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Cycle of Prayer



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Send to: Diocese of Algoma
P.O. Box 1168
Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. P6A 5N7


2017 Cycle of Prayer

Wednesday, June 21st
National Aboriginal Day - All First Nations People in the Diocese
Sunday, June 25th– 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Lake of Bays Parish
St. Ambrose’s, Baysville
St. Mary Magdalene, Dorset
St. John’s, Fox Point
St. James’, Port Cunnington
The Rev. Heather Manuel
The Rev. Canon John Thompson (Hon.)
Sunday, July 2nd - 4th Sunday after Pentecost
Leaders and Delegates of the 32nd Annual Youth Synod meeting at Camp Manitou.
Biscotasing and McGregor Bay, and the ministry of our summer students and supervisors.
Camp Manitou, Camp Temiskaming, and Camp Gitchigomee, beginning their summer camps.
Sunday, July 9th - 5th Sunday after Pentecost: (Sea Sunday)
St. Stephen the Martyr, Thunder Bay
The Rev. Canon Ed Swayze
The Rev. Barbara Fugelsang (Deacon Assoc.)
Mission to Seafarers
Almighty God, we give thanks for all those who work at sea. We acknowledge our need for the food and raw materials they transport.   We recognize that they are often in danger and we are sorry that their long absences often involve sacrifices in their daily family life. Give us grace to show our gratitude not only in our words, but also in our actions. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sunday, July 16th - 6th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Peter the Apostle, Elliot Lake
Gowan Gillmor Memorial Chapel, Sagamok, Spanish River
The Rev. Henk Willems
The Rev. Beth Topps Willems (Hon.)
Sunday, July 23rd - 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Deanery Program Associates
Deanery Child and Youth Ministry Facilitators
Deanery Youth Coordinators
Associate for Congregational Vitality
Deanery Pastoral Worker/Diocesan Indigenous Worker
Anglican Youth - Pray for the youth and all leaders who work with them.
Sunday, July 30th - 8th Sunday after Pentecost
Pray for Territorial Archdeacons, Regional Deans, and Lay Deanery Officials in support of their ongoing responsibilities within the deaneries and to the Executive Committee of the Diocese.
Sunday, August 6th – 9th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Mary’s, Nipigon
The Rev. Diane Hilpert-McIlroy
St. John’s, Schreiber
Sunday, August 13th - 10th Sunday after Pentecost
Parish of Emsdale/Almaguin
St. Mark’s, Emsdale
Grace Church, South River
St. John’s, Eagle Lake
St. George the Martyr, Magnetawan
The Rev. Christopher Davis
The Rev. Canon Edna Murdy (Hon.-Emsdale)
The Rev. Dr. Glen Taylor (Hon.-Almaguin)
The Rev. Lynda Mee (Deacon Associate)
Sunday, August 20th – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Christ Church and St. Peter’s, Sault Ste. Marie
The Rev. Richard Reed
The Rev. Canon Earl Burke (Hon.)
Sunday, August 27th - 12th Sunday after Pentecost
St. John the Divine, North Bay
The Ven. Linda White
The Rev. Grant Churcher (Hon.)
The Rev. Dr. Derek Neal (Hon.)
Sunday, September 3rd - 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Christian Education Leaders, Teachers, and Students in the Theological Colleges:  Thorneloe University and St. Mark’s Chapel
The Rev. Dr. Robert Derrenbacker (Chaplain)
Sunday, September 10th - 14th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Simon’s, Temagami
The Rev. Beth Hewson
Sunday, September 17th – 15th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Michael and All Angels, Thunder Bay
The Rev. Gordon Holroyd (Interim)
The Rev. Margaret Lucas (Hon.)
Sunday, September 24th - 16th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Paul’s, Thunder Bay
The Ven. Deborah Kraft
The Rev. Gordon Holroyd (Hon.)
The Rev. Anne Carr (Deacon Assoc.)
Sunday, October 1st - 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Lay Readers of the Diocese - Pray for the Lay Readers as they attend their Conference (September 29th – October 1st) in the Deanery of Algoma, and for the ministries of all Lay Readers in the parish, deanery and diocese.
Sunday, October 8th – 18th Sunday after Pentecost:  Thanksgiving Sunday
St. Luke’s Cathedral, Sault Ste. Marie
The Very Rev. James McShane             
The Very Rev. Nelson Small (Dean Emeritus)
The Ven. Dr. Harry Huskins (Hon.)
The Ven. Hugh Hamilton (Hon.)
Sunday, October 15th – 19th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Alban the Martyr, Capreol
The Rev. Douglas Prebble
Sunday, October 22nd – 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Holy Trinity, Temiscaming
Sunday, October 29th – 21st Sunday after Pentecost
Parish of St. Stephen
Church of the Redeemer, Rosseau
St. Thomas’, Orrville
St. Thomas’, Ullswater/Bent River
Christ Church, Windermere
The Rev. C. Peter Simmons
The Rev. Robert Clubbe (Hon.)
The Rev. Canon Rudy van der Hiel (Hon.)
The Rev. Dr. Cal MacFarlane (Hon.)
The Rt. Rev. George Elliot (Hon.)
Sunday, November 5th – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost:  Remembrance Sunday  (All Saints' Day - November 1st)
All Saints, Huntsville
The Ven. Dawn Henderson
All Saints, Coniston
The Rev. Canon Genny Rollins
Sunday, November 12th – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
All Diocesan Committees and Social Service Projects
Sunday, November 19th – 24th Sunday after Pentecost
St. Mark’s, Heyden
Mr. Henry Gaines - Lay Pastor
Sunday, November 26th – Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Reign of Christ
Christ Church, North Bay
Thursday, November 30th – St. Andrew’s Day
ALMIGHTY God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay: Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy word, may forthwith give up ourselves obediently to fulfil the holy commandments; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sunday, December 3rd – 1st Sunday of Advent
Christ Church, Port Sydney
The Rev. Judie Cooper
St. George’s, Falkenburg
The Rev. Howard Hawes
Sunday, December 10th – 2nd Sunday of Advent
The Algoma Anglican
The Rev. Peter Simmons, Editor
Sunday, December 17th – 3rd Sunday of Advent
St. James’, Goulais River
The Ven. William Stadnyk
Sunday, December 24th – 4th Sunday of Advent:  Christmas Eve
St. James’, Gravenhurst
Church of the Holy Manger, Barkway
The Rev. Heather Manuel
The Rev. Canon Tom James (Hon.)
Monday, December 25th - The Birth of the Lord:
Christmas Day
Pray for Christian vocations and for candidates for ordained ministry.
Pastoral Chaplains
The Rev. Canon Bob Elkin, Algoma
The Rev. Peter Simmons, Muskoka
The Rt. Rev. Tom Corston, Sudbury/Manitoulin
The Rev. Linda White, Temiskaming
The Rev. Canon Paul Carr, Thunder Bay-North Shore
Sunday, December 31st – 1st Sunday after Christmas
Pray for all Lay Workers within our parishes who play an integral role in the administration of our churches.