First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008
815-544-6402

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mes amis,

Quickies:

1. Is it just me?  I'm starting to wonder what our Lord has in mind with this global cooling.  Have you noticed that it has snowed almost every Saturday into Sunday since 12/22 along with most Tuesdays and Wednesdays (Midweek)?  I'm checking out the Greek in Romans 8:28;

2. Our directory will be distributed after both worship services this Sunday!  Let it snow, let it snow, let it...  Aside from changing the clocks, the directory is really, really, really well done with thanks to Kathie, Karen, Marilyn, Donna, Darlene, and you!  Of course, if you miss services because of the inevitable snow, well, uh, uh, uh,...remember, we ain't Mormons; meaning no stand-ins!  One copy per family and copies are limited;

3. The directory allows for additions; which is good because it's already out of date and will be out of date in an Acts 2:47b kinda way.  It's/He's/you're happening on the corner of L&M!  BTW, I will be using this daily during prayers and especially on Wednesdays during MCM that commences about five minutes after I hit the send button for this; and

4. Reviewing script 202 (below), the change will begin this week!  While I've never had such a response to anything I've written - keeping in mind that I've recently been named the #1 non-best-selling author in the history of mainline Christendom - the responses to this have been overwhelming, numerous, and all positive.  Here are two very interesting responses:

From Jeff Barrett who's been in our, uh, lectern and is the renowned pastor of Blackhawk Presbytery's Genesis Community Church: "We have been using the 'sin' word in the Lord's prayer for many years.  'Debts' sounds like my credit card is a bit over-extended and 'trespasses' like I walked on some guy's lawn.  'Sins' gets to the heart of the matter and brings us to our knees more often than not."

From South Carolina's Jim Wilken of, uh, Jim Wilken Ministries: "Endorse the return to what Jesus probably said in the first place...After all, 'The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ came to save...debtors...trespassers?'  NO!  Sinners, silly!  Who do we think we're fooling anyway?...BUT when words get changed, well, you know all about revealing idolatry!"

Selah, Selah, my...!


Blessings and Love!

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