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Sudbury Christian Messenger September 30, 2016 Edition "Hillsong" on screen at Silver City Oct. 3 + Special Announcement + Events + More

When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty. ~~ Thomas Jefferson   

“Let us be dissatisfied until that day when nobody will shout, ‘White Power!’ when nobody will shout, ‘Black Power!’ but everybody will talk about God’s power and human power.”       Martin Luther King

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch and do nothing" - Albert Einstein

"COME TO ME, ALL YOU WHO LABOR, AND ARE HEAVY LADEN, AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST.       ( MATTHEW 11:28 )


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Special Announcement from Reverend Karen Marcotte, A.C.E.S.

ARE YOU PART OF A PRAYER GROUP? 
Many people gather to pray across this City of Greater Sudbury; it would be wonderful to know who & where they are so we can unite in prayer around common issues.  If you are part of a prayer group that meets regularly and like this idea please send contact information to Karen Marcotte (part of the A.C.E.S. leadership team), m.kmarcotte333@gmail.com.

Reverend Karen Marcotte, B.A./B.P.H.E., B.Ed.
Door to Door Ministers
705-919-8138
doortodoorministers@persona.ca
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 
1.       “Church in Exile” Conference  |  Sept. 30 and October 1  |Valley
2.     72nd Famous Rummage Sale  |September 30, October 1, October 2  |Coniston
3.     Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |October 1 and every Saturday  |Sudbury
4.       Walden Cross Country Fitness Club Trail Work Weekend  |October 1 and 2  |Walden
5.       The AMUsing TOUR  |October 1  |Sudbury
6.     Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |October 2 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup
7.       Annual Life Chain  |October 2  |Sudbury
8.       La Porte des Eaux/The Watergate Dinner  |October 2  |Sudbury Southend
9.       Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th Birthday  |October 2  |Sudbury
10.  "Impact Live" Radio Program  |   October 2 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury
11.  Hillsong: Let Hope Rise  |October 3  |Sudbury
12.  Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |October 3 and Mondays  |New Sudbury
13.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |October 3 and every Monday  |Minnow Lake
14.  Summit  |October 3 and Mondays  |Sudbury
15.  Keeping Seniors Warm  |October 6  |Sudbury
16.  Christ the King Prayer Group  |  October 6 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
17.  Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |October 6 and Thursdays  |Sudbury
18.  SLYNGSHOT:  An Interactive Church | October 6 and every Thursday   |Sudbury
19.  Holy Spirit Thanks Giving  Conference  |October 6-7  |Sudbury
20.  Silent Vigil for Peace  |October 7 and each Friday  |Sudbury
21.  30/60 Celebration Banquet for Pastor Klaus Saari  |October 8  |Sudbury
22.  Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |October 10 and every second Monday |Sudbury
23.  Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Luncheon  |October 12  |Sudbury
24.  Jesus is Enough Retreat  |October 14 and 15  |Espanola
25.  Galilean Bible Camp Ladies’ Retreat  |October 14 and 15  |Massey
26.  Called to be Neighbour in this year of Mercy  |October 14-16  |Espanola
27.  St. Patrick's CWL Fall Harvest Tea  |October 16  |Sudbury
28.  FALL INTERFAITH DIALOGUE: "GOD'S NAME IS MERCY: Various Perspectives - One Understanding"   |October 16  |Sudbury
29.  Gather Program  | October 16 and monthly dates  |Minnow Lake
30.  The Pornography Issue  |October 16  | Sudbury
31.  CAMP NORLAND:         MUSIC AND DINNER FUND-RAISING EVENT  |October 16  |Warren
32.  Over 18” – documentary about online pornography  |October 16  |Sudbury
33.  Fall Sharathon – Kfm Christian Radio  |October 20  |Greater Sudbury, North Bay, Elliot Lake, Manitoulin Island, Wawa
34.  Prison Aftercare Training  |October 22  |Sudbury
35.  Day of Reflection  |October 22  |Minnow Lake
36.    Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial  |October 25  |Sudbury
37.  Elgin Street Mission Fall Fundraising Dinner  |October 28  |Sudbury
38.  Sausage Sale  |October 28  |Greater Sudbury
39.  Planning Team Forming for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |October 31 |Sudbury
40.   Faytene Grasseschi/North Bay Right to Life Dinner/Speaker Event  |November 4  |North Bay
41.  Diocesan Retreat:  “I am Mercy”  |November 11 & 12  |Sudbury
42.  QUEST Conference for Men  |November 18-19  |Toronto
43.  Lunch & Learn:  “New Drugs on the Streets  |November 24  |Sudbury
44.  SAVE THE DATES:  Commemoration of 500th Anniversary of the Reformation  |September 21 and 22, 2017 |Sudbury
PRAYERS
Prayer Request for Anglican Diocese re: election of new Bishop
Prayer Request for Religious Freedom in Canada
Pray for national revival in Canada
THE CALL TO PRAYER from the Red Leaf House of Prayer


CITIZEN RESPONSE
An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick From a Black Pro-Lifer With a Surprising Message
Christians United for Israel       (CUFI)   “Israel’s Undeniable Jewish History Uncovered”
Petition for Religious Freedom for Christians in Canada
Petition for Vote on Democratic Reform
Share Your Extra Fruit This Summer:  Operation Fruit Snacks
Josephine’s Vegetables


PROVINCIAL NEWS
Catholic resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum


NATIONAL NEWS
C-14 is law.   What now?


INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Sexuality and Gender  Findings from the Biological,Psychological, and Social Sciences
New discovery makes Darwinists’ case even harder to make
Mother Teresa  (1910-1997)  Celebrate a New Saint


FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS
Sudburian, John Lundrigan, Requests Help Through “Go Fund Me”
LifeSiteNews


REQUESTS
First Baptist Church in Garson Seeking Pianist
Local Christian woman offering a room for a student
Local woman seeking inexpensive apartment
Request for Petition and Support re: Serbian Parish
Sudbury Right to Life seeking new Office space


MEDIA MARVELS
New website launch for our Catholic Diocese
LifeNews – another source of international pro-life news
Review of “Ben Hur” 2016 version
National Church Watch – seasoned ideas about keeping your Church and Church members safe and secure
New video demolishes Planned Parenthood’s lie that abortions are only 3% of its work
Answering the hard questions: Is assisted suicide justifiable for a suffering person?
Stories of Youth at your Church
The Interim – Canada’s Life and Family Newpaper – requests Letters
To defend life, start with this one truth
CampaignLifeTV has uploaded Sam Helps to Elect a Pro-Life Candidate 
12 Greater Sudbury Clergy Give the Most Important Message of Their Lives
Apostle Entertainment


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
VOLUNTEERS FOR ST. ALPHONSUS FOOD BANK URGENTLY NEEDED!
Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro-Life Seeking Board members


DAILY CHUCKLE
Jesus must have been ………….


WORDS OF WISDOM
Christian Theology Wrapped Up in One Song
The Puzzle



  Local  News & Events
1.    Church in Exile Conference  |September 30 & October 1  |Valley

Hello friends,

You and your parishioners are invited to participate in a conference we are hosting at Valleyview Community Church on September 30 & October 1.

We will be having Dr. Lee Beach (McMaster Divinity School) joining us to facilitate conversations about what it means to be faithful to Christ in a changing world in which we can feel like exiles in our own land.

Lee has written an excellent book on this topic entitled The Church in Exile: Living in Hope After Christendom and I look forward to gathering the body of Christ together to have this conversation together over a weekend.

Recently I had an opportunity to spend an afternoon with Dr. Beach and interview him in his office in Hamilton.  Here is the link to the interview to give you an overview of the content we will be discussing further over the weekend.

