August 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13th, 2014 - "The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard." Steven Wright

SOMETHING: People in a small town in Montana decided to change the name of said town in an effort to attract more tourists. They changed it to "Banff, Alberta, Canada, Montana" the thinking being that once people arrived they would stay, even tho there are no mountains!!!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17th, 2014 - There will not be a service at Beaches this Sunday. We are all going to share worship with Queen Street East Presbyterian. Service begins at 11:00 am - south east corner of Queen and Carlaw - street parking only. This is an opportunity to hear their minister, Rev. Rafael Vallejo who will be leading the service.

We will do this again Sunday, August 24th.

MISSION CAPSULES:

Aurelia Jimenez Zacaria works with PWS&D and local partner AMMID as an agricultural promoter, helping other women in her community establish family gardens, plant trees and raise animals to improve their livelihoods. With training in soil preparation, composting and vegetable planting, Aurelia harvests vegetables from her own garden on a weekly basis and uses the money she saves to take care of her family's other needs. She has also learned how to properly care for animals and administer vaccines so they grow healthy and strong. Thrilled with her own results, Aurelia is dedicated to sharing her new found knowledge with others: "I hope to continue working with women in need so that we can improve our living conditions - especially for our sons and daughters, who are our future."

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16th, 2014 - this is "let's "do" the narthex floor day. Due to the fact that we have so many tenants who allow us to stay in our building, this Saturday is the only day we have before Christmas to actually do the floor. If you have looked at it recently, really looked at it, you know what condition it is in. We have the machine, the cleaning solution, and the oil - plus pads, cloths etc. What we don't have are people. Will Greenley has offered to be at the church Thursday evening to show anyone how to use the equipment - he is not available on Saturday. The narthex has to emptied of furniture and cleaned before the job can begin. PLEASE, if you have time on Thursday evening or Saturday, do come out and help even if it is just for an hour. The machine is heavy to use and one person cannot do the whole thing alone. Elizabeth Adam has offered to provide lunch on Saturday. Please respond to me or to Michael Brett. Thank you.

MORE QUESTIONS:

If it is true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?

Why do banks charge a fee due to insufficient funds, when they already know you are broke?

Why is it that when someone tells you that there are one billion stars in the universe you believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint you have to touch it to check?

Whose idea was it to put an "s" in the word "lisp"?

Have a good week - MB