June 30, 2011

THURSDAY, JUNE 30th, 2011 - Happy Canada Day Weekend - Enjoy, Celebrate!

SUNDAY, JULY 3rd, 2011 - Join us for morning worship at 10:30 - Rev. Matt McKay leading. Matt and his family will be heading off for some welcome down time but will return to us in three weeks. We will continue to gather at 10:30 each Sunday for the summer.

Our Music Director, Don Anderson, has begun his time away - he won't return in this role until the middle of September. We are in need of volunteers to help out with the morning worship music for all these Sundays. If you can help at all, please contact Michael Brett.

THURSDAY, JULY 7th, 2011 - 8:00 pm - Harpists Lori Gemmell and Sharlene Wallace will be performing in a fundraising concert. They will be joined by singer Anais Kelsey-Verdecchia. Lori and Sharlene have been invited to an event in B.C. but have to pay their own travel and accomodation. There will be a free-will offering. This will be a wonderful event - trust me!

MISSION CAPSULES: Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support Vancouver's Younghwa Presbyterian Church as it ministers to Koreans and international students in North and West Vancouver. This ministry reaches out to Korean immigrants, equips youth to navigate within a consumerist society and teaches young children what it means to be Korean. Language classes are held for children who have difficulties writing and speaking Korean, improving communications between children and parents. Worship is seen as the most important focus of the church and services are held several times a week. The Rev. Ki Tae Lee writes, "we are truly experiencing the Holy Spirit in this church>" Let us pray for Younghwa as it eqips adults, youth and children with the knowledge and skills necessary to live as spiritual people in a secular world.

FYI - As you plan your time away from the city this summer, please keep Beaches in mind. Historically, members do not contribute over the summer and we find ourselves in the hole financially every Fall. Think about PAR - talk to Sheila MacDonald.


One of the many things no one tells you about aging, is that it is such a nice change from being young!

One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been!

Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable!

Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf!

and finally - if you don't learn to laugh at trouble you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old!

Have a great week - MB