Interview with Dr. Lee Beach: https://vimeo.com/182178579

We also have a number of other local voices that will be speaking on various topics of importance and interest.   I can provide you with a detailed list of speakers and topics along with the conference posters.

We are offering groups rates of $25/person to churches/organizations that come with 5+ people and the fee includes lunch being offered on site on Saturday. To register please call 705-897-6200 or email us at valleyviewsudbury@gmail.com

I look forward to worshiping and conversing together over this weekend together and excited to see the positive ripple effects it will have in our churches and neighbourhoods in Greater Sudbury.

Love in Christ,

--
Jason Tripp
Valleyview Community Church
www.valleyviewcommunitychurch.ca
(705) 897-6200

"Imagine knowing a love that heals hearts, mends families and cares for community.  This love flows through lives committed to Jesus." 


2.     72nd Famous Rummage Sale  |September 30, October 1, October 2  |Coniston

St. Paul the Apostle Church, Coniston (corner of Cedar & Edward St.)

When? Friday, September 30 (6 pm-9pm); Saturday, October 1 (9am-3:30pm); Sunday, October 2 (9am-1pm)

All are invited to attend!

There is something for everyone!!! Try our Delicious Meal Deals.
Homemade Soup, Sandwiches, Scones & Muffins and Raffles.


  1. Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |October 1  and every Saturday  |Sudbury

Pyrohy/cabbage rolls for sale each Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm

40 Notre Dame

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 40 Notre Dame Avenue, Corner of Notre Dame Ave. & Louis  St. 

St. Mary’s is very proud to have been awarded the very distinguished and rare, “Ontario Architecture Landmark Award,” in 2016.  Look for the five heavenly overhead domes!


Church Office 705-675-8244,   Kitchen 705-675-1581



4.     Walden Cross Country Fitness Club Trail Work Weekend  |October 1 and 2  |Walden

Volunteers are needed from 8:30AM to NOON on Saturday, October 1st AND Sunday, October 2nd for trail work.  We will be chipping wood, brushing brush and hauling logs on the ski trails in Naughton.  Come on out and be part the reason our Club has such fantastic trails!

Bring your workboots and gloves.

For further information contact Jody Waddell at 705-698-0971 or jodywaddell@hotmail.com


5.     The AMUsing TOUR  |October 1  |Sudbury

Do you need a good laugh?

THE AMUsing TOUR is coming to Sudbury (at All Nations Church)
Saturday October 1st at 7 pm

Leland Klassen is Canada's premier clean funny guy! This is an awesome event to invite family friends and neighbours to experience a different side of church life.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door

Get your tickets now at www.allnationschurch.ca

or call 705-673-6110
or at the Giving Centre on Sunday

Don't miss out on this family fun event, buy your tickets now!

I hope to see you there,

Jeremy

PS be sure to get your tickets before they are all gone. Buy online now at www.allnationschurch.ca

Proceeds will go to World Vision and the Church Mortgage


--
All Nations Church
414 St. Raphael St
Sudbury ON  P3B 1M4
705-673-6110

Know  Grow  Go


  1. Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |October 2 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup

JOIN US AT THE LITTLE WANUP CHAPEL
Highway 537  (near Hwy 69 end)  l minute past Wanup Store on right hand side
                                                                                                                                   

                                  EVERYONE IS WELCOME         

On 1st Sunday of the month  at 2.30 pm
 (continuing from September to December)
Time may change in the summer months

Refreshments served after each  service and after Bible Study lunch provided
                                                              
Further information – contact Mavis White  706-524-5820 or maviswhitewhite@hotmail.com 


7.     Annual Life Chain  |October 2  |Sudbury

Sudbury Right to Life invites all citizens to participate in the Annual Life Chain

It will take place on Paris Street, outside Health Science North

2:30-3:30 pm    on Sunday, October 2, 2016

For more information, please call  Keith at 705-675-7976 or Mark at 705-524-0756


“LIFE CHAIN is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 60 minutes praying for our nation and for an end to abortion.  It is a visual statement of solidarity by the community that abortion kills children and that we support the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.”

La Chain pour la vie est le 2 octobre 2016.  J'espère de vous voir là à 14:30 à 15:30 l'hopital Regional de Sudbury, rue Paris et Centennial Drive.  J'espère que vous allez être capable de vous rendre et nous joindre.

Nous allons prié et marché en silence pour au moin une heure.  Bonne journée!

Everyone is welcome.



8.      La Porte des Eaux/The Watergate  |October 2  |Sudbury Southend

You are welcome to have dinner on Sunday, October 2nd at La Porte des Eaux/The Watergate

1534 Pioneer Road, Sudbury

4:30-6:30 pm

Menu:  Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, Cabbage Rolls, Salad, Dinner Roll, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, Juice

Tickets:  $12.00/adult         $5.00/child

Available at the door

For information, please call 705 523 1437


9.    Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th Birthday  |October 2  |Sudbury

Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th birthday will be marked locally by the India Canada Association of Sudbury

5-6;30 pm

Place:  Foyer of Laurentian University Library

Youth, children and interested speakers and invited dignitaries will have thoughts haring on the life and works of Gandhi, and the need for world peace through non-violence.

All welcome to attend

RSVP by calling Niranjan Mishra at 705 522 3909 or sending an email to nmishra@persona.ca


  1. “Impact Live”   | October 2 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury
You are invited to be part of live radio broadcast with Pastor Jeff Edwards

Our Impact Live Radio service at 6:30 pm will be held at the

Travelodge
1401 Paris Street
Sudbury On P3E3B6

Pastor Jeff Edwards


Presented by The Unchurch      theunchurch@hotmail.com


11. Hillsong: Let Hope Rise  |October 3  |Sudbury

October 3, 2016 | 1h 42m

Cinema event at Silver City Cinema in Sudbury
 

Family, Documentary, Music

DIRECTOR

Michael John Warren

CAST

Michael Guy Chislett, Matt Crocker, Adam Crosariol

SYNOPSIS

Capturing the on-stage energy and off-stage hearts of the Australia-based band Hillsong UNITED, HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE is a new motion-picture genre: the theatrical worship experience. The film explores Hillsong’s humble beginnings and astonishing rise to prominence as an international church whose songs are sung every Sunday by more than 50 million people worldwide.


12. Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |October 3 and Mondays  |New Sudbury

Every Monday at the Church of the Ascension, 1476 Sparks Street, New Sudbury

7;30-8:30 pm

For further information, please contact 705 674 6217



34. Adult Children of Alcoholics  |October 3 and Mondays  |Minnow Lake

Every Monday, at Holy Redeemer Church, 1887 Bancroft Drive, in the basement

7:00 pm

For further information, please contact 705 929 1627




13.  Summit  |October 3 and Mondays  |Sudbury
Join us on Mondays  6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dinner is on us!
Laurentian University School of Education    Room 210  -   2nd Floor   (this location to change Nov/Dec)
Experience:   Friendly Faces
  Videos & Discussions about Faith
  Projects that help others
Attended by university and college students, and young adults
For further information, please contact Pastor Joshua Sklar, All Nations Church,   705 673 6110

14. Keeping Seniors Warm  |October 6  |Sudbury

In partnership with the City of Greater Sudbury’s Seniors’ Advisory Panel, the Donovan Elmwest Community Action Network (DEWCAN), Councillor Evelyn Dutrisac and the Lockerby Legion Ladies Auxiliary, volunteers stepped forward to collaborate on a new project now referred to as “KEEPING SENIORS WARM”. This project would provide $150.00 worth of necessary items (i.e. clothing, shoes, slippers, winter coats, boots, mitts and hats) to assist those seniors in our community that are in need. The seniors will meet for lunch at the Lockerby Legion, go shopping at Giant Tiger, and return to the Legion for ‘high tea’. This will be a very positive and beneficial experience and event for our seniors and volunteers.

