~ Parish Events
**Monday afternoons at 3:00 p.m.
Exercises for seniors at St. Mary's.
St. Mary's Youth Group will be meeting at 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The meeting
begins with a BBQ supper.
There will be a service of worship at the Nipigon Hospital at 3:30 p.m.
Wacky Wednesday Continues!! It is held on
the third Wednesday of the month beginning at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. It is
a time of crafts, stories, music, and food in a relaxing setting. It is
designed for everyone but children are to be accompanied by a parent,
grandparent or guardian. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please join us for St. Mary's Community Luncheon, serving from 11:30 to 1:00
Bring a friend and enjoy this delicious meal.
Please join us for for a special Thanksgiving Service.
Deanery Council meets.
~ Notes ~
**Thursday Mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study at St. Mary's. Everyone is
welcome to attend.**
(will resume in the fall)
**Yoga will be offered at St. Mary's on
Thursday's at 1:00 p.m.
Please speak with Lou or Dawn. Everyone is welcome
**Following worship on the first Sunday of the month, please join us for Share
Lunch. This is also Food Bank Sunday if you wish to bring a
**Wacky Wednesday is held on the 3rd
Wednesday of the month beginning at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. It is a time
of crafts, stories, music, and food in a relaxing setting. It is designed
for everyone but children are to be accompanied by a parent, grandparent or
guardian. Everyone is welcome to attend**
**Please join us on the
last Wednesday of each month for
St. Mary's Community Luncheon
The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be served until
Bring a friend and enjoy the tasty food and friendship.**
** Don't forget to
order your St. Mary's T-Shirts. Please contact Kathy**
check the calendar for upcoming events.
The Alphabet Prayer
Every child comes
with the message that God is not yet discouraged with man. Now the story goes, a
little shepherd boy was watching his sheep one Sunday morning and he heard the
bells of the church ringing. And watching the people walk along the pasture
where he was, he happened to think to himself, "I would like to communicate with
God! But, what can I say to God?"
He had never learned a prayer. So, on bended knee, he began to recite the
alphabet. Repeating this prayer several times, a man passing by, heard the boy's
voice and peaked through the bushes. He saw the young boy kneeling with folded
hands, eyes closed, repeating the alphabet.
He interrupted the boy. "What are you doing, my little one?" he asked. The boy
replied, "I was praying sir." The man seemed surprised and said, "But why are
you reciting the alphabet?" The boy explained, "I don't know any prayers, sir.
But I want God to take care of me, and to help me care for my sheep. And so I
thought, if I said all I knew, He could put the letters together into words, and
He would know all that I want and should say!"
The man smiled and said, "Bless your heart, God will!" And he went on to church
knowing full well that he had heard the finest sermon he could possibly hear
Maybe if we thought like little children and let God put together the letters,
what we should want, and what we should say, things would probably work out a
lot better than we planned!!!