Busy Week in Algoma Deanery

Good day!

Thursday, November 15th is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM; 10:30-1:00

Friday, November 16th is the Turkey Dinner at Holy Trinity, SSM; starting at 5:30pm; tickets are just $15.00

Saturday, November 17th is St. Luke’s Junior Girls’ & Boys’ Auxiliary beginning at noon. Also on Saturday is the Chili & Soup Lunch with a Bake Table at Emmaus Anglican Church from 11:00-2:00. Yum!

For more info about these and other events, please check out our deanery event calendar:  https://algomadeanery.com/upcoming-events/

Coming Up Soon:

Friday, November 23rd, 7pm, St. George’s in Echo Bay (159 Church Street) is the Holden Prayer Around the Cross service called “Healer of All Ills”.  Please join us in praying for ourselves, for others, and for our broken world.

Friday, November 24th, 10:00-2:00, at Emmaus Anglican Church (1643 Wellington St., E.) is the Advent Prayer Workshop & Retreat.  Everyone welcome!

For Your Devotions:

Monday, November 12th is the commemoration of Charles Simeon, Church of England presbyter who died in 1836. “High Church” and “Evangelical” at the same time? Charles Simeon did it (and was criticized by people at both ends of the spectrum). He was educated at Cambridge and spent his entire ministry there as well. His influence is best summed up by this quotation from the Gregorian website:  The influence of Simeon and his friends was thus described by the historian William Edward Hartpole Lecky: “They gradually changed the whole spirit of the English Church. They infused into it a new fire and passion of devotion, kindled a spirit of fervent philanthropy, raised the standard of clerical duty, and completely altered the whole tone and tendency of the preaching of its ministers.” For more information…  http://prayer.forwardmovement.org/the_calendar_response.php?id=401112


Wednesday, November 14th is the commemoration of Samuel Seabury, the 1st Anglican Bishop in North America, died 1784.  Seabury was a medical doctor and a priest at the same time – talk about busy! He was chosen by the clergy of Connecticut in 1783 to be their bishop but, at that time, the Law forbade the Archbishop of Canterbury to consecrate a ‘foreigner.’  To get around this little glitch, Seabury traveled to Scotland to be consecrated in the disestablished Episcopal Church in Scotland. To read more, check this out:  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Samuel-Seabury

Friday, November 16th is the commemoration of Margaret, Queen of Scotland, Helper of the Poor, died 1093.  As queen, Margaret gave out large sums of money to help the disadvantaged people of Scotland, More importantly (and this still rings true today), Margaret made sure that institutions already set up to help the poor, actually helped the poor! For more information plus a wonderful reflection on being a ‘helper of the poor’, go here:  https://www.ssje.org/2017/11/16/helper-of-the-poor-br-david-vryhof/

Saturday, November 17th is the commemoration of Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, who died in 1200.  Hugh was born into a wealthy noble family but, when his mother died (when he was 8 years old) he and his father both entered a monastery in France.  Hugh gained recognition for his piety and hard work and his fame spread to England. King Henry II – who had established a Carthusian monastery as part of his penance for murdering Thomas Beckett, recruited Hugh to be its prior. After being elected a bishop, Hugh got on the king’s bad side by not playing along with the king’s politics. Luckily, Hugh didn’t lose his head…  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_of_Lincoln

Have a wonderful week!

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