Friday, March 27, 2009

The Bigger Story

During last Sunday’s sermon we explored the notion of stories. All of our words and deeds have meaning based on the story that surrounds them. We never are just driving in a car. Instead we are going to get groceries, going on vacation, going to visit a friend, or going to work. In turn these larger activities fit into a larger story. As we consider how our activities take on their meaning from more and more comprehensive stories, as Christians we believe that those stories ultimately have their meaning in the cosmic lovescape of God’s grace. God invites each one of us to live all of our words and deeds into the eternal story of God’s redeeming love.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Glad I Didn't Do This

Published: March 23, 2009

Filed at 3:43 p.m. ET

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- A pastor and parishioner have been cited by police for shooting an arrow during a church service. The pastor asked to have the arrow shot across the front of the church during a recent service at Pentecostals of Sheboygan County as a 'teaching tool.'

As the parishioner prepared to shoot the arrow with his bow, one man stood up and objected, telling the pastor it was unsafe and illegal. Parishioners said the pastor told the man to be quiet and sit down.

When the man objected a second time, the pastor asked him to leave. He did and called police.

The parishioner was cited for using a missile indoors and the pastor was cited for aiding and abetting. Both were fined $109.


Information from: The Sheboygan Press,