God is doing a new thing in the eastern region of the Diocese of Edmonton, where the congregations of St. Mary’s, Edgerton; St. Thomas, Wainwright; and St. Saviour’s, Vermilion recently came together as the Dayspring Ministry Team.
Pictured: St. Saviour's, Vermilion hosts a massive Garage Sale each fall with the entire proceeds supporting the Hot Meals Programs at the two local elementary schools; St. Mary's, Edgerton held a Christmas Cookie Fundraiser and donated to the Breakfast Programme at the local school and to the local Order of the Royal Purple's Christmas Angel Tree program; St. Thomas, Wainwright hosted an Early Christmas Communion and Traditional Turkey Dinner. Padre Rob Parker cooked the turkey and stuffing and hosted a potluck Christmas Dinner. A free-will offering was received with the gifts being shared equally between the Battle River Food Bank in Wainwright and the Padre's Benevolent Fund at CFB Wainwright. Submitted by the Rev. Rachael Parker, Rector, Dayspring Ministry