Castleton/Grafton United Church News for June Week 3
& GRAFTON UNITED CHURCHES
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Warming June Greetings!
Coming events for Castleton Grafton United Church
Thanks to Irene Osborne for gifts to the newly baptised last Sunday including dolls she had made.
Sunday June 18th usual times Father’s Day
Sunday June 18th Decoration Day for Castleton Cemetery, with the Castleton Cemetery Board serving lunch at the Church 11-2
June 18th, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday June 25 Rev Jean Wilson at both services
Clustering Event for Castleton- Grafton, Kendal, Shiloh,
New hope, Rural Faith and Coldsprings Pastoral charges at
ColdSprings Park & Community Hall.
12:00-1:00 Gathering time; 1:00 – 1:45 pot luck
lunch inside; 1:45 – 3:00 Listening with Rev David
Timpson; singing; sharing: someone from each church to tell the
story -same day as Grafton Canada
Sundays July 2, 16, 23 11:00 Joint Services at St Andrew’s; no service in Castleton; Thanks to Jean Wilson for leading these services except for the 16th which will be a drama
Sunday July 9th, 11:00 a.m. - Vernonville Anniversary service and charge picnic - no service in Castleton or Grafton
7:30 St. Andrew's Board meets at the church. (instead of a June
meeting) Committees meet ahead of time as needed
Sunday Sept 10th 3pm a benefit concert featuring Azad and movie at the Loft sponsored by the Flight 2 refugee sponsorship committee, while awaiting two refugee families awaiting approval to come to Canada.
Sunday Sept. 10th, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. - 100 Mile Diet Event at the Haldimand Arena. Come see what our local vendors have to offer.
This will be the last e-newsletter for a bit. David next Thursday will be attending grandchildren graduations in Bellevue near Seattle
Of all the new Affirm ministries this month, our Ptresbtery is the one pictured in the Affirm newsletter http://mailchi.mp/b9e8fee6b4ca/your-affirm-united-newsletter-votre-bolletin-saffirmer-ensemble-june-juin-2017?e=841057f647
Check our website http://www.castletongraftonuc.com/ if you wish to see our annual report, our photo gallery, listen to a sermon, see info & photos of the 100 Mile Diet event etc., our refugee sponsorship, how and why we became affirming, archive of media reports of our church activities and of David’s columns.
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A few quotes and snippets:
"To try to deny the Trinity endangers your
salvation, to try to comprehend the Trinity endangers your
sanity." Martin Luther
is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a
horse. John Lubbock, sometimes incorrectly
attributed to Winston Churchill
one’s provinciality has never been challenged, it is easy to
know a lot of things for sure.
asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain,
to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion
challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with
those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion
requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the
vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless." Henri
'What is the sense of our small effort?' They cannot see that we
must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble
cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions.
Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one
has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much
work to do." ~ Dorothy Day
flounders because I exclude the enemy from the community of
humans and myself from the community of sinners.” -
"You can't buy, achieve or date serenity and peace of mind. This is the most horrible truth, and I so resent it. it's an inside job." — Anne Lamott
Wisdom tends to grow in proportion -to
one’s awareness of one’s ignorance. - Anthony de Mello
To be old & wise, you 1st have to be young & stupid.
Jaggi Vasudev has said: The sure sign of
intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are
always dead sure about every damned thing they are doing in
its deepest level, I think teaching is about bringing people
into communion with each other, with yourself as the teacher,
and with the subject you are teaching. - Parker Palmer
Mark Twain's Father:
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could
hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be
twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned
in seven years. Mark Twain
There's a Spanish story of a father and son who had become
estranged. The son ran away, and the father set off to find him.
He searched for months to no avail. Finally, in a last desperate
effort to find him, the father put an ad in a Madrid newspaper.
The ad read: Dear Paco, meet me in front of this newspaper
office at noon on Saturday. All is forgiven. I love you. Your
Father. On Saturday 800 Pacos showed up, looking for forgiveness
and love from their fathers. Bits & Pieces
A man hears what he wants to hear and
disregards the rest. Simon & Garfunkle The Boxer
Respect was invented to cover the empty
place where love should be. Leo Tolstoy
You want to come in my life, the door is
open. You want to get out of my life, the door is open. Just one
request. Don't stand in the door, you're blocking the traffic.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse to
never have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt
When someone says to me I don't
believe in God, my first response is, “tell me about the God you
don't believe in”. Almost always, it's the god of Supernatural
Theism. Marcus Borg
One may say with lips: I believe that God
is one and also 3, but no one can really believe it, because it
makes no sense. Leo Tolstoy
I am strong because I know my weakness. I
am compassionate because I've suffered. I am alive because I am
a fighter. I can laugh because I know sadness. I can love
because I know loss. I am a strong woman but still love to dance
in the rain .
When you put faith, hope and love
together, you can raise positive kids in a negative World. Zig
If you want to fly, you have to give up
the things that weigh you down. Zig Ziglar
Sometimes surrender means giving up
trying to understand and being comfortable with not knowing.
What good is it to me that Mary gave
birth to the Son of God 1400 years ago, and I do not also give
birth to the Son of God in my time and in my culture? We are all
meant to be mothers of God. God is always needing to be born.
Please keep in mind that whatever you're
going through, this challenging time in your life -is merely in
your life. It is not your whole life. Be sure to keep this slice
of your life in perspective and don't let it overwhelm you.
Remember, nothing is everything. The part is not greater than
the whole. Karen Salmansohn
Cherry Picked Bible: All verses
Christians do not want to follow have been omitted. Get yours
today so you can eat shellfish, get tattoos, control women, and
as a bonus we've added anti-gay verses Jesus never said. -
Christians tired of being misrepresented.
I have learned Silence from the
talkative, Toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the
unkind. Kahil Gibran
Just remember, you are blessed beyond
measure. Every single day is a day you should treasure.
Something will grow from all you are going through, and it will
be you. Ziglar
May God bless you with discomfort At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, So that you may live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger At injustice, oppression and exploitation of people, So that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.
May God bless you with tears To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war, So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them And turn their pain into joy.
And may God
bless you with enough foolishness To believe that
you can make a difference in the world, So that you
can do what others claim cannot be done
For those who like poetry:
have traveled too fast
over false ground;
refuge in your senses, open up
inclined to watch the way of rain
the habit of twilight,
alongside the silence of stone
Some say you’re lucky – Gregory Orr
Some say you’re lucky
But then you wouldn’t
It’s deep inside every person:
It’s one of the places