August 3, 4, and 5: This week marks the Children of Shingwauk’s annual gathering and conference at Algoma University. This was the original site of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School. The theme for this year is “The Government Apology and the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement: Then and Now”. One of the conference objectives is to “Nurture the on-going healing process while strengthening existing relationships.” There will be activities, workshops, entertainment and a feast. The weekend is free. Please consider attending if you’re in the area. For more information visit, check out this website: http://www.shingwauk.org/srsc/node/17
For Your Devotions:
Friday, August 3rd is the Holy Day of St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr if you didn’t already observe the day in December. Stephen’s ministry was to the Greek-speaking Jews, some of whom opposed his proclamation of Jesus as the Messiah and arranged for him to put on trial, claiming that he was blaspheming against Moses and Abraham. In a trial reminiscent of that of Jesus, Stephen was found guilty and was stoned to death in about 34 AD. For more information: https://www.thoughtco.com/saint-stephen-542519
Have a wonderful week full of God’s blessings!