What’s Up in Algoma Deanery

Good day!

Thursday, November 8th is the White Elephant, 10:30am – 1pm; Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave)

Saturday, November 10th is St. Luke’s Junior Girls’ & Boys’ Auxiliary, 12pm – 1:30pm; St. Luke’s Cathedral (160 Brock St., SSM)

Looking ahead (since this dinner sold out last year): Friday, November 16th is the Turkey Dinner at Holy Trinity, SSM; starting at 5:30pm. $15 for a turkey dinner with all the trimmings plus desserts, coffee, tea….Holy Trinity’s # is 705-254-1692.

Since we’re talking about next week, Saturday, November 17th is the Chili & Soup Lunch with a Bake Sale at Emmaus; 11am – 2pm; 1643 Wellington St. E., SSM

Looking even further ahead: Friday, November 23rd at St. George’s, Echo Bay (159 Church St.) we will be having a Holden Prayer Around the Cross service called “Healer of All Ills”.  Please join us to pray for yourselves, for others, and for our broken world.

Saturday, November 24th is the Advent Prayer Workshop & Retreat at Emmaus Anglican Church, SSM (1643 Wellington St. E.) from 10am – 2pm. We will alternate between learning about prayer and engaging in different forms of prayer using the Advent readings. I will provide coffee, tea, snacks and dessert. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch. Also, if you have a comfortable folding chair/portable chair that you’d rather sit on, please feel free to bring it along.

For Your Devotions:

Wednesday, November 7th is the commemoration of Willibrord, the Archbishop of Utrecht, Holland, and missionary who died in 738. We actually don’t know very much about Willibrord but, I find it amazing that way back then someone born in England could study in both France and Ireland when traveling must’ve been difficult, lengthy, and dangerous. Speaking of dangerous, Willibrord began his missionary work in Frisia in 690 and had to leave the region several times because of war. He died a natural death but other missionaries to the area weren’t so lucky (Boniface was martyred in 754). http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/279.html

Saturday, November 10th is the memorial of Leo the Great, Bishop of Rome, Teacher of the Faith who died in 461. Leo was the bishop of Rome from 440-461 and is best known for two things. The first is that he was an ardent defender of orthodoxy (i.e. the true faith). He wrote against the heresy which said Christ only had one nature because his human nature was completely absorbed into his divine nature. Anglicans (and others) believe that Christ was fully human and fully divine at the same time which is what Leo wrote in his famous “Tome” used at the Council of Chalcedon in 451 to condemn the heresy. Stemming from this is the second thing for which Leo is known. He vigorously supported “papal supremacy”. Other bishops who supported this position had his tome declared as “the voice of Peter”. This was one of the causes of the strain and eventual split between the churches of East and West. For more info:  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Leo-I

Have a wonderful week (in spite of the rain)!

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