April 03, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2014 - A blind person asked St. Anthony, "Can there be anything worse than losing eyesight?" He replied, "Yes, losing your vision".

FRIDAY, APRIL 4th, 2014 - The fifth film in our Lenten series - "Cinderella Man" (2005) Russell Crowe and Renee Zellweger. 7:00 pm at Erin Sclisizzi & Jay Stryker's - 140 Cornell - north of Kingston Road between Fallingbrook and Warden.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5th, 2014 - Beaches Spring Sprint - 5km run/walk hosted by the Beaches Recreation Centre. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Indian Fundraising Dinner at St. John's Presbyterian Church, Broadview Avenue north of Gerrard. 6:30 pm. An evening of entertainment, full dinner and raffle. Tickets are $20.00 - info Maggie Joshie.

SUNDAY, APRIL 6th, 2014 - Fifth Sunday of Lent - join us for morning worship at 10:30 - Rev. Matt McKay leading. Following worship and coffee, the Beaches Book Study will continue in the prayer room. All are welcome, it's not necessary to attend each Sunday.

MISSION CAPSULES: In Guatemala members of the indigenous Maya-Mam community face both discrimation and poverty. Working with local partner AMMID, PWS&D is providing farmers with agricultural training. Using traditional knowledge and locally available resources, they are able to grow more nutritious food and protect the environment. In addition, men and women - who are confronted with discrimination and the ongoing threat of local mining operations - are learning about their collective rights. On behalf of the families and communities he works with, Ruben Feliciano, director of AMMID, says he is grateful to Presbyterians for their solidarity, human touch and contributions to improve the quality of life for Mam families.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9th, 2014 - Wednesday Lenten Noontime Meditations at St. Andrew's Church King Street. The Rev. Alexander Lazchuk, Parochial Vicar St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Parish. 12:00 organ selections, 12:15 Meditation, 12:45 Lunch

COMING UP: Palm Sunday, April 13th, 2014 - Maundy Thursday dinner and service April 17th, 2014. Good Friday Service April 18th, 2014.

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 18th, 2014 - 7:30 - Toronto Beach Chorale present "Vivaldi & Italian Baroque" . A chamber orchestra will accompany a combined choir to present Vivaldi's famous Goria in D Major. In addition, the orchestra will accompany two separate choirs to present Vivaldi's work for double chorus: Beatus Vir, Kyrie in G Minor and Lauda Jerusalem. Tickets online www.torontobeachchorale.com through a choir member or at the door. Cash only.

Check out the latest Beach Metro News page 8 - streetcar photograph of David Van Dyke's. Notice the top photo includes an old sign advertising Beaches Presbyterian Church which has since been replaced by a smaller version.

More Interesting Information:

The song, Auld Lang Syne, is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English speaking country in the world to bring in the new year.

Drinking water after eating reduces the acid in your mouth by 61%.

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn't smoke unless it's heated above 450F.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every ten living things, live in the ocean.

Have a good week - MB