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‘Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother’
John 19:25

My dear Brothers and Sisters,

On this Good Friday we gather in our churches across Kenya in the shadow of a great and terrible evil. People who deal in death have slaughtered 147 people in Garissa, most of them students, and brought wrenching anguish to their families and a deep sadness to our nation.

These young people died because they were Kenyans and they were Christians. This attack was a calculated manifestation of evil designed to destroy our nation and our faith, but on this Good Friday we are reminded that the very worst evil can do is not the last word.  ...continue reading "Good Friday statement from the Primate of Kenya"

As part of the meditation stations for Holy Week last year, several recordings were made from The Nail: Being part of the Passion by Bishop Stephen Cottrell.  We have received permission from SPCK Publishing to post these on our website.  We invite you to listen to these as part of your Holy Week this year and will be posting one each day.

Monday:  The Roman Centurion (7:19)

Tuesday:  Peter (5:40)

Wednesday:  Judas (7:49)

Thursday:  Mary Magdalene (7:25)

Friday:  Pilate's Wife (8:03)

Rev'd Marie and Rob traveled to the Tarime Diocese in Tanzania as part of a missions trip from the Algoma Diocese last year.  Howard Edwards visited the parish in the fall to tell us more about the diocese of Tarime and how to help, including by supporting A-Cross Africa.  Howard is in Africa again and his Facebook posts and photos are well worth visiting.

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Rev'd Marie, Rev'd Beth, Bishop Stephen, Rev'd Murray, Eric and Joy

The church was packed for the ordination of Beth Hewson to the diaconate last Saturday.  It was a joyful celebration of God's call to Beth and His hand in her life, which Christ Church has been privileged to witness since Beth and Tom came to the parish.

Here is the announcement from the diocese:

God willing The Right Reverend Dr Stephen Andrews, Tenth Bishop of the Diocese of Algoma, will ordain Dorothy Elizabeth (Beth) Hewson to the sacred order of Deacons on Saturday the 29th of November 2014, the Eve of St Andrew the Apostle, at Christ Church, North Bay (312 Greenwood Avenue), at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.  Your prayers and presence are requested.  Clergy and Lay Readers are invited to robe and process. The liturgical colour is red.

Beth is a graduate of Canadore College (Recreation Leadership), Laurentian University (B.A. Psychology), George Washington University (M.A. Education & Human Development), and Trinity College where she received her M.Div. this past spring.  She is currently a Chaplain at the North Bay and District Hospital.  She is married to Tom Zink and they reside in North Bay.

 

Last evening, after a long illness, Rev'd Marie's mother Dorothy Quinn passed into God's nearer presence. Her passing was consistent with her life; quiet, faith- filled and gentle, surrounded by the love of her family in the home she cherished.
Here are the arrangements for her service:
Rod Abrams Funeral Home Ltd.  905-936-3477
www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.comDorothyQuinn
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Quinn: Dorothy,
Peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at her home in Alliston.
Dorothy Palmer, at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of the late John "Jack" Quinn.
Loving mother of the Ven. Marie and her husband Robert Loewen, Marj and her husband Paul Daniels, Marion and the late Rev. Donald Mills, Marlene and her husband Reid Parr, and John and his wife Suzanne. Remembered with love by her 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her brother George Palmer and her sister Marjorie Crow.

Resting at Rod Abrams Funeral Home 1666 Tottenham Rd. Tottenham 905-936-3477
on Sunday November 2, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.
Funeral service will be held in Grace Baptist Church (354 Victoria St. E. Alliston ON L9R 1V7, 705-435-5686)
on Monday November 3, 2014 at 11am.
Interment Alliston Union Cemetery.

What an eventful week! Christ Church wrapped up over 50 years of ministry at 890 Vimy St. with a service of Thanksgiving on the 7th. Our rector, Rev'd Marie had her collation as the Archdeacon of Temiskaming on the 13th. On the 14th we celebrated the first Eucharist at our new home at 312 Greenwood Avenue. Bishop Stephen, Dr. Jay, Mayor Al, and Pastor Tim were honoured guests. The renovations to the church continue behind the facade, but the worship space looks tremendous. Congratulations to the transition team, the many volunteers and the craftsmen for their work to situate us in such a functional space.

To see a map, visit our Times/Map page.

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