Before a Holy Cross Day congregation of 350 supporters and colleagues, friends and family members, 10 people were ordained for ministry by the Rt. Rev. Jane Alexander, 10th Bishop of Edmonton.
Ordained to the priesthood at All Saints’ Cathedral, Edmonton were the Rev. Cheryl Boulet, the Rev. Donna Gauthier and the Rev. Rita Milne. Boulet, Gauthier and Milne serve as priests-in-charge of St. John the Divine, Onoway; St. John the Evangelist, Cold Lake; and St. Patrick, Whitecourt respectively.
Ordained to the diaconate were Sandra Arbeau, St. Faith, Edmonton; Ruth Sesink-Bott, St. Faith and St. Mary, Edmonton; Christopher Cook, St. John the Evangelist, St. Paul; Rebecca Harris, Holy Trinity Riverbend, Edmonton; Billy Isenor, St. Stephen the Martyr, Edmonton; Sheila Moorey, Christ Church, Edmonton; Andreas Sigrist, St. Luke, Edmonton.
In his homily, the Ven. Richard King, Archdeacon for Mission and Discipleship and Rector of St. Luke's Anglican Church, reminded the “gang” of ordinands of God’s unconditional and everlasting love. “Remember! You are precious to God not because of the ministry you do in His name. You are precious to Him for you are His beloved! Beware of lapsing into thinking that you have to prove to God He hasn't made a mistake in you being ordained.”
“He cannot love you any more than He does at this moment. He will never love you less. Let the Love God has for you overwhelm you, for from that His love will overflow from you to others,” said Archdeacon King (download sermon pdf).
You can watch the November issue of The Messenger for more on the ordination and view more photos on Facebook.