Ascension : St. Mary’s Church
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 16.06.2011 (Article Archived on 30.06.2011)
A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.
St. Mary’s Church
Ascension Island (Diocese of St.Helena)
Something To Think About
Sand and Stone
A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE." They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone "TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE." The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?" The other friend replied "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it." LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE. They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.
ADF RAFFLE— DATE OF DRAW
Just to let you know that tickets for the St.Mary’s ADF Multi-Raffle are still available from the Saints and Two Boats Clubs and Church Council members. It is hoped to do the draw for the raffle at the end of this month. The date and venue for the draw will be Saturday 25 June 2011 at the Two Boats Club. The draw will take place during an evening function at the Club.
Sunday Service— 19 June 2011
The service for Sunday, first Sunday after Pentecost— Trinity Sunday, will be a celebration of the ‘Eucharist without a Priest’. The service will start at the usual time of 10.30am.
Have a safe and blessed week.
Church Wardens: Mervyn Isaac 6230 and Alan Nicholls 6232