Archive for October, 2008


Posted: October 30, 2008 in Living Stones Church

For a kid…trick or treating is all about mathematics.  It is a “distance between homes” and “time allotted” equation.  Which means…the shortest amount of distance with the maximum number of candy is the winner.

That is what a Trunk-N-Treat is about.  Lots of candy…short distance…and then on to the next house!

Tomorrow evening 5-7 p.m.

Living Stones Church


New message series begins this week…

November 2 – Our Non-Lone Ranger God

November 11 – Why it is Your Business

November 18 – Barbara Streisand was Right

Dear Living Stones Church Parent(s),

The Children’s Wing is now under renovation!! Soon, the children’s space will be a kid-friendly, safe, extremely fun, and spiritually nurturing place … we can’t wait! But until then, you may be wondering, “Where do my kids go?” Beginning this Sunday, 11/2, and for the duration of construction, your kids will meet in a new space for the entirety of the worship gathering. Nursery, now ages infant through 2 years old, will meet in the conference room located in the building. Children ages 3 through 4th grade will meet in “Ruth’s House,” the yellow house directly next door to the church. Enter on the front porch, where you may check your children in prior to the service and pick them up shortly after. The kids will be split into three classes: preschool (ages 3 and 4), K-1st grade, and 2nd-4th grade. In case you were wondering, “Ruth’s House” will be in direct communication with the main building via 2-way radio throughout the services.

-The Children’s Ministry Team

P.S. Don’t forget new service times

begin this week too!! 9:30 am & 11:30 am

Beware of the Teddy Bear

Posted: October 30, 2008 in Uncategorized

You have to watch this until the end!  Thanks to Wally Last for the send…funny!

The fourth of our four message series entitled “More Than Words” is now on-line.  The message is on faith.   You can find the messages here.

This coming weekend there will be TWO important time shifts in regards to worship.

1.  Don’t forget that we move from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time giving us AN EXTRA hour of sleep!!!

2.  We are also changing the times of our services to 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. – throwing in an extra 30 minutes of additional sleep!

So, if you forget these two changes, you will be an hour and a halfearly to worship on Sunday.  That would be no problem for us.  But you need to know if you show up an hour and a half early – you de facto become a part of the sound/computer team and 1st impressions/coffee making/communion prep team!! 🙂

Phillies win the world series.  ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz…..  If you are a Cubs fan – are you one at birth or is it environment?  Nature or nurture?  Genes or choice?  The important moral issues of our time.

South Bend Crime

Posted: October 28, 2008 in South Bend

What is up with all of the shootings over the past 48 hours?  Six in two days!!

Follow-up from my car being broken into – my neighbors on Sunday morning had their car broken into as well (I have an alibi)! 

I got my car back yesterday from the body shop.  $1200 to replace a door handle!!  $1200!!  And for what?!  Nothing.  There was nothing to steal out of my car.

Crime stinks.

Yesterday the Living Stones Church gave me a shout out for Pastor Appreciation Month.  Thank you LSC – I LOVE YOU!!!  My favorite moment was at the 11:00 a.m. service when my nephew,Jalen (6), presented me with a gift.

The other day Jalen and family went to the store.  While there they saw a Jesus Action Figuredoll.  Jalen got excited and immediately said that they had to buy it for “Uncle Sam.”  What was most precious was how serious and how proud he was to have given me a “Jesus Action Figure.”  It was just about the sweetest thing ever!  I love it.  It goes down as one of my most cherished gifts!  (as a sidenote…Jesus comes with poseable arms AND gliding action…how cool is that?!) 🙂

Big Day Tomorrow at the Living Stones Church.

Several things going on:

1.  I’m back preaching!  This might not be very exciting to you 🙂 …but it is exciting to me.  My whole family has missed Living Stones Church BIG TIME.  We’ll be ecstatic to be back!

2.  Living Stones Church Blood and Bone Marrow Drive from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

3.  Our Intercessory Team has planned a Prayer Time tomorrow afternoon 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in The Quarry.  Come and pray for our church, community, different needs.  You can participate as much as you feel comfortable.  Stay for the hour or come for 15 minutes – there will be different prayer stations, people to pray with you, etc.  It will be a powerful time.

4.  I’ve been hearing much about some generosity being gathered for the Holstein’s whose house caught on fire a week ago.  You guys are awesome!!  Thank you to Buffy Gerndt for being such a pivotal point person to make ALL of this happen!!

5.  We will be finishing our series More Than Words with a message on FAITH.  It will include an Indiana Jones movie clip.  Not that new Indiana Jones…I’m going Old Skool!!!