October 20, 2017

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 2017 - Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude!

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2017 - BEACH STUDIO TOUR – featuring 23 artists and artisans; at locations all around the Beach. Lists and maps available along Queen Street.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2017 - ANNUAL MARATHON – along Queen Street East. No access south of Queen to Cars.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 1027 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 2017 - Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Yonge Street north of St. Clair. 7:00 – “Midwives and Ministry” Anna Carter Florence preaching and Liturgist/Musician John Bell.

MISSION CAPSULE: Presbyterians Sharing …supports the Rev. Dr. Paul McLean, a Bible translation consultant working in partnership with the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and The Bible Society in Taiwan. In a recent blog post, Paul writes. “Maelaanenge ki Twaumase!” (Thanks be to God!) These words were repeated during the joyful 3-hour thanksgiving service for the publication of the Ngudradrekai Bible on July 11th, 2017 at Kucapungane Presbyterian Church in the mountain foothills of southern Taiwan. Nearly 30 years after the Gospel first took root in Old Kucapungane village, Ngudradrekal people now have the complete Bible printed in their own language. The Rev. Peter Bush, Moderator of the 2017 General Assembly, attended the celebration – he shares, “To read the Bible in one’s mother language is to be affirmed culturally as a people having value and it is to be called to discipleship following Jesus Christ.”

FROM THE REFUGEE TEAM: After worship last Sunday, a group of us gathered to discuss how to proceed in light of the government’s decision to reject Hassan’s (and family’s) application for refugee status in Canada. The pros and cons of various options were discussed and a straw poll revealed that most of those present favoured having a trusted immigration lawyer review the file in order to determine whether there is any reason to think that a formal request for judicial review would be worthwhile. If you would like more information on the various options before us, please email Klaas. Session will make the final decision in this matter.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2017 - Theology on Tap will continue our study of Sea Sick by Alanna Mitchell. Ms Mitchell will be joining us for the discussion. The Beacher 7:30.

FOR YOUR INTEREST: The Vinyl Café has announced “The Unreleased Stories” of Dave and Morley are available as of October 31st, 2017 through Amazon and Indigo.

MORE LEXOPHILES:

- A boiled egg is hard to beat.
- when you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.
- Police were summoned to a daycare center where a three year old was resisting a rest.
- Did you hear about the fellow whose entire left side was cut off? He’s all right now.
- A bicycle can’t stand alone; it’s just two tired.
- When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.

Have a good week - MB