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http://www.aish.com/jw/s/Olympic_Silence.html?s=fb   A brief history of the 1972 Munich Olympic Massacre from an Israeli who watched as a young boy. He’s right about Avery Brundage, the IOC chair at the time. Time has only tarnished Brundage’s image.

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It goes on…. must destroy the beautiful and nice Ann Romney…must destroy .. from http://www.maggiesfarm.anotherdot.com

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I think it would have looked a lot like the London Friday ceremony. I support our athletes there and want to root for a successful British Olympics but I didn’t care for the ceremony. Maybe I’ve become a curmudgeon but I found the whole thing silly and embarrassing, except for the ‘queen’ jumping.

I’m tired of celebrity-worship, I’m tired of elevating pop culture to those levels, and I’m tired of all the Baby-Boomer nostalgia. Yeh, I’m a member BB and I enjoyed our music but I don’t consider pop music the high point of British civilization, and the NHS skit was weird propaganda. I watched it at the gym and the younger crowd seemed to share my reactions. It’s been my experience, though, that most of us folks tired from a tough week will sit and watch most anything on Friday night, lounging on the sofa with a pizza and beer, so it was a good night for that sort of thing.

What did you think about the ceremony, now that you’ve had time to digest it?

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Answer: Yes

I didn’t vote for him, but I’m sorry some of you did. Probably you thought he was part of your father’s Democratic Party. Not unless you’re dad is Howard Dean or Bill Ayers, he’s not. The Democratic Party has changed, folks. I know; I was a member of it for many years.

from http://www.legalinsurrection.com. The bumpersticker is from Texas, home to my nephew & niece too smart to fall for Obama rhetoric.

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An old recipe for a mild sauce that has 3 suggested uses:

1.Spoon on BLT sandwich

2. Serve as a hot dip for corn chips & veggie dipper

3. Use as a topping for omelets or sliced ham or baked potatoes

Over the years I’ve used this sauce in all those ways.

Avocado Mushroom Velvet

2 0z can chopped mushrooms, well-drained or

     1/2  c sauteed mushrooms, well-drained & chopped

1 T finely chopped onion      2 T butter     2 T all-purpose flour 

1/2 – 1 tsp salt     1/2 tsp pepper    1 c milk     1/2 c sour cream

1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded & mashed

Cook onions  [and mushrooms, if using canned] in butter till onion is tender but not brown. Stir in flour & salt. Add milk all at once. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, till mixture is thickened & bubbly. Remove from heat [it will look pasty]; stir in sour cream & avocado. Turn down stove; heat through at low heat. 2 cups.

Note: Make sure sauce is very thick before adding sour cream & avocado because these items will thin it. I like the mushrooms chopped small. Here I made a BLT using veggie bacon [a sacrilege, I know, to some of you].  I used the leftover sauce to make nachos using tortilla chips, canned refried beans, a light sprinkle of cheeses, and adding chopped fresh tomatoes & olives after removing from oven.

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This Sunday In My Church

July 29, 2012

9th Sunday after Pentecost

Prelude: God of Grace, God of Glory [Alan Viner]

Call to Worship

Call to Confession

Prayer of Confession

Assurance of Pardon

Response of Thanksgiving       Gloria Patri

Sharing the Peace

Children’s Sermon

First Reading:   2 Kings 4:42-44

Sung Psalm: Number 14  [St. Anne]

Second Reading: John 6:1-21

Sermon

Sermon Hymn: Now Thank We All Our God

        [Nun Danket Alle Gott]

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Affirmation of Faith:  from The Study Catechism

Anthem: What Shall I Render to My God

        [Early American, Arr. A C Lovelace]

Offering Invitation

Offertory: Just As I Am [Emma Diemer]

The Doxology

Prayer of Dedication

Closing Hymn: Lord, Dismiss Us with They Blessing [Sicilian Mariners]

Charge and Benediction

Sung Response:   verse from  Randolph

Closing Voluntary: Allegro from Suite Gothique [Leon Boellmann]

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