What’s Up This Week in Algoma Deanery

Good day!

 

So, as always, The Church Closet is ongoing each Saturday until September 15th, 10am-2pm at St. George’s in Echo Bay (159 Church Street)

 

If the are any other events – such as vacation bible schools –  coming up, please send the info to me (algomadeanery@gmail.com) as well as pictures afterward. Thanks.

 

Once again…Information for the Lay Readers’ Conference in Thunder Bay is now available. As always, Lay Leaders (a broad category) 🙂 and Chalice Administrants are included in this invitation. Here is the poster:  http://dioceseofalgoma.com/UploadedFiles/files/Lay%20Readers/1-Poster-2018.pdf

 

Mark this on your calendar! The Anglican Church of Canada Youth Animator is coming to Sault Ste Marie the weekend of October 26, 27, & 28.  Lay Readers and Lay Leaders should plan to attend (it’s always good to know what’s going on). More details will come your way when the event gets closer.

 

For Your Devotions:

 

Today, Monday, July 23rd, is the Holy Day of St. Mary Magdalene which was transferred from yesterday. If you didn’t get a chance to read the information last week, then here it is again:

 

Mary Magdalene is one of Jesus’ most celebrated disciples. According to the Gospel of Luke, he cured her of seven demons.  All four Gospel writers tell of her unwavering devotion to Jesus in staying with him while he hung on the cross. Both the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of John say she was the first to see Jesus after his resurrection. For more information:  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Mary-Magdalene

 

Wednesday, July 25th is the Holy Day of St. James the Apostle. James, his brother John, and Peter were the three disciples in Jesus’ inner circle. They witnessed Jesus’ transfiguration and went off alone with him in the Garden of Gethsemane.  James was beheaded at the order of King Herod in 44 AD. For more information:   https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-James-son-of-Zebedee

 

Thursday, July 26th is the commemoration of Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although she is not mentioned in the canonical gospels, Anne is mentioned as Mary’s mother in other writings, such as the Gospel of James, and in the Qur’an.  There are numerous fascinating stories about this woman including that Mary was born from a virgin birth just as Jesus was. For more information:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Anne

 

Have a wonderful week!

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