June 23, 2021

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2021 - “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” Oscar Wilde

SUNDAY, JUNE 27th, 2021 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.

MISSION CAPSULE: Growing up in a village in northern Malawi where the nearest health facility is 30 km away, Dorica Nkhata knows about the importance of accessible healthcare. Working at Embangweni Mission Hospital as a nurse and noticing a critical shortage of doctors, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor at the Malawi College of Medicine. She approached the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, Livingstonia Synod, for assistance. At our partner’s request the PCC accepted Dorica in the Leadership Development Program. With financial support from Knox Presbyterian Church in St. Catharines, Ontario and Presbyterians Sharing … Dorica is on her way to fulfilling her dream and serving those in need in rural Malawi. Presbyterians Sharing … supports leadership development through medical and theological education and training programs in Kenya, Malawi, Lebanon and Eastern Europe.

JUNE BIRTHDAYS - Jay Stryker, Rosemary Brett, Pam Williamson, Alexander Murray and Julian Bowes- Anderson.

BEACHES HISTORY: When my husband and I came to Beaches in the early 80’s, Margaret and Cecil Whitehead were senior elders. They had been at Beaches for many years, in fact, the story goes that Cecil carried the Bible along Queen Street from what became Kew Beach United. Margaret’s grandson has had a tree planted in her memory on our property – it’s on Glen Manor between the two entrances. I remember Margaret as a wonderful elder, great sense of humour and determination. She always seemed to be open to new ideas and I remember her spending hours on the phone talking to members of the congregation. After Cecil died, she was living in a retirement home in Guildwood and one day Hugh Donnelly and I went to visit her. She had never met him and she was so delighted she sat up in bed and told him stories and flirted outrageously – she had such a good time. I will always remember her with fond memories.

MONDAY, JUNE 28th, 2021 - Theology on Tap will gather at 7:00

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30th, 2021 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather at 9:30.

Neologisms –

Once again, the Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words …. And the winners are:

Coffee - the person upon whom one coughs

Flabbergasted - appalled over how much weight you have gained.

Esplanade - to attempt an explanation while drunk.

Abdicate - to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach.

Negligent - describes a condition in which you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightgown.

Lymph - to walk with a lisp.

Have a good week - mb