November 15, 2011

November 19th, 2011 by mridea

1. On November 19 Thunder Bay Deanery is hosting a workshop with the Excellence in Worship chairperson, Dr. David Buley. It will be at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Nipigon. The workshop will run from 10:00 till 3:00. Lunch will be provided. This workshop is for everyone who is interested in music, even if you only hum a tune; you will be inspired by Dr. Buley. Please feel free to bring along any instrument you are able to play. If you are planning to attend please call Shirlene Mowat at (807)886-2813; Kathy Marceau at (807)8872533 or Rev. Diane at (807) 887-3988; email ***Please meet at 8:00 a.m. at St. Michael’s to car pool, and leave at 8:15.

2. St. Stephen’s Christmas Tea and Bazaar will be held Friday, Nov. 18 from 6 to 9 PM at Current River Recreation Centre, 450 Dewe Avenue. The cost will be $4.50. There will be a bake table and book sale, etc. and lots of goodies. For more information contact the convenors for this event: Faye Pettypiece, 623-7051, Linda Boulter, 346-9615 and Janet Pike, 476-0044.

3. St. Luke’s Anglican Church is hosting a St. Nicholas “Share the Spirit” Tea on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 2 – 4 PM in the Parish Hall, corner of Cameron & McKenzie Streets. Another ‘Year of Jubilee’ Celebration. All are welcome.

4. St. George’s A.C.W. Christmas Tea and Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 2 -4 PM. Crafts, Bake Table, Silent Auction. Tickets: Adults $4; Children under 12 $2.

5. St. Michael’s Christmas Tea and Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 2 – 4 PM, 675 Red River Road (corner of Red River & Rockwood). There will be Crafts, Bake Table & Deli Table. Tickets are $5.00. All are welcome.

6. The Mission to Seafarers is celebrating its 50th anniversary in the Port of Thunder Bay. Come and join us for a service of Evening Prayer followed by a reception at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4 at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Thunder Bay, 228 Pearl St., as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the organization of the Mission to Seafarers. Under the leadership of Rev’d Canon Alvin Thompson, Rector of St. John’s, the Anglican clergy agreed that a Missions to Seamen station should be established at a meeting on December 6, 1961. A station was needed as a result of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1960 and ocean-going ships arriving in the Port. December 6 is St. Nicholas’ Day, the patron saint of Seafarers.

7. The Mission to Seafarers in Thunder Bay is looking for donations for Christmas Gift Bags to be given to seafarers in December. Donations need to be at the Seafarers’ Centre by November 21. Suggested donations include mittens, gloves, writing paper, and wrapped candy. For further information information go or call 344-8241 . The Mission to Seafarers is also still looking for donations of clothing, particularly warm small to medium men’s clothing.

8. A six-part DVD series “Surprised by Hope” continues at St. Stephen’s at 7:30 pm on Mondays: November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19 and January 16 and 30. It is based on the book Surprised by Hope written by Bishop Tom Wright, who is a New Testament scholar and Bishop of Durham. The topics are: Hope, Resurrection, Heaven, Second Coming, Salvation, and Church. This study is a fresh look at early church beliefs. We will watch the DVD and discuss it. There is a Study booklet, which you can purchase from, or order from St. Stephen’s at $11.00. Everyone is invited to come and participate.