Busy Week Ahead for Algoma Deanery!

Good morning!

Thursday, October 25th is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM; 10:30-1:00

Friday, October 26th at Holy Trinity, SSM – come meet Sheilagh McGlynn, our National Church Youth Animator who is flying in from Toronto to be with us. Also, get your spiritual batteries recharged with a beautiful liturgy from the Holden Prayers Around the Cross. The liturgy is called, “Be Still and Know”.  If you like candles, prayer, and quiet singing, come check it out. The evening starts at 7pm. The service will be followed by refreshments.

Saturday, October 27th – Holy Trinity, SSM, 9am until 5pm – our time with Sheilagh continues. Come for all or part of the day. There will be a workshop and discussion forum/activities all dealing with youth in our Church. I will be providing pizza for lunch and I will be making a big pot of chili for supper (I make good chili!)

Also on Saturday, October 27th – St. Peter’s Annual Fall tea, 1:00-3:30
                                                   – Holy Trinity, SSM, Fall tea, 1:30-3:30
                                                    -Emmaus Rummage Sale, 8:30-noon
                                                     – St. Luke’s Jr. Girls’ & Boys’ Auxiliary 12pm


Please go here for more details…  https://algomadeanery.com/upcoming-events/

Upcoming Events to Note:

1. Friday, November 23rd, 7pm at St. George’s, Echo Bay – There will be a Holden Prayer Around the Cross liturgy called, “Healer of All Ills”. This is meant to demonstrate this type of liturgy to Lay Readers and Lay Leaders who then have this as an option to lead as a meditative, spiritual liturgy in their own congregations.

2. Saturday, November 24th, 10am – 2pm at the Trinity Centre (same parking lot as Holy Trinity Church on Northern Avenue) there will be a prayer workshop/Advent Retreat for Lay Readers and Lay Leaders and anyone else who would like to be there.

For Your Devotions:

Tuesday, October 23rd is the memorial of James of Jerusalem. There are a few by the name of James in the New Testament. This one is the brother of Jesus. Despite his earlier misgivings about Jesus’ ministry, James became hugely important to the young Christian Church and was martyred in about 62 a.d for confessing his faith in Jesus as the Messiah. He was thrown off one of the parapets of the Temple and then stoned to finish the job. His martyrdom made it into historical accounts other than the Bible! The link here provides a wonderful account of his life and accomplishments (but ignore the fact that the gentleman says the Episcopal Church is the only Anglican Church to get this memorial straight on their calendar…Canadians are on the ball, too!):  https://algomadeanery.com/upcoming-events/

Friday, October 26th is the commemoration of Alfred the Great, King of the West Saxons, who died in 899.  Alfred had wanted to become a monk but, with the successive deaths of the heirs to the throne ahead of him, he became king of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain instead. After defeating the invading Danish army, Alfred made a deal with their leader – “swear allegiance to Christ and be baptized and I’ll let you keep some land.” Deal!  Alfred turned his efforts to repairing the cultural damage done to his people by the ravages of war and is the only English monarch to be called, “Great.”  For more info… http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/60.html

Have a wonderful week!

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