The committee is working with Giant Tiger to obtain discounts on purchases and would like to extend an invitation to you and your organization/business/not-for-profit agency; to contribute to this first time event by either providing a monetary donation or some other type of donation that might be useful to seniors?

Keeping Seniors Warm will unfold on Thursday, October 6th, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at the Lockerby Legion which is located at 2200 Long Lake Road in Sudbury. We are also in the process of gathering volunteer support from the community, friends and families to volunteer their time to assist with taking each senior shopping and socializing for the day to ensure that this project is a success.

There are currently 10 Seniors on the Waiting List to participate.

Should you wish to make a monetary or other type of contribution, please send a cheque or cash payable to: 

Keeping Seniors Warm
330 Mable Street
Sudbury, ON  P3C 4V9
Attn: Monique Mercier

If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact either Monique Mercier at 705-677-0533, Councillor Evelyn Dutrisac at 705-665-6216 or Mary Michasiw at 705-523-0832.
Thank you in advance for your time and for your consideration to helping our seniors.


15.  Christ the King Prayer Group  |  October 6  and Thursdays  | Sudbury

If you feel down in your faith or in a depression or if you are suffering the winter blues come out Thursday nights at Our Lady of Hope Church and join the Christ the King Prayer Group. You will be uplifted and inspired during this holy and religious evening and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit.

We started to attend a few months ago and by the end of the evening felt spiritually renewed.

Rosary and hymns between 7pm and 8pm. Mass starts at 8pm with as many as 3 Priests on the altar.

This group was started by Terry Shannon 25 years ago and still attracts a large following.

Check it out on Thursday nights.
Tony Sottile

  1. Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |October 6   and Thursdays  |Sudbury

Jesus is our Living Water             John 7:37

Spirit-led fellowship, prayer, and interactive Bible study

Every Thursday evening from 6 to 9 at the Lexington Inn,  50 Brady St.,  Sudbury   (formerly known as the Howard Johnson)

Faith   Family    Freedom

Facebook:  page www.facebook.com/FGBSudbury       where people can get connected and be informed and we also have a FGB group set up where we can all share together and encourage one another.


If anyone has any questions or feedback you can call Linda at the head office at 1-877-296-1715 or you can reach me directly at 705 822-8069  Sincerely Adrian Smith  (president of FGB Sudbury )  


  1. SLYNGSHOT Tuesdays:  An Interactive Church  |October 4 and Tuesdays  |Sudbury

SLYNGSHOT            
An interactive Church
“Faithfully slaying life’s giants”
            
You are welcome to a new expression of worshipping Jesus

7:00 pm till approx 9:00 pm

Location:  @ 426 Burton Street,  until further notice.  Corner of Burton and Jean Street, Sudbury   (formerly Holy Trinity Church) …….two, brown,  double-doors along the side of the building.    Free parking on street.


For further information, please contact Pastor Josh Sklar          705 673 6110

Check out SLYNGSHOT on FB

SLYNGSHOT is a gathering of people who have Jesus as their higher power with the bible and Holy Spirit as their guide. This community is similar to a 12 step meeting without mistaking who you call your higher power. Often a testimony (speaker) or inspirational video as well as discussions are shared to identify how God is working in our lives and helping us to face giants like addiction, grief, and depression. FAITH in God is the key to slaying life's giants! SLYNGSHOT currently gathers in person at 426 Burton Street in Sudbury, ON, double doors in the basement from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday evenings all year long. Come experience God's love through real life people just like you!
Kev”

18.  Holy Spirit Thanks Giving  Conference  |October 6-7  |Sudbury
                                   
Conference     - Speaker:  Pastor Curtis Allbertson
          
October 6 - 7  2016   
    
Radisson Inn 85 StAnne Rd,  Sudbury

Conference Registration  fee   $10:00   

For further information, or to register, please contact Pastor Klaus Saari at 705 690 1062  



  1. Silent Vigil for Peace  |October 7 and each Friday  |Sudbury

Community members take part in a silent vigil for peace at Memorial Park in Sudbury behind St. Andrews on Fridays.

4-5 pm

There is reduced-rate parking for seniors beneath the YMCA building.     Sign your parking ticket.

Stand in peaceful protest against violence around the world.

They “call upon government and non-government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals to do everything in their power to prevent and end violence around the globe.”

This non-sectarian group of concerned citizens includes people of diverse faiths and backgrounds,  from Waters Mennonite Church, Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue, the Muslim community, and Quaker Witness.      The Peace Vigil is modelled after what was done in Greater Sudbury in response to the Vale strikes and Vietnam War protests.

There will be opportunities for networking/socializing before and after the Silent Vigil for Peace.

For further information, please contact John Rutherford   705 522 8584  (home)/705 9190759 (mobile)   or Dave Nicol   denicol.1@gmail.com

SILENT VIGIL

We stand in peaceful protest of the spreading violence throughout the world, and call upon government and non-government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals to do everything in their power to prevent and end violence around the globe
We are drawn from diverse faiths & backgrounds, religious and secular, to actively oppose all that leads to violence among people and nations and the bankruptcy of the human spirit it represents.
We stand in silent vigil united in resolve and purpose, to struggle against the use of violence as a means to settle disagreement and disputes at all levels. To do so we need to start with our own hearts and minds, joining with all persons clear in thought and mind and faith, inviting them to find common ground.
Please join with us as we stand here now and in coming weeks for one hour at the end of our working week, Fridays, 4 to 5 pm.



Waters Mennonite Church
Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue
Islamic Association of Sudbury
Quaker Witness


Dave Nicol

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”
                                                                    ― Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: a True Story




20.  30/60 Celebration Banquet for Pastor Klaus Saari  |October 8  |Sudbury

In Honour of 30th years Ministry Of Pastor Klaus Saari                         
And 60th Year Birthday

Celebration Banquet     
                    
October  8   5 P.M.
                                     
Radisson Inn             
85 St.Ann Road Sudbury     
                              
$40.00 Per Person   

R.S.V.P.  by September 26 / 2016


For more Inf: Ph: 705=222 9757 or 705 690 1062 


Pastor Klaus Saari



  1. Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |October 10  |Sudbury

The Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life are being offered in the Fall of 2016 at Villa Loyola starting at 6:30 pm.     They will consist of 30 weeks of prayer material with small group gatherings every second week during which you will learn strategies for discerning God’s will for you. Director of the Exercises is Fr. Ron Perron. If you are interested or are unfamiliar with them and want to learn more, please call 705 522 3502



  1. Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Lunch/Speaker Event  |October 12  |Sudbury

When: 2nd Wednesday of every month. 12 noon.

Where: Holiday Inn Sudbury, 1696 Regent Street.

Why: Our Luncheon Group exists to provide an opportunity for both business men and professionals to get together once a month.

Once again, our lunch will start at 12:00 noon sharp at the Holiday Inn on Regent Street on Wednesday the 13th. The cost of the lunch is $25 per person but all first timers eat for free, so bring a friend.
Wednesday, Agenda:
12:00- 12:03 - Opening Greeting & Grace
12:03- 12:35 - Eat
12:55- 1:00 - Shawn Day ~ Closing Remarks & Prayer.
Next Meeting ~ Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Our Luncheon Group exists to provide an opportunity for both business men and
professionals to get together once a month for a few simple reasons.
1. To provide an opportunity to get to know men of faith from across
our region and business community.
2. To foster an attitude of prayer & support for each other and our
city.
3. To have guest speaker’s help us explore ways of living our faith in
the marketplace.
4. To assist with the special needs of individuals and charities from what the Lord
has blessed us with.
5. At the end of the day, we should walk away knowing a few more men of faith,
and learning about creative ways to live our faith in the marketplace.
~ Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the
Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his
understanding no one can fathom.
~He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
~Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
~but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings
like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40: 28-31
Please call Kfm Christian Radio (705) 674-2585 in advance to book your seats. See you there. 

