October 2, 2012

October 3rd, 2012 by mridea

1. 12th Annual Blessing Of The Animals at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (opposite McKellar) this Thursday October 4 at 7:00 pm the FEAST DAY of ST. FRANCIS Patron Saint of Animals. All pets welcome! All animal lovers welcome! Come with or without a pet! All animals receive a blessing. Register your pet by tomorrow, Wednesday Oct 3 to receive a personalized “Blessing Certificate.” Tell us your pet’s name & species, e.g. “Nibbles, rabbit” at 622-4945 or stpauls.secretary@shaw.ca . Freewill offering for “Kitty Kare” Feline Rescue. Pet and People treats following the Service!

2. St. Stephen’s Annual Turkey Dinner Fund-Raiser Saturday, October 13 at the Current River Recreation Centre, 450 Dewe Ave.: 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:00 p.m. dinner. Tickets are Adults $15, $7.50 children, 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 George Monkhouse 683‑8506 for tickets or leave a message on St. Stephen’s voice mail 683‑6051.

3. Elizabeth (Dillman) Hutchinson of Williams Lake, BC will be at Chapters Thunder Bay on Oct 17 from 7-9 p.m. signing copies of her spiritual self-help book, God, Are You Listening? Free Yourself from What is Holding You Back. You can read the first chapter of the book on her website ww.godandelizabeth.com.

4. A Free Clothing Exchange will be held on October 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Michaels, 675 Red River Road, Thunder Bay. Organizers are seeking donations of gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, especially winter wear that is in excellent condition. To donate clothing or volunteer for the event, call Diana at 683-0702.

5. St. Michael and All Angels is looking for a caretaker. Resumes may be dropped off at the church or sent to stmichaelsch@tbaytel.ne to the attention of the wardens.

6. St. Michael’s Annual Fall Soup and Sandwich Luncheon will be held on Friday Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Delicious soup, salad and dessert, plus a huge Bake table.

7. From the Mission to Seafarers:

· Please drop in for a visit at the Mission to Seafarers Centre during our Open House 1:30 – 4 pm Sunday, October 21. The Centre is located at Keefer Terminal, 100 Main St., just follow the Harbour Expressway until you get to Keefer Terminal. We have been ministering to seafarers in the Port of Thunder Bay since 1962 and we are celebrating our 50th anniversary.

· After a slow summer, the port is picking up with the fall harvest coming into the port. 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 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.

· 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 19. Suggested donations include mittens, gloves, writing paper, and wrapped candy. For further information visit www.missiontoseafarers.ca/thunderbay or call 344-8241.

Picture yourself commanding these pipes!

8. Have you ever wanted to learn to play the pipe organ? Here is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! The Royal Canadian College of Organists, Thunder Bay Centre, is searching for interested candidates to apply for a scholarship for study at the console of one of our local pipe organs. This scholarship entitles the recipient to 10 free one-hour lessons from a qualified instructor. Application deadline: October 19, 2012. For an application form or further information, please contact Susan Marrier at s41marri@tbaytel.net or by telephone 768-5321 or Janet Lortie at 344-4762.