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Bits and Bite July 15, 2020
- Posted 2020-07-16 15:35:01

Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.

Regina Brett

Amen to all of the above! The last thing I do at night before going to bed is sit out on the front steps for a few minutes of being grateful. I now have a favourite star (Antares) and a new understanding with the neighbourhood skunk. See what permission to be lazy can do for you? I highly recommend it.

OK – I know that daytime laziness these days has more to do with Covid 19 but, as Rev. Adam reminded us recently, we should try to be a glass-half-full kind of person so …

Hurrah! Life Zooms on with Bible Studies on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. If you get Bits & Bites you’re probably getting the Secret Code directly from Rev Adam by email. BUT maybe you know someone who isn’t in the loop yet. Have a word in their ear and tell them to let us know they want to join the Merry Band(s): office@thegp.ca. And they’ll get Bits & Bites too!

Now – we’re still hedging our bets as far as the Sunday Service is concerned. Session put a marker down for September 13th but that’s still a Moveable Feast.

In the meantime, we’re borrowing a great idea from our colleagues at the Be In Christ Church on Hwy. #3… We’ve been fretting about our off-line friends who can’t access the YouTube services so we’re taking on board BIC’s great idea of portable DVD players! We’ve bought a flock of them and we’re busy copying the service onto discs then … Release the Doves!

We think we know who will be wanting one but, if we’ve missed anyone, let us know. I might mention, in passing, that this has incurred some expenditure and should you wish to sponsor a Player … all donations gratefully received!

As usual, deep and sincere thanks to all you who have been keeping up with your Givings as well as the Food Bank donations. Must say – I am SO impressed! Remember – the Food Bank box is at 39 Division Street!

Keep safe, keep well, and God bless!

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao Tzu

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