May 21, 2021

FRIDAY, MAY 21st, 2021 - “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

SUNDAY, MAY 23RD, 2021 - Pentacost Sunday – we should all wear red – Worship and Arts Group leading.

MISSION CAPSULE: This year, Pentecost and Healing and Reconciliation Sunday fall on the same day, making it a day not only for celebration, but also for solemn reflection and prayer for the Indigenous children who attended residential schools and the people who are living with its legacy. Resources to help worship leaders develop services to mark the church’s birthday and honour its commitment to reconciliation are available on the PCC website at https://presbyterian.ca/worship. Gifts to Presbyterians Sharing … have helped build this comprehensive library of worship resources, providing congregations with free materials (seasonal, intergenerational, ecumenical, etc.) to do God’s work throughout the year.

FOOD BANKS - Food Banks Canada - https://foodbankscanada.ca states that food insecurity rose by 39%, affecting 1 in 7 people. That amounts to 14% of people in Canada. As a congregation, it has been suggested, that we all consider helping out where and when we can. The Calvary Baptist Food Bank is no long in existence but close to home we have the Bluffs Food Bank which is in great need of support. Cheques can be sent to Bluffs Food Bank, 33 East Road, Scarborough, M1N 1Z9

https://bluffsfoodbank.com/donate/

MORE ABOUT THE GREAT LAKES:

In the mid 19th century Lake Michigan had a pirate problem. Their booty – timber. In fact, the demise of the town of Singapore was due in large part to the rapidly deforested area surrounding the town.

Jim Dreyer swam across Lake Michigan in 1998 – 65 miles and then in 2003, he swam the length of Lake Michigan – 422 miles.

Lake Michigan was the location of the first recorded “Big Lakes Disaster” in which a steamer carrying 600 people collided with a schooner delivering lumber to Chicago. 450 people died.

MONDAY, MAY 24th, 2021 - VICTORIA DAY. Not sure at this point if Theology on Tap are meeting, if they do if will be at 7:00.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 26TH, 2021 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather at 9:30.

“If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.” St. Francis of Assissi

More Label Instructions:

Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding - “Product will be hot after heating” …

Packaging for a Rowenta Iron - “Do not iron clothes on body”

Boots Children Cough Medicine - “Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication”

On Nytol Sleep Aid - “Warning: May cause drowsiness”

Most brands of Christmas lights - “For indoor or outdoor use only”

Have a good week - MB