On August 2, Lammas Sunday, members of St. Thomas', Wainwright gathered for prayers, for the presentation of the ‘Lammas Loaf’ and to share the joy of two ladies receiving their ACW life membership.
Doreen Anderson and the Rev. Ann Marie Nicklin were presented with an ACW lifetime membership pin and flowers by Ruth Iverson of St. Thomas' and Rita Fraser of St. Mary’s, Edgerton.
This presentation was to have taken place at the ACW regional meeting scheduled for early April.
Doreen and Rev. Amie have been faithful members of the ACW for decades and have been involved with numerous ACW functions and initiatives.
Lammastide is an English feast day, celebrating the first fruits of the wheat harvest. Churches stopped marking the day at the Reformation, but it has made a reappearance in recent years. It involves the presentation of the Lammas Loaf, a loaf of bread made from the new crop, which may or may not be used as the bread of the Eucharist. Wafers were used on this occasion due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Submitted by Allan Samm, St. Thomas', Wainwright