August 21, 2015

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21st, 2015 - "We would certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work it's way through Congress" Will Rogers

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2015 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev . Rafael Vallejo leading. A little "tease" from his sermon - "Are we offended by the gospel?"

MISSION CAPSULES: Presbyterians Sharing ... supports ARISE ministry in Toronto, a mission that ministers to people who need support exiting the sex trade. When the Rev. Deb Rapport began working with Brooklyn six years ago, Brooklyn was homeless, addicted to crack and involved in the sex trade to support her habit. Through counseling, friendship and support, Brooklyn journeyed from addiction to sobriety, from homelessness to being housed, from near-death to new life. Now a new mom attending school, she wants ARISE to share her story so that it might inspire others to reach out for help and to know that they are not alone. Deb shares, "ARISE Ministry prays that seeds of hope will be planted in the lives of all involved in prostitution; that they may know that change is possible."

TUESDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2015 - Fallingbrook Presbyterian Church holds their summer service at 7:00. During August they are also holding services Sunday morning at 10:00. In September their final Tuesday evening service will be September 1st, 2015 with a BBQ at 6:00 followed by their 7:00 service, to be led by The Lost Pilgrims. Regular Sunday services resume September 6th, 2015 at 10:30.

NOTE: An urgent appeal on behalf of the Refugee Committee: One of the refugees we sponsored last year, Navid Entekhabi, has been offered a part-time job with a company that does school photography. This is wonderful news, since, as you will recall, he is a photographer by training and trade. The catch, however, is that he will need a car to bring his equipment to the various schools. If you know anyone who might be interested in letting Navid borrow or rent their car, please contact Klaas Kraay at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Navid will need a vehicle for weekdays only, from late August to December.

A LITTLE HISTORY: Waverly Road - named after "Waverley" a historical novel by Walter Scott 1771-1832, one of the most popular English writers of the time. Waverley was his first novel and he went on to write a series of others. Some of his better known books are "The Lady of the Lake, The Bride of Lammermoor, Ivanhoe and Kenilworth" Somewhere along the line the street name lost an "e".

THINGS WE DIDN'T KNOW LAST WEEK!

Lighter coloured butterflies and dragonflies ae thriving in Europe as temperatures get warmer, while darker insects are moving to cooler areas, such as the Alps.

Fair haired players are 15% more likely to score at a penalty shootout than dark haired footballers.

Large ocean waves can travel through sea ice for hundreds of kilometres.

Britain's first Eurocrats invented the expression "French face-ache" to sum up the effect of long days speaking fiendishly technical French in 1970's Brussels.

Congo-Brazzaville has a peat bog the size of England.

Have a good week - I will be away - MB