Jesus is Calling

What if in your sleep tonight

The call of Jesus came

And you hadn’t found the time

To be baptized in his name?

Wouldn’t you be sorry then

That you thought you could wait

However long you wanted to

And still avoid your fate?

Oh friend, please turn to Jesus now;

The moment is

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Our Little Church

 Our church building has been in our community for about a hundred years, but for the last few years, the already small congregation has been losing someone to death every few months.  It weighs heavily on my heart that all the remaining parishioners are elderly and there is little chance of keeping our church

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Six Little Christians

Six little Christians tucked in little beds

Heard the church bell ringing and raised their little heads.

One little Christian shut his eyes once more;

“I’m sleeping in,” he said, “That’s what Sunday’s for.”

Five little Christians raised their little heads,

Stretched and sat up straight in their little beds.

One little Christian laid

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Find your Friends in Church

Where do you find good people—how do you pick them out?

Would you trust a stranger on the street and never feel any doubt?

If you’re looking for a friend or a spouse,

You can look everywhere from house to house

And still be unsure about those within—

Whether they’re righteous or steeped in

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A Pastor’s Prayer

 Lord, when I speak in your good name, Keep me free of any blame.   Let my teaching be just and true, The exact message meant by you;   And let me live in a Christian way So people believe the words I say;   And most important, through my vocation, Help some struggler

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The Christian Face

The faces of Christians might not shine with a light so bright you have to look away as did the face of Moses after he met God and talked to him face to face, but there is a Christian light that shines on the faces of Christians everywhere.

My two sisters and I once

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A Prayer for a Communion Service

Lord, I see your cross within my head–

Your broken body, the blood you shed:

And I lift myself before you Lord;

May I be with you in one accord.

Amen

B. Killebrew

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Zip Line Evangelization at Super Bowl Village

I was in downtown Indy yesterday for a business meeting, and I walked through Super Bowl Village on my way back to my car.  There was a large zip line going high above the street for 2 blocks.  The church facing the zip line, St. John the Evangelist, got very creative with this sign

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Gone Fishing

My Son’s voice was fading. Head leaning against the back of the opened fold-up chair, I faced the warmth of the morning sun. Legs stretched out, I propped my feet on top of the fence that kept small children and adults alike from dropping and flaying in the waters that surrounded the small metal

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Church Signs

“Looking for a sign from God? This is it.”

“Free Trip to heaven. Details Inside!”

“Come in and pray today. Beat the Christmas rush!”

“Sign broken: Message inside this Sunday.”

“Do not wait for the hearse to take you to church.”

“This is a ch_ _ ch. What is missing?”