July 17, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 18th, 2014 - "If everything seems to be going well you have obviously overlooked something." Steven Wright

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JULY 18th-20th, 2014 - 26th Beaches International Jazz Festival begins at the Main Stage, Woodbine Park

SATURDAY, JULY 19th, 2014 - Lori Gemmell and Tom Allen present the second in their trilogy of cabaret shows at Soulpepper Theatre in the Distillery District. The Judgment of Paris (1871 - 1918) tells the story of the musical revolutionary Claude Debussy and his one-time follower Maurice Ravel, as they compete for the love of their proud, fickle darling, Paris, even as thunderclouds of the Great War pile up on the horizon. 8:30 pm - Tickets $20.00 general admission.

SUNDAY, JULY 20th, 2014 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 am - Rev. Rodger Hunter leading.

MISSION CAPSULES: Nene Guiuan and her family live in Marabut in Samar province, Philippines - an area hard hit by Typhoon Haiyan. While she remembers little of the actual typhoon, Nene does recall leaving her house in disbelief after the typhoon had passed. Families lost almost every possession they owned. Homes, food, clothing and livelihoods - nothing was spared. For three days her family ate waterlogged rice, rationed out because they didn't know how long it would have to last. But fear was replaced with hope once relief packages started to arrive. PWS&D has supported the ACT Alliance in distributing emergency food and non-food items in the immediate aftermath of the typhoon. "I had hope to live again," says Nene, along with a message of thankfulness to those who have made this relief possible. "Thank you, Super thank you!!".

TUESDAY, JULY 22nd, 2014 - Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church continues their summer services at 7:00 pm - Rev. Phillip Robillard leading.

SUMMER AT BEACHES: Rev. Rodger Hunter will be with us for three Sundays, and we will be joined by our Interim Moderator, Rev. Wes Denyer as well.

NOTE: Session has accepted an offer from the session of Queen Street East Presbyterian Church for the congregation of Beaches to worship with them on the Sundays of August 17th and August 24th. Their minister, Rafael Vallejo will lead worship at both services. This is a wonderful opportunity for Beaches as we continue our journey of discernment for our future. Queen Street East service begins at 11:00. There will be no services at Beaches on those two Sundays.

EATING IN THE FIFTIES - How things have changed!!

Pasta was not eaten in Australia

Curry was a surname.

A takeaway was a mathematical problem.

A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.

All potato chips were plain; the only choice we had was whether to put the salt on or not.

Rice was only eaten as a milk pudding.

A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining!!

Have a good week - MB