Friday, September 15, 2006

The Drive In Church

Saying for the Day: You can worship God from the privacy of your car.

Everything these days seems to have some drive-in component .

There are drive-in banks, drive-in pharmacies, drive-in restaurants, and even drive-in funeral homes.

All this drive-in activity caused me to remember when United was a drive-in church.

I got up one morning and looked out the living room window of the parsonage.
What I saw was a truck that looked like it was parked too close to the Church.
I said to Betty “ Isn’t that truck parked awfully close to United?”.
To which she responded,” It’s not parked close its parked in the Church”.

The truck had stopped with the front end in the church and the back end sticking out.

It had been parked on the hill when some vandal let the break off and it rolled down over the curb and in through the wall.

We then had the only drive-in Church in town or in all of Upper Michigan for that matter.

News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my backyard where the trains still run and little old ladies carry shot guns.– Despite the many recent sightings of the White Rabbit Mrs. Trumble has not been able to catch up with it. She has been seen at many of the places where the White Rabbit appeared but just a little too late. Eino asked her who was tipping here as to the White Rabbit sightings but she wouldn’t tell him. She is saying that one of these days she will catch up with him and poof he will be gone forever.
People are really looking forward to the Pumpkin Festival because the street dances always seem to be full of White Rabbits, dragons and Trumbles. Dr. Fortress says the train for that day is already booked up and he is thinking of running another one.
Eino says he is going to have television cameras located on the roofs of buildings in town and will record the pumpkin festival to see if he can get some answers. Of course if it’s a real demon you won’t be able to get it on tape or at least that’ s what they say.
They were planning a meet the candidates night for the candidates for town council and Mayor this coming week. The only problem is there are no candidates. Nobody wants to lead Pigeon Falls into the future. This may be the only election where people spend money to keep from getting elected. Mayor South took out an add in the paper that in effect said she was not running and would not serve if elected. One wonders if Money spent to keep from getting elected has to be reported to the State Election Commission . Does it qualify as a negative add?

Link for the day: Life in the Corner-Remember to put Dr. John in the comment to get those bad little JCPOINTS. Check your points HERE.
THe owner of yesterday's blog still hasn't come home to moderate his comments.So yesterday's link comments are not in the totals.
We got all of the prizes and certificates out today. Betty puttied some more windows. I ran the trains only to discover that the tunnel aon the top in the middle has sunk and the engine now hits the roof and can't go through. We m ay have to lower the mountain. So I worked on the church web site. I added a new top ten list.( Top ten uses for Water) and pictures from the Fall Congregational Picnic. Now I need to get a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Tell Eino to get the town cameras from IPIX. I need that stock to start going back up.

Mrs. Trumble in cahoots with the White Rabbit?

4:29 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Again I agree with your saying. You can worship the Lord not only in the privacy of your car but everywhere.

5:12 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

we have drive in banks and of course fast food but not anything like drive in pharmacies or funeral goodness how does one do a funeral like that?!..the pharmacy sounds good to me though.

the pics are awesome. i'm glad you guys have always frozen the adventure or memory in time.

i can't believe waking up to see your partonage like that. glad no one got hurt. did they ever get the vandal? i betcha that was the talk of the town for a while..did you talk about it in your sunday sermon?
Eino shouldn't tell the town people what and how he is trying to catch anything. the way he doesn't give his hand away. Mrs. Trouble is sneakier than first thought i suspect. the festival sounds nice..can't wait to hear about Dr. Fortress train rides.
someone has to step up to run for Mayor. it seems fair that it should be Eino for he does more for that town than anyone. he has over and over taken on the responsibilities of cleaning up after the mayhem. not once has the mayor or the cops steped in. I vote for Eino. he is all deserving and will do a good job.
today's link is so cute. what a delightful time when the kids are that young and everything they do is so fun. hope you both have a great day. i just recently read that the other day you were having a bad breathing day. are you doing too much? is it the changing wheather? pls take care. i don't want you suffering or ill. pls let us know how you are doing. i will come back to read your add ons daily now. much love to both.

5:17 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

Do not forget drive thru weddings!

6:05 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I've heard they had drive through Wedding Chapels in Vegas. A far cry from a real church but think of the possibilities.

That must have been a shock to wake up to in the morning.

6:05 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

The drive-thru addition to the church would sure be quite a sight to wake up to.

Eino for Mayor!

7:19 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

In Vegas they got drive thru wedding chapels too! I never heard of a drive thru funeral home though. Durk had that crazy idea awhile back and I shot it down. I will have to tell him about it.

9:24 AM  
Blogger cathouse teri said...

Hello Good Doctor,

Such fun. I enjoyed reading.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous zingtrial said...

Hi! I agree with friday's child you can worship Allmighty anywhere you like He!He!He! wish you well

1:19 PM  
Blogger butterflies said...

Wow..thats a lovely old church.
Too bad the vandals wrecked it but its a great story:)

3:01 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

The pope is an idiot. All Christians are idiots. All Muslims are idiots. Why don't you just all kill each other and do the planet a favor? :-)

5:56 PM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

And can one solicit campaign donations for a don't elect XXX for Mayor campaign?

7:38 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

drive-in funeral parlors? what's on the other side of the drive through- a used car dealership?

8:17 AM  

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