November 6, 2020

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6th, 2020 - “ I’d rather be too passive than too bold. I’d rather be too giving than greedy. I’d rather lose trying than win cheating.” Angel Power

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2020 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – via Zoom or home phone – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULE: When Devika first noticed something wrong with her leg, she visited her local hospital in Nepal to get it checked out, but after a few years, Devika’s skin problems had gotten worse, not better. After visiting many clinics and traditional healers, Devika still couldn’t find a solution. When she was just about to give up hope, Devika’s friend suggested she visit the Shining Hospital. Supported by PWS&D the hospital provides support, treatment and education for people suffering from leprosy. At the hospital, the staff diagnosed Devika’s skin condition, provided the proper medicine and taught her about her condition. Today, Devika is thankful for the support she received.

FROM ARISE: “Outreach in a Time of Pandemic” - Deb Stanbury

The feelings that came doing outreach during the pandemic seemed like a swirling bizarre vortex. The sadness of Fran’s 24 hour diner, a Toronto fixture with lights off and nobody inside. The eeriness of Church and Wellesley being quiet on a Thursday night. The strip clubs on Yonge Street with their lights off and doors closed, no bouncers at the door or lined up taxis down the street. Those we did see were grateful for the support when so many other services had reduced services, closed, or placed limits on people coming and going. Those who rely on panhandling and squeegeeing rushed to cars with seemingly little regard for safety, desperate for whatever could be given. The few pedestrians walking around downtown were mostly wearing masks. Large signs indicated how to access the Covid-19 assessment centre at St. Michael’s hospital. The ambulance bay seemed to have more ambulances than a typical Thursday night. It felt weird, bizarre, strange as the weather threatened thunderstorms, and I prayed the rain would make it all clean. Unleash your Holywater, O God, to cleanse, heal and make all things new. Amen

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9th, 2020 - Theology on Tap will gather at 7:00 via Zoom. The current book study is “21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act” by Bob Joseph. The next book scheduled is “Religion and the Rise of Capitalism” W.H.Tawney.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather at 9:30

More of Things You Might Not Know ….

Peanut oil is used for cooking in submarines because it doesn’t smoke unless it’s heated above 450F.

The roar that we hear when we place a seashell next to our ear is not the ocean, but rather the sound of blood surging through the veins in the ear.

Nine out of every ten living things live in the ocean.

The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of humans.

Airports at higher altitudes require a longer airstrip due to lower air density.

The University of Alaska spans four time zones.

In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant she accepted.

Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song Happy Birthday.

The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Have a good week - stay safe. MB