  1. Jesus is Enough Retreat  |October 14 and 15  |Espanola

Calling all ladies. You can register quickly online. This is going to be a great conference!

We are so blessed to have Susan Cymbala Pettrey as our speaker!!!!

Go to www.womensconnection.ca for all the details :)

Oct 14 at 6 PM to Oct 15 at 6 PM

Cost for registration:  $50.00

Queensway Pentecostal Church, Espanola

http://www.womensconnection.ca/…

Registration is open. All women are welcome!

Registration starts at 6 p.m on Friday, October 14. Registration can be done in advance on line.

The Keynote Speaker is Susan Cymbala Pettrey from the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church.

After service we will share in snack and yak. (Bring your favourite snack to share)

Saturday, October 15 @10 we meet at the church for our second session with Susan. We will have lunch together and then have a few options for the afternoon.

Outreach Saturday afternoon are:
Tea at seniors home and Pay It Forward
We will also have 3 workshops for those not doing an outreach. Speakers are : Wendy Payne,Terry Thompson, and Bonnie Bender.
Later we will gather together for supper and closing.

It be an amazing two days and you don't want to miss it.

Please invite your friends. Help to spread the word. We have a wonderful, exciting and life changing event taking place in Espanola this October!

Accommodations
Book soon as we have limited room available
15 double rooms are confirmed at the Pinewood Inn for October 14 – 2016 one night, at the rate of $89.99 ( flat 1-4) plus tax
rooms have coffee makers, and fridge.
378 Center Street
Espanola, Ont.
1 800 – 361 – 3460 - please ask for ‘JESUS IS ENOUGH’ rate.
cut off is 1 week prior to arrival.
dining room is only open for lunch and dinner
breakfast suggestions are – Roger Rabbit on Park Street, or Family Dynamics close by – ( $5.00 – $10.00 )
CONFIRMATION # FOR THE BLOCK IS 26375


24.  GALILEAN BIBLE CAMP Ladies’ Retreat  |April 14, 15 & 16  |  Blind River

“All that HE is for all that I need”
Psalm 84:11 "The Lord is a Sun and Shield, the Lord will give grace and glory.....NO
good thing will HE withhold from them that walk uprightly

Speaker:  Faith Crosby
Faith is well known to us at Galilean and we are excited to welcome her back this year.
She has become well known as a Women’s Conference speaker in Canada, and has ministered internationallyas well. Faith is the mother of four children and grandmother to 8 grandchildren. She continues to support her husband Dr. Grover Crosby in his ministry.

Arrive at 7pm Friday Oct 14th and depart 1pm Sunday Oct 16th

Activities Include: Little steps to health with Dixie Elliott and Saturday evening dinner with entertainment.

Cost $120, deposit $20, Saturday only $85

*** 'Mother - Daughter Deal’***
1 Adult + 1 Youth (12-18yrs) registration $180

To register please send your completed form and deposit to:Galilean Bible Camp Box 459, Blind River, ON, P0R 1B0

Register Online at www.galileanbiblecamp.ca
Telephone - 705 356 7961

Please bring your own bedding, towels and toiletries A *special diet may incur an additional cost due to the extra cost for some ingredients. For example, a gluten free diet will cost an extra $15 for the retreat.

Please call for further information.

Editor’s Note:  Faith Crosby spoke at our Women’s Spring Retreats and is a wonderful speaker and woman of God


25.  Called to be Neighbour in this year of Mercy  |October 14, 15, 16  |Espanola

A Development and Peace—Caritas Canada Social Justice Weekend: Oct 14-16

The weekend is being held Friday evening through Sunday noon at the Anishinabe Spiritual Centre, Anderson Lake Rd., Espanola

The retreat will be facilitated by Sr. Priscilla Solomon, CSJ.

The weekend will focus on Truth, Reconciliation,Justice and Mercy, how through prayer, reflection, sharing and conversation we can listen to our call to be
Christ-like neighbours

Cost (includes 5 meals and 2 nights lodging): Adults $140 ($155 after Sept. 30) Youth (Grade 10 and up) $50 ($55 after Sept. 30)

Registration forms are now available at the parishes

For further information contact Doreen Merkas at 705-693-0424 or zagorja@sympatico.ca


26.  St. Patrick’s CWL Fall Harvest Tea  |October 16  |Sudbury

Our St. Patrick's CWL's Fall Harvest Tea will be held on Sun. Oct. 16th/16 from 11:15am to 2pm at St. Patrick's Church Hall, 39 Walford St.

Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the door


27. “God’s Name is Mercy” Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue Gathering  |October 16  |Sudbury
An interfaith dialogue and reflection for our times

October meeting:

God's Name is Mercy

The mercy of God from three perspectives: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Various perspectives - One understanding of a bridge that connects.

Sunday, October 16, 2 - 4 pm

at the Sudbury Mosque
755 Churchill Ave off Falconbridge.

 




Celebrating and Exploring the Diversity of Faith

Dave Nicol for Sudbury Interfaith Dialogue    705 692 9603





Dr. Jacques  Abourbih   
the Revs. Bill Steadman and Catherine Somerville
Imam: Abdul-Hak Dabliz

FORMAT: each presenter will have 20-30 minutes for:               a) MERCY as presented in their Scripture
                                                                                                     b) A Personal experience of giving or receiving MERCY
                                                                                                     c) A Prayer for Mercy from their tradition


Followed by Refreshments provided by the MOSQUE

  1.  “Gather”  Program  |October 16 and monthly  |Minnow Lake

The Gather Program is offered once monthly on a Sunday afternoon. You are welcome to join us
each month or on any of the dates below.

All meetings are held from 2 – 4 pm at
Holy Redeemer Parish in the chapel

Sunday, October 16
Sunday, November 13

Gather follows the basic outline of Arise – prayer and bible readings, with time for reflection and sharing.

Reflections will focus on our theme of MERCY.

The “Gather” coordinators for Holy Redeemer Parish are: Linda & Omer Dupuis, who can be reached at 525-1163 or by email at holyredeemerarise@gmail.com

29. Over 18” – documentary about online pornography  |October 16  |Sudbury

Oct. 16th @ 6pm          Location:  All Nations Church, 414 Raphael Street, Sudbury

“Over 18”

All Nations Church is hosting a screening of,  'Over 18,' a brand new documentary about online pornography. We'll be learning about the real world that our children are growing up in and how we can help make it a safer place for them.

We're also providing child care in order to make it easier for parents and caregivers to attend this event.

All are welcome to attend

Rev. Amanda M. Robichaude B. Th | Student and Small Group Ministries

 414 St Raphael St.
Sudbury, ON  P3B 1M4
705-673-6110

arobichaude@allnationschurch.ca

30. CAMP NORLAND:  MUSIC AND DINNER FUND-RAISING EVENT  |October 16  |Warren

COUNTRY MUSIC featuring
Bonita Mercer band with guests:
Bam Bam Trottier & family        
           
Sunday October 16th
at Warren Golden Age Club;  40 Rutlen St. 
         

Music from 3 to 5 p.m.

Spaghetti Dinner following music.

Advance Tickets: $ 15.00  /  at door  $20.00

(only 140 tickets will be sold- buy early!)

TICKETS AVAILABLE
In Warren:  BOB’S AUTO, CAISSE POPULAIRE, KATE’S KOUNTRY KITCHEN.
In Verner at: CAISSE POPULAIRE
By Calling Steve at:  705 594 2610         SUDBURY: LEE 705.675.1617

---  Proceeds to Camp Norland Kids Camp ---


31.  Fall Sharathon:  Kfm Christian Radio  |October 20  |Sudbury + mid-Northern Ontario

Do you love being able to turn to Christian radio in Sudbury and many other cities throughout the mid-North of Ontario??????????????

