May 17, 2012

THURSDAY, MAY 17th, 2012 - "Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine." Mario Fernandez

GOOD NEWS: Vivien and Nancy Baderha welcomed a daughter, Anais, on Jaden's birthday! Anais weighed in at 7.6 lbs. Everyone is doing fine. Congratulations.

SAD NEWS: Rev. Dr. Tom Gemmell - Lori's father - passed away last Sunday morning, peacefully in his sleep. The funeral will be at Knox Presbyterian on Elgin Street in Ottawa, at 2:00 pm on Monday May 21st. There will be a visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 also at Knox.

SUNDAY, MAY 20th, 2012 - Join us for morning worship at 10:30 Rev. Matt McKay leading. An elder visit is planned for the older children's sunday school opportunity to ask and answer questions.

MISSION CAPSULES: Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support Cariboo Presbyterian Church, which serves 87,000 square kilometres of central B.C. Rev. David Webber's passion for rural ministry led him to develop a house church model in this vast Cariboo region. Anne, a member of the house church in Punchaw, shares: "We always went to church, but when we came up here we were 90 km from town. Now we have our own church. It's meant a lot to us." Let us pray for the house churches in the Cariboo as they reach out to people in areas not served by conventional churches.

More from, Things you should know but probably don't .....

Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower' because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller 'lower case' letters.

Leonardo da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time ,,,, hence, multi-tasking was invented.

Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.

There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple and silver!

The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan; there was never a recorded Wendy before.

Have a good week. MB