October 17, 2014

October 17th, 2014 by mridea

The Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran Women’s Group will be holding their Two-Bit Auction on Friday, October 17 at Hilldale Lutheran Church starting at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $5.00 and available through your ACW or at the door. Watch for a poster in your church! There will be refreshments, 50/50, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds are for the continuance of the Anglican-Evangelical Lutheran Bursary fund. If you are interested in Girl Guide cookies, the Hilldale Troop will be on hand. They are raising funds for a trip to Europe next year. Hope to see you there!

ST. PAUL’S ANGLICAN CHURCH – FALL TEA AND BAZAAR – Sat. Oct 25TH. Two sittings 1:30 to 2:30 and 2:30 to 4:00. $5.00 Tickets at the door. Please come and join us for a cup of Tea and fellowship. Shop at the Bazaar for fine Collectibles, Home Baking & Produce, Mittens and Handicrafts used Books and CD or our famous Jewellery Table. PLUS our Theme Basket Raffle and our Halloween Kids Korner!

St. Thomas Church Tea.
1400 Edward St. S.
Saturday Nov 1, 2014

Adults $5.00 Children Under 12- $ 3.00

Shortbread Season: Pre-orders are currently being taken by members of St. Luke’s Stewardship Committee for authentic ‘Mrs. Gillies’ Scottish Shortbread at only $4 a dozen. Contact Sally McBain @ 344-0906 or Patricia Mark @ 623-8594 to place an order (please leave name and phone number). Pick up in Parish Hall, 205 Cameron at a later date. Funds raised from this endeavour will be donated to a local charity.

ChristmasBallSt. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church
Christmas Tea and Market
Saturday, November 8, 2014
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
at the
Current River Community Centre, 450 Dewe Ave.
Tickets: $5.00. Children 5 and under free.
Silent Auction, Bake and Deli Table, Crafts, Vendor Tables, Door prizes.
To rent a table contact: Janet Pike 476-0044.


l-r: David Reid A/People’s Warden; Archdeacon Deborah Kraft; Marg Boone, Rector’s Warden; Pastor David Knudson; and Jim Green, People’s Warden

l-r: David Reid A/People’s Warden; Archdeacon Deborah Kraft; Marg Boone, Rector’s Warden; Pastor David Knudson; and Jim Green, People’s Warden

Pastor David Knudson signs Letter of Permission to serve as interim rector at St. John the Evangelist in Thunder Bay.

Since 2001, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada have enjoyed a relationship known as Full Communion. While each denomination maintains its distinct identity, we worship and work together in many ways as sisters and brothers in Christ. We are welcome at each other’s Communion tables, our members can move freely between the two church bodies, and we recognize the validity of each other’s ministries. This means that clergy can serve in either denomination.

As we have grown in our relationship of Full Communion, Anglicans and Lutherans throughout Canada have come to enjoy our life together, have become increasingly aware of the blessings that our life together is bringing to us, and have become convinced that Full Communion is pleasing to our Lord, who prayed that his followers might be one.

It is because of Full Communion that David Knudson, a pastor of the ELCIC, can enjoy the privilege of serving as the interim pastor/rector at St. John the Evangelist (and that the Rev. Nancy Ringham, formerly of the Parish of West Thunder Bay, could be installed as one of the pastors at Hilldale Lutheran last June).

“Thank you for the warm welcome and acceptance I have received here. I am glad to be among you and look forward to remaining at St. John’s while our very capable and dedicated Concurrence Committee continues its careful and deliberate search for a new pastor,” says Pastor David.

Since his appointment is on a half-time basis, he has been focussing on Sunday worship, on pastoral care, and on getting to know the congregation. Pastor David has found, in every parish he has served, that the very best way to do that is to visit the congregation in their homes and he welcomes the opportunity to do that.

On Sunday, October 5th, Pastor David signed the Letter of Permission to serve as interim rector at St. John’s where he began serving on July 1st.

“I pray for God’s blessings on St. John’s as we continue to work together as partners in this ministry to which God has called us in this place. May God guide and empower us as we seek to live and grow in faith and mission,” prays Pastor David.

Thunder Bay North Shore Anglicans Logo

Thunder Bay North Shore Anglicans Logo

To: Thunder Bay Churches and Friends of the Mission

The Mission to Seafarers would appreciate donations of warm, small to large size men’s clothing. Many of the sailors on ocean-going vessels come from warmer countries and find our fall weather rather cold. Donations can be put in the drop off box outside the Seafarers’ Centre or given to the Mission to Seafarer Rep at each Anglican parish.

If anyone is interested in volunteering, we are busy enough now to need help: people are needed to staff the Seafarers’ Centre and drive the van.

Donations for Christmas Gift Bags are needed that will be given to seafarers in December. Donations need to be at the Seafarers’ Centre by November 17. Suggested donations include mittens, gloves, writing paper, and wrapped candy.

For further information go to www.missiontoseafarers.ca/thunderbay or call (807) 344-8241.

One photo a day keeps insanity at bay 8 05 10Self-guided Walking Tour on the historic el Camino de Santiago Spain June 5 – 18, 2015
•Would you like to walk for 7 days in a row on a path travelled by Christian pilgrims for 1200 years?
•Would you like to have the satisfaction of walking 150 km?
•Would you like to enjoy the peace and quiet and/or companionship that comes from the Camino?
•Have you heard about this walk in northern Spain and have wanted to try it?
•We are organizing a 7 day walk of the Camino during the 2nd week of June 2015.
•Following a couple of free days in Madrid in order to get over jet lag, we will walk for 7 days and then enjoy 2 days in Santiago where the walk ends.
•You will not have to worry about carrying your luggage and finding a place to sleep for the night. All will be taken care of.
•This is an independent walk so you can truly experience the Camino.
•There will be no guide on the walk and we will meet every evening at our hotel. Of course, some people may choose to walk together.

The brochure for this walk, as well as the registration form, and insurance form, in case you would like to join us, is available on the Diocesan website! Archdeacon Deborah Kraft and her husband, Dr. Jouni Kraft, are organizing this incredible journey. Please email Deborah at stpauls.rector@shaw.ca or Dorothy Piccinin dpiccinin@tbaytel.net if you have any questions. 9 people have already registered for the walk.