Happening in Algoma Deanery…

Good day,

Wednesday, April 10th is the next Lenten Lunch at Zion Lutheran (189 Upton Rd); 12-1pm…Last week we collected $255.00 for Habitat For Humanity. I am thankful for the generous hearts in Algoma. 🙂

Thursday, April 11th is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave.) 10:30am-1pm

Saturday, April 13th is the Children’s Easter Party at Christ Church, SSM (585 Allen’s Side Rd) beginning at 11am.

Saturday, April 13th is also St. Luke’s Junior Girls’ and Boys’ Auxiliaries beginning at 12pm.

Monday, April 15th is the Holden Prayer Around the Cross (“Hunger For God’) at the Lady Chapel (Bishophurst, 134 Simpson Street, SSM) beginning at 7:30pm

Saturday, April 20th is the Deanery Easter Vigil at the Cathedral; start time is 7:30pm.

Check out our Deanery Event Calendar for more detail on these and other happenings…  https://algomadeanery.com/upcoming-events/

For Your Devotions:

Tuesday, April 9th is the commemoration of William Law, Priest and Spiritual Leader, died 1761. When William was just 28 years old, his career seemed to be over when it had only just begun. Queen Anne had died without an heir and, when George I took the throne, William refused to swear allegiance and that was that…he had to give up his fellowship at Cambridge University and he could go no “higher” in the Church of England. However, no one could stop him from writing and we are highly indebted to William Law for his contribution to the questions “What is an ethical Christian life?” and “How do we live an ethical Christian life?” His writings “aimed at uncovering shallow devotion and stirring up readers to renewed moral vigor and holiness.”  In his most famous work called A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, Law challenges the average Christian “to wake up from their spiritual stupor and apply all their energy to the holy life.” He gives examples that hit close to home…”I’d say grace if I weren’t in such a hurry” and “I don’t want to miss church but __________ is happening at the same time.” (I’m not pointing fingers…missing church every now and then isn’t what Law was speaking to. Law was aiming his comments at habitual non-attenders, etc.)  To read more: https://www.christianitytoday.com/history/people/innertravelers/william-law.html

Thursday, April 11th is the commemoration of George Augustus Selwyn, First Missionary Bishop of New Zealand, died in 1878. I just recently had a discussion about how missionaries go about spreading the gospel…Sometimes they are just as interested in spreading their culture. But, George Selwyn worked to give all people an equal voice (in their own language and in their own way). This is evident in his work as Bishop of New Zealand in a different culture but also in his work closer to home with the poor, the homeless, the working class, the lay people…he worked to give everyone a voice. To read more, go to p.142:  https://c2892002f453b41e8581-48246336d122ce2b0bccb7a98e224e96.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/ForAlltheSaints.pdf

Have a wonderful week. 🙂

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