Presentation of our guest Ernie Laudie by Mark Hayvren
Ernie and I have been friends for quite a few years.In fact I was a close friend of his older brother who is no longer with us.Ernie has told me on several occasions how much he enjoys coming out to this area and meeting people of our congregation.It gives him a chance to get away to a more relaxed atmoshere as opposed to all the crowds and activities of the West Island.
Ernie has been singing for many years,with different bands,singing partners as well as as being a main soloist ,for many years,with the LAKESHORE BECKET PLAYERS in their annual "OFF BROADWAY" performances in Pierrefonds.
The highlight of his career was singing in the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall of Concordia University (Loyola Campus) For this concert he was accompanied by the Lakeshore Concert Band which was comprised of 42 musicians.
He has throughout his career really enjoyed singing and would have loved to perform on a full time basis but unfortunately more time had to alloted to his main profession.
Mr Laudi performed : Amazing Grace , Tell me when you will me mine, Fly me to the moon..
Always great to see him !
Meditations on Acts of the Apostles, chapters 1 & 2 By Harley Bye ( excerps)
Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles. The feast of Pentecost was originally celebrated as commemoration of the day Moses received the 10 commandments from God on Mount Sinai .The second in importance of the great Jewish feasts.
Pentecost is the day that the church was born. Christ was crucified, rose again, spent forty days with his disciples, then ascended to heaven. Pentecost immediately followed.
-How can we address these informations, such knowledge : The Glory of God and our own planets, astronomy, theology..
Meditation is something to think about .
June is a favorite time to celebrate anniversary
In the western world , June the 6th 1944, Normandy (D day) brought the war to a close.
June 10th : Anniversary of Church Union creating the United Church. 87 years ago- First service
Anniversary of Pentecoste Church Calendar
The disciples were wondering what to do. Different from the Jewish tradition
Birthday of the Christian Church in Acts
12 All were astounded and greatly confused, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others jeered at the speakers, saying, “They are drunk on new wine!”
Peter stood up and said ; " No, it is not too much wine" and that is when he made his statement.
1939-40 England standing alone, Churchil stood up and said : We will fight, we will never surrender...
Another speech, June 6 1944, Roosevelt stood up in Congress and had a prayer :
"Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith...."
Peter stood up and prayed . Do we have the nerve to stand up and pray. to correct the wrong image
Do we have the nerve , can we diplomatically stand up to change the subject. Can we stand up. We cannot legislate when we stand up..
Can we stand up
- law of human kindness
-golden rule : do to others as you would have them do to uou-for the great commandment : "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. ‘Love your neighbor as yourself."
BE SPIRITUALLY PREPARED