Good day everyone!
There are two things happening this Saturday…
Accessories Boutique: St. Luke’s Cathedral Anglican Church Women are having an “Accessories Sale” (jewelry, scarves, purses, household décor, etc.) on Saturday, September 14th, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – 160 Brock Street – Please use Brock Street entrance.
Also on Saturday is the Church Closet in the hall at St. George’s, Echo Bay (159 Church St.); 10am-1pm.
I haven’t heard anything yet about things restarting in September. If you know of anything that should be posted, please let me know. 🙂
The Coffee Break for Alzheimer’s is coming up in September! I’ve heard from a few churches (Holy Trinity, SSM; St. James, Goulais River; Holy Trinity, Jocelyn; St. George’s, Echo Bay) but would love to hear from more! If your church is going to be participating, please let me know. Thanks.
Lay Readers’ Conference (not just for Lay Readers!) in Parry Sound: This is quickly approaching. This year’s focus is “Accessibility”. Have a look here for more info: https://www.dioceseofalgoma.com/wp-content/uploads/library/downloads/Layreaders%20Conference%202019.pdf
In Your Devotions:
Tuesday, August 27th is the commemoration of Monnica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo. Monnica was born to Christian parents in North Africa and became increasingly devout as she aged. She was thrilled when Augustine converted to Christianity and was baptized in 387 at the age of 32. It was on her way home from this joyous occasion that Monnica fell ill and died. For more information: http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/153.html
Wednesday, August 28th is the memorial of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Teacher of the Faith. Augustine was born in 354 in North Africa. He took a very round about way to Christianity but was extremely influential once he got there. Many of his writngs and sermons have survived and offer up his sometimes controversial theological perspectives. He was the Bishop of Hippo from 396 until his death in 430. If you’d like to read more, check this out: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Augustine
Thursday, August 29th is the Holy Day of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. If you’d like to refresh your memory on the details of this event and learn some interesting, non-scriptural legends, check out the website that follows. For example, after Herod had ordered John’s beheading, the prophet even in death was unrelenting in voicing his condemnation of Herod’s wrong-doing (yes…a talking head on a platter). Far from being whimsical or superstitious, these legends offer commentary on the vital roles of the people in this Gospel story. https://oca.org/saints/lives/2007/08/29/102419-the-beheading-of-the-holy-glorious-prophet-forerunner-and-baptis
Friday, August 30th is the commemoration of Robert McDonald, Priest in the Western Arctic. Robert was born in 1829, the second of 10 children, in a place which later became known as Winnepeg. For over 40 years, he worked as a missionary among the Gwich’in people in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Alaska – baptizing, establishing schools, and translating the Bible, Book of Common Prayer, and many hymns using the alphabet he had created for the Gwich’in language. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_McDonald_(missionary)
Saturday, August 31st is the commemoration of Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne who died in 651. Aidan was born in Ireland but was a monk on the Island of Iona when he was chosen to become a bishop and evangelize northern England. His career was relatively brief but his legacy has been long-lasting. He founded churches and monasteries and trained other ministers to follow in his footsteps. For more information: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Aidan
Have a great week!