Ambassadors for Christ
At St. Paul’s we are a growing community of Christians of all ages,
committed to sharing Jesus’ words of grace and hope.
Services: Sunday 8:30 am & 10:00 am,
Wednesday 9:30 am
Saturday 5:00 pm
In Memory of The Rev. Charlene Scriver
From our Rector:
I had a sad night. Last night I anointed my friend and sister priest The Rev. Charlene Scriver. She died at home, suddenly and unexpectedly.
Rev. Charlene was filled with grace and walked with the Lord. She was a gift to St. Michael's, a gift to the Deanery, a gift to the clergy, a gift to her family and friends. I will miss her very much. Please keep her family upheld in your prayers. I am thankful for their faith. Last night in Charlene's home, they were filled with the comforting light of God's peace.
Rest eternal grant unto Charlene, O Lord,
and may light perpetual shine upon her.
In the redemptive love of our Saviour,
Congratulations to the Venerable Deborah Kraft!
Congratulations to the Venerable Deborah Kraft who will be honoured by Thorneloe University and receive a Doctorate of Sacred Theology at Convocation on October 11, 2019!
Archdeacon Deborah Kraft serves as the Incumbent of St. Paul’s, Thunder Bay which is one of the flagship parishes in the Diocese of Algoma. Since October 2012 she also serves as the Archdeacon for Thunder Bay/North Shore Deanery. She is a graduate of Thorneloe University, having graduated with a B.Th in May 2002. During her studies at Thorneloe she received the Peterson Ministry Scholarship (Sept. 2000) and the Thorneloe Alumni Scholarship (Sept. 2001). She was ordained as a Deacon in the Anglican Church of Canada (Algoma Diocese) on January 28th, 2001, and as a Presbyter on May 6th, 2002.
Dear Ambassadors for Christ,
I am deeply privileged and humbled to receive this honourary doctorate. I actually find this all a little embarrassing as I feel unworthy to be a recipient.
Here is what will enable me to receive this honourary degree with JOY and in THANKSGIVING: The truth is that I am receiving this degree on behalf of all of us, and with God living in us, and moving through us.
We are a team together, the body of Christ. As disciples, we are committed to walk together in the light and in the love of the Lord. When I travel with Jouni and Wally to Sudbury and receive this Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) on October 10, 2019, I will be receiving it on behalf of each of you. I see the hand of God in your support, your love, your faith, and your willingness to risk and to walk in faith. I did not earn this recognition on my own but through our efforts together. Please put the letters ‘Dr.’ in front of your own name and say it out loud.
On October 10, at Thorneloe University in Sudbury, I promise that it will be your hands and your eyes and your hearts that will reach out with mine to receive this degree.
Here is what my brother-in-law Veli emailed to me today. It was written by Charles Wesley and reminds us that “for God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
“Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go, My daily labour to pursue, Thee, only thee, resolved to know In all I think or speak or do."
With Love and Blessings
Your humbled rector and archdeacon,
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