Monday, November 29, 2010

Who Has The Sermon?

I hope all had a Happy Thanksgiving. We went to my son Pete's house for the meal, we all went including the dog. The food was very good, and we all ate too much. The dogs[Pete has a dog too] also shared in the meal, but that was not the way we thought it should be. As we were eating apparently a dog or dogs had some pie crust. We were not sure if the pie had been crushed on the way there or not. One pie was missing crust on one side, but later Spanky was after the pie so that answered that question. My oldest grandson made five pies. One of the pumpkin pie was made from scratch starting with the whole pumpkin. Canasta was played. As Lori's mom was leaving the house she placed the left over beans in a pot on the floor, not having a dog of her own at home, and the dogs added to their meal for the day.
Pat,Curtis, and the boys had to go back early Sunday. Pennie and I were at the church at 7AM to set up. I carried in the cookies I made for fellowship after the service, leaving my purse behind. I returned to the car to get my purse, and the church door locked behind me. I was left outside in the very chilly weather. I knocked, and knocked. After about five minutes Pennie heard me, and let me in. It was celebration Sunday for the children and they got to play a quiz game going over the material they had for the last unit. They also take part in the service by being ushers, greeters, and reading the lessons. At the beginning of the service Pennie explained how the children's offerings were used from last year. The children took part in the heifer program and bought a goat, sheep, a pig,and geese. She had pictures of the animals on sheets of 9x10 paper, she placed them on the pulpit holding them up one by one. Ending her presentation she picked up all of the papers on the pulpit. Pastor Steve when he got up to do his sermon starting looking around, and then asked has anyone taken my sermon. There were no responses. The children did a play for the children's Sermon and there was a thought the the sermon got mixed in with the scripted. Pastor began without his notes, and half way though Pennie looked at her animal pictures and found Pastor Steve's notes. She then brought them forward. We all had a laugh.


quilly said...

LOL! Pennie i8s a sermon stealer! Who would have thought?!

I am glad you didn't have to stay outside for too long, although I bet that 5 minutes seemed plenty long enough!

Anonymous said...

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving as well. :) LOL about Pennie finding the notes. And woot 5 pies...I can't even do one :) Hope you are well Betty :)

Anonymous said...

Well, it was very nice of you all to let the dogs have Thanksgiving, too! :) Even if it was unintentional.

I make pies from scratch, but when it comes to pumpkin, I'm pretty sure it needs to be in the shape of a can. ;) I'm impressed at the amount of work (and flavor!) achieved by starting with a whole pumpkin!

My husband's extended family decided that instead of exchanging gifts this year, we would purchase animals for World Vision. His sister just reported on all the goats, ducks, and chickens that were purchased by the family. It's pretty wonderful.

Finding Pam said...

Oh Betty, I can just see the image of the dogs eating the pie and then the beans. That made me laugh as our dogs have been known to share our meals too.

I enjoy hearing about the kids in church. What a grand promotion Sunday it was with a look back to last year. The animals sound like a good project for the youth.

You can't have a good sermon without some mishaps. That happened to our pastor once. I am glad Pennie found his notes.

Burrr! Being locked out is never fun especially in the cold. It sounds like you had a lovely day with family and Canasta.

I was so glad to hear from you on my blog. That was such a joy to see your comment there.

In closing, I hope you have a Merry Christmas filled with the joy of the season.

Love you,

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with the Family, it was good you didn't have to wait long outside in the cold at the church.