What’s Up in Algoma Deanery

Good day and Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 10th is an Ovarian Cancer Information Session at St. Luke’s Cathedral (160 Brock St.); 6:30 p.m. Here is the information poster:Zonta

Thursday, October 11th is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Avenue); 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Rumour has it they have delicious cinnamon buns. 🙂

Saturday, October 13th at St. Luke’s Cathedral (160 Brock St.) is the Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Auxiliary; 12-1:30 pm. If you’d like more information, call the Cathedral at 705-254-7144.

Also on Saturday, October 13th in the hall at Zion Lutheran (189 Upton Road) is St. Luke’s Tea and Silent Auction; 1:00 – 3:00 pm; tickets $8 available at the door or at St. Luke’s throughout the week.

Really Super Important…Please RSVP to algomadeanery@gmail.com by October 15th to let me know if you’ll be able to come to the Youth Animator’s Weekend in Sault Ste Marie. I’m really excited about what a great opportunity this is for us so I hope many of you will take advantage of this. I’ve attached the information letter for you. Youth Animator Weekend October 26 to 28 deanery information

For Your Devotions:

Wednesday, October 10th is the commemoration of Paulinus, the first Bishop of York, died in 644. In 601, Paulinus was sent to England by Pope Gregory the Great to convert the inhabitants to Christianity. The life of an Archbishop in England was a lot different back then – Paulinus did convert the king of Northumbria (Edwin) and many others but then fled to Kent when Edwin was murdered by Anglo-Saxon kings. Never a dull moment…For more information: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Paulinus

Saturday, October 13th is the commemoration of Edward the Confessor, King of England, who died in 1066. Edward was king from 1042 until his death. His reign was peaceful and prosperous – which is saying a lot for that time in history! Edward spent a lot of time in church, confessing his sins, which is why he earned the name of Confessor. For more information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/edward_confessor.shtml
For an interesting legend about Edward meeting St. John the Evangelist, check this out:


Here is a Thanksgiving Prayer for you:

Giving and forgiving God, you created the good earth and blessed it.
Give us glad and generous hearts, that we may rejoice and give thanks
for the abundance of your creation, the depths of your mercy,
and your care for all. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Have a wonderful week!

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