August 5, 2021

THURSDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2021 - “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” Albert Einstein

SUNDAY, AUGUST 8th, 2021 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 - Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading. We will celebrate communion. We are gathering in person, carefully, and continue our worship on zoom. Prepare with wine or juice and some bread.

MISSION CAPSULE: With support from Presbyterians Sharing … Rockland Community Church in Ontario – established initially with a focus on youth ministry – is transforming through family style worship and mission that truly brings out the gifts of people of all ages. As their name suggests "community" is at the heart of this Christian family of faith where everyone belongs. The congregation celebrates the contributions made by each member and everyone is committed to sharing their gifts with others, whether it’s by inviting a neighbour to a home group gathering or weekly coffee house, or by organizing a Living Nativity for the wider community during Advent. Presbyterians Sharing … welcomes people into the family of God.

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS: Gordon Brett, Bruce Dinsmore, Bill vanZanden, Lori Gemmell

COMMENT: July was interesting for me – I spent the time at Westpark Hospital – which is a rehab hospital – for my COPD. This is the second time I have been there. This time, because of Covid, we were not allowed to leave the hospital once admitted. We spent our time exercising our lungs, mostly, and basically getting in shape. It was more interesting for me as this time as we had four people who were there because they had had Covid. Two young women, one woman in her 70”s who had been in hospital since January, came to Westpark in April and finally went home second week of July. She caught Covid from a person in a store. One of the younger woman had been in a coma for several weeks and the other one Covid attacked her heart. It was an eye opener and I am so grateful to have been vaccinated.

NOTE: As you know our elder John Struthers died in July from cancer. John was many things, one of them was his work as a carpenter. He built the frames for the two windows that hang in the Glen Manor windows in the sanctuary. He built all the framing that holds the windows in place. Susan Kopulos, Peter McKinnon and I have built similar windows, out of the original window glass, to hang in the south windows. John was planning to build the frames and to that end he purchased the wood needed. It has been moved from John’s house to our prayer room. So, we need someone to build the frames and help get these windows in place. We have had one person come to look at the situation but has turned us down. Any suggestions?

AND NOW, BACK TO THE WASHINGTON POST

Gargoyle - gross olive flavoured mouthwash

Flatulance - emergency vehicle that picks you up after you are run over by a steamroller.

Balderdash - a rapidly receding hairline

Pokemon - Rastafarian proctologist

Frisbeetarianism - the belief that when you die, your soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.

Have a good week MB