Holy Trinity Church, Edson
A Faith Community
of Anglicans and Lutherans
About Our Church
This ecumenical community strives to be an inclusive, safe and welcoming worship community recognizing strength in diversity, togetherness in adversity, and that God’s grace, mercy and love are better when shared.
While we as Holy Trinity are rather young, we are still working on a mission statement...
We call ourselves 'A Faith Community of Anglicans and Lutherans,' but our doors are open to welcome all follow and want to learn more about God.
Holy Trinity Church is a joint venture ministry that was formed from two churches joining together out of necessity, and has evolved into a beautiful and thriving church family that operates as one.
Food and Fellowship
November Monthly Mission - Canadian Foodgrains Bank
After a number of years of bad weather, the Yellowhead Growing Project (part of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank) switched from growing a crop to having an evening banquet as their primary fundraiser. The covid19 pandemic has scuttled plans for this year's banquet as we are unable to follow AHS guidelines to protect those who would wish to attend. The executive is considering appealing to a number of our regular supporters to provide a monetary donation so that our group can send something to the Foodgrains Bank. Thus, the support of Holy Trinity for the Foodgrains Bank as their monthly mission for November is even more important and the Yellowhead Growing Project is deeply appreciative for that support.
On another note, the Canadian federal government has announced this October that it will provide $400 million to developing countries to cope with the effects of the pandemic. Food systems have been disrupted, income opportunities have been limited and movement within developing countries has been restricted. As a result, food shortages and rising food costs are common and much of this money will be used to deal with these two problems.
To learn more about the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, check out their website at: https://foodgrainsbank.ca/
October Monthly Mission - Edson Food Bank
In lieu of collecting items for the Primary Care Networks Community Connections event which is not being held this year, the Shared Ministry Council decided that our October focus would be the Edson Food Bank.
The Edson Food bank is a non-profit organization run by volunteers to provide food donated by local individuals and businesses to individuals and families with short term needs. Located at 4511- 5 Avenue in Edson, the Edson Food bank operates year-round on Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and is also open the second and last Thursday evenings of each month from 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm. During this time of covid19, the Food Bank is following all the AHS recommended protocols. Although walk ins are accepted, the Food Bank is asking those requiring food hampers to call or text 780.725.3185 to make an appointment for a time to come in to the Food Bank.
Monetary donations are being requested at this time. They can be left in the collection plate or forwarded to the church marked Food Bank.
September Monthly Mission - Canadian Lutheran World Relief
Our September Monthly Mission is We Care. In past we have collected hygiene items and school supplies, packed them into We Care kits, and shipped them to Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CWLR) headquarters in Winnipeg to be distributed where they are needed in the world.
With the restrictions mandated by Alberta Health Services, we will not be collecting items at this time. Instead, the Shared Ministry Council has made the decision to reallocate resources towards CWLR Covid-19 relief in Africa. Throughout September, a monetary collection towards this project will be made.
Inspired by God’s love for the world, CLWR challenges and responds to the injustice which causes human suffering and poverty. Since 1946, CLWR has been committed to working alongside partner agencies to build resilience through a continual shared learning approach. This international relief and development agency of the Lutheran communities provides opportunities for Canadians to respond to national and international needs.
In some areas around the world the coronavirus is threatening not just sickness, but a food crisis not seen in many decades. The impacts of movement restrictions, closed businesses, lost livelihoods, and disrupted supply chains are being felt by families already facing difficult situations and could create a large-scale hunger catastrophe in the year ahead. As communities fight the pandemic, they’re also facing the reality of severe disruptions to their food supply, on top of ongoing droughts and other pre-existing challenges.
Thanks to CLWR’s partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank, we can help our global neighbours with urgent food relief that will be matched by as much as 4:1. A donation of just $35, which would provide one family with emergency food for two weeks, could now provide the same support to four additional families because of government matching funds.
Shared Ministry Agreement
Holy Trinity operates as a joint venture between St. Catherine Anglican and Grace Lutheran. While Grace's constitution is still a governing document, as well as the Canons of the Anglican Church, the Shared Ministry agreement is the document that allows us to operate as one church on a day to day basis.