December 16, 2010

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16th, 2010 - Nine Days until Christmas!

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19th, 2010 - Join us for Christmas Carol singing at 10:15 am, followed by morning worship at 10:30 - fourth Sunday of Advent - Rev. Matt McKay leading.

Book Study of "The First Christmas" continues after the service.

3:30 pm CBC Dramatic Reading of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" - tickets $20.00 in support of the refugee fund.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 2010 - 7:00 pm - Advent International Film Festival continues - tonight's film is "Good Will Hunting - Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 2010 - Beaches Boarding Homes Ministry holds their annual Christmas party for the men that they conduct pastoral care to every Monday. If you are willing and able to help support this program by donating 10 items for the party (mugs, socks, gloves, chocolates or candy) please bring your donations to Church on December 19th and give them to Mary Rae Shantz. If you would prefer to donate cash, please speak to Mary.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 2010 - 7:30 pm Healing Service/Longest Night Service. This is a service of quiet, peace and prayer.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24th, 2010 - CHRISTMAS EVE - 6:30 pm Family Service of Lessons and Carols. 11:00 pm Late night Holy Communion for everyone.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26th, 2010 - 10:15 am Carols by request - 10:30 morning service led by Rev. Matt McKay.

MISSION CAPSULES:

Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... allow us to reach out with the love of Christ to students in universities across Canada. The University of Toronto's ecumenical chaplaincy provides guidance, support and ministry to students, allowing them to find a space for God in the fast-paced and often stressful university world. The chaplaincy's "Morning Paper Program" gets students sitting down together with newspapers and the Bible. Discussions take many directions as students try to figure out how they, as Christians, can engage with the world around them. Let us pray for chaplaincies across Canada as they minister to university students.

FYI - St. David's Presbyterian Church - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - 1300 Danforth Road, north of Eglinton East, is looking for a church secretary. The position is part-time, Tuesday to Friday, 9:00 am to noon. 416-267-7897.

NOTE: Please keep our $10,000.00 deficit in mind.

MORE FROM JEFF FOXWORTHY:

If 'vacation' means going anywhere south of Detroit for the weekend, you might live in Canada.

If you find -2C 'a little chilly' - you might live in Canada.

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you might live in Canada.

If the speed limit on the highway is 100 km/h, you're going 120 and everyone is passing you - you might live in Canada.

If you design your child's halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit - you might live in Canada.

Have a great week - I will be doing this again in January. MB

 

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