September 16, 2015

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th, 2015 - "Be yourself, if not be Batman!" local Tshirt!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2015 - BirchCliff Village Day Out - Kingston Road, Warden to Birchmount Rd. 10:00 am - 3:00 - includes Bagpipes, book sale, bake sale, farmer's market and more.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 2015 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Rafael Vallejo leading. A small tid bit from this weeks sermon - "Insanity is hereditary. We get it from our children.' Following worship our Catechism study will continue in the prayer room.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2015 - Free Seniors' Movie - "Antman" at the Fox. Doors open at 10:00 am

MISSION CAPSULES: Ongoing conflict in Syria has left refugees in Lebanon and Jordan in desperate need of shelter, clothing and food. Om Mohammed lives in Lebanon with her three children. Without a husband she is the sole provider for her family. PWS&D is helping provide food aid for Syrian refugees like Om through food vouchers. Om is able to purchase essential items like rice, sugar, milk, yogurt, cheese and eggs that will help keep her children healthy and strong. Om enjoys being able to shop in the grocery store and decide which food items she wants to purchase. PWS&D continues to respond to injustices and conflict in our global village.

MORE HISTORY: Glen Stewart was the name of an estate that occupied about 28 acres in the Beach area of Toronto from 1872 to the early 1900's. It's boundaries were Lee Avenue on the west to Beech Avenue on the east, between Queen Street and Kingston Road. The property was purchased in 1872 by William Stewart Darling (1818-88) an Anglican minister who had been appointed to the parish of Scarborough in 1843 and served at the Church of the Holy Trinity from 1843 - 1882. Darling built the house and named it Glen Stewart. It was sold in 1900 to Alfred Ernest Ames a wealthy stockbroker. He used it as a summer home for a time. Then he moved there permanently to enjoy country living; the trout pond, the landscaped grounds, the quaint bridges, the beautiful ravines and the golf course. He opened the property to the local public, letting them use the golf course and enjoy the grounds with picnics, hiking parties, skating and sleighing. The house is noted for its illustrious occupant in 1905 and 1906: Governor General Earl Grey used it as his official residence for the month of May in each of those years. The land was subdivided and developed, starting in 1910. In 1931 the ravine was given to the city for a park - Glen Stewart Park. The house was divided into apartments but still stands and many streets in the area echo the name of the estate and its owners. Glen Manor Drive, Glen Stewart Crescent and Glen Ames.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2015 - Beaches Clean-up Day, following worship.


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

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

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it does not smoke unless heated above 450F.

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

Have a good week - MB