This past Sunday during the children’s sermon we announced that we are going to have a birdhouse contest! Kids, youth, and adults alike have from now until our All-Church Bar-B-Que on May 17th to make a birdhouse. Cory Saum-Blystone showed us how making a birdhouse is not as hard as one might at first think. Local craft stores sell pre-made birdhouses. Cory showed us two birdhouses: one pre-made birdhouse that had not been painted and decorated yet and one that had.
Hebrew Scripture Reading—Ezekiel 47: 1-12
Those of you who have been to Wisconsin might be familiar with the Wisconsin Dells, a popular tourist destination. If you have been there, you are undoubtedly familiar with Noah’s Ark, the world’s largest water park. I have been doing some research on this water park because I thought it might give us some ideas for our capital campaign. Who knows, we might want to turn our roof into a mega-slide, and what better way to attract young families. For those of you who have never been to Noah’s Ark, let me share with you some of its history and features. On the Noah’s Ark website, I learned a little “Ark-o-logy 101.”
This Spring season I would like to offer what might sound like unorthodox advice. I recommend that each of you develop “an incurable allergy.” I especially urge you try to pass along this allergy to your children and grandchildren. Be assured that I do not wish to see members engaged in fits of sneezing during our worship services. After all, I do have to shake many of your hands as you leave the sanctuary.