Special Interest

Poetry to Ponder

Here are a couple more haiku’s for you to enjoy & ponder from Helen Lepp Friesen.

secretive calyx
waits to be broken to release
treasures hiding inside 

shadows of yesterday’s picnics
fade beyond the horizon
with the setting sun 

Val

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Simply Delish!

What a fabulous evening we had last night at the Salad Potluck!  The food was divine, the fellowship around the tables & in the room – warm & welcoming and the laughter – heavenly.

A few of you asked for the recipe for the Thai Salad I brought, so I thought I’d just post it here.

1/3 cup soya sauce
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 to 3 Tbsp chili sauce
2 Tbsp white sugar
2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 inch freshly grated ginger (approx)
4 cloves minced garlic
2 tsp chili flakes
Ground pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Vermicelli noodles, cooked
Grated Carrot
Green onion, chopped

Mix 1st ten ingredients together to make dressing.  This can be made a day in advance.  Pour over cooked noodles & top with grated carrot & green onions.

Note: I found it made a lot of dressing & so didn’t end up using it all.  I also added some chopped honey roasted peanuts with the carrot & green onions.

For those of you who missed last evening & for those of you who came – I hope to see you next year (as I think we may have to keep up this tradition)!

Val

Ministry Info/Events

And the Winner Is…

A big thank you to all of you who stopped by our Women’s Ministry Table at the Ministry Fair on Sunday, Sept 11th.  We drew the lucky winner of our draw for a FREE retreat registration for our upcoming Wknd Retreat @ Camp Cedarwood yesterday & our lucky recipient is:

KATHY McCAMIS

Brochures & Registration Cards can be found in your church mailbox, at the Church Life Centre and at the Registration Table in the West Wing for the next couple of Sundays.  Please note that the deadline for registrations is Sunday, October 9th so make sure to get them in sooner than later!

Our guest speaker, Carol Letkeman, will lead us on the theme of:

LISTENING
Intimacy * Discerning * Encouraging

 For more details, check out the Ministry Info/Calendar page or by picking up a brochure.  You won’t want to miss out on this amazing weekend!

Val

Ministry Info/Events · Spiritual Life

Current Events

Just wanted to remind you of two upcoming “events”.  First of all, our Ladies Prayer Time will begin again this Sunday, Sept 18th @ 11am in the “Youth Room” (across from the nursery).  This is a special time for women to get together & pray for one another & for our greater church family.

Secondly, who doesn’t love a smorgasbord of delicious salads & desserts?!  We are holding our “annual” Salad Potluck on Monday, Sept 19th in the Heritage Room at Church from 6-8pm.  This is a fabulous time to enjoy great fellowship, yummy food & making connections with other women.  Sign up at the Church Life Centre on Sunday, Sept 18th (so we know how many to plan for) to bring either a salad or dessert.

And while I’m thinking of it, make sure to check your church mailboxes this coming Sunday for your Weekend Fall Retreat Brochure & Registration Form!  This is going to be a wknd you won’t want to miss so make sure to get your registration in!  We will be accepting registrations this Sunday in the West Foyer (Registration Deadline is Sunday, Oct 9th)!

Hope to see you at at least one if not all of these wonderful events!

Val

 

Special Interest

Autumn

I love fall!  In fact, you may have heard me say that it is my favourite season.  The beauty of the fall colors, the crispness in the air…  Helen Lepp Friesen wrote a beautiful autumn haiku as our summer is coming to an end.  Enjoy!

leaves in fiery blaze

before final journey

in graceful pirouette

Val