Thursday, May 20, 2004
May 20, 2004
7:19 PM 1146 Miles YTD. 1:53 PM Gregory Koukl offers an solid answer to arguments put forth by supporters of Same-Sex Marriage. Highly recommended. (Hat tip to Craig Hammond and Noe Brambila) 1:25 PM Check out my latest entry, “Question Time,” on my new Crosswalk weblog. 12:27 PM Two big events you should know about: Sunday, June 6, 12:30-2:30 PM VBS Kickoff Celebration in the west parking lot. This coincides with Oak Park’s Day in our Village, the biggest celebration of the year. There will be games, music, food and lot of fun. When you come to church that day, plan to stay for the big party in the parking lot. Satuday, June 12, 7 PM A special “Faith and Freedom” concert presented by our sanctuary choir featuring hand-clapping, toe-tapping, heart-lifting music. 12:13 PM Thursday shout-out to Paul Lynch, Minister of Fine Arts and Family Pastor at North Lanier Baptist Church, Cumming, Georgia. Paul and I go all the way back to our growing-up days in Russellville, Alabama. 10:51 AM Pastor Howard Duncan offers a creative sermon idea:
Every Wednesday at the noon prayer meeting Daniel Fliehler comes with his mother, Nancy. This is the second week in a row that he has asked for prayer concerning the Cubs. Last week he asked for prayer for Alex Gonzalez who broke his wrist, and this week he asked for prayer for Kerry Wood and Sammy Sosa. So we suggested that there would be a whole sermon that could be preached concerning spiritual lessons learned while being a Cubs fan, such as long suffering, endurance, perseverance, patience, joy in the mist of loss, and what true love is, because real love always; trust, hopes, perseveres, bears all things, and endures all things.
Maybe I should do a sermon on “How to Keep Believing After 96 Years” or “Dropped Balls, Billy Goats, and a Hard Sneeze: Life Lessons from the Chicago Cubs.” 10:48 AM A good report from Pastor Davis Duggins about the Legacy Campaign Building Fund:
We’ve had excellent Legacy offerings the past two Sundays — $18,315 and $19,576. So I have just installed the 15th picture square on the Legacy chart. We have five more to go to complete the first row.
10:44 AM It’s going to be a good day. Nick is driving home from Samford University. He spent last night in Nashville with Marlene’s brother and sister-in-law, and should arrive in Oak Park late this afternoon. Mark called yesterday and said he was coming in tonight. A week ago he and started watching “Band of Brothers” on DVD. Tonight we’re going to watch the 2nd episode—”Day of Days”—about D-Day. It’s always a good day when the boys are coming home.