My 7-year-old grandson likes to look at calendars — the pictures, special holidays and birthdays. When he spotted Easter he excitedly said, "Oh! Oh! Here's Easter ... that's when Jesus rose from the grave, and he's going to do that next year too!"
Read it fast, pastor ....One year at the conclusion of our Maundy Thursday worship, I stepped to the lectern and said, "A reading of the 22nd Psalm" and proceeded to read it while the assistants stripped the altar. I was about halfway through when Trent, then 5, leaned over to this mother and said, "I think this is more than 20 seconds."
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Carolyn Fredriksen Praying through the fluMy 6-year-old son, Garrett, got the stomach flu and kept asking me to help him. He told me to "pray to God and Jesus" to make him better. So I did — and about five minutes later he got sick again. He said, "I thought you prayed for me!" When I said I did, he replied: "You didn't do it right!"
Robin GoodmanOur secretary at Christ Lutheran Church, Wyoming, Mich., was just trying to protect us when she typed the following in the bulletin: "Due to seasonal flu/H1N1 ... the cookie/coffee crew will begin to hand out the cookies with tongues to avoid the cookies being handled."
Grand Rapids, Mich.
Overheard on winter vacation
|"They really know how to treat visitors."|
While visiting a church in Florida, we sat in front of a couple with their five grandchildren. On our way back to the pew after communion, we heard the oldest one say, "I took the wine. And you know, it wasn't half bad!"
Betty HouseCommunion sandwich?The pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Mifflintown, Pa., was explaining the significance of communion bread during the children's sermon. He held up a glass jar with flour, explaining that it was necessary to make bread. When he asked what else goes into bread, little Ben answered with great authority, "Baloney and cheese."
Fairfield Glade, Tenn.