Wetaskiwin Anglican Induction & Feast
Dorothy Comfort is heading up arrangements for the evening of Medieval Feasting and Merriment on Friday, October 4th. Rev. Hugh Matheson will be formally inducted as the minister of Immanuel Anglican Church in Wetaskiwin on the evening of Sunday, September 29th.
Immanuel Anglican Church in Wetaskiwin has very special events coming the week of the end of September and the beginning of October. The evening of Sunday, September 29th, Rev. Hugh Matheson will be formally inducted as the minister of Immanuel Anglican Church. Then the Friday of the same week, on October 4th, Immanuel Anglican church invites the community to join them for a very special evening of Medieval Feasting and Merriment at the Moose Hall.
MEDIEVAL FEASTING & MERRIMENT
Knight`s Haven will provide the interactive, funny, and fun entertainment as they serve the Medieval Feast in the authentically decorated Medieval Banqueting Hall. There will be typical, hands-on medieval food, Cornish game hens, beef, giant chicken legs (actually turkey), other finger food reminiscent of the historical period, beer and wine. Everyone is urged to come in medieval costume to help enhance the authentic feel of the evening. It promises to be a great evening of good food, good fun, and the rollicking merriment of the best of the medieval tradition.
Knight`s Haven is from Wetaskiwin, but has expanded its area of service all the way from Edmonton to Calgary and many points in between. Although it has provided entertainment and even catered much larger events, this feast will be the largest event it has yet done in Wetaskiwin. They come in costume with a full repertoire of entertainment of the period which may include a range from ballads to sword play, from the court jester to magic tricks, and singing and dancing and jokes.
The Medieval Feast and Merriment is also a fundraiser for Immanuel Anglican Church, so will also include a silent auction. Funds raised at it will be used for community outreach, especially for their monthly `Messy Church` program and to help support NOW, Neighbourhood Outreach Wetaskiwin.
The `Messy Church` is a program, for all ages and the whole family, which meets once a month for a couple hours of a meal, Bible Story and crafts for any interested or not particularly comfortable with the usual Sunday service format. Somewhat like a mini Vacation Bible School, it is relaxed, informal, interactive and fun, a comfortable place to explore the Christian Gospel and feel completely welcome.
The evening of Medieval Feasting and Merriment will be held on Friday, October 4th at the Moose Hall with the doors open for drinks and a relaxed introduction to the evening at 6 pm. The meal will begin at 7 pm with food and entertainment interspersed for a wonderful evening of fun and frivolity. Immanuel Anglican Church is delighted to invite the Wetaskiwin community to this very special event. For further information and tickets, phone Dorothy Comfort at 780-387-4987.
Rev. Hugh Matheson will be formally inducted as the minister of Immanuel Anglican Church on Sunday, September 29th, at 7 pm by the Bishop of the Diocese of Edmonton, the Right Reverend Jane Alexander. Bishop Alexander now works out of the cathedral in Edmonton, but some time earlier she served as minister at Immanuel and will be a welcome visitor for this service.
Rev. Matheson, the son of an Anglican priest, grew up mostly in southern Saskatchewan, where he also served in his first two parishes. From there, he moved to Gaspe where he served for 10 years and where the youngest of his three children was born. He than spent 10 years in Kenora where he was the dean of the cathedral. He has been in Wetaskiwin since the end of November, and considers the time that he has already been here a good start on major aspects of his work here: establishing financial stability of the parish, developing a capacity for outreach, and developing growth of the parish. He is said to have a fantastic singing voice and skill as a guitar player. In addition to his work as a parish priest, he also enjoys reading, especially science fiction and the delights of Biblical scholarship, walks with his wife, the adventure of taking off and seeing where the road leads, and the freshness and wonder as seen through the enthusiastic eyes of little children.
Immanuel Anglican Church is moving out of summer holiday mode with Sunday School started up again last Sunday, September 9th, and the first `Messy Church` held Wednesday, September 11th. With the induction of its new minister and the very special evening of Medieval Feasting and Merriment, it has a busy beginning to an active year, and invites one and all to come and see what it`s all about.