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FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from the Manse

Back to Previous Page A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.” The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.” The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.” So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house – like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbours came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember, when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry. We are God’s children and belong to one family, showing concern, love and empathy must be part of our nature. WE ARE ALL INVOLVED IN LIFE’S JOURNEY. WE MUST ALL CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER. THIS IS LOVE IN ACTION. Let us strive to make our community and friendships better. Enjoy the rest of the season, Forever Singing His Praise George Quarm _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ LENTEN SEASON-PRAYER MEETINGS  When does Lent start and end 2018? This year, Lent starts on February 14 which is also known as Ash Wednesday and the day after Shrove Tuesday. The day of Lent changes every year in accordance to the lunar calendar, similar to Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day fast, and ran up until the Thursday before Easter Sunday, March 29, which is known as Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday.   There would a period prayer meeting lasting 45 mins. Praying over variety of issues from the world to the church during the whole period of lent. I will encourage all to attend if possible. The dates are 15th February at pm at the church vestry. Other days are 22nd February, 29th February 8th March 15th March 22nd March 29th March, ending with Maundy Thursday Short Service of Holy Communion. Thanks.   STUDY FOR LENT. Does Easter Really Matter? A Journey Through Lent - King Duncan 1. Before You Start Ripping Your Clothing - Joel 2:12-17 2. Noah and the Robots - Genesis 9:8-17 3. Pop Star Madonna and the Cross - Mark 8:31-38 4. A Time to Get Angry - John 2:13-22 5. You Are God's Handiwork - Ephesians 2:10 6. A Law Written On Our Hearts - Jeremiah 31:31-34 7. About Donkeys and True Greatness - Mark 11:1-10 8. Extreme Humility - John 13:1-15 9. His Final Words - John 18:1--19:42 10. Does Easter Really Matter? - John 20:1-9; Mark 16:1-8   
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FROM THE MANSE

Words of Encouragement from

the Manse

Back to Previous Page A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.” The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers.” The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.” So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house – like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbours came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer’s wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral, the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness. So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember, when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another. Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry. We are God’s children and belong to one family, showing concern, love and empathy must be part of our nature. WE ARE ALL INVOLVED IN LIFE’S JOURNEY. WE MUST ALL CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER. THIS IS LOVE IN ACTION. Let us strive to make our community and friendships better. Enjoy the rest of the season, Forever Singing His Praise George Quarm _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ _______________ LENTEN SEASON-PRAYER MEETINGS  When does Lent start and end 2018? This year, Lent starts on February 14 which is also known as Ash Wednesday and the day after Shrove Tuesday. The day of Lent changes every year in accordance to the lunar calendar, similar to Easter Sunday. Lent is a 40-day fast, and ran up until the Thursday before Easter Sunday, March 29, which is known as Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday.   There would a period prayer meeting lasting 45 mins. Praying over variety of issues from the world to the church during the whole period of lent. I will encourage all to attend if possible. The dates are 15th February at pm at the church vestry. Other days are 22nd February, 29th February 8th March 15th March 22nd March 29th March, ending with Maundy Thursday Short Service of Holy Communion. Thanks.   STUDY FOR LENT. Does Easter Really Matter? A Journey Through Lent - King Duncan 1. Before You Start Ripping Your Clothing - Joel 2:12-17 2. Noah and the Robots - Genesis 9:8-17 3. Pop Star Madonna and the Cross - Mark 8:31-38 4. A Time to Get Angry - John 2:13-22 5. You Are God's Handiwork - Ephesians 2:10 6. A Law Written On Our Hearts - Jeremiah 31:31-34 7. About Donkeys and True Greatness - Mark 11:1-10 8. Extreme Humility - John 13:1-15 9. His Final Words - John 18:1--19:42 10. Does Easter Really Matter? - John 20:1-9; Mark 16:1-8   
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