It is Sunday
Saying for the Day-God so loved the world that he gave....
It is Sunday and if you would like to read a very good sermon there is one posted on Alastair’s blog.
It is Sunday and today Andrena , who often comments on this blog, will be ordained into the Lutheran Ministry. If you believe in prayer offer up one for her.
It is Sunday and Betty and I will be attending St. Mark’s which is the closest ELCA church to our home. If you believe in prayer pray for us as we continue our search for a new church home.
It is Sunday and if you pray offer up a prayer for Chana and her ongoing recovery and for Butterfly and James as they approach the end of this part of the adventure.
It is Sunday and if you believe in God take a moment and let the joy and peace of his eternal love fill you.
It is Sunday and if you don’t believe in God it is okay because He still loves you and so do we.
@@@@- News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my garage where trains still run, dragons fly, and today lots of Lutherans are in Church– It is Sunday in Pigeon Falls and more members of Last Lutheran than usual are in Church. This Sunday they are not there because it is between golfing , fishing, and hunting seasons . They are not there because they have nothing else to do. They aren’t even there because their wife made them go. No, today they are in Church for a far higher moral purpose. They have heard that Pastor Marvel is considering leaving and they want to see or hear for themselves. Like the good Christians they are they refuse to just pass along a rumor they have to go and check it out. But this morning they were disappointed because Pastor Marvel said nothing about leaving or not leaving. He just preached his usual good sermon, conducted the usual services, made the usual boring announcements ( you know like the youth will meet, the women will meet, the quitters will meet, the committee to schedule meetings will meet) and that was that. Lutheran protocol frowns on asking the pastor directly if he or she is considering leaving. Aside from that the Pastor can always answer. “ If the Holy Spirit calls me to another parish I am always ready to go.” That way God gets the blame or the credit for what is happening. Some pastors even go so low as to say “ It is all up to the Bishop” as if Bishop’s weren’t to blame for enough things in the church. So the members of Last Lutheran left this morning not knowing any more than they did when they came. But they were reminded how good a preacher Pastor Marvel is and how they would hate to lose him. Of course they didn’t know that since he didn’t have much to prepare this week he borrowed a good part of his sermon from an Episcopal Priest named Alastair , who posts his sermons on his blog. This is not plagiarism it is simply sharing the Word.
Nancy is having dinner today with Tommy, the writer. Actually she is bringing dinner to Tommy, the writer because he is so into his writing at this moment he can’t stop to cook. Nancy is worried about him neglecting his health just to get this novel done. Writers tend to do that you know. They also sometimes cut off an ear because of love. No! that’s artists. They are even stranger than writers.
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We went to church at St. Mark's this morning. Thisa may be the church for us. I felt so comfortable . The pastor is not the greatest preacher but he seems to be a great pastor. Then we came home and I spent a dull day with the high point being the Sunday paper. I did visit most of the links on my list. Now I need a breathing treatment.