June 15, 2017

THURSDAY, JUNE 15th, 2017 - Compassion is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see - Mark Twain

SATURDAY, JUNE 17th, 2017 – 9:00 – 1:00 – Calvary Baptist Church, 72 Main Street - Treasures Shared Sale.

SUNDAY, JUNE 18th, 2017 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading…….and for your information, Session agreed this month to extend Katherine’s contract for another year and she agreed!!

MISSION CAPSULE: PWS&D is very grateful for the congregations, presbyteries, groups and individuals who contributed to refugee sponsorship efforts in 2016. Whether they were involved in an application raising funds or collecting furniture, Presbyterians were enthusiastic as ever to respond to the global refugee crisis by contributing to resettlement opportunities in Canada. In 2016, 73 sponsorship applications were filed for 244 people, with families from Syria, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Pakistan, Burma and Venezuela arriving safely in Canada. We celebrate the compassionate efforts of Presbyterians across Canada who are responding to God’s call to serve and defend the vulnerable and the persecuted.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2017 - Lost Pilgrims CD Launch concert – 7:00 – Guildwood Presbyterian

NEWS FROM KLAAS: Gareth Chantler (my former student’s brother, who has met with Hassan in Turkey and facilitated our ongoing financial support) is back in Toronto for the summer. I met with him earlier this week and we had a long talk about his experience of the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey and beyond. He is a very thoughtful and insightful person and we are lucky to have him as a go-between.

Gareth is willing to join us at church on Sunday, June 25th to talk to us about his experiences in general, and Hassan’s family and situation in particular. He will give a short talk, followed by a Q & A during the coffee hour. I hope you will be able to come then, I’m sure he will have very interesting things to say. It will also be a good opportunity for us to thank him personally for his generous assistance during these past few months.

MORE SIGNS:

At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee - “Invite us to your next blowout”

On a Plumber’s truck - “Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber”

On an Electrician’s truck - “Let us remove your shorts”

In a non-smoking area: - “If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and will take appropriate action”

At a Car Dealership - “The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment”

Outside a Muffler Shop - “No appointment necessary. We hear you coming”

Have a good week - MB