Shark Fishing

A priest was walking along the cliffs at Dover when he came upon two locals pulling another man ashore on the end of a rope.  “That’s what I like to see,” said the priest, “a man helping his fellow man.”

As he was walking away, one local remarked to the other, “Well, he sure doesn’t know the first thing about shark fishing.”

Now That’s Cheap

My Uncle Irv is so cheap he sends one Christmas card out each year – in the form of a chain letter.

Hello Friday

Good Friday morning!  I hope this finds you doing extremely well. 


We are currently in our “Souper Bowl of Caring” drive.  We are asking everyone to donate food or money that will benefit the Bridge City-Orangefield Ministerial Alliance.  This will finish up on February 2nd, which is Super Bowl Sunday.  On that Sunday The Melton Family Singers will be with us for the AM worship service and there will be a Super Bowl party here at the church that evening.


Nobody But Jesus

At the Milan Cathedral there are three inscriptions over the respective doorways.  Over the right-hand door there is this motto: “All that pleases is but for a moment.”  Over the left-hand door the words are: “All that troubles is but for a moment.”  But over the central door there is a simple sentence: “Nothing is important that which is eternal.”   There are so many things that come up in the course of the year.  What will 2020 hold?  More floods, hurricanes, tornados, mass shootings, crippling accidents, or devasting diseases.  What troubles are ahead of us?  We can also ask, what pleasures are ahead of us in the new year?  New jobs, children, grandchildren, wealth, our favorite sports team wins it all, or we get the recognition we think we deserve.  What pleasures are ahead of us this year?


Reason for Voice Mail

Answering machine message:  “Hello.  I am home.  The reason I am not answering the phone is because I am avoiding people I don’t like.  Please leave your name and number.  If I call you back, you are not one of those people.”

Bible Reading Plan January 2020

☐ 1 Reflect on God as Creator
☐ 2 Gen. 1-4 Ps. 1 Matt. 1
☐ 3 Gen. 5-9 Prov. 1 Matt. 2
☐ 4 Gen. 10-14 Ps. 2 Matt. 3
☐ 5 Gen. 15-18 Prov. 2 Matt. 4


January 2020 Calendar of Events

Jan 1          New Year’s Day – OFFICE CLOSED
                  Bible Study @ 7 p.m.
Jan 5          Birthday Bash @ 7 p.m.
Jan 5-9       Revival at West Orange Christian Church
Jan 11         Men’s Breakfast @ 8 a.m.


Smart Car . . . Dumb Truck

Truck driver Klaus Buegermeister was cruising at about 60 mph on the autobahn in Germany when he was pulled over by a police officer.  Why? There was a little Smart Car wedged to the front of his truck – with a terrified driver inside. 


The Christmas Tree

While I was getting my “Christmas haircut,” my barber, Lou, shared with me an incident that had happened a few day before. He was cutting the hair of a little boy while the boy’s father was waiting for him.  The boy was fascinated by the barbershop’s Christmas tree, which adorned with lights and decorations.  He turned to his father and asked, “Daddy, why can’t we have a Christmas tree in our house?”


December 2019 Calendar of Events

Dec 1          Christmas Program Practice @ 4:30 p.m.
Dec 8           Angel Tree Gifts Due Back
Berean Christmas Party
                   Christmas Program Practice @ 4:30 p.m.
Dec 10         BC-OF Ministerial Alliance Board Meeting @ 11:30 p.m.
Dec 11         Area Preacher’s Lunch @ 11;30 p.m.