Algoma Deanery Happenings

Good day, everyone!

Thursday, November 22nd, 9am – 4pm…Accessories Boutique at the Station Mall, hosted by St. Luke’s ACW.

Also on Thursday the 22nd, 10:30am – 1pm is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave., E.)

Friday, November 23rd, 7pm is the “Healer of All Ills” liturgy at St. George’s, Echo Bay (159 Church St.). Come pray for yourself, for others, and for our broken world…light a candle, spend time at the cross, anointing available.

Saturday, November 24th, 10am – 2pm is the Advent Prayer Workshop & Retreat at Emmaus Anglican Church (1643 Wellington St. E., SSM). Please join us in learning about prayer and experience various types of prayer. I’ll provide tea & coffee and bake muffins and dessert! Please bring a bagged lunch and, if you’d like, bring a comfortable folding chair/camp chair if you’d rather have that instead of the usual “church hall” type of chair. 🙂

Also on Saturday, November 24th, 12pm – 1:30pm is St. Luke’s Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Auxiliary (160 Brock St.)

Heads Up…Saturday, December 1st, 11:30am – 1pm is the Ham Pastie Luncheon, Silent Auction, Bake/Craft Sale at St. George’s, Echo Bay. Adults $9; Children 5-12 are $5; under 5 is free.

For Your Devotions:

Monday, November 19th is the commemoration of Elizabeth, Princess of Hungary who died in 1231. Elizabeth was betrothed in infancy to Louis IV of Thuringia whom she married in 1221 when he acceded to the throne. He died of the plague 6 years later and Elizabeth took refuge from his brother by going to her uncle. She gave all of her wealth to a hospice she built for the sick and poor, dedicating the rest of her short life (she died when she was just 24) to those in need. For more info:  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Elizabeth-of-Hungary

Tuesday, November 20th is the commemoration of Edmund, King of East Anglia, martyred in 869 or 870.  We don’t know much about Edmund but, the legend is, he was martyred by the Danes who had defeated him. He refused to renounce his faith or give his kingdom to the “heathens.” A little more information can be found here:  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edmund-king-of-East-Anglia

Friday, November 23rd is the commemoration of Clement of Rome who died around 100 AD.  Okay, I know I’m a “Church Geek” but, I find it really exciting to know I can read what was written by someone who almost certainly met Paul in Rome and probably even heard him preach! Clement’s letter to the Corinthians (yes, those Corinthians again) spelled out the church hierarchy and apostolic succession (that the bishops succeeded the apostles…i.e. taught what the apostles taught). To read more about our fascinating church Father (including how he was killed), check this out:  http://www.catholicfaithandreason.org/st-clement-of-rome-died-110-ad.html

Hope you have a wonderful week (and happy shoveling)!

One thought on “Algoma Deanery Happenings

  1. Saturday, December 1st, 2pm – 4pm – Yuletide Tea, Bake Sale & “New to You” Christmas Sale at St Saviour’s Church Hall in Blind River – Tickets available at the door ($5 adults, $2 children)

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