December 8, 2016

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8th, 2016 - "My goal for 2016 was to lose 10 pounds, only 15 to go ...."

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10th, 2016 - Santa at the Cottage - The Gardener's Cottage, Lee Avenue, 11:00 - 3:00 - Bring your camera - hot chocolate, and treats will be provided. Donations of non perishable food items for Community Centre 55's Christmas food drive, gratefully accepted.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2016 - Third Sunday of Advent - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Jim Kitsan leading. We will celebrate Communion.

MISSION CAPSULES: In order to preserve their cultures and promote the use of their ancestral languages, indigenous churches are working to enable indigenous peoples to read and study Scripture using the language of their hearts. The Rev. Dr. Paul McLean advises indigenous pastors and elders on translating the Bible into the languages of the Amis, Bunun, Drekay, Paiwan, Tayal and Pinuyumayan peoples. Paul shares, "I thank the Presbyterian Church in Canada for supporting multicultural multilingual Bible translation work in Taiwan. Thanks to everyone who faithfully prays and supports me and our partners in mission through Presbyterians Sharing ... May our good and gracious God bless you for your part in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the ongoing Bible translation work with Taiwan's indigenous peoples."

NOTE: Evangel Hall is in urgent need of hats, gloves, underwear (male & female) socks, large or exra-large winter jackets, men's long johns, sleeping bags, men's long sleeved winter shirts and men & women's hoodies. Clothing can be new or lightly used, except for personal items like underwear or socks. Donations can be dropped off at EHM Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 or Saturday 9:00 - 2:00

NOTE: Erin Sclisizzi's mother, Helen, passed away this week - viewing will be held today 2-4 and 7-9pm at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home, 21 James Street, Milton. Funeral Service will be Friday, 11:00 am at Knox Presbyterian Church, 170 Main Street, East, Milton. Link to her obituary: http://earlyfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1082/Helen-Sclisizzi/obituary.html#tribute-start

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12th, 2016 - Theology on Tap - 7:00 - 8:30 - Castro's Lounge, 2116 Queen Street, East, (just east of Wineva). Join us for conversations about living our faith in the 21st century.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13th, 2016 - Carolling in the Park at Glen Stewart Park, Glen Manor Drive & Queen. 7:30 - 8:30 - sing along with Salvation Army Band. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2016 - Annual reading of Dicken's Christmas Carol - 3:30 - $25:00 - proceeds go to Truth and Reconciliation work. NOTE; We are in need of someone to organize treats during the intermission.

MORE LEXOPHILE"s

I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop anytime.

I used to be a banker but then I lost interest.

I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. The it hit me.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.

If you jump off a Paris bridge, you are in Seine.

If you take a laptop computer for a run you could jog your memory.

Jokes about German sausage are the wurst.

Have a good week - MB