Deanery Net News

March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

St Michael’s Lenten Series

Runs Wednesdays, throughout Lent. A series of interesting speakers with inspiring information. Please join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

A series of interesting speakers with inspiring information.

March 22nd , Stacey Livitski- Forgiveness
March 29, Rev. Gordon Holroyd, “The Story of Anglicanism” Part 1
April 5th, Rev. Gordon Holroyd, “The Story of Anglicanism” Part 2
April 12th, Rev. Gordon Holroyd, “The Story of Anglicanism” Part 3

All Welcome!

April 7 5:30 p.m. Symposium, 6:15 p.m. Mission to Seafarers Annual Fund-raising Dinner at the Current River Community Centre, 450 Dewe Ave.

The Mission to Seafarers 12th Annual Fund-raising Dinner is being held Friday, April 7 at the Current River Community Centre – 450 Dewe Ave. Tickets $35.00 The guest speaker is the Rev’d Canon Andrew Wright, Secretary General of the Mission to Seafarers. This is one of the main fund-raisers for the Mission, so please come out and support this worthy cause. For tickets please see your MTS Congregational Representative. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 31. For ticket information please contact Janet Pike at 627-1112 or call the Seafarers Centre 344-8241. Please support our ministry to the seafarers. www.missiontoseafarers.ca/thunderbay .

April 19 12:15 p.m. lunch, 1:00 p.m. Mission to Seafarers Annual General Meeting at the Seafarers’ Centre, 100 Main St.

June 24 10:30 a.m. Blessing of the Fleet at the Royal Canadian Navy Pier – Pier 3, Prince Arthur’s Landing Marina Park

September 24 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open House at the Seafarers’ Centre, 100 Main St.

Order forms for Deanery T-Shirts are available from:

Bonnie Shipston bshipston@gmail.com

EVENTS AT ST. PAUL’S

Lenten School!
(for children)
4 Fridays, starting on March 17
5:30pm – 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)
Wheelchair Accessible
FREE
All children ages 4-10 are invited to come learn about the REAL meaning of Easter!
Stories! Games! Crafts! Songs! Snack!
You can register your child by calling Marty at 768-9662
March 17, 24, 31 and April 7

Lenten Silent Retreat
Saturday, March 25
9am – 3:30pm
St. Thomas Anglican Church
1400 Edward street
with Sister Elizabeth Ann
Men, women and youth are invited
Praying the Psalms
To praise, to ponder, to practice
$30 includes lunch and snacks
for more info or to register: Jodi Graham
807-632-4492

Angels In The Bible
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)
Wheelchair Accessible
FREE
Do you believe in angels? How would you recognize an angel if you saw one? Are there different kinds? Are they people that have died and gone to heaven?
Come find out…
For more information or to register please contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or email

Rector’s Lenten Teaching
3 Wednesdays
March 22, 29 and April 5
7:15pm – 9:00pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)
Wheelchair Accessible
Examine the pressures that surround us and how we handle the power of money, called “Mammon.” Who will be on the throne of our lives? What does it mean to dethrone Mammon and learn to trust in the abundance and grace of God?
Books available for purchase $20
For more information or to register please contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or email

Mats for the Homeless
March 28
6:00 – 8:00 pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway St
Wheelchair Accessible
Re-use plastic shopping bags to help the homeless sleep warm and dry this summer! If you can use scissors and tie loops, we need you! Please bring as many plastic bags as you can and a pair of scissors
For more info contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or email

Marriage Prep Couples Workshop

– Saturday April 29th –

Calling all engaged couples!

The decision to become a married couple is profound and exciting. This day- long programme will provide you with the opportunity to explore your personality style, discuss your preferred “language of love,” learn budgeting tips, reflect on your family of origin and family values, address legal realities of marriage, explore wedding Music and find out how to keep the ‘woo’ in your marriage!

You will also have the opportunity to speak to Christian couples at different stages in your married life. Workshop includes snacks, and a healthy Lunch, ends with a delicious, romantic candlelight dinner.

Location: St. John’s Anglican Church, Thunder Bay Time: 9:00am to 7:00pm – Cost: $100.

Prior To Workshop: Please purchase & read the book “5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman


March 16 2017

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

St Michael’s Lenten Series

Runs Wednesdays, throughout Lent. A series of interesting speakers with inspiring information. Please join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

A series of interesting speakers with inspiring information.

March 22nd , Stacey Livitski- Forgiveness
March 29, Rev. Gordon Holroyd, “The Story of Anglicanism” Part 1
April 5th, Rev. Gordon Holroyd, “The Story of Anglicanism” Part 2
April 12th, Rev. Gordon Holroyd, “The Story of Anglicanism” Part 3

All Welcome!

