October 26, 2017

October 26th, 2017 by mridea
St John the Evangelist Anglican Church is conducting two Book of Common Prayer (BCP) services:

Sunday, October 15th at 7:00 pm Evensong with the old settings.
Sunday, October 29th at 9:30 am.

All are welcome!

St. John the Evangelist Church
228 Pearl Street
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 1E4
Phone: 807-345-6898


Halloween Lunch & Market Fundraiser

Saturday, October 28
11:30 am – 2 pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street

Family FUNdraiser for “Blessings in a Backpack” which provides food to school kids who don’t have enough to eat on weekends. free admission to market. Lunch $10 adults, $3 kids, family rate $25
Antiques, jewelry, baking and raffle baskets. Wear a costume! Safe alternative to door-to-door trick or treating. Kids shop, face painting, “dress-up’ trunk & parade, monster munchies, frog bog, gooey games, treats!
For more information or to register please contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or email foodforthesoul@tbaytel.net

Reptile Show FUNdraiser

Thursday, October 26
6 – 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway Street

Reptiles! Amphibians! What is the difference? What do you feed a pet snake? Do water frogs have gills? Do lizards really drop their tails? Find out the answers to these and many other questions and check out real reptiles and amphibians first hand!
FUNdraiser for the Thunder Bay Humane Society – $2 per person entry
ALL money collected will be donated to the TBDHS
*Awesome door prizes ~generously donated by PetValu~ to be won* tickets are $1 each
bring a donation of cat or dog food and get a free ticket for each item
children under 12 please bring an adult
For more info contact
Laurie @ 707-3048 or email foodforthesoul@tbaytel.net

“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
Cost: $35 per person (includes lunch and trail mix)
For more info contact Laurie @ 707-3048 or email foodforthesoul@tbaytel.net


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. Stephen’s Christmas Tea and Market: Silent Auction, Bake & Deli Table, Crafts, Door prizes & Vendor Tables 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18 at the Current River Community Centre, 450 Dewe Ave. Tickets $5, Children 5 & under free. For more information contact Janet Pike 627-1112.

Deanery Associate for Congregational Health (Deanery of Thunder Bay – North Shore)

The Deanery of Thunder Bay – North Shore (Anglican Diocese of Algoma) is looking for someone to fill the new position of Deanery Associate for Congregational Health.


Associate for Congregational Health (Deanery of Thunder Bay – North Shore)

The Deanery Associate for Congregational Health supports the congregations of Thunder Bay – North Shore Deanery by ensuring the provision of local and deanery-wide initiatives fostering congregational health, youth leadership development, discipleship, and formation.

This new position combines two past positions into one: Child and Youth Ministry Facilitator at 13 hours/week and Congregational Health (formerly known as Program Associate) at 7 hours/week. The new combined position will be 20 hours/week.

The Associate’s duties will include:

a. Taking a lead role in developing and managing existing Deanery programmes: Marriage Prep, Lenten Retreat, Deanery BBQ, Dinner with the Bishop

b. Encouraging and co-ordinating fund-raising efforts and youth participation for CLAY 2018, and for future diocesan/deanery events for youth

c. Developing the spiritual health of Deanery children and youth through partnered Deanery initiatives such as Encounter for Youth (weekend retreat), Sunday School Appreciation Supper, and an annual pageant, service, or concert for children and families

d. Consulting with parishes and the Diocesan Congregational Development Officer to assist with the ongoing focus on healthy and vital congregations

e. Organizing educational events and other initiatives in the Deanery designed to further congregational, deanery, and diocesan priorities in liturgical renewal, discipleship formation, missional activity, and other matters related to church vitality;

f. Promoting a culture in the deanery’s congregations that inspires, equips, and supports children, youth and young adults to live more authentically engaged Christian lives;

g. Assisting with deanery social media development/communication strategies, and transportation strategies to support participation in deanery events;

h. Developing and supporting of individuals to share in the above work;

The person must exhibit competency in the following areas:

Passion for God and the church
Mature Christian
Kind and compassionate
Outstanding computer skills
Ability to manage projects and follow through on details
Can build teams and also work independently
Ability to make presentations and share a vision of growth and vitality

The Associate’s ministry is rooted in the conviction that congregational health is necessary for the sake of fulfilling the church’s vocation to be a “sign, foretaste, and instrument” of God’s Kingdom, rather than simply preserving institutions or congregations. Vital congregations are where lives are changed in fulfillment of our mission to make disciples and serve as witnesses to the gospel in the world.

For this position, previous experience in community development and/or faith formation, youth development, familiarity with church communities, particularly in the Anglican tradition, and the ability to work collaboratively in pastoral settings are assets. The position requires some travel in an area stretching from Thunder Bay in the west to Marathon in the east.

The following will be included in any contract/letter of appointment:

The remuneration for this part-time position is $14,902.00 per annum, less appropriate deductions required by law. This amount represents twenty hours per week. Two weeks of paid holidays, pro-rated in accordance with the part-time hours and the one-year term of the position, are provided and must be taken before the conclusion of the term.

There is a travel allowance of 46 cents per kilometer that may be claimed through the Diocesan Treasurer, Jane Mesich. It will be necessary, as much as possible, to cluster out-of-town travel to best use our resources. Travel beyond deanery boundaries must be authorized by the Bishop or her appointees. As approved by the Diocesan Treasurer, we will reimburse you for all reasonable costs and expenses incurred in the course of your work, such as office supplies, long distance calls, photocopying, faxing, and up to $10 per month for your home email account.

According to current Diocesan policy, the Archdeacon of Thunder Bay – North Shore serves as the Associate’s immediate supervisor in matters relating to employment, representing the Bishop in these matters and responsible to the Bishop for this work. The Diocesan Congregational Development Officer serves as the Associate’s immediate supervisor in matters relating to the content of program and other initiatives of this position supporting congregational health, discipleship, and formation. The Congregational Development Officer coordinates the work done by the Associate and those holding similar positions in other deaneries as part of the overall program and youth work of the Diocese. The Congregational Development Officer represents the Bishop in these matters and is responsible to the Bishop for this work.

Acceptance of this position also comes with your agreement not to disclose the knowledge of the affairs of the Diocese, acquired in the course of your employment, to the detriment of the Diocese.


You have provided/must provide a Canadian police records check, indicating that there are no criminal convictions which, in the opinion of the Bishop, would interfere with the performance of your ministry. As part of the terms of the Appointment you agree to provide an updated Canadian police records check during the course of your appointment at such times as are required by diocesan policy.

Applications for this position will be accepted until Friday, October 27, 2017 with an expected start date of November 13, 2017.

A letter of interest, addressed to The Venerable Deborah Kraft, and a current resume should be forwarded via e-mail, post or in person to:
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
808 Ridgeway St.
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 5H5