Your opportunity to show your appreciation is coming up on October 20, when The K Christian Radio holds its Annual Fall Sharathon.

From 6:00 a.m. in the morning till 9:00 p.m. at night you’ll be able to listen to the Sharathon, which will feature testimonies by people who have been blessed by listening to the music and messages that are on The K.

As well, members of the local Clergy will bring special messages to the listeners.

Drop by the Sudbury Station on Lasalle Blvd. to enjoy hospitality …………that means food ………….and fellowship.

Please show your appreciation to The K by becoming a Monthly Partner, or making a One-Time Donation.

Listen to the Sharathon ………it’s inspiring!

Yes, we are blessed to have Christian radio in the mid-north, and the Radio Stations need our support in order to to keep it on air!



33)  Prison Aftercare Training  |October 22  |Sudbury

DISMAS Training for Volunteers

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
9:30am-1:30pm

This training is for every one of every faith and can be used in other facets of ministry.  If you are on a contact list with other groups would you please forward this.  I have listed the places where we will be streaming this to.  However if there are those in outlying areas that cannot get to the different sites, we can make arrangements for them to view this in their area.

Live at St. Stephen’s on the Hill,
Lauzon Avenue, Sudbury featuring Tim Horne London Area FCRP | New Life Ministries

Streaming at:
Central United, Barrie
Omond Memorial United, North Bay
Georgian Shores PAOC, Victoria Harbour

Cost: $20.00 (includes coffee & snacks)

Send registration form and fee to:
St. Stephen’s on the Hill
1248 Lauzon Ave. Sudbury P3A 3E1
Attn: Dismas

For information: Call 705 470-5860    Donna Scott

Thank you for your help in this.  I feel privileged to be working with you.

Rev Donna Scott,  FCRP
Community Chaplain for  Greater Sudbury Area



Registration
Name:____________________________ _____________________
Email: ______________________________________________
Amount Enclosed: _________________________($20.00 per person)
(more than one can register with this form – i.e. church group – just ensure number matches amount)
Place you will attend for seminar:_____________________________________________________
Questions? – call Donna at 705 470-5860 or
Email revdonnascott@gmail.com



35.  Day of Reflection  |October 22  |Minnow Lake

Saturday, October 22nd        

From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The theme is:  Year of Divine Mercy

Facilitated by Priest, Alex Saurianthadathil, C.Ss.R

Hosted by Holy Redeemer Parish CWL


  1. Sudbury Central South End Ministerial Gathering  |October 27  |Sudbury


The next gathering will be on October  @ 12 Noon

Meetings for 2016-17 will be at Glad Tidings

Bring your own lunch

At each gathering  one of the participants will agree the month before to Lead the Prayer Time and the Dialogue issue

Have a relaxing restful summer!!!




37. Elgin Street Mission Fall Fundraising Dinner  |October 28  |Sudbury

Elgin Street Mission Silent/Live Auction & Fund Raising Dinner

“Feeding the Body and Soul”

Friday, October 28, 2016

6:30 pm doors open at 5:30 pm

Location: Steel Workers Hall
66 Brady Street, Sudbury

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
705-673-2163
$60.00 per person

Music by “Rodney Meilleur”

Thank you,


Cheryl Perreault
Administrator
Elgin Street Mission
344 Elgin Street
Sudbury, ON  P3E 3N9
(705) 673-2163
Fax: (705) 673-0560



38.  Sausage Sale  |October 28  |Greater Sudbury

Knights of Columbus
Sausages --The best-- tastiest sausages in the country


        To be made on Nov. 4th and 5th
Don't be disappointed-last time we were sold -out!!

Don't be disappointed call Richard at 705 524-6066 or Ted at 705 674-4304



  1. Planning Team Forming for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |October 31  |Sudbury

To:  Greater Sudbury Christian Church Members

From:  Rev. Glenda Morrisette and Monsignor Jim Hutton

Re:  a message to Christian Churches about the 500th commemoration of the Reformation.

The second meeting for people who are interested in planning for the 500th commemoration of the Reformation is on October 31 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Regent Street in Sudbury.  

We are planning to hold a two-day symposium on Sep 21 & 22 of 2017 with three fantastic speakers. On the Thursday evening there will be a special ecumenical service with terrific music. The Bishop from the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada has already agreed to attend.

We are looking for people who would like to help us organize this event.  We have small teams organized, and we would be happy to have more involved,  so that no one person has a lot to accomplish. 

We are excited about this upcoming event and we hope that many of you will come out to hear our plans, give us your input and help us organize a wonderful event for Northern Ontario.

Peace,
Rev. Glenda Morrissette
Monsignor Jim Hutton


Rev. Glenda Morrissette
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
189 Regent St.  Sudbury, ON
Work  (705) 674-4834
Home (705) 621-2359
Dean of the Northern Area


40. Faytene Grasseschi/North Bay Right to Life Dinner/Speaker Event  |November 4  |North Bay

North Bay & Area Right to Life/Pro Vie

33rd Annual Dinner

Guest Speaker:  Faytene Grasseschi              “A Critical Time in the Fight for Life and Freedom”

Best Western Hotel Regency Ballroom

Friday, November 4, 2016

Cocktails:  5:00 pm
Dinner:  6:00 pm
Speaker:  7:30 pm

Tickets:  $30.00 each         Students:  $20.00

For tickets, please contact:  Office        474-3666


41.  Diocesan Retreat:  “I am Mercy”  |November 11 & 12  |Sudbury

Our Bishop Invites YOU to experience the Graces that flow between God and his people by attending a retreat of Spiritual Reflection in this Jubilee Year of Mercy.

“I am Mercy” 24 hr. Retreat coming to Holy Redeemer Parish

When: Friday, Nov. 11 & Saturday, Nov. 12
Time: Beginning with Registration at 4 PM;
Announcements at 6 PM & Opening Liturgy at 6:30 PM with your Excellency Bishop Marcel Damphousse.

Cost: $25 includes both breakfast & lunch on Saturday, along with snacks &refreshments

This promises to be a time of enrichment through the healing power of God’s Mercy.

Registration forms with a time line of events are available through the Holy Redeemer Parish . This can also be viewed on our bulletin board or our website at holyredeemerchurch.ca

Diocesesan Retreat: Nov. 11 & 12
“Praise the Lord who lifts up
the Needy”
“That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating
on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their
mission to evangelize.”
Pope Francis’ “evangelization” prayer intention, September 2016


  1. Quest Conferences for Men  |November 18 – 19  |Toronto

Registration is Now Open!

Jesus has invited each of us to join Him on the ultimate adventure. But so often our day-to-day routine feels like more like wandering, than a journey with a destination. It is time to check our location, stock up and head out again.

Join thousands of other men from across Canada as we continue on a quest greater than ourselves. The Quest Men’s Conferences will equip and encourage; helping you make a Godly impact that lasts.

Go online for details at:  http://www.promisekeepers.ca/quest/?mc_cid=9ba122b641&mc_eid=92b8db2dcc


43.  Lunch & Learn:  “New Drugs on the Streets  |November 24  |Sudbury

11:30 – Doors Open

12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch

Sudbury Alcohol and Drug Concerns Coalition            sadccce@gmail.com


44.  SAVE THE DATES:  Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation  |September 21 and 22  |Sudbury

Would you please  Save the Dates of September 21 & 22, 2017  in your calendars for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in Sudbury.


