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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Several years I went to the National Prayer Breakfast. It was a good experience, but there was nothing there that year quite like Bono's prophetic words this year. - - - - Thanks to a reader of this blog, there will be Krispy Kreme donuts at our 8:30 class Monday morning at the ACU lectureship. Greg Kendall-Ball, Travis Stanley, and I are teaching a class called "Blogging Isn't a Dirty Word." We'd love for you to come, but please know that it is BYOM. (Bring your own milk. We'll have the donuts.) - - - - Here's your warning: Sheryl Thomas is singing "A Living Prayer" at the very beginning of our service. Don't be late! Here's the Sunday assembly order: "A Living Prayer" (zoe) The Lord's Prayer "How Great Is Our God" "We Will Worship You" "Ancient of Days" "Blessed Be Your Name" "You Were There" (zoe) Communion thoughts and prayers: Clint and Alana Logue "The Bread Has Been Broken" "Mighty Is the Power of the Cross" Family Concerns Pastoral Prayer "Come Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy" Message (Matthew 5:43-48) "Lord, Reign in Me" "I Belong to Jesus" Benediction


  • I had linked to Bono's comments through a U2 website and watched with amazement. He is a fresh perspective to the status quo of Washington. His words are inspiring and they always make me question just how much I am cocooned in my small world.
    Some of my blogger friends and I plan on attending Monday morning, we didn't need the enticement of donuts, but thanks for the treat.

    By Blogger Tammy M., at 2/18/2006 05:53:00 AM  

  • I have watched the Bono clip several times now with several people and each time I am struck by his love and candidness - as well as his hesitancy of self, but not the message (sort of like every prophet I have read about in the OT).

    Sorry I'll miss you, Greg and Travis - I'll be driving one of the shuttle vans for most of each Lectureship day.


