August 20, 2021

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20th, 2021 - “I am always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I am listening to it.” George Carlin

SUNDAY, AUGUST 22nd, 2021 - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – in person or on zoom – Heather Crisp leading.

MISSION CAPSULE: The United Mission to Nepal (UMN) was founded in 1954 as an international, interdenominational Christian mission. As COVID-19 swept through the country, affecting the lives and livelihoods of much of the population, UMN’s two mission hospitals in Tansen and Okhaldhunga experienced a funding crisis. Patients seeking care did not have the income to pay their hospital bills. UMN began a “Save Our Hospitals” campaign and reached out to partners and friends for support. Faithful supporters of UMN from around the world rallied to answer the call, including the Presbyterian Church in Canada – a UMN partner since 1974. The campaign was a huge success, receiving over one million dollars in donations.

COMMENT: We all have stories – Since I moved two years ago I have met some truly interesting people with amazing stories. I talked just this week with one couple who for a time lived in the southern states – during the 60”s and 70’s – during the time of the racial unrest. They told me they drove many people to register to vote and at one point met Dr. Martin Luther King. Also they were in Washington for his “I have a dream” speech. Makes you think ….

MONDAY, AUGUST 23rd, 2021 - Theology on Tap will NOT be gathering again until September.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2021 - Beaches Prayer Group will gather at 9:30 …

More from the children ….

Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.

They wear glasses and funny underwear.

They can take their teeth and gums out.

Grandparents don’t have to be smart.

They have to answer questions like “Why isn’t God married?” and “How come dogs chase cats?”

When they read to us they don’t skip and they don’t mind if we ask for the same story over again.

Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don’t have a television because they are the only grownups who like to spend time with us.

They know we should have a snack time before bedtime and they say prayers with us and kiss us even when we’ve acted bad.

Grampa is the smartest man on earth. He teaches me good things, but I don’t get to see him enough to get as smart as him!

Have a good week - be safe. MB