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Bishop announces new appointment

Posted: October 16, 2017

Bishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the appointment of the Ven. Joan Locke as Incumbent of Christ Church, North Bay, effective January 15, 2018.

Joan's faith has deep roots in the Anglican church growing up in Englehart and attending Christ Church with her family. She eventually took her place in the Councils of the Church there, serving as the Building and Property Chair, and then as Deputy, People's and Rector's warden.   Joan attended Wycliffe College where she earned her M.Div.   For two summers, she served as the Student Minister at St. Christopher's in McGregor Bay. After graduation she became the Parish Assistant at Northern Lights and during this time was ordained to the Diaconate, and later as a Priest. Joan's first incumbency was in the Parish of Schreiber and Marathon where she served from October 2008 until 2013. In the last few years Joan has served as the Incumbent for Trillium Anglican Parish and this year was appointed by Bishop Anne as the Archdeacon for Temiskaming.

In a letter to the congregation of Christ Church, Bishop Anne describes Ven. Joan in these words: "Joan brings the joy of the Lord to her ministry and her enthusiasm is infectious...she serves Christ with a humble heart but is also able to speak the truth in love."

We ask that you uphold Ven. Joan and the Parish of Christ Church in prayer as they prepare to commence this new ministry together. We ask, also, that you pray for Trillium Anglican Parish as they begin to say farewell to Joan and to look forward in faith as they commence the search for a new Incumbent.

The Diocese of Algoma has announced the following:

Bishop Anne Germond is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Beth Hewson as Part-Time Incumbent at St. John the Divine, North Bay, effective January 1, 2018.

Beth is currently Part-Time Incumbent at St. Simon’s, Temagami, and part-time Chaplain at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. She is a graduate of Canadore College (Recreation Leadership), Laurentian University (B.A. Psychology), George Washington University (M.A. Education and Human Development), and Trinity College, where she received her M.Div. She serves on the Board of Camp Manitou and is Chair of the Diocesan Social Justice and Mission Committee. She is married to Tom Zink and they reside in North Bay.

We ask that you uphold Beth, Tom, and St. John’s as they prepare for this new ministry together. We ask, also, that you uphold the parish of St. Simon’s as they look to their future ministry and prepare to say farewell to Beth over the next several months.

To which we add our "Amen"!

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Tom Zink's new book was published at the end of April. Seasoned: A Memoir of Grief and Grace is the story of Tom's unwitting grief journey of five decades that began when his older brother, Steve, was hit by a car and killed while on the paper route the two boys shared. But Seasoned is much more than a story of grief and recovery; it is also a poignant and, at times, humorous look at laughter and lightheartedness, winning and losing, and doubt and faith. At the 10:30 service on May 7,Tom will do a brief witness talk about the book which will be available to purchase after the service. He will sign copies for those who wish.

See Tom's website for more information.

Steve and Tom, sitting on a buck 'n' rail fence, 1959

Jesus said to (Martha), ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this? (John 11:25,26)

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10)

In just a few days we will celebrate the marvellous promise of the Resurrection to eternal life. As a painting is enriched by the dark shadows that accentuate the light in it, so our walk through the shadowy confusion of Maundy Thursday and the deep darkness of Good Friday are essential if we are to know the joy of Easter Vigil and Easter Morning. ...continue reading "Easter Message from Rev’d Marie"

Holy Week/Easter Service Schedule

Maundy Thursday: Service at Christ Church, 7:00 p.m.

Good Friday: City-wide Good Friday Gathering at the Capitol Centre. Two services, one at 9:00 a.m. and the second at 11:00 a.m. Tickets needed (to conform to fire regulations)—available at Christ Church.

Joint Good Friday service at St. John’s, 2:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday Joint Easter Vigil service at Christ Church, 7:00 p.m. with St. John’s and St. Brice’s.

Easter Sunday: Regular two services, 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

Twelve sermons from over the summer have been added to our Listen Page available to our many listeners (there are lots of numbers, like 12, that are between 1 and 2 million, after all).

We are blessed to have an excellent preacher and storyteller in Rev'd Marie.  So whether you want Gracious Hostility or to Burn Your Boats or to hear our sorrow as we say so long to a friend, there is something there for you.

Listen to the last sermon of the Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews as Bishop of Algoma in our midst to hear his wise, humble and intelligent words again.