Events in Algoma Deanery Week of May 13

Good day, everyone.

Thursday, May 16th is the White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave.); 10:30am-1pm. **Maybe someone from Holy Trinity could let me know if this is finishing for the summer soon (algomadeanery@gmail.com). Thanks.

Thursday the 16th is also when we will be having a service at Zion Lutheran Church, SSM (189 Upton Rd.) called “Gathering For Peace” starting at 7pm. With all of the violence and hatred being manifested in horrific events around the world, we felt the need to gather together as a community to pray, thus making the statement that violence and hatred are not okay with us. It’s not a part of who we are as Christians nor is it a part of the Jewish and Muslim faiths. We all believe in the powerful love of God which is at work in our world drawing all people and all of creation together into the peace of God’s everlasting kingdom…Please join us this Thursday if you’re able.

For a preview of next week’s events (so you have time to plan), check out our website. https://algomadeanery.com/upcoming-events/

For Your Devotions:

Monday, May 13th is the commemoration of Florence Nightingale, Nurse, Social Reformer, died in 1910. (This was transferred from Sunday). Despite strong resistance from her family (nursing was not considered a suitable occupation for a lady of her status), Florence entered nursing school and eventually ended up in Turkey caring for British and Allied soldiers during the Crimean War. Under her high standards, the mortality rate decreased dramatically and she became known as “the lady of the lamp” because she dedicated her time to the soldiers during the dark hours of the night. To read more…  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Florence-Nightingale

Tuesday, May 14th is the Holy Day of St. Matthias the Apostle.  According to the first chapter of Acts, it is Matthias who is chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. Matthias then receives the Holy Spirit along with the other disciples and, after that, the New Testament does not mention him. Early tradition credits Matthias with Christianizing Cappadocia and the region around the Caspian Sea. It is also believed that Matthias was crucified. To read more…  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Matthias

Have a great week!

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