Week of June 10th in Algoma Deanery

Good day!

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

Saturday, June 15th The Church Closet opens; St. George’s Church Hall (159 Church St., Echo Bay); 10am-1pm each Saturday until Sept.15th.

Coming Soon…

Thursday, June 20th there will be a screening of the film “Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen Lands, Strong Hearts” at the Cathedral (160 Brock St., SSM); 7pm. Children are welcome – they will gather in the Fellowship Room for activities and discussion.

Saturday, June 29th is the Strawberry Festival at St. James, Goulais River (112 Anglican Church Road); 11am-1pm…Strawberry treats, music, and more!

For Your Devotions:

Monday, June 10th is the memorial of Columba, Abbot of Iona, Missionary, died in 597 (transferred from Sunday).  He was born in about 521 AD and is traditionally credited with converting those Scottish heathens (my mum was born in Scotland) to Christianity. Columba was an Irish priest who, with 12 disciples, established a church and monastery on the Island of Iona as their home base for converting the Scottish. In Celtic Christianity, abbots like Columba had even more authority than bishops.  For more info:  https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Columba

Tuesday, June 11th is the Holy Day of Saint Barnabas the Apostle. He was born and raised as a Jew named Joseph but, shortly after Christ’s crucifixion, sold his property, gave all of the proceeds to the newly formed “Christian” community and spread the Good News with Paul. It was Barnabas who stood up for Paul when Paul first met the disciples in Jerusalem (Barnabas vouched for Paul’s conversion). After Barnabas and Paul went their separate ways, we hear little about Barnabas. Most of what we know is conjecture and legend but it is interesting nonetheless. For more info… https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Barnabas

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!

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