Tuesday, October 18, 2011

[news] This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church

                        This Week At Old South Haven Presbyterian Church


Saturday, Oct. 22                9:30am               Presbytery Meeting

                                            Presbyterian Community Church, Massapequa

                                                       Pastor Tom and Sean Moran attending


Sunday, Oct.23                 10:00am                Morning Worship

                                                       Sermon: “Unfinished Business”

                                                       Lessons:  Deut. 34:1-12  Matt. 22: 34-40


Wednesday, Oct. 26  12noon – Thursday, Oct. 27    12:00 noon

                                                      Clergy Retreat – Cora Maria, Sag Harbor


Saturday, Oct. 29             9:00am           Church Yard Sale and Bake Sale


Sunday, Oct. 30              10:00am                   Morning Worship

                                                                        Reformation Sunday

                                                      Sermon: “What From The Past To Take

                                                                                    With Us’

                                                      Lessons:  Joshua 3:1-17  Matt. 23: 1-12



True Story (we are told)

A bar called Drummond’s, in Mt. Vernon, Texas, began construction on an expansion of their building, hoping to “grow” their business.


In response, the local Southern Baptist Church, started a campaign to block the bar from expanding – petitions, prayers, etc. About a week before the bar’s grand reopening, a bolt of lightning struck the bar and burned it to the ground!


Afterward, the church folks were rather smug – bragging about “the power of Prayer.” The angry bar owner eventually sued the church on grounds that the church…”Was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, through direct actions or indirect means.”


Of course, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building’s demise.


The judge read carefully through the plaintiff’s complaint, and the defendants reply.  He then opened the hearing by saying:


   “ I don’t know how I’m going to decide this, but it appears from the paperwork that what we have here is a bar owner who now believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that does not.”

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