This week and beyond…

Good day, everyone!
The Church Closet at St. George’s  in Echo Bay is open, as always, on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm.
Pat Brown’s Thank You Dinner is Thursday, June 14th starting at 6pm at the Town Hall in Richards Landing. The dinner is free and you can bring a donation for their Food Bank if you’d like.
That same evening, Thursday, June 14th, 6:30pm-8:00pm, is the Strawberry Tea & Bake Sale at St. Saviour’s in Blind River.
Saturday, June 16th, is Thessalon For Sale from 9am-3pm. Church of the Redeemer will be offering up treasures that day!
A reminder…Living the Mission: Bishop Rob’s ride for unity, healing, & reconciliation is approaching quickly. He will arrive at the Cathedral at about 4pm on Saturday, June 23rd. After a short welcome, he will cycle (with anyone who cares to join him) out to the Garden River Community Centre. The rest of us can drive out there for the Potluck Supper and Service. For those in the area, I hope to see you there! You can get more info and donate to this worthwhile cause by going to Bishop Rob’s Facebook page or here…  https://www.anglican.ca/giving/ride/  You may also give your donation to your incumbent or bring it to the Synod Office. If you’d like a tax receipt, make sure you provide all of the necessary personal information.
For more details on the above events, and other events, please check out our calendar: https://algomadeanery.com/upcoming-events/
For your devotions:
Monday, June 11th (today) is the Holy Day of St. Barnabas the Apostle. He was born and raised as a Jew named Joseph but, shortly after Christ’s crucifixion, sold his property, gave all of the proceeds to the newly formed “Christian” community and spread the Good News with Paul. It was Barnabas who stood up for Paul when Paul first met the disciples in Jerusalem (Barnabas vouched for Paul’s conversion). For more info… https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Barnabas
Saturday, June 16th is the commemoration of Joseph Butler. If you’ve ever studied Anglicanism, you will recognize this great thinker.  He was the Bishop of Durham and is well-known and respected for his defense of orthodox Christianity against Deism ( they put forward the clockmaker image of God, among other things) which was prevalent in his time. To read more…  https://forallsaints.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/joseph-butler-bishop-of-durham-1752
Many blessings to each of you today and throughout the week.

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