July 20, 2011

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20th, 2011 - "It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters." - Ursula le Guin

THURSDAY, JULY 21st; FRIDAY, JULY 22nd & SATURDAY, JULY 23rd, 2011 - 21st Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival. Queen Street will be closed from Woodbine to Beech Avenue from 6:00pm to 12:00 am each day. TTC service will be maintained on Woodbine and the Main Street bus will loop down Wineva to Alfresco Lawn, then west to Lee and north to Williamson Road, east to Southwood and then north. Vehicles parked in prohibited areas will be tagged and towed.

SUNDAY, JULY 24th, 2011 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 am (Summer hours TEN O'CLOCK) Rev. Fairlie Ritchie leading.

NOTICE: From the Presbytery of East Toronto - A new ministry is beginning in the Presbytery of West Toronto and the minister will be coming from Nigeria in August. We have been asked if anyone has home furnishings that might be available to be given to the minister and his family - five family members in total - to help furnish their home when they arrive. Please contact Heather Crisp.

MISSION CAPSULES: Our gifts to Presbyterians Sharing ... support The Rev. Jim and Ann Young as they minister with the Presbyterian Church of Grenada. One place Jim and Ann are seeing children's lives changed is through Belair Presbyterian Church's outreach to the primary school. Their Computer Assisted Literacy System (CALS) program helps children in the third grade who are having trouble learning to read. Volunteers from the church work one on one with these children. Jim writes, "The children continue to challenge and please us. The reports that the CALS program generates leave no doubt that the children involved are being taught at their own speed and to the extent of their ability. They are all on the right road. Ann, most days has her life full of excited, smiling children." Let us pray for Jim and Ann as they minister to the children and the community in Grenada.

MORE FROM THE "PARAPROSDOKIAN SENTENCES"

The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!

How is it that one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand at the edge of a pool and throw fish to them!

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory!

You don't need a parachute to skydive, but you do need one to skydive again!

Have a good week - MB