Algoma Deanery This Week

Good day, everyone!

Rolling River Rampage VBS is happening this week at Emmaus Anglican Church. Please keep the VBS leaders and participants in prayer as they ride the rapids with God through stories, music, crafts and games!

Saturday, July 14th, 10am-2pm: The Church Closet, 159 Church Street, Echo Bay; new and gently used clothing and household items.

For your devotions:

Please pray for God to strengthen all those involved in the Thailand cave rescue…the boys, their coach, the rescuers…that this brave undertaking may end with all alive and well.

Wednesday, July 11th is the memorial of Benedict of Nursia. I’m sure  you’ll recognize this guy as the father of Western monasticism as we know it.  Benedict was born in Italy in the late 5th century and began his spiritual career as a hermit. News of his sanctity spread and he was encouraged to become the abbot of a monastery. True to form, the lives of these early church heroes are never easy…Someone did not take kindly to Benedict’s zealous reforms, aimed at adding structure and spirituality to these sometimes questionable institutions, and tried to poison him. Benedict returned to his life as a hermit but, thankfully, returned to monastic life to develop his now famous “Rule” and providing the structure of prayer, work, and study to a monk’s day. For more info:  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Benedict-of-Nursia

Friday, July 13th is the commemoration of Henry, Missionary Bishop in Finland during the 12th century. Despite being venerated as a saint, the life and martyr’s death of Henry, an English bishop, is actually quite mysterious. Among other interesting ‘facts’, his murderer is said to have lost his scalp when he put on the dead bishop’s mitre. For more info:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_(bishop_of_Finland)

Have a blessed week!

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