March 21, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 21st, 2014 - When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them: sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you!

Our Lenten Film Festival continues this evening at 6:30 - our hosts are Erin Sclisizzi and Jay Stryker at 140 Cornell Avenue - north of Kingston Road between Fallingbrook and Warden. The movie tonight is "Evelyn 2002" with Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies and Aidan Quinn. There will be popcorn and stuff.....come early and get a seat otherwise it's the floor!

SATURDAY, MARCH 22nd, 2014 - 2:00 - 4:00pm - Visioning/Planning meeting at Leaside Presbyterian Church, Eglinton between Laird and Bayview, with members from Westview Presbyterian, Faith Presbyterian and Beaches Presbyterian. Join us for the discussions...For information, call your elder or me.

SUNDAY, MARCH 23rd, 2014 - Third Sunday of Lent - join us for morning worship at 10:30 Rev. Matt McKay leading. Following worship and coffee the Beaches Study Group will meet in the Prayer Room to continue with the Catechism group. All are welcome. It's not necessary to attend each Sunday - it is not necessary to have attended before. Here is the link for the document you need. Presbyterian Catechism For Today.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26th, 2014 - St. Andrew's King Street Lenten Noontime Meditations. This week The Rev. Mark MacLean, St. Andrew's United Church. 12:00 organ selections; 12:15 Meditation; 12:45 Lunch

MISSION CAPSULES: Presbyterians Sharing ... supports the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean, who works with four indigenous translation teams in Taiwan as they translate the Bible into Amis, Bunun, Drekay and Paiwan. Paul advises the teams as they face many challenging questions, such as how to translat e the words for "God" or "Lord" and abstract concepts such as "Love" Peace" or Justice" into Taiwan's languages. Paul explains that together they are looking for ways to "communicate the truths about God written down 2000-3000 years ago in the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament in a way that both elderly and young people can understand clearly and correctly in their mother tongue" It is an ongoing adventure - one that Paul and the translation teams are facing with enthusiasm and trust in God's guidance.


A mother and her young son returned from the grocery store and began putting away the groceries. The boy opened a box of animal crackers and spread them all over the table. "What are you doing?" the mother asked. "The box says not to eat them if the seal is broken " the boy explained. "I'm looking for the Seal!"

A father was at the beach with his children when his four year old son ran up to him, grabbed his hand and led him to the shore, where a seagull lay dead in the sand. "Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked. "He died and went to Heaven" the dad replied. The boy thought a moment and then said, "Did God throw him back down?"

Have a good week - remember It's Spring!!! MB