January 13, 2013

January 14th, 2013 by mridea

1. Camp Gitchigomee Volunteer Appreciation Supper will be held on Saturday, Jan 19 at 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s and All Angels Church, 675 Red River Road. Pork Roast Supper, singing, giveaways. A thank you for all who help out with the ministry of Camp Gitchigomee. RSVP to gitchigomee@hotmail.com

2. The next Spaghetti Supper at St. Stephen’s is January 20. Take-out from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. is $8.00. Bring your own container. Sit down at 5:30 p.m. costs $10.00; Children under 9 cost $6.00. For further information contact Arlene Halverson 683-3294.

3. St. Stephen’s Annual Roast Beef Dinner will be held on Saturday, February 2 at the Current River Community Centre, 450 Dewe Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are Adults $20, under 5 free. This is a fund-raiser for St. Stephen’s Operating Fund. Tickets must be purchased in advance from a member of the Men’s Club. Call Jim McNeil 683‑5358 for tickets or leave a message on St. Stephen’s voice mail 683‑6051.

4. 2013 Church Calendars are available at a cost of $6. Please contact St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church at 683-6051 and leave a message.

5. To all singers who participated in Fr. Chris Harper’s Induction Service. Your presence and voices added so much joy to the service. Thank you for helping us raise the roof. God bless you all! –Janet Lortie, Organist/Choir Director, St. Michael & All Angels Anglican Church


6. You may “Like” St. Paul’s Anglican Church on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/St-Pauls-Anglican-Church-Thunder-Bay/443815162338359?fref=ts


The Reverend Rick Reed, Bishop Stephen, and the Venerable Peter Smyth with Liz, Isaac and Aedan Smyth

7. Algoma Welcomes a New Archdeacon The Venerable Peter Charles Smyth was made the diocese’s newest archdeacon in a service of Collation at Holy Trinity Church, Sault Ste Marie, on Sunday. The ceremony was framed as a Service of the Word with candles and responsories appropriate for the Feast of the Epiphany. The Regional Dean, The Reverend Rick Reed, was the preacher. He delivered a disarming and challenging homily on the responsibility we have as Christians to share our faith in public. Basing his sermon on Psalm 96, he picked up on the theme of God’s good news for the nations, highlighting both the joy that comes to the believer in worshiping the one true God (‘Sing to the Lord a new song; / sing to the Lord, all the whole earth!’) and the hostility that this sometimes arouses (‘As for all the gods of the nations, they are but idols; / but it is the Lord who made the heavens.’). Rick concluded by calling us to hold one another up in prayer in the task of proclamation, but especially Peter as he undertakes a new and more public form of leadership in the Church. Read more at http://stephenalgoma.typepad.com/benedictus-benedicat/