Friday, June 29, 2007

Random Thoughts… (part 3)

We’ve been dealing with a pretty weighty topic—important, but weighty. It is time to shift gears for some lighter stuff. For the next day or two I will “spew out” some random thoughts about church, life, preaching, vacation, etc.

  • Christi and Todd get married tonight! Christi’s family came to Evergreen Presbyterian Church about the same time that I came to the church. Christi was baptized in the Pacific Ocean during one of our church campouts. Christi has been a part of our church choir and our worship team. Todd is a great guy. His family attends the Baptist church down the road. Their marriage will be strong as long as they keep Christ at the center of it.
  • Coke or Pepsi? My son likes Coke. I like Pepsi. Which do you prefer? Note: those of you who are in Texas can vote for Dr. Pepper.
  • Church coffee sucks. Most churches spend a little as possible for their coffee. Adding to the problem is the type of coffee maker used. Poor coffee doesn’t draw people to your church—it can enhance the experience of our visitors and regular attendees. A team from our church visited four churches as we were preparing to start our Saturday night worship service (these were Saturday night services we attended). These are growing churches. All but one had an espresso bar. All served excellent, high quality coffee. I have visited several churches that give visitors a free latte. We have just changed the way we make coffee and the type of coffee we use. In the future we will be adding an espresso machine.
  • Next week I will be sailing in the British Virgin Islands. Check out these photos of the BVI– note: I did not take them. We will be at most of these locations.
  • Fireworks are now on sale in Washington State. Please be safe!
  • It is time to prepare. Natural disasters can happen at any time. Our churches should be poised to provide assistance. In the past year our area has experienced power outages and damage from a sever wind storm and a water system that had possible contamination. Our mission committee has taken steps for our church to become an official shelter. It will take some time for everything to be in place and ready. We pray that our preparation will never have to be used—but if needed, we will be ready.

That’s enough for now…


At 4:38 PM , Blogger Benjamin P. Glaser said...

Coke is to Gold as Pepsi is to Alchemy.

At 12:05 AM , Blogger Principal Mr. Malone said...

Diet Pepsi! Hurray for Christi & Todd!


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