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Sunny Side Up Sunday

June 21, 2009

Well, it’s the summer solstice today – that must mean we have to laugh, a lot.  As I was cleaning my inbox and throwing away ancient emails last night, I came across this and had a good laugh.

 

 

They’re Back! Those Wonderful Church Bulletins!  Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church services (Summer, 2007 Release).

  • The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
  • The sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water.’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’
  • Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
  • The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict.
  • Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say ‘Hell’ to someone who doesn’t care much about you.
  • Don’t let worry kill you off – let the Church help.
  • Miss Charlene Mason sang ‘I Will Not Pass This Way Again,’ giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
  • For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
  • Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
  • The Rector will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing: ‘Break Forth Into Joy.’
  • Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24th in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
  • At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be ‘What Is Hell?’ Come early and listen to our choir practice.
  • Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
  • Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
  • Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.
  • The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
  • Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM – Prayer and medication to follow.
  • The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
  • This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
  • Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B.S. is done.
  • The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
  • Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
  • The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare’ s Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
  • Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use the large double doors at the side entrance.
  • The Associate Minister unveiled the church’s new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: ‘I Upped My Pledge – Up Yours’

 

 

 

The Crosswalk

Every once in a while, a seemingly-simple email comes around that ends up being quite profound.  This is one of them. Too good not to share … a very wise reminder!

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(I just know the others would have let him cross their bridge, that’s how His followers are.  My story ends like this:  He has in fact crossed, and is on the other side, looking back at where he has come from.  Our little human is praying to God, asking for forgiveness for his weakness and doubt, and thanking Him for His strength, wisdom and for the kindness of his brothers and sisters in Christ who helped him across…) 

Have a wonderful longest day of the year!

 

 

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 21, 2009 9:26 am

    HAPPY SUNNY SIDE UP SUNDAY
    WONDERFUL POST
    HUGS
    debbie

  2. June 21, 2009 9:59 am

    This was very funny! Obviously written by a frequent church attendee. I found some usable things last time I cleaned out my emails too. It was just like Christmas!
    Have a wonderful Father’s Day!

  3. June 21, 2009 11:11 am

    Happy Summer Solstice,
    Thanks for visiting, your blog is so inspirational and many times I have chuckled out loud.
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs: Nerina 🙂

  4. June 21, 2009 1:19 pm

    Those church bulletins were hilarious! I’ve seen many before, but I hadn’t seen these.

    And, I loved the shortened cross illustrations and your comment. It’s true, isn’t it?? Fellow Christians are there to hold one another up and help in times of need.

    Wishing you a glorious longest day!

    Blessings,
    Spencer

  5. June 21, 2009 2:23 pm

    Those wild and crazy Christians! Gotta love em…

  6. June 21, 2009 6:48 pm

    Hahahahaha…. I loved these. My husband was going to bed and I stopped him telling him that he had to sit down and listen. He was pretty sure he had heard them all before, but nope… most of these were new to us! We laughed and giggled and then I sent him off to bed.

    Thanks for giving us a little humor before bedtime (It’s bedtime in Norway now!) We have an expression that says: “laughing prolongs life” – so thanks for making our lives 5-10 minutes longer;) (Now, a lot of little laughs add up you know!)

    Thanks for your sweet comment on Sweeter Living. I have read your princess story and left a comment there too…

    I truly enjoyed the visit and I’m sure we’ll meet up again!

    Good night and sweet dreams…

  7. June 21, 2009 9:00 pm

    Laughter is good for the soul!

    I found the church bulletin gaffs, both hilarious, and charming. I was struck by a sense of deja vu, as I kept thinking of the sweet little lady that typed the church buletin for our church, when I was growing up.

    Best Wishes,

    Kay

  8. June 21, 2009 10:53 pm

    What a turnaround. Ok first I’d like to thank you for the smile, can’t help it from the firs post. it is quite funny.

    The second one is familiar to me. How often we complain to God. This is just too much or I can’t handle this, or the never ending why questions. But then we realize that in the end, everything is for our own benefit. We may not see it at first and we are so blinded by our own selfishness. But the trials we face help us mold as a person and that God would never give one that he can’t handle at all. We just have to learn to pray and ask.

  9. June 22, 2009 7:59 pm

    Those are good for a chuckle. Thanks!

  10. June 23, 2009 2:08 pm

    Just stopping by again to make sure you are doing well. Or, as well as can be, right now.

  11. June 23, 2009 10:58 pm

    Great post Jennifer! The church announcements were a riot!.. and I have seen “the crosswalk” before, but that’s a very good one too!

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