In Algoma Deanery

Hi everyone!

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

Saturday, February 15th is St. Luke’s Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Auxiliaries at the Cathedral (160 Brock St.); 12-1:30pm.

Coming Quickly! The Coldest Night of the Year, February 23rd: walk to raise money and awareness regarding the issue of homelessness. This event doesn’t just help those on the streets. Many around us are just one unexpected financial obligation away from being in dire straits…a large mechanic’s bill, a broken down furnace…We can make a difference together!  Welcome aboard to the folks at St. James, Goulais River. They have generously pledged their support of this worthy cause.

If you’d like to make a donation, the Trinity Trotters (team captain: W Pat Brown) is available online:

Emmaus Anglican Church also has a team…Emmaus Walking Angels (Betty Sim is the team captain) and you can donate at:

If there are any other deanery teams registered, please let us know.  Remember, you don’t need to be in the Soo to help out and you don’t even need to go out in the cold…You can hold your own event in your community. Gather people together for a hot drink, cookies, music…all for a good cause. Again, please let us know if you’re doing something!

For Your Devotions:

Thursday, February 14th is the memorial of Cyril and Methodius, Apostles to the Slavs, died in 869 and 885 respectively. Cyril and Methodius were brothers chosen to be missionaries to the Slavic people. They got into hot water for using Slavonic in the liturgy. It was a “no-no” to use anything other than the Latin liturgy in the Roman Church at that time. Luckily, Pope Adrian II sided with them and they were able to continue their evangelizing. Believe it or not, neither were martyred but, their disciples were forced into exile when Pope Stephen V banned the use of anything but Latin.  To learn more:

Friday, February 15th is the memorial of Thomas Bray, Priest and Missionary, Founder of SPG and SPCK, died in 1730. Thomas was a British presbyter who founded libraries in the colonies – originally intended just for clergy. Well, the libraries expanded and, in order to support them, Thomas organized The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK, 1698/9). Just a couple years later, he also helped establish the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG, 1701). Thomas was an ardent supporter of the rights of enslaved Africans, and of Indigenous peoples deprived of their land. Back in England, he worked for the reform of prison conditions, and for the establishment of preaching missions to prisoners. To read more:

P.S. Thomas wasn’t martyred either 🙂

That’s it…Hope you have a joy-filled day!

One thought on “In Algoma Deanery

  1. Hi Susan, just a reminder of the Valentines Messy Church this Friday at 4:30pm at Trinity Centre brought to you by the folks at Holy Trinity SSM. All are welcome!

    The Rev. Claire Miller Holy Trinity Anglican Church 352 Northern Ave E Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4J1 705-992-4032


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