July 27, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27th, 2011 - "You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it." Charles Buxton

SUNDAY, JULY 31st, 2011 - WELCOME BACK Rev. Matt McKay - join us for morning worship at 10:00 am (summer hours). We will be celebrating July birthdays for Daniel and David Locke, Marcia Livingstone, Debbie & Tim Murray, Winston Neutel, Marion Ord and Arnie Williamson.

NOTE: A new ministry is beginning in the Presbytery of West Toronto and the minister will be coming from Nigeria in August. They will be looking for furnishings of all kinds. This is a family of five. If you have anything that could be useful please contact Heather Crisp.

NOTE: Our "Hospitality" teams could use your help. We have four teams in place and they provide and prepare coffee and goodies following worship month on month off. If you might be available to help in any way, please speak to Elisabeth Grant.

NOTE: We are ready to paint the back entrance - if ANY of you feel the urge to join in PLEASE do NOT hesitate. Please contact Jay Stryker, Will Greenley. Henriette or myself.

MISSION CAPSULES: Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support Rev. Michael Burns and his wife Debbie as they serve the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian in Malawi. Mike is an associate minister at St. James Church, while Debbie is finding different ways to use her gifts to help meet people's needs. Debbie writes about a recent visit by members of the Mvano (women's guild) from St. James. "When the women arrived at our home, they sang a welcome song. The Mvano secretary, Vera, led the service which included prayer, hymns and a short sermon. The women expressed their appreciation for our presence and presented us with gifts. Mike and I gave short speeches to thank them for the warm welcome we have continued to receive from the Mvano and the rest of the congregation, and to tell them how blessed we feel to be in Malawi with them." Let us pray for Mike and Debbie as they minister in Malawi.

MORE PARAPROSDOKIAN SENTENCES!

The voices in my head may be fake ... but they have good ideas!

Hospitality is making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were.

I scream the same way whether I'm about to be eaten by a shark or seaweed touches my foot!!

Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go!

You're never too old to learn something stupid!!

I will be away next week - Have a good one. MB