‘Tis the season for teas… 🙂
Wednesday, May 22nd is the Dessert Tea at Christ Church, SSM (585 Allen’s Side Rd.); 6-7:30pm
Thursday, May 23rd is the usual White Elephant at Holy Trinity, SSM (352 Northern Ave.); 10:30am – 1pm
Saturday, May 25th is a Tea & a Whole Lot More at St. Peter’s, SSM (359 Douglas St.); 1 – 3:30pm
For more details or to find out what else is coming up, check out our deanery website: https://algomadeanery.com/upcoming-events/
Reminder! The farewell dinner for The Rev. Rick Reed and his family is quickly approaching. It will be at the Grand Gardens, SSM, on June 4th. Doors open at 5pm. Dinner at 6pm. Tickets are $30 per person. Please phone Marilyn for tickets and info: 705-254-3974.
Monday, May 20th is the commemoration of Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, died 988 (transferred from Sunday). Dunstan was born into a noble family but began his religious career as a monk and a hermit. His life was often in peril but, surprisingly, he was not martyred (only outlawed now and then). Why do we acknowledge him? Dunstan lived during a time when monasteries had become quite corrupt and were often used as hideouts for criminals. He instituted a lot of monastic reforms that went a long way to eliminate these issues. Dunstan also worked to “eradicate heathenism and reform clergy and laity.” To read more: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Dunstan-of-Canterbury
Saturday, May 25th is the commemoration of Bede, Priest, Monk of Jarrow, Historian and Educator, died 735. He is also called The Venerable Bede and is known as the Father of English History. He wrote or translated about 40 books on practically every subject you can think of. His most famous work is The Ecclesiastical History of the English People which provides crucial information on the history of conversion to Christianity of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. In addition, Bede was an ordained priest, studied scripture extensively, lived according to monastic disciplines, and sung the daily offices without fail. Surprisingly, for such a well-known scholar, it appears that Bede never left the small geographical area around the two monasteries where he grew up (other than a very occasional visit to Lindisfarne and York). For more info: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Bede-the-Venerable
**Regarding Thy Kingdom Come: This is a global ecumenical prayer movement that encompasses the days from The Ascension of the Lord to Pentecost. During this time, Christians are invited to pray for 5 people in their lives who do not know Christ or who have turned away from Christ. In your churches this past Sunday, there should have been small slips of paper on which to write the first names of the people for whom you will pray. The ACW reps traveling to the Soo for the annual meeting are going to help me in gathering these names from around the diocese and I will then create an art project using these slips of paper. As I form the piece of art, I will pray for each person whose name will then be incorporated into the art. If there were no papers in your church, please help me make this happen by contacting me for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org). If there is no ACW member traveling to the Soo, please consider mailing the papers to the Synod Office (c/o Susan Montague Koyle); Anglican Church of Canada; 619 Wellington Street East; Sault Ste. Marie; Ontario; P6A 2M6
Wishing you all a week bursting with blessings!