Deanery Net News

November 16, 2017

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Group would like to thank all churches and congregations for their donations and support. We had another successful auction from which we realized half of the bursary funds. Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 15 starting at 10:00 am at St John’s, 228 Pearl Street. All are welcome.

The Mission to Seafarers: Port of Thunder Bay is looking for donations for Christmas Gift Bags to be given to seafarers in December; our objective is to prepare for 11 ships with 20 bags /ship or 220 bags. Donations need to be at the Seafarers’ Centre by November 20, and suggested donations include mittens, gloves, writing paper, and wrapped candy.
Clean, used or new, but usable, warm, small-large men’s clothing to distribute to seafarers is needed; please bring clothing to the drop off box at the Seafarers’ Centre.
We would like to invite you to join us for a St. Nicolas Day Eucharist and lunch, Wednesday, December 6 at 12:10 p.m. at the Seafarers’ Centre, 100 Main St.. St. Nicolas is the patron saint of seafarers. For further information visit or call 344-8241.

Thank you for support. We are now coming up to one of the busier times in the year as the Port is shipping the grain harvest.


Learn to Read Music

Nov 16, Dec 21
6:30 – 7pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street
Have you ever felt like you were spiraling into a black hole when you open
a hymn book? Ever wanted to learn to read music? Then take note:
This workshop is for you! All materials provided.

Fee: by donation to be used towards organ fund ($25 minimum)
Led by: Dr. Sean Kim
For more information or to register please contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or

Advent School for Children

Nov 17 & 24
6:30 – 7pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street
Ages 4-10
Advent is a time of “waiting” … but what are we waiting for?
Find out at our evening Advent School
ALL children ages 4-10 are invited to come learn about the REAL meaning of Christmas?
Stories! Games! Crafts! Songs! Snack!

For more information or to register please contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or

10 Plagues of Egypt Workshop

Saturday, November 18
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street

God sending the plagues to Egypt is a major event in the Bible and a huge turning point in the lives of His people. Learn the meaning behind each plague and find out how both the Egyptians and the Hebrews were affected by God’s wrath.

Led by: Jasmine Sandham
Cost: FREE (freewill offering to St. Paul’s Youth Group)
For more information or to register please contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or

Mats for the Homeless

Tuesday, November 28
starts 6:00 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 fall! 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

Rector’s Advent Teaching

Wednesday, November 29, December 6, December 13
starting at 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street (across from the former McKellar Hospital)

“Names for the Messiah: An Advent Study”,
by Walter Brueggemann

We will explore the rich imagery of the 4 names:
Wonderful Counselor
Mighty God
Everlasting Father and
Prince of Peace

Limited number of books available for purchase at St. Paul’s. Please purchase before Nov 29 & read first reflection

For more information or to register please contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or

November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
(John St. Rd. at Calvert, Murillo

(At the Church in Morrow Hall)


1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Bake Table and Craft Table

Sandwiches, Goodies and Refreshments

Admission $5.00, Children 3 & Under Free



“Trailblazing the Scriptural Landscape”

Saturday, November 4
9:30am – 3pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street

The Bible is a varied and fertile landscape. Too often, however, as we travel the biblical terrain, we end up strolling down the same familiar roads, restricting our perspective and leaving ourselves impervious to beauty, nourishment, and riches we have yet to discover. So let’s embark upon some time-tested but neglected pathways. Let’s even blaze a new trail or two. Let’s set out to encounter fresh vistas and vantage points capable of inspiring transformation!

Peering through the lens of the lectionary, equipped with an array of provocative questions in our interpretive backpacks, and with Algoma’s Congregational Development Officer, Jay Koyle, as our guide, we will discover ways of inhabiting scriptural narrative so that scriptural narrative inhabits us…so that we embody the good news!

Bring your Bible…

Led By: The Rev. Dr. Jay Koyle

$5 per person (includes lunch and trail mix)

For more info contact Laurie @ 707-3048 or email


FUNtastic Friday – Free family event

Friday, November 10 6-8 pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street

Medieval theme! Come in costume!
This is a wonderful evening for families and friends to come together for fun and fellowship and enjoy a FREE MEAL! Stories, songs, crafts, games and LOTS of fun for children of any age
Call Marty 768-9662 for more info
Open to everyone!


Sat. Nov. 4th, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

205 Cameron Street (St. Luke’s Anglican Church)

FREE Admission!

FREE Coffee!

Free Samples (while they last)!

Beat the Christmas Rush – do all your shopping under one roof, at our various booths: Fresh Impressions Bakery, Epicure, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Aboriginal Crafts, Young Living Essential Oils, Crafts and Home Sewn goods, & more!, Plus, antiques, jewellery, collectibles,& gifts (new & nearly new)! Get your holiday Fudge, Candies, Tarts, Cut Out Decorated Cookies, fresh Cinn. Buns, Cheesecakes, British Fruitcakes Laced with Rum, Loaves, & more – take them home & pop them in your freezer for holiday festivities!

Hope to see you there! Happy Holidays!

St. Stephens Christmas Tea 2017