Coming Up in Algoma Deanery

Good day!

Wednesday, December 12 is the Advent Lunch at Zion Lutheran, SSM (189 Upton Road); 12-1pm.

Thursday, December 13 is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave.); 10:30am-1pm.

Saturday, December 15 is the St. Luke’s Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Auxiliary (160 Brock Street); 12-1:30pm.

Sunday, December 16 is the “Comfort and Joy” chili supper, caroling, and concert at Zion Lutheran, SSM (189 Upton Road); supper at 5pm, caroling at 6:30pm, concert at 7pm. Tickets are $20 and available at the Zion church office. If you’re at Handel’s “Messiah” and only want to go to the concert at 7pm then it’s $10.

Speaking of Handel’s “Messiah,” the Sault Symphony Orchestra is performing this at Precious Blood Cathedral, SSM (778 Queen St., E.) on December 16th at 3pm. Tickets for adults are $30, seniors (65+) are $26. For more info and to get tickets, go to www.saultsymphony.ca.

Heartbeat of the Church: Hey…Algoma is on the map!! The Advent Bible Study group of The Parish of St. Joseph & St. George has added their prayer for our Church. Hope to see many more being added! Have a look… https://www.anglican.ca/heartbeat/

Have you donated yet? The Algoma Anglican has a wonderful ministry of communication – providing news and information of the discipleship happening around our diocese. (Plus, you can save Archbishop Anne from having a bucket of water dumped on her head!) To donate online go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/13999 then under “fund” choose “Algoma Anglican”.  You can mail a donation to: Algoma Anglican at PO Box 1168, Sault Ste Marie, ON; P6A 5N7 or you can stop by the Synod Office if you’re in town.

For Your Devotions:

Monday, December 10th (moved from Sunday) is the memorial of the Prophets of the Old Testament. These men and women were called by God and filled with the Holy Spirit to speak the message of God to the people. Many were persecuted and killed because that message wasn’t always welcome. Jeremiah, for example, was kept as a prisoner at the bottom of a well. For us, Christ is the final and complete Word of God…”In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2a).  If you’d like to read more about the prophets, check this out…   https://catholicexchange.com/crazy-prophets-old-testament

Praying that you all have a blessed Advent!

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