April 30, 2021

FRIDAY, APRIL 30th, 2021 - “Many things I have tried to grasp, and have lost. That which I have placed in God’s hands, I still have.” Martin Luther

SUNDAY, MAY 2nd, 2021 – Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Deb Stanbury, ARISE Ministry, leading. ARISE Ministry empowers individuals involved in the sex trade to reclaim their lives. Through providing outreach, case management, and spiritual care, helping relationships are established, hope is fostered and futures are reclaimed. ARISE means Advocacy and Reclaiming Individuals involved in the sex trade through Empowerment. We are a mission of the Presbytery of East Toronto and a grant receiving ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. To find out more watch our videos and/or visit us at: ariseministry.ca https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQ3vzESTzeufbvUNCCwJQw

MISSION CAPSULE: The people in Malawi’s Mzimba District face many challenges. School dropout rates are high and teen pregnancy is on the rise. More women are experiencing gender-based violence, and there is a lack of knowledge about HIV transmission and prevention. To help address and educate the community about these issues, PWS&D local partner, Livingstonia Synod AIDS Programme, has trained 20 community facilitators to teach parents how to nurture adolescents. The facilitators help parents engage youth on issues such as sexual and reproductive health, teen pregnancy, early marriage and the transmission of HIV. The project has been successful in encouraging adolescents to return to school after dropping out.

MORE ABOUT OUR GREAT LAKES:

If not for the straits of Mackinac, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron might be considered one lake. Hydrologically speaking, they have the same mean water level and are considered one lake.

The Keystone State was one of the largest wooden steamships running during the Civil War. In 1861 it disappeared. In 2013 it was found 30 miles north east of Harrisville under 175 feet of water.

Goderich Mine is the largest salt mine in the world. Part of it runs underneath Lake Huron, more than 500 meters underground.

Below Lake Huron there are 9000 year old animal herding structures used by prehistoric people from when the water levels were significantly lower.

MONDAY, MAY 3rd, 2021 - Theology on Tap will meet at 7:00

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5TH, 2021 – Beaches Prayer Group will meet at 9:30

Life in Christ involves prayer, the seeking of God’s will and blessing on all of life. Prayer is openness to the presence of God. In words, or the absence of words, prayer is the focusing of our lives towards God. As we commune with God through Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit enables us to express our deepest longings, and we experience the sustaining power of God’s presence. Living Faith 8: 1.4

More Signage:

Plumbers Truck - “Where a straight flush beats a full house”

In a Veterinarian’s Waiting Room: - “Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!”

At the Electric Company: - “We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time. However, if you don’t, YOU will be de-lighted.”

In a Restaurant Window: - “Don’t stand there and be hungry; Come on in and get fed up.”

In the front yard of a Funeral Home: - “Drive carefully. We’ll wait”

Have a good week, stay safe. MB