Rural Ministry

Rural Ministry



St. Mary's Welcomes Vegreville Community to Nativity Festival

The parish of St. Mary the Virgin in Vegreville decided to try something different this Advent. A number of parishioners and their rector enjoy collecting nativities from around the world. We decided it would be fun... Read More


St. Saviour's Mission Celebration

Sunday, November 19 was a special day in the life of the Mission of St. Saviour, Wabamun and its rector. Twenty years ago, on November 18, 1997, the Rev. Coleen Lynch was ordained a deacon at All Saints’ Cathedral... Read More


Christmas Boxes Packed with Hope, Love, Blessings and Beads

Members of St. Saviour’s, Vermilion carefully packed 56 Operation Christmas boxes on November 12. These gifts were blessed by the Rev. Elizabeth Metcalfe, who prayed for the people who prepared them and for the... Read More


Cowboy Church

Every Sunday is fun in Wabamun, but Sunday, November 5 the fun-meter was amped up a few notches. The Mission of St. Saviour congregation worshipped in the Cowboy Church way in recognition of all those folks... Read More


All Mothers and Children Count

With a little help from their friends in the dioceses of Edmonton and Calgary, the parish of St. Mary’s, Ponoka recently raised more than $930 for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) All Women... Read More


Blessing of the Animals

St. George's in Fort Saskatchewan welcomed 23 people with their pets or pictures of pets to an after school Blessing of Animals Service on Thursday, October 5th. Thanks to everyone who joined us in giving thanks for... Read More


Thanksgiving in Wabamun

Thanksgiving was celebrated at The Mission of St. Saviour, Wabamun. Many thanks go out to Len Chambers for the beautiful decorations for the altar. We had a lovely service starting the day to a wonderful... Read More

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Blessing of the Animals

The Mission of St. Saviour in Wabamun held a Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 1st. As the day was windy and chilly, Rev. Coleen had only one adorable puppy named Princess to bless. The puppy... Read More


Team Jesus Spruces Up Yellowhead

The Mission of St. Saviour in Wabamun did their annual highway clean-up on September 10, 2017. Nine members of Team Jesus had lunch together after church before heading out on cleaning duty. Keeping our bags from... Read More


St. Saviour's Celebrates Baptism and Confirmation

St. Saviour’s, Vermilion celebrated three confirmations and a baptism on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Pictured (from left) are: confirmands Alyx and Ethan Ward, rector's warden JoAnn Mones, Bishop Jane Alexander, Robert... Read More


St. Saviour's Marks Banner Year at Vermilion Agricultural Fair

“In 1915 the ladies served to 170 people. In 1932 the booth netted $51. Not too many years later, in 1943, the profit was $500 and this money was used to install gas in the church.” - A History of St. Saviour’s... Read More


St. Saviour's, Vermilion Celebrates Canada 150 Mosaic Unveiling

Canada Day, traditionally celebrated in Vermilion June 30, included the official unveiling of our Canada 150 Mosaic. Between May 8 and 10, 530 young and old participants, which included 17 St Saviour’s parishioners,... Read More


God Incident in Small-town Parish

On the 23rd of July, a hot, mid-summer Sunday in rural Onoway, the parish musicians were all away and music was to be sung acapella. This fact alone does not make for an extraordinary situation. But with an interim... Read More