May 20, 2016

FRIDAY, MAY 20th, 2016 - "I am supposed to respect my elders, but now it's getting harder for me to find one!!"

SUNDAY, MAY 22nd, 2016 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Ian Ross McDonald leading. We will celebrate a baptism.

MISSION CAPSULES: Your gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean as he serves as a Bible Translation Adviser in partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and the Bible Society in Taiwan. Mission and church growth among Taiwan's indigenous peoples expanded rapidly between the late 1920's and the 1950's. Today there are over 500 indigenous congregations in the PCT! Indigenous Bible translation teams who are preparing Bibles in the Amis, Bunun, Drekay, Paiwan and Pinuyumayan languages. He also promotes the Hakka Bible which was published in 2012. The PCT, the BST and the PCC are deeply committed to preserving and promoting all of Taiwan's non-Mandarin languages so that people can read, hear and share God's life-giving Word in their own mother-tongues.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 27th, 28th & 29th, 2016 - Small paintings for Small Spaces - Over 40 of the Beach Guild of Fine Arts artists will be showing their work. At the Gardener's Cottage - Lee Avenue, South of Queen. Friday 3:00 - 8:00; Saturday & Sunday 10:00 - 5:00.

More History:

Therese Casgrain's (1896-1981) history in itself is most interesting. She became the first female leader of a political party in Canada, heading the CCF in Quebec, and was appointed to the Senate in 1970. In 1982 the federal government, in order to commemorate her life, created the Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award. The award was won by Canadians such as June Callwood and others. However, in 2010, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which had administered the Casgrain award, was instructed to replace that with a Prime Minster's Volunteer Award, to be handed out in a ceremony each year presided over by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In 2012, her picture which has been on the Canadian $50 Bill was removed and replaced by a picture of an icebreaker.

As for voting rights, it must be noted that there was still one large block of people who were not able to vote. They were the people of Canada's First Nations. That was corrected in 1960, when Prime Minister John Diefenbaker extended voting franchise to all Aboriginal people.

It is interesting to note that both Nellie McClung and Therese Casgrain are on a short list of 12 iconic Canadian women being considered for a new series of bank notes to be issued in 2018.


PRESBYTERIAN: when you rearrange the letters - Best in Prayer

ASTRONOMER: when you rearrange the letters - Moon Starer

THE EYES: when you rearrange the letters - They see.

THE MORSE CODE: when you rearrange the letters - Here come Dots.

DORMITORY: when you rearrange the letters - Dirty room.

Have a good weekend and week - MB