10:47 PM How ’bout those Cubbies! They just beat the Braves 4-2, first Cubs road playoff win since 1945. 12:16 PM Re: The Legacy Campaign and the $1.3 million in comitments received from the congregation. David Hoy adds this important reminder:
If you add the First Fruits offering amount (and we told people this was part of the campaign—a kick start) the total is actually about $1.5 M or maybe a little more. We should be very encouraged!!
12:05 PM In my weekly sermon e-mail, I commented that most people in Chicago are excited that the Cubs are in the playoffs. (Exception: Some White Sox fans are not happy, but some Sox fans are happy for the Cubs anyway.) And I said that Chicago is a baseball town right now, which is good considering how the Bears played last night. Linda Lou Ragsdale writes from Haiti with this comment: “I guess it depends on which state you live in. Indiana was all Basketball. Michigan was baseball and football.” That’s true. Chicago was all agog about Michael Jordan but you hardly ever hear people talking about the Bulls nowadays. 8:59 AM Important reminder: Awana begins tomorrow night at 7 PM. But due to the ongoing construction, the Wednesday night supper and the adult classes are postponed until January. 6:35 AM The final Living Sacrifices devotional was written by Phyllis Elliott and is based on 1 Corinthians 2:9, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him.” Here’s an excerpt:
1 Cor. 2:9 makes me think of heaven. Revelation describes it in earthly terms, but I know it is way beyond my best dreams. I was holding my dad’s hand as he went to his heavenly home. I felt that I was so close to the door, I could almost sense the glory on the other side. Creation took six days, but think of this: Jesus is still preparing a place for us in heaven. It’s no use trying to imagine it; you just have to be there.