February 20, 2014

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2014 - "Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river." Nikita Khrushchev .

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 2014 - 6:30 Beaches Women's Pot Luck Dinner at Mary Rae Shantz's home on Wineva.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2014 - Toronto Beach Chorale - a concert "Shakespeare in Words and Music" - 3.00 pm Kingston Road United Church. Journey to Elizabethan England - love songs, madrigals interwoven with scenes from Shakespear's best works presented by actors from the East Side Players. Tickets $20.00 in advance; $25:00 at the door.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2014 - Join us for morning worship at 10:30 - Rev. Matt McKay leading. Following the service we will gather in the sanctuary for our Annual General Meeting. Please plan to attend - bring a lunch - this is a very important meeting for the future of Beaches.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2014 - Scarborough Model Railroaders Train Show at 17 Jeavons Avenue, off Birchmount Road. 11:00 - 4:00 - admission $5:00 information 416-262-9971.

MISSION CAPSULES: In the midst of a busy day preparing and serving food at Saskatoon Native Circle Ministries, the Rev. Stewart Folster often receives requests for prayer. "Prayer happens spontaneously and I am pleased to do it." he shares .. "The cold weather is upon us and there are many reasons for prayer, because there are many struggles" Raised by his grandparents, it particularly hurts Stewart to see elderly people who must rely on soup kitchens and missions in order to survive. "I see so many who remind me of my grandparents. I love them and wish I could just take them home with me!" he says. "I ask for your prayers. I hope our mission will be here for a long time and that we can do a lot more for people in the future". Presbyterians Sharing ... is helping this vibrant ministry reach out to people in great need.

WATCH FOR - news of the annual Lenten International Film Festival: Ash Wednesday services on the way to Easter.

SOME THOUGHTS FOR THE NEW YEAR!

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is congress! John Adams.

If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed! Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself!. Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle - Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw

Have a good week - MB