Glenda
Rev. Glenda Morrissette
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
189 Regent St.  Sudbury, ON
Work  (705) 674-4834
Home (705) 207-0027
Dean of the Northern Area


Prayer



We ask our Christian family to pray for our Diocese during this time of transition and discernment. In our tradition we have an election and nominations are being accepted right now. The election is slated for October 14th and 15th.


Prayer Request for Religious Freedom in Canada

PRAY FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The EFC (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)  invites supporters to pray for the British Columbia Court of Appeal, as it deliberates an important decision in the legal battle over Trinity Western University’s proposed law school. The EFC intervened with Christian Higher Education Canada to support religious freedom. The case was heard in June and a decision is expected shortly.


Pray for national revival in Canada

September 7th at noon PST - Live from Wales

If you are a part of an Ears to Hear member ministry (in any capacity) you are invited to a national, live, online prayer and impartation meeting from Wales. It will be hosted from "The War Room", within the Rees Howells Bible College (Bible College of Wales), the very room where intercession prevailed and turned the war during World War II.

This will be a time dedicated to contending for unprecedented, national revival in Canada. It's time for the tide to turn!

If you are not a part of a Ears to Hear member ministry, get involved with your local house of prayer, Burn or RLHOP. Each ministry will have all the information on how to join into the Wales Call.

For more information:   http://www.redleafprayer.org/



THE CALL TO PRAYER from the Red Leaf House of Prayer

•           Humility- God resists the proud! Let's contend for the Church of Canada to be strengthened in genuine humility, that allows us to be teachable, correctable, and allows unity to grow. Humility also releases the promise of grace, which is so needed in this hour. 

•           Universities- Pray for the universities in our nation that the Lord would begin to move in power. Pray for hearts of all those attending university to be awakened in hunger for God and truth. Pray for the fire of God to fall, and an erupting of a new Jesus Movement on campuses.
•           Revival- Revival is God drawing near to a community in a way that is undeniable. Lift your faith and cry out for the greatest revival that our nation has ever seen! Pray for the team of prayer leaders going to Wales in September, that there would be a massive, catalytic, impartation from the historic wells of the Welsh revival into Canada.
•           Pure Hearts- The Father is not just looking for outward obedience and holiness, but for purity of heart and motive. Ask the Lord to go deeper, to heal and convict, to uproot and to build until our hearts and motives are like His. The pure in heart will see God.

•           Prodigals- Pray for those who have walked away from the Church in confusion, offense, rebellion or wounding. Intercede for their restoration, but also for a healthy place got them to "come home" to, that local churches would be full of spirit and truth.

 For more information:   http://www.redleafprayer.org/
Prayer Request for Anglican Diocese re: Election of New Bishop

Citizen Response

1.     An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick From a Black Pro-Lifer With a Surprising Message

RYAN BOMBERGER   SEP 7, 2016   |   11:31AM    WASHINGTON, DC

http://www.lifenews.com/2016/09/07/an-open-letter-to-colin-kaepernick-from-a-black-pro-lifer-with-a-surprising-message/


2.      Israel’s Undeniable Jewish History Uncovered
We usually use our talking point e-mails to make you aware of new threats and challenges facing Israel.  Today, we'd like to share with you some important but far more uplifting news.  Over the course of the summer there have been a series of fascinating archeological discoveries in Israel. These discoveries confirm the authenticity and accuracy of the Bible that we read.  And these discoveries demonstrate the Jewish people's ancient connection to the land of Israel. No one can say that the Jews have no claim on this land, because every time someone digs in Israel they find more evidence that Jews have lived there for thousands of years.

One of the most significant recent finds was the discovery of an extremely rare synagogue from the Second Temple Era in the foothills of the Galilee. Only eight such synagogues have been found, and this is the first one found in what would have been a rural village at the time. Archaeologists say this could have been one of the synagogues where Jesus taught (Matthew 4:23), and this important discovery confirms what the New Testament says about the area where he ministered in the Galilee. This first century synagogue was uncovered only a few weeks ago, and provides an exciting glimpse of Jewish community life in the Galilee before the Romans destroyed the Second Temple

In another part of the Galilee, at a different ancient Jewish synagogue, archaeologists uncovered part of a beautiful mosaic floor depicting scenes from the Bible. Several biblical scenes had already been found at this site, but the two scenes found this summer are very rare. One of them shows Pharaoh’s soldiers being swallowed by giant fish in the Red Sea, and the other shows the pairs of animals loaded onto Noah’s Ark.

In Jerusalem, excavations have revealed an ancient neighborhood that may have been where the temple priests lived. This neighborhood was certainly wealthy, and archaeologists have found several rare items in these ancient houses - including a bathtub that has only been found in three other places in Israel. The artifacts found here paint a fascinating picture of how Jerusalem's elite Jewish citizens lived thousands of years ago.

One of the most common arguments Israel’s detractors use against modern Israel is the claim that Jews are foreigners brought to Israel after the Holocaust. This is a false talking point used by Israel’s enemies, but archaeological evidence irrefutably demonstrates that Jews have lived continuously in Israel for over 3,500 years. This is their homeland, and the ground is filled with the proof.

For lots more information, check out:  Christians United for Israel   (CUFI)              http://www.cufi.org

3.      LGBT rights vs. religious freedom: no middle ground?

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/lgbt-rights-vs.-religious-freedom-no-middle-ground?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b0a8e6334d-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Headlines_06_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0caba610ac-b0a8e6334d-326183694

1.     Petition for Religious Freedom for Christians in Canada

http://www.realwomenofcanada.ca/real-womens-petition-on-behalf-of-religious-freedom-reality/


  1. Petitions for Right to Vote on Democratic Reform

https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-470

http://www.therebel.media/letusvote


More actions for citizens regarding upcoming changes to the way we vote in Canada:

http://4mycanada.ca/wp/


  1. Share Your Extra Fruit This Summer:  Operation Fruit Snacks
Extra fruit can be donated, which volunteers dehydrate at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sudbury.     The fruit snacks will be donated to local food programs.    People wanting to donate fruit or to volunteer can go to www.fruitforall.ca or call 705 521 6717  Ext. 105

  1. Josephine’s Vegetables

I am Josee from Josephines Vegetables no Herbicide farm since 1982. 

As promised I am emailing you this one email to let you know that we are open for the season. 

Date;  open at 9 am till 8 pm.   7 days a week.  Rain or shine  including holidays and week ends.


PEAS,( BY BASKET OR BY BUSHEL )
LETTUCE 
GARLIC GREENS( SCAPES)

The phone number 705 897 6302  will be updated almost every day,  to let people know what is ready.

If you do not see Dinosaurs on property you are at the wrong place.  Dinosaur Valley Mini Golf & Josephines Vegetables are located on the same property. 



Thank you.
Josee
owner of Josephines Vegetables No herbicide since 1982
www.josephinesvegetables.com

Dinosaur & Josephines Vegetables brochure & map http://dinosaur1.homestead.com/dvmg_jv_map_bro_2016.pdf  



Provincial News

  1. CALL TO PROTECT CONSCIENCE
Doctors in Ontario are required to provide a referral for assisted death, even if it goes against their deeply-held beliefs. Long-term care facilities and seniors’ residences may be required to allow euthanasia and assisted suicide on their premises. Ontario residents can contact their MPP and provincial Minister of Health to urge conscience protection. See the EFC’s sample letter for ideas on wording. (Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)

  1. Catholic Resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum

Resources of how the Catholic Church in Ontario is dealing with the Ministry of Education New Curriculum:

www.Institute for Catholic Education.( ICE)

: "The Human Person, Love and Sexuality" from: ACBO.on.ca.

It does not of course deal with what will be given in the Public system but it does affect how Catholic schools will deal with the controversy. Hope this helps.




