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St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Markham

Hi Everybody

This week is a regular week, with classes for everyone. Thanks to the kids for their Mother's Day message on Sunday. If you missed them, you can check them out here on our Facebook page.

Dates for your calendar
Sunday May 26th - Mini Golf 1-3 pm, Join us for our Family Fun Time at Timber Creek, a great way to welcome summer!

Sunday June 9th - Appreciation Sunday. Join us during service for our end of (Sunday School) year celebrations.

Things to know
VBS Registration is open! Come and join us as we journey "To Mars and Beyond" the week of July 15-19. For registration forms and more info, you can check out our website.

Just a Thought
I found this lovely piece by Henri Nouwen from his book "Finding My Way Home". (www.facebook.com/henrinouwensociety/posts/3033110536729088) It is about the difference between light and darkness, and how we should seek the peace the light brings. Nouwen says

So many people today live in the night; a few live in the day. We all know about night and day, darkness and light. We know about it in our hearts; we know about it in our world. The peace that the world does not give is the light that dispels some of its darkness. Every bit of that peace makes the day come!
An old Hasidic tale summarizes much of what I have tried to say.
The rabbi asked his students: 'How can we determine the hour of dawn, when the night ends and the day begins?'
One of the rabbi's students suggested: 'When from a distance you can distinguish between a dog and a sheep.'
'No,' was the answer of the rabbi.
'Is it when you can distinguish between a fig tree and a grapevine?' asked a second student.
'No,' the rabbi said.
'Please tell us the answer, then,' said the students.
'It is, then,' said the teacher, 'when you can look into the face of another human being and you have enough light in you to recognize your brother or your sister. Until then it is night, and darkness is still within us.'
Let us pray for the light. It is the peace the world cannot give

I hope you have a week filled with light, so that you can see the humanity in everyone.

victoria"So many people today live in the night; a few live in the day. We all know about night and day, darkness and light. We know about it in our hearts; we know about it in our world. The peace that the world does not give is the light that dispels some of its darkness. Every bit of that peace makes the day come!

An old Hasidic tale summarizes much of what I have tried to say.

The rabbi asked his students: 'How can we determine the hour of dawn, when the night ends and the day begins?'

One of the rabbi's students suggested: 'When from a distance you can distinguish between a dog and a sheep.'

'No,' was the answer of the rabbi.

'Is it when you can distinguish between a fig tree and a grapevine?' asked a second student.

'No,' the rabbi said.

'Please tell us the answer, then,' said the students.

'It is, then,' said the teacher, 'when you can look into the face of another human being and you have enough light in you to recognize your brother or your sister. Until then it is night, and darkness is still within us.'

Let us pray for the light. It is the peace the world cannot give." [FINDING MY WAY HOME]

www.henrinouwen.org

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