St. Saviour’s rector the Rev. Elizabeth Metcalfe and church warden Rita Barr delivered two cheques of slightly more than $1,500 to Vermilion schools in support of their lunch programs. The cheques were received by Brandon Tupper, president of the Vermilion Elementary School Hot Lunch Society, and Sarah Dewing, representing St. Jerome`s School Lunch Program, on February 25.
St. Saviour's has continued to meet via Zoom throughout the pandemic, and posts services to the church Facebook page. Though parish members have not been able to meet in person for more than a year, members continue to find ways to reach out to the community. Each fall, the parish donates proceeds from its Fall Garage Sale back to the community. The annual garage sale could not be held this year, due to the pandemic. However, parish members recognised an even greater need for school lunch programs.
"Throughout this difficult time, the parish has been discovering what it is to be the church when we are unable to meet in person on Sundays,” says the Rev. Elizabeth Metcalfe. “Our unofficial motto during the pandemic has been ‘stay safe, love God and love others.’ When members of the church became aware of this need, they opened their hearts and generously donated to the effort. We are happy to be able to connect with the school community and to show God’s love and care for those who are struggling financially during these times.” Submitted by JoAnn Mones, St. Saviour’s, Vermilion