April 1, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 1st, 2011 - Happy April! "Funny, I don't remember being absent minded"...

SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd, 2011 - 10:30 am - 12:30 - Book and Bake Sale at Hope United Church, Main & Danforth.

Love in the Woods - Paintings of Northern landscapes by Anna-Lisa Malmsten at Kingston Road United Church - 1:00 - 5:00 pm - Free admission.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2011 - Fourth Sunday of Lent - join us for morning worship at 10:30 am. Rev. Matt McKay leading. Following worship our Lenten Book Study begins....reading "The Last Week" by John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg. ALSO the next movie in the Lenten Film Festival is "Lean on Me" with Morgan Freeman. 7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6th, 2011 - Lenten Meditation series at St. Andrews King Street - Rev. Michael Marshall, Chaplain for The Hospital for Sick Children. 12:00 noon organ selections; 12:15 meditation; 12:45 light refreshments.

MISSION CAPSULES: Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support Elleana Hoekstra, a young adult intern who is working as a midwife with the Mulanje Mission Hospital in southern Malawi. She is using the experience she developed during a six week placement at an urban hospital in Tanzania and providing crisis response care to women in Jamel, Haiti following last year's devastating earthquake. Both of these experiences gave her an intimate perspective on the immense need for excellent maternity care in developing countries. Elleana writes, " I am very excited about this privilege to live and work with the people of Malawi as well as to help bring the newest generation of Malawians into this amazing world."

EVENTS TO WATCH FOR: Annual Beach Studio Tour - weekend of April 29th. Beaches Coffee House May 7th, 2011. Plan to be there, plan to participate. Call Tim Murray

AND FROM THE CHILDREN - From the Bible

The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards Moses went up to Mount Cyanide to get the Ten Commandments.

The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple!

Solomon, one of David's sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.

When Mary heard she was the Mother of Jesus, she sang the Magna Carta!

When the three wise guys from the East side arrived, they found Jesus in the manager.

St. John, the Blacksmith, dumped water on his head.

Have a good week. MB