National News

C-14 is law.   What now?

http://www.theinterim.com/announcements/c-14-is-law-what-now/


International News

1.     Sexuality and Gender  Findings from the Biological,Psychological, and Social Sciences

Lawrence S. Mayer, M.B., M.S., Ph.D.
Paul R. McHugh, M.D.

http://files.constantcontact.com/6c7b7138001/3ae90e20-241c-487b-9bbf-12973f81be9a.pdf?utm_source=email+marketing+Mailigen&utm_campaign=8%2F24%2F16%3A+Major+New+Study+On+Homosexuality+and+Transgenderism&utm_medium=email



2.     New discovery makes Darwinists’ case even harder to make

Eric Metaxas
Sep 14, 2016 - 2:10 pm EST

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/evolutions-can-opener


4.     Mother Teresa  (1910-1997)  Celebrate a New Saint

In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."     Mother Teresa

During her lifetime, she was known as the “Saint of the Gutter” and was a source of inspiration to people of all faiths.

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born August 27, 1910 in Shkup, Ottoman Empire (now Skopje, Albania). At the age of twelve years, she first received the call to
become a nun and realized that she was being called to serve the poor. She emigrated in 1928 and, at the age of 18, she entered the convent of the Sisters of Loreto’s convent in Dublin,Ireland as a novice. The Sisters of Loreto, a teaching order, sent her to India in 1929. Her English was poor and she had not taken
her first vows. She took her final vows as a nun and chose the name Teresa to honour her spiritual mentors St. Teresa of Avila and St. Thérèse de Lisieux. She started teaching in 1931. She enjoyed teaching and her students.

She was troubled by the poverty in the streets of Calcutta, and in September 1946, she received the call to work among the poor in Calcutta. In order to begin this work, she needed permission from her superiors and from Rome. She needed the support of the Archbishop of Calcutta, Ferdinand Perier. He insisted that
she meditate and pray, and if she still felt that way, he wanted her to answer some questions dealing with who, what, where and how. Her release from the Sisters of Loreto and permission from Rome took nearly two years. On August 16, 1948, she replaced her European religious habit of the Sisters of Loreto with a white Indian sari and began her mission to serve the poorest of the poor. In 1950, the Pope sanctioned her order, the Missionaries of Charity. The Missionaries of Charity took four vows, chastity, obedience, poverty and a fourth vow, to give “wholehearted and free service to the poorest of the poor. The vow of poverty meant that they would live just as the poor do. She based her life on five spiritual principles, prayer, respect for all religions, poverty, humility and joy. Her order established a
hospice, centers for the blind, aged, and disabled and a leper colony.

In 1963, she was awarded India’s Padmashri prize for services to the people of India, and in 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

This tiny and thin woman who served the poorest of the poor died on September 5, 1997 and was given an Indian State funeral. The only other person who was honoured in this way was Mahatma Gandhi in 1948. She was beatified by Pope John Paul Ii on October 19, 2003. Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa on September 4, 2016 the day he chose to celebrate the Jubilee of Volunteers and Workers of Mercy. Mother Teresa is a symbol of God’s mercy for the poor and the discarded of the world.

Sources:
Time, June 14, 1999 ;
Messenger of Saint Anthony, International Edition,
July/August 2016, September 2016

 Article by Clare Ann Greco.   Printed in Holy Redeemer Parish Bulletin, September 11, 2017




Financial Support Requests

1.     Sudburian, John Lundrigan, Requests Help Through “Go Fund Me”

Round two of Chemotherapy down, It’s truly beating the hell out of me. This is a fight I'm determined to win. Although it’s something I would never wish on an enemy.
Thank you so much to all who have supported me in every way. Thanks for the donations and the shares to friends in social media. You are all angels. Thank You!

https://www.gofundme.com/2msppp7g?viewupdates=1&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cta_button&utm_campaign=upd_n


LifeSite News Fundraising Request

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REQUESTS

  1. First Baptist Church in Garson Seeking Pianist

First Baptist Church in Garson is looking for a pianist for the Sunday Morning Services - 10:00 am.
The interested person could start as soon as available.  For more information please call the church office
@ 705-693-3278.  Our church address is:  2603 Falconbridge Hwy., Garson, ON  P3L 1K6.
The church website is:  www.sudburybaptist.com
Thank you for your interest.

Thank-you, Diane Ricketson


  1. Local Christian Woman Offers a Room to Rent to a Student

Hi everyone,

Just letting you all know I have a room available for a student in Sept. 2016. I live in the south end.

I can be reached by phone 705-522-8266.

Joanne Hanna
138 Strathmere Crt.
Sudbury=



  1. Local Woman Seeking Inexpensive Apartment
Required 1 bedroom apartment no basement- in the New Sudbury Area or Minnow Lake area for Sept. 1st.  She is on OW and is allowed only $500 to $550./month utilities all inclusive.  She will have first and last month as needed.  She has two small dogs who are 8 years old and not cross at all very lovable.  She has her furniture only requires a stove and fridge.  Please call at 705-524-6384.

One bedroom, living room, kitchen and washroom) and utilities included and pet friendly (2- eight years old dogs)  Anne is very quiet and not a party- goer.  Anne is 45 years old and starting her life over again, please help.  Anne wants  it to be clean and quiet surroundings. 

  1. Petition and Support Request from J. B. Marjanac for his Oakville Parish
From: J.B. Marjanac [mailto:ioannis23@hotmail.com] of  Sts. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church in Sudbury

I am working on a project with our church in Oakville, ON which is facing being expropriated by the Halton DIstrict School Board. In an effort to help the HDSB, and keep our parish alive, we offered to split the land, giving the school most of it. Our next door neigbours are an elderly couple with more land than us and we are urging the HDSB to shift their plans just a bit so they would take some of our neighbour's land, and most of our.

Even with our good will, we have found no resolution to the problem as of yet.. We have launched a campaign to lobby the school board trustees to at least hear our appeal.

Unfortunately, the Town of Oakville has made it clear to us that there is absolutely no land to offer us in exchange.

The first step of the process is this petition which we launched, and have almost 2000 signatures so far. Would you be so kind as to share this with the Sudbury Christian community, and your mailing list please.

The link for the petition is

https://www.change.org/p/save-our-church-oakville

Our FB page is is

https://www.facebook.com/SaveOurChurchOakville/

If you could ask anyone interested to sign. leave a comment, and share the petition it would make our presentation much stronger.

Thanks very much!

God bless,

John Marjanac



  1.  Sudbury Right to Life seeks new Office space

Currently the office equipment, supplies, furniture and files of Sudbury Right to Life are in storage.      Sudbury Right to Life is seeking new Office space, that will be affordable and accessible to their members, students, and citizens.

If you know of a spot about 10’ x 10’ that is available in a central part of Sudbury, would you please call Paulette at 705 566 4490

We are trusting God to find this special space!


Media Marvels

1.      New Website Launch for our Catholic Diocese
Here is a new website address

www.dioceseofsaultstemarie.com


2.     LifeNews – another source of international pro-life news
LIFENEWS.COM

3.      I enjoyed “Ben Hur” 2016 movie for a variety of reasons

It's a drag going to a movie that your companions say has bad reviews so I really girded my loins expecting the worst out of Ben-Hur. But, Ben-Hur is actually a very enjoyable movie and to me, an unfair victim of negative reviews. I like a movie with a story that is cohesive from start to finish, and Ben-Hur has that. The visual appeal of the movie's setting was also a big plus, especially the Jerusalem environs. The action scenes were just fine for me. They were compelling and realistic without being gratuitous. The sea battle was quite gripping. The relationship scenarios offered good drama and were especially strong in scenes involving tensions and conflict with the Romans. As a Christian I was also very comfortable with the Biblical aspect and the presence of Jesus. All in all, a fine movie that I think good-hearted, happy people will appreciate seeing.

Joanne Thibault, Sudbury


4.     National Church Watch
Interesting site re: Church security and how to keep your Church and Church members safe and secure

www.nationalchurchwatch.com


5.     New video demolishes Planned Parenthood’s lie that abortions are only 3% of its work

Live Action’s well-crafted, 4-minute video demolishes Planned Parenthood’s outrageous claim that abortions are only 3% of its work. Spread this everywhere.

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/this-new-video-demolishes-planned-parenthoods-3-abortion-lie


6.     Answering the hard questions: Is assisted suicide justifiable for a suffering person?

Another TV program that LifeSite editor-in-chief John-Henry Western recorded a couple years ago is now available on line. You must watch this episode on assisted suicide. I have never seen the issue explained so well. Also spread this everywhere. You WILL save lives!

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/answering-the-hard-questions-is-assisted-suicide-justifiable-for-a-sufferin
7.     STORIES OF YOUTH AT YOUR CHURCH

Are youth or young adults in your church involved in mission trips, service projects or worship events this summer? The EFC youth magazine Love is Moving is looking to highlight more stories about youth putting God’s love into action. Share what your young leaders, teachers and artists are doing to help build God’s Kingdom at info@loveismoving.ca.  


8.     The Interim – Canada’s Life and Family Newpaper – requests Letters

“Your views, ideas, and reactions are important to us and other readers.  We ask that letters be brief and to the point, have verifiable information and be civil.  The letters section provides an opportunity for readers’ voices to be heard.  We hope you will take advantage of it.     We prefer email  (ptuns@theinterim.com), but typed or neatly hand-written letters are also accepted.

Editor-in-Chief:  Paul Tuns
 

9.     Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme
by  Paul McHugh

The Witherspoon Institute
Public Discourse
Ryan T. Anderson
Founder & Editor Serena Sigillito
Managing Editor

           

June 10th, 2015

The idea that one’s sex is a feeling, not a fact, has permeated our culture and is leaving casualties in its wake. Gender dysphoria should be treated with psychotherapy, not surgery.

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/06/15145/

10.  To convince a friend to defend life, begin with this one truth


https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch-to-convince-a-friend-to-defend-life-begin-with-this-one-truth?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b0a8e6334d-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Headlines_06_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0caba610ac-b0a8e6334d-326183694

                          

  1.  CampaignLifeTV has uploaded Sam Helps to Elect a Pro-Life Candidate
Sam Helps to Elect a Pro-Life Candidate


Campaign Life Coalition is a national, pro-life organization working at all levels of government to secure full legal protection for all human beings from the time of conception (fertilization) to natural death. It is non-partisan and encourages voting based on principles, not party. For more information visit www.campaignlifecoal¬ition.com

Follow us on Twitter.com/Campaignlife
Like us on Facebook.com/CampaignLifeCoalitio¬n



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qsidMf0JlI&feature=em-uploademail

  1. 12 Greater Sudbury Clergy Give the Most Important Message of Their Lives

As part of the Spring Sharathon, Kfm Christian Radio asked 12 local members of the Clergy to give the last message of their lives in 15 minutes.

To listen to what they said, go to www.sudburychristian.ca, Final 15 on the right side of the home page, and click.

Many thanks to Dan Thomson of Image Video who vimeoed these messages.



  1. Apostle Entertainment

Apostle Entertainment is a full service production company located in Sudbury, servicing Northern Ontario.  With a large selection of professional audio visual equipment and effects, we specialize in customization.  From small private functions and corporate events to large scale productions and weddings we work closely with our clients to bring visions to life.  With several years in the industry, qualified staff and strategic partners work together to provide a one stop shop for all your event needs.

Call us today to inquire of one or more of the following services...   Event planning,  décor, disk jockey services,  photographer,  rentals,  officiant,  installations,  and more.

Adrian Smith operations manager (705) 822-8069  or toll free 1 (888) 477-5403 www.ApostleEntertainment.ca

Check out our facebook page for media www.facebook.com/ApostleEntertainment


 Volunteers Needed
Sudbury Right to Life/Sudbury Pro-Life Seeking Board members

Please call Marguerite Groulx to find out all about it:        705 524 6384

About the small room for the Sudbury Right to Life maybe you can add my telephone number or call 705-674-1700 and they can leave a message and I will call them back.

Would you be able to add the Sudbury Christian Newsletter that we are looking for people to volunteer for the Sudbury Right to Life we need more people to join and they can call 705-524-6384.

Can you say that this is a very important to get to know what it is all involved and what it is all about.  Our older members are getting older and they need a break so we need new people to motivate everyone.  We would like someone to work on the website, treasurer and many more.  If you want to join we have a meeting every Tuesday at the end of the month at 1:30 p.m. for more information call the office at 705-674-1700.


Daily Chuckle
   
                                     The Puzzle:

     A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by
his little daughter, Kelly.  Finally, he tore a sheet out of his
magazine on which was printed the map of the World.

    Then tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Kelly, and said,
"Go into the other room and see if you can put this together."
He was sure that would keep her busy all afternoon!

    After only a few minutes, Kelly returned and handed him the
map, correctly fitted together.  The father was surprised and asked
how she had finished so quickly.

    "Oh," she said, on the other side of the paper is a picture of
Jesus.  When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then the
World came together.....
                              __________________There were 3 good arguments that Jesus was Black:
1. He called everyone brother.
2. He liked Gospel.
3. He also couldn't get a fair trial.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Jewish:
1. He went into His Father's business.
2. He lived at home until he was 33.
3. He was sure his Mother was a virgin and his Mother was sure He was God.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Italian:
1. He talked with His hands.
2. He had wine with His meals.
3. He used olive oil.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was a Californian:
1. He never cut His hair.
2. He walked around barefoot all the time.
3. He started a new religion.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was an American Indian:
1. He was at peace with nature.
2. He ate a lot of fish.
3. He talked about the Great Spirit.

But then there were 3 equally good arguments that Jesus was Irish:
1. He never got married.
2. He was always telling stories.
3. He loved green pastures.

But the most compelling evidence of all 3 proves that Jesus was a woman:
1. He fed a crowd at a moment's notice when there was no food.
2. He kept trying to get a message across to a bunch of men who just didn't get it.
3. And even when He was dead, He had to get up, because there was work to do.

AMEN !                                  


Words of Wisdom
                     
1.     Christian Theology Wrapped Up in One Song

“O Glorious Day” as sung by Casting Crowns

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXp6xcY5IqU


2.     The Dearest Friend!

                   I have a Friend in Jesus,
                   He's ever walking near
                   To share my every burden
                   And take away my fear.

                   It's in His precious name I pray
                   To our God above;
                   It's through His sacred teachings that
                   I learned the way to love.

                   God did not put me on this earth
                   To walk life's path alone;
                   He sent His Son to be my Guide,
                   The dearest Friend I've known.

                   No other One could be so true,
                   He bore the cross for me;
                   Because He died for my sins
                   I must ever faithful be.
    
                   If you are lonely on life's way
                   And feel that no one cares,
                   You have a Friend in Jesus
                   If you will kneel in prayer.

                                          Poet, Kay Hoffman

3.     The Puzzle:

     A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by
his little daughter, Kelly.  Finally, he tore a sheet out of his
magazine on which was printed the map of the World.

    Then tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Kelly, and said,
"Go into the other room and see if you can put this together."
He was sure that would keep her busy all afternoon!

    After only a few minutes, Kelly returned and handed him the
map, correctly fitted together.  The father was surprised and asked
how she had finished so quickly.

    "Oh," she said, on the other side of the paper is a picture of
Jesus.  When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then the
World came together.....



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