Monday, April 28, 2008

Transparencies' Performances at the Coffee House du Cafe

Thank you to all who attended &/or participated in last night's Coffee House in the Northwood Park church basement.

There were poetry and short story readings by Doug Livingston Jr. and Sr., my niece Devha and Tim Lappala.

The Transparencies did not perform together. However, Robin did sing two songs by M. J. Hibbett: "Born With the Century" and "Easily Impressed".

Shroom led the "Oi, Harbron!" part from the crowd, and I joined in. So I suppose The Transparencies did perform together. We were also joined by Mike (who is not a Moron).

I sang 3 sets solo, though the first was really just a sound check as people gathered:

Bird on a Wire (Cohen)
Before Dawn (Pepper)
It Is Well With My Soul
Let It Rain (Clapton/Bramlett)
Love Minus Zero/No Limit (Dylan)
Jesus on the Shore (Terry S. Taylor)
These Thousand Hills (Jacob's Trouble)
Be Thou My Vision
[I was also asked by Jenn Foulds to sing "Acadia Dry" and so I attempted to.]
Beatles Songs:
She's a Woman [Not a Pheasant]
For No One
Fixing a Hole
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Eleanor Rigby

That was actually a secret message "She's a woman for no one fixing a hole while my guitar gently weeps: Eleanor Rigby."

Thank you, too, to all who helped set up and take down the tables etc. and do dishes.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday School: April 20/08


The cupcakes represented Elijah's altar on Carmel: covered with blue icing (water) with "flames" on top.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Church Sign: Apr. 14/08


Thanks Gord for getting the change on the sign done.


Medieval Murder Mystery April 12/08

This was improved (not improved) dinner theatre for Kam Valley fundraiser, produced & directed by Hanna Laaksonen from a story created by Leon Bullock.

I reprised my role as King Roland. However, in this version I was allowed to "keep" the belly dancer given me by the visiting Prince from the East.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday School: April 13/08


Wendy and Charlene have begun teaching the children from the SCUBA series, starting with "Believe in God". The children re-enacted Elijah vs. the prophets of Baal using Megablocks and a stuffed cat (and hidden matches and flammable material in the care of a responsible adult).

Every time the theme is said "Believe in God", the children make a scubadiver's OK sign. Even the youngest member this Sunday figured that out and made the gesture as best he could.


Saturday, April 12, 2008

ProKids Extravaganza: April 12/08


Camp Gitchigomee had a booth again at the ProKids Extravaganza at the CLE grounds. Here I am wearing my Camp G. outfit.


Lunch with Andy

I knew that Andy James was coming to town to speak at the Dorion Bible Camp Fund-Raising Banquet, but I didn't expect to see him while he was here. Since my bizarre and painful release without explanation from my job of many years at Dorion, I haven't felt welcome at their banquets.

(I did attended the 60th anniversary banquet a couple of years ago, but was uncomforable.)

So, anyway, I didn't expect that I would get a chance to see Andy while he was here. So, I greatly appreciated it when he phoned me at my office and arranged to drive through the April slushstorm to buy me lunch. Thank you, Andy -- for everything.

(We had lunch at the evil Tim Horton's that bought out the Great Northwest Coffee Co..)

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Prayer and Praise: April 6/08


The Transparencies (Robin, Darren and Richard) led us in some contemporary praise music, before we moved into a time of sharing and prayer. We concluded the evening with some requests from the hymn book sung accappella.


Saturday, April 05, 2008

Rearranging the Kids' Rooms: April 5/08


While his grandmother set up the new Sunday School room, he humoured me by playing with my toys, such as the Hungry Dogs game. Then he carefully put it all back in the box.

On to other toys, such as this spiral track which the Zamboni climbed and descended many, many times.