September 18, 2014

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2014 - "It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense." Robert G. Ingersoll

SATURDAY/SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th & 21st, 2014 - Beach Guild of Fine Arts 20th annual Fall Show and Sale - Beach United Church 10:00 am - 5:00 - free admission.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2014 - Join us for morning worship at 10:30 - Rev. Joon Ki Kim leading. Following worship our Beaches Book Study will continue. Bring a lunch and gather in the prayer room. All are welcome even if you have not been a part of this study before. We are looking at Presbyterian Catechism.

MISSION CAPSULES: Karna Bahadur suffered from leprosy for over seven years without diagnosis or treatment - a time he describes as the most painful of his life. Desperate for a cure, Karna visited several traditional healers, but the herbal supplements only brought numbness and worsened the severe pain. "I became depressed and considered my life worthless." he recalls. But all hope was not lost. At the recommendation of his neighbour, Karna came to the PWS&D supported Jumla Clinic. Right away he was diagnosed and started a multi-drug therapy for a year. Glad to have his life back, Karna says, "I came to the right place. Not only was I diagnosed and cured, but I was also treated with love and care."

IN GENERAL: Someone recently commented "as we don't have a minister to pay, our expenses are down considerably". Wrong! We are still paying Matt McKay as part of his settlement; we pay visiting ministers; as well as our Interim Moderator; we have staff to pay and we still have general expenses eg piano tuning; elevator tuning; fire safety people who check the extinguishers; hydro etc. That's my two cents worth!

NOTE: Laura Alary's latest book is now available - "How Do I Pray For Grandpa?"


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14th, 2014 - This year instead of A Christmas Carol - Tom and Lori will be presenting A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas.

More Steven Wright:

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried!

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it!

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal from many is research!

Have a good week - MB