April 13th, 2010


Crew activity on Saturday

Here's where we left things on Sunday:

This Saturday, April 17, the Venturers are staffing registration for the Ellettsville Heritage Hike. Many thanks to Dan F.and Sarah L.for helping us with that.

Everybody should come to EFUMC at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. I have the forms you'll need to do your job.

Scott, Dan, and the boys will then go to Shelter No. 3 at Flatwoods Park to staff registration from 8-10 a.m. They're hiking in from there when the registration period is over.

Melodie, Sarah, and the girls will go to Edgewood Primary School from 8-11 a.m. We'll set up a dining fly there if weather seems iffy. And a table, for sure. You have the option of hiking in when your shift is done. You can wait for the boys, if you like.

As each group closes up its registration post, you need to call me on my cell at 812-584-8247 to tell me how many people have started the trail. I will then tell the Scout leaders so they know how many hot dogs to buy and cook at Campbell/Lewis Park when all is said and done.

After the hike is over (approx. 1 p.m.), the crew is picking up Scouting for Food bags in the Forest Park neighborhood and taking them to the church food pantry. And then, we're done. There will be no meeting on Sunday, April 18.
wayside cross

A loftier theme is in order for today's poetry post

A Hymn to God the Father

Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun,
     Which was my sin, though it were done before?
Wilt thou forgive that sin through which I run,
     And do run still, though still I do deplore?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done;
          For I have more.

Wilt thou forgive that sin which I have won
     Others to sin, and made my sins their door?
Wilt thou forgive that sin which I did shun
     A year or two, but wallowed in a score?
When thou hast done, thou hast not done;
          For I have more.

I have a sin of fear, that when I've spun
     My last thread, I shall perish on the shore;
But swear by thyself that at my death thy Son
     Shall shine as he shines now and heretofore;
And having done that, thou hast done;
          I fear no more.

-- John Donne


I returned to my occasional series, "Faces in the Crowd" last Sunday, preaching on Ishmael. This Sunday, I'll be preaching on Rahab the Harlot, followed the next Sunday by Jephthah and his Daughter. How's that for searching the Scriptures, eh?

"Faces in the Crowd" are sermons based on the life stories of some of the lesser known characters in the Bible. I've written enough over the years to publish two volumes of sermons from this series (one Old Testament, one New Testament).