributed each week via email or text. 

If you’d like to participate in or inquire about Heart Matters’ fall Zoom study, please contact Laura by October 6 at lauramonchuk@gmail.com or 306-230-5033. Participants may join in the study through the Zoom app, through a web browser, or via telephone for audio only. 

 

 

Please join us for online prayer: 

Tuesday-Friday, 7:15-7:45am; 

AND

Tuesday and Thursday, 12:15-12:45pm, and 9:15-9:45pm. 

Pray on your own or with others via Zoom for each other and for our local and global neighbours.

For directions to participate, please contact Brendon
 
Trouble connecting? Call Brendon, 1-306-341-0195.
 

We want to continue encouraging one another and celebrating our stories of grace. To join in the conversation (which has moved online), click here.