April 7 5:30 p.m. Symposium, 6:15 p.m. Mission to Seafarers Annual Fund-raising Dinner at the Current River Community Centre, 450 Dewe Ave.

The Mission to Seafarers 12th Annual Fund-raising Dinner is being held Friday, April 7 at the Current River Community Centre – 450 Dewe Ave. Tickets $35.00 The guest speaker is the Rev’d Canon Andrew Wright, Secretary General of the Mission to Seafarers. This is one of the main fund-raisers for the Mission, so please come out and support this worthy cause. For tickets please see your MTS Congregational Representative. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, March 31. For ticket information please contact Janet Pike at 627-1112 or call the Seafarers Centre 344-8241. Please support our ministry to the seafarers. www.missiontoseafarers.ca/thunderbay .

April 19 12:15 p.m. lunch, 1:00 p.m. Mission to Seafarers Annual General Meeting at the Seafarers’ Centre, 100 Main St.

June 24 10:30 a.m. Blessing of the Fleet at the Royal Canadian Navy Pier – Pier 3, Prince Arthur’s Landing Marina Park

September 24 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open House at the Seafarers’ Centre, 100 Main St.

Order forms for Deanery T-Shirts are available from:

Bonnie Shipston bshipston@gmail.com

EVENTS AT ST. PAUL’S

Lenten School!
(for children)
4 Fridays, starting on March 17
5:30pm – 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)
Wheelchair Accessible
FREE
All children ages 4-10 are invited to come learn about the REAL meaning of Easter!
Stories! Games! Crafts! Songs! Snack!
You can register your child by calling Marty at 768-9662
March 17, 24, 31 and April 7

Lenten Silent Retreat
Saturday, March 25
9am – 3:30pm
St. Thomas Anglican Church
1400 Edward street
with Sister Elizabeth Ann
Men, women and youth are invited
Praying the Psalms
To praise, to ponder, to practice
$30 includes lunch and snacks
for more info or to register: Jodi Graham
807-632-4492

Angels In The Bible
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)
Wheelchair Accessible
FREE
Do you believe in angels? How would you recognize an angel if you saw one? Are there different kinds? Are they people that have died and gone to heaven?
Come find out…
For more information or to register please contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or email

Rector’s Lenten Teaching
3 Wednesdays
March 22, 29 and April 5
7:15pm – 9:00pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)
Wheelchair Accessible
Examine the pressures that surround us and how we handle the power of money, called “Mammon.” Who will be on the throne of our lives? What does it mean to dethrone Mammon and learn to trust in the abundance and grace of God?
Books available for purchase $20
For more information or to register please contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or email

St Michael’s Church, 675 Red River Rd
are holding a
Beef on Bun Supper
Saturday March 18, 2017
5:30-6:30 pm
Adults $12.50, $15 at the door Children $5
Cards, Games & Fun for the whole family immediately following the supper.

Pasta Supper at St. Stephen’s

Next one is March 19. Take out from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. is $8.00. Bring your own container. Sit down at 5:30 p.m. is $10.00; Children under 9 – $6.00. A sign up sheet requesting workers and donations will be posted on the bulletin board at the back of the nave. For further information contact Arlene Halverson 683-3294 or Janet Pike 476-0044.

The ACW Spring Deanery 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 23 at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 1400 Edward Street South. We will begin the meeting with the Holy Eucharist. Our guest speaker is the Reverend Nancy Ringham who will talk about the 2016 Canadian Lutheran-Anglican Youth Conference in Charlottetown and the 2018 Conference to held in Thunder Bay. All ladies are invited to join us.

Notice of AGM for Camp Gitchigomee

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

St. Luke’s Church – 205 Cameron Street
7 p.m. Meet and Greet
7:30 p.m. Meeting Begins

Booklets will be available at the meeting

Everyone Welcome to attend

But only Members are allowed to vote.

Marriage Prep Couples Workshop

– Saturday April 29th –

Calling all engaged couples!

The decision to become a married couple is profound and exciting. This day- long programme will provide you with the opportunity to explore your personality style, discuss your preferred “language of love,” learn budgeting tips, reflect on your family of origin and family values, address legal realities of marriage, explore wedding Music and find out how to keep the ‘woo’ in your marriage!

You will also have the opportunity to speak to Christian couples at different stages in your married life. Workshop includes snacks, and a healthy Lunch, ends with a delicious, romantic candlelight dinner.

Location: St. John’s Anglican Church, Thunder Bay Time: 9:00am to 7:00pm – Cost: $100.

Prior To Workshop: Please purchase & read the book “5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman