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Sudbury Christian Messenger August 31, 2016 Edition Read/Share/Act .....make a difference in our world

Keep your words soft and sweet in case you have to eat them.

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks

For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.   Psalm 91:11


TABLE OF CONTENTS 
1.     Special Event  A Night at the Grotto/ Événement special     Une nuit à la Grotte     |September 1  |Sudbury
2.     Christ the King Prayer Group  |  September 1 and Thursdays  | Sudbury
3.     Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |September 1 and Thursdays  |Sudbury
4.     SLYNGSHOT:  An Interactive Church – new location  | September 1 and every Thursday   |Sudbury
5.     Silent Vigil for Peace  |September 2 and each Friday  |Sudbury
6.     Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |September 3 and every Saturday  |Sudbury
7.     Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |September 4 and first Sunday of the month  |Wanup
8.     "Impact Live" Radio Program  |   September 4 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury
9.     Adult Children of Alcoholics  |September 5 and every Monday  |Sudbury
10.  World Suicide Prevention Day  |September 10  |Sudbury
11.  Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |Sept. 12 |Sudbury
12.  Christian Business Men’s Fellowship Resumes  |September 14  |Sudbury
13.    Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner/Speaker Event  |September 17  |Sudbury
14.    National Back to Church Sunday  |September 18  |Sudbury
15.  Gather Program  |September 18 and monthly dates  |Minnow Lake
16.  Planning Team Forming for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |September 20  |Sudbury
17.  SLYNGSHOT Tuesday Resumes at All Nations Church  |September 20  |Sudbury
18.    Road to Emotional & Spiritual Healing  |Sept. 24  |Minnow Lake
19.  Canadian Evangelism Congress |September 26-27  |Niagara Falls
20.    Sudbury Central Southend Ministerial  |Sept. 27  |Sudbury
21.  Jesus is Enough Retreat  |October 14 and 15  |Espanola
22.  Save the Date:  FALL INTERFAITH DIALOGUE: "GOD'S NAME IS MERCY: Various Perspectives - One Understanding" 
23.  QUEST Conference for Men  |November 18-19  |Toronto
PRAYERS
Prayer Request for Anglican Diocese re: election of new Bishop
Prayer Request for Religious Freedom in Canada
Prayer of St. Francis of Assissi
Pray for national revival in Canada
THE CALL TO PRAYER from the Red Leaf House of Prayer


CITIZEN RESPONSE
Petition for Religious Freedom for Christians in Canada
Petition for Vote on Democratic Reform
The Olympic Spirit and Christians …by Bill Steadman
Share Your Extra Fruit This Summer:  Operation Fruit Snacks
Josephine’s Vegetables


PROVINCIAL NEWS
Call to protect conscience
Catholic resources re: ON Sex Ed Curriculum


NATIONAL NEWS
National Abortion Monument – an opportunity to make this happen


INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Landmark Report Shows Many of the Political and Social Claims About Sexuality and Gender Are Not Backed by Science
Whither the Culture of Life? Birth Rate Hit Its Lowest Level Yet


FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUEST
UPDATE REGARDING MEMORIAL FOR THE UNBORN IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL
Local family needs support for double-lung transplant


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
Stories of Youth at your Church
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


WORDS OF WISDOM
My Church and I
Silencing the Opposition: the Harbinger of Tyranny
It’s time for sanctuary cities for Christians



  Local  News & Events


1.    Special Event  A Night at the Grotto/ Événement special     Une nuit à la Grotte   |September 1  |Sudbury

A musical concert will be held at the Grotto on Thursday September 1, 2016 from 7:00-9:30pm. Performers include: Jeff Wiseman, Iona Reed, Pandora Topp, Sarah Craig and Jim Matt, Jamie Dupuis, and the Sudbury Youth Choir. This concert is a fundraiser for NEO Kids Foundation, NISA-Northern Initiative for Social Action, the Janis Foligno Foundation and the Grotto. Tickets are $20/person and can be picked up at A and J Home Hardware, Gloria’s Restaurant, Old Rock Cafe and P & M’s Kouzzina. If you are interested in making a donation you can call Lucio Fabris at Med-I-Well Services 705-671-7356. This will be a very special event. Hope to see you there.

For more information or tickets, please contact:

Marguerite
President of the Grotto
Tel:  705-524-6384
e-mail:  groulx_margo@outlook.com




Un concert musical aura lieu à la Grotte le jeudi, 1er septembre 2016 de 19h à 21h30.  Les interprètes comprendront : Jeff Wiseman, Iona Reed, Pandora Topp, Sarah Craig et Jim Matt, Jamie Dupuis et la Chorale de jeunes de Sudbury.  Ce concert est une collecte de fonds pour NEO Kids Foundation, NISA - Northern Initiative for Social Action, la Fondation Janis Foligno et la Grotte.  Les billets sont $20/personne et peuvent être achetés à A and J Home Hardware, Gloria’s Restaurant, Old Rock Café et P & M’s Kouzzina.  Si vous êtes intéressés, vous pouvez communiquer avec Lucio Fabris chez Med-I-Well Services au 705-671-7356.  Ceci est un événement très spécial.  Espérons vous y voir.


Si vous voulez avoir des billets vous pouvez me téléphoné.

Marguerite
présidente de la Grotte
Tel:  705=524-6384
courriel:  groulx_margo@outlook.com


2.    Christ the King Prayer Group  |  September 1  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

3.    Thirsty Thursdays:  FGB Bible Study  |September 1  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 )  


4.      SLYNGSHOT Thursday:  An Interactive Church  |September 1  and Thursdays  |Sudbury

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

Change of time and location for the summer, 7:00 pm till approx 9:00 pm

New summer location …………….426 Burton,     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 as a guide ....SLYNGSHOT is kinda like a 12 step meeting without mistaking who your higher power is ....sometimes a testimony(speaker) or inspirational video and discussions about God working in our lives helping us face giants like addiction, grieving, depression are some examples .....FAITH in God is the key to slaying life's giants!
Kev”


5.    Silent Vigil for Peace  |September 2 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


6.    Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |September 3  and every Saturday  |Sudbury

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

30 Notre Dame

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Corner of Notre  Dame/Ste. Anne’s Road

705-6758244.



7.    Wanup Chapel Services and Bible Study  |September 4 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 June 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 



8.     “Impact Live” Radio Program  |  September 4 and Sundays  |Greater Sudbury

Sunday's 7 pm Impact Live Radio program

Presented by The Unchurch      theunchurch@hotmail.com



9.    Adult Children of Alcoholics  |September 5 and every Monday  |Sudbury
Every Monday

All Nations Church, 885 Prete Street, Sudbury

7:00 pm

For more information:  705 929 2957



10.   World Suicide Prevention Day  |September 10  |Sudbury
The North East Suicide Prevention Network presents the 3rd Annual Community Butterfly Release

Elizabeth Street Gazebo, Bell Park, Sudbury          1:00 pm

Free admission, parking, bbq

Contact NESPN to purchase your own butterfly for $10.00

Nespn.rpsne@gmail.com
       

11. Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life  |September 12  |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



12. Sudbury Christian Businessmen's Lunch/Speaker Event  |September 14  |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. 



13.  Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner/Speaker Event  |September 17  |Sudbury
Hello everyone,
Our dinner will be on September 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  Rev. Fr. Tom Lynch, of Priests for Life,  will be there, along with our Bishop, Marcel Damphousse, and Fr. Gérald Lajeunesse of Ste-Anne-des-Pins.      I hope that you will write it in your calendar.  Tickets are available.  So be ready to invite people to come to our dinner and to hear this national and international speaker.                  The tickets are $30/person. 
May God bless all of you.
Marguerite

Sudbury Right to Life Annual Dinner, September 17, 2016 at Ste Anne-des-Pins Parish Hall, Beech Street   (beside Rainbow Mall downtown)

To reserve your ticket please call Marguerite at (705) 524-6384. 


14.  National Back to Church Sunday  |September 18  |

All Nations Church will start a new series entitled “The Comeback” on National Back to Church Sunday

All are welcome

10:00 a.m.


15. “Gather”  Program  |September 18 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, September 18
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


16.  Planning Team Forming for 500th Commemoration of the Reformation  |September 20  |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 initial meeting for people who are interested in planning for the 500th commemoration of the Reformation is on Sep 20 at 1 pm at St. Patrick's Church on Walford Rd 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 will divide the jobs up into small teams 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


17. SLYNGSHOT Tuesday Resumes at All Nations Church  |September 20  |Sudbury

For more information, please contact Pastor Joshua Sklar at All Nations Church    705 673 6110


18. Road to Emotional & Spiritual Healing  |September 24  |Minnow Lake


Sharers of the Word Ministry presents A Retreat Day

Road to Emotional & Spiritual Healing

Sept. 24

At Holy Redeemer Parish, Minnow Lake, Bancroft Drive

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration:  8:30 a.m.

Cost:  $15.00

Please bring bag lunch – Refreshments will be provided

To register, contact Sr. Jean at 705 522 9423 or email to:  sisterjeanmongeau@yahoo.com

“If you are willilng and able to acknowledge any woundedness early in your life, initiated by someone in authority (ie. Parents, siblings, a relative, a teacher, a friend, etc.) then, chances are, there’s some part of your adult life that still needs healing.    If so, this Retreat is for you.    Provide for yourself this opportunity to be touched by a God of care and compassion.


19. Canadian Evangelism Congress |September 26-27  |Niagara Falls

Join fellow believers and Christian leaders at the Hilton in Niagara Falls this September 26-27 for the Canadian Evangelism Congress.

You will refresh your outreach approach with talks hosted by some of Canada's leading evangelical Christian speakers and artists including Will Graham, Claude Houde, Mark Hughes, Bob Cates, and more!

Together we will explore the state of evangelism in Canada, the pressing spiritual issues facing our nation, and how the Church can use proven strategies for sharing Christ's message of salvation.

Early Bird Registration by July 31    $149.00

Sponsored by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada             http://billygraham.ca/congress/registration?sc=BG166MCECR


20. Sudbury Central South End Ministerial Gathering  |Sept. 27  |Sudbury


The next gathering will be on Sept 27 @ 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

Jim Hutton will  lead the Prayer and Dialogue topic for Sept.

Have a relaxing restful summer!!!


21.  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


22. Save the Date:  FALL INTERFAITH DIALOGUE: "GOD'S NAME IS MERCY: Various Perspectives - One Understanding"
Date Sunday Oct. 16, 2-4 p.m. at the New Sudbury MOSQUE


All are welcome to attend.   Please invite your friends!


23. 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


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.


Prayer of St. Francis –

a beautiful reminder of how to live our lives ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rluypy6-Wog


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.     Petition for Religious Freedom for Christians in Canada

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


2.     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/


3.     The Olympic Spirit and Christians


FAITH Article for August 27, 2016 by Bill Steadman

It happens every four years.  The Summer Olympics come, and the Summer Olympics go. As a person who pays attention to most sports during the year, I am not a big fan of the Olympics.  Especially the summer Olympics. 

Like most of the world, I am captivated by the personality and sheer dominance displayed by Usain Bolt in the 100 metres and 200 metres races, but I fail to understand the difference between rowing and paddling, or the nuances of gymnastics, swimming heats, and heptathlon events.  In fact, not being interested in the Olympics is something like not being amused by a small poodle, or being reluctant to hold a newborn baby.  These are measurements of true humanity.

The truth is, however, that I did see some of the Rio Games, and I did follow the highlights and updates on CBC television each morning.  The Olympics may involve some sports that have little currency in our ordinary lives, yet most of us get enthralled by the stories and commitment of athletes who put it all on the line.  How can we dismiss people who train hard and dedicate their lives for a purpose beyond themselves?

So it is that people who would never go to a national women’s soccer game were it held here at Jerome Field feel the anguish of the Canadian Team when they lose an opportunity to reach the Gold Medal game.  People who never wanted to go on a trampoline themselves suddenly are elated by Canada’s gold medal by Rosie MacLennan, a first-time repeat winner in the sport.  Adam van Koeverden won the consolation final in the 1000 m. kayak race in a time almost five seconds faster than his failed semi-final race that kept him out of medal contention. Canadians may have felt cheated, but van Koeverden smiled and philosophically said, in so many words:  ‘I was relaxed, under no pressure, and was determined to have a good experience in my last Olympic race, not worry about where I placed, and that was why I did so well.’

The Olympcs reflect the highs and lows of life.  This year, with a team competing under the Olympic flag known as the “Refugee Team,” new stories of athletic commitment and personal struggle emerged.

My life’s work allows me the privilege to be around people who live by faith.  It is not uncommon for people to say that they could not get through life without their friends, their faith, and the spiritual support they feel around them each day.

Olympic athletes use similar language.  They speak of the “sisterhood” or “brotherhood” of their fellow team members, and those who reach the podium or accomplish personal bests sense that a whole country is “lifting them to success.”

Somehow we accept the spirit of the Olympics as genuine and real. We look to the incredible dedication of the athletes as an inspiration for us all.  We are unabashed in providing a spirit of encouragement and hope to those who represent our country.
That is fine as far as it goes, but I am lost wondering why are we less able to honour those who feel encouraged in their faith, supported by the spirit of God, and uplifted by a community that surrounds them with prayer, encouragement, and hope?
The Olympics dream inspires many people.  It allows participants to see peace and hope in a world fractured and torn.
I simply wish we were more open to the power of faith, hope and love to empower our world, and to undercut the hatred and scorn that too often dominate the world stage. 

We need not wait another four years to acknowledge that reality.

             (The Rev. Dr. Bill Steadman is part of the ministry team at St. Andrew’s
                                   United Church in downtown Sudbury)

4.     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

5.     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)


National News

  1. National Monument  for Canada’s Unborn

A RARE OPPORTUNITY:
Recently the opportunity to establish a national monument for Canada's unborn has presented itself. The monument will be a powerful sculpture in honour of the 3+ million Canadian babies over the last 30 years who were never born. It will be located in Ottawa

This monument will be a powerful statement to our nation and future generations. It will be a validation of these lost lives, a place to honour their lives, for loved ones to mourn their deaths and for believers to pray for the issue of life in Canada. I am wondering if you, your fellowship and/or your business would like to join with us to make this monument a reality by donating towards it?

GOD'S HAND OF FAVOUR ALREADY EVIDENT:
This project was initially estimated to cost $60,000 (for the land and sculpture). Through what we believe to be God's divine favour, the land, installation & maintenance has already been donated! In addition, if we can raise a deposit of $10,000 by July 1st we can get the sculpture at a $8,750 discount. The total amount we need to raise is $40,000. We have been so encouraged by this favour and believe it is a sign that God's hand is truly on this and that He desires for it to happen.

Some opportunities only come rarely in a life time. We truly believe this is one of those opportunities. We humbly ask you to consider what you can do to make this memorial a reality with us.

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:
Donations will be administrated through V-Kol Media Ministries and will receive a tax deductible receipt.

Cheques can be mailed to: V-Kol Media Ministries, Box 254, 2nd St. E, Grimsby, ON, L3M 4G5. Please include a note: "For Memorial to the Unborn." 100% of the proceeds by check will go to this project, nothing to administration.

Donations can also be made securely by credit card by clicking here. Donations made by credit card will have merchant fees deducted by the bank.

Thank you so much for your consideration in this worthwhile initiative. If you have any questions at all please hit reply or e-mail me personally at faytene@faytene.ca and I would be happy to answer you.

God bless you and God bless Canada,

Faytene Grasseschi
National Director - On behalf of TheCRY and MYCanada Team



International News

Landmark Report Shows Many of the Political and Social Claims About Sexuality and Gender Are Not Backed by Science.

  The report titled “Sexuality and Gender: Findings from the Biological, Psychological and Social Sciences” published in the journal The New Atlantis was written by Dr. Lawrence S. Mayer and noted psychiatrist Dr. Paul R. McHugh.  It focuses on the higher rates of mental and physical health problems among LGBT populations.  Read more here. 

http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/number-50-fall-2016


Whither the Culture of Life? Birth Rate Hit Its Lowest Level Yet

The United States is below population replacement levels due to a variety of cultural, economic, and racial factors, including the birth collapse among Latinos.

  BY PETER JESSERER SMITH 08/25/2016

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/whither-the-culture-of-life-birth-rate-hit-its-lowest-level-yet/




Financial Support Requests

1.     UPDATE REGARDING MEMORIAL FOR THE UNBORN IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL

We want to say thank you again for all those who donated towards the deposit for the memorial for the unborn which will be located in our nation's capital. We can't thank you enough for your support of this important project.
UPDATE ON FUNDRAISING: The project has now seen just over $13,000 come in. This is wonderful. The remaining balance for the project is $27,000. This means if you have not already participated through your giving you still can! Please see the giving options and cost break down below.
UPDATE ON LOCATION: The hoped for location for the memorial is a cemetery in Ottawa where the public can quietly visit the memorial in a spirit of solitude. In our initial communication regarding this project on June 27th we explained that Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa was the expected location for it. Regrettably, due to an internal miscommunication for which we take full responsibility, it has come to our attention that Beechwood did not approve hosting the memorial. This was a misunderstanding on our part. We trust God's providence in this and are confident that a wonderful and suitable location awaits this powerful memorial.
This announcement does not change our intent to see this memorial established in our nation. The memorial will be located at another visible location in Ottawa to be announced in the future. If you have already donated and have any questions or would like your donation refunded in light of the location change we would be happy to serve you. Simply hit reply to this e-mail to communicate with us.
Please agree with us in prayer that the perfect location will be chosen so that the most people can be blessed by this moving memorial.
(Photo below: Life sized sculpture for the memorial.)


           


3 WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE REMAINING COST:
Donations will be administrated through V-Kol Media Ministries and will receive a tax deductible receipt.
BY MAIL: Cheques can be mailed to: V-Kol Media Ministries, Box 254, 2nd St. E, Grimsby, ON, L3M 4G5. Please include a note: "For Memorial to the Unborn." 100% of the proceeds by check will go to this project, nothing to administration.
A note about the postal strike: We realize donations may be delayed because of the postal strike. That is ok. If you send a check by mail please simply e-mail us at info@v-kol.com and let us know it is coming. We will include your amount in the tally as we wait for it to arrive.
ON-LINE: Donations can also be made securely by credit card by clicking here. Donations made by credit card will have merchant fees deducted by the bank.
BY E-TRANSFER: You can also send a gift for the memorial by e-mail to info@v-kol.com. Please make the password: "unborn". Please also e-mail us your address at info@v-kol.com so we can send you a tax deductible receipt at the end of the year.
Thank you so much for your consideration in this worthwhile initiative. If you have any questions at all please hit reply or e-mail we would be happy to answer you.



ABOUT THE SCULPTURE:
Canadian born figurative artist, Timothy Schmaltz created a magnificent sculpture entitled, "I Knew You in the Womb”, whereby, an angel is weeping over an empty cradle. This impressive piece of art is crafted in bronze metal and is 50” h X 34” w X 66”d in dimension. His work is displayed world-wide including the Vatican.
COST BREAK DOWN:
$38,500.00 (Cost of sculpture.)
- $8,750.00 (Discount if $10,000 paid by July 1.)
$2,363.50 (Duties, Brokerage and Shipping)
$4,174,75 HST
$3,711.74 (Buffer for potential unforeseen costs.)
TOTAL: $40,000.00
UPDATE:
Deposit Need by July 1st: $10,000
Raised: $13,000
Outstanding Need for Deposit: $0
Overall Outstanding Need: $27,000


2.     Request for Family Support re: Double Lung Transplant


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As most of you know by now, my son Richard who has Cystic Fibrosis is in need of a Double Lung Transplant. This means he will need to move to Toronto in order to be on the transplant list for new lungs.  He was informed that it could take up to a year for the process of the transplant and recovery, therefore he and his family will need to move to Toronto as soon as possible. 
To assist with the expenses, a “Go Fund Me” page has been created to support him with living expenses while in Toronto.  I am hoping that you can circulate the link to the “Go Fund Me” page to your network of friends, family and colleagues in order that he may receive as much exposure as possible to assist with the fundraising efforts.  Please read Richard’s story on the website, here is the link https://www.gofundme.com/richardviau .

Thank you for taking the time to share this with others,  it is very much appreciated,

C.

Claire Vincent-Viau
Volunteer Coordinator
Coordonnatrice des Bénévoles
St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Villa St. Gabriel Villa

4690 Municipal Road 15| Chelmsford | ON | P0M 1L0
Tel: 705-590-2580 ext. 3334 | Fax: 705-590-3090 | www.sjsudbury.com

Caring ... beyond the moment with Service, Integrity, Dignity and Excellence

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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=



3.     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. 

4.     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.     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.      
                          
2.     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

3.     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

  1. VOLUNTEERS FOR ST. ALPHONSUS FOOD BANK URGENTLY NEEDED!

If you are newly retired, or you can spare some time to volunteer, we are in great need of volunteers here at
Holy Redeemer Food Bank. Our food bank serves clients in the Minnow Lake area. If you are interested,
please drop by the Church office, Monday thru Friday to pick up an application form. Or call the office 566-
8330 and leave your name and number. Volunteers are required for several positions:
1) Pick up food at Sudbury Food Bank weekly or large loads once a month.
2) Purchase food weekly or by-monthly.
Most jobs will take 1-2 hours per week. The Sudbury Food Bank downtown is only open in the day time.
Volunteers can determine how many hours they are willing to give.
Thank You For helping feed people in need.


2.     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
                                     


Words of Wisdom

My Church and I

I am a part of the church; one among many, but I am one.

I need the church for the development of the buried life within me; the church in turn needs me.

The church may be human in its organization, but it is divine in its purpose.

That purpose is to point me to God.

Participating in the privilege of the church, I shall also share in its responsibilities, taking it upon myself to carry my fair share of the load, not grudgingly but joyfully.

To the extent that I fail in my responsibility, the church
fails;

To the extent that I succeed, the church succeeds.

I shall not wait to be drafted for the service to my church; I shall volunteer, saying; “Here am I, send me!”

I shall be loyal in my attendance, generous in my gifts, kind in my criticisms, creative in my suggestions, loving in my attitude.

I shall give to my church my interests, my enthusiasm, my devotion—most of all, myself.

Harold W. Ruopp



Silencing the Opposition: the Harbinger of Tyranny

Rod Taylor     Leader of CHP Canada


http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=b1d9880a1d4cfd4571f2ed327&id=6946b9f40c&e=8cec14d581



It’s time for sanctuary cities for Christians


August 30, 2016 (HLI …Human Life International)

https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/its-time-for-sanctuary-cities-for-christians?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=ec55936ea6-LifeSiteNews_com_Intl_Headlines_06_19_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0caba610ac-ec55936ea6-326183694




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The Sudbury Christian Messenger is  housed on our website at www.sudburychristian.ca          To access the entire edition, click on SCMessenger, then click on Permalink which will bring you to the SCM as it was sent out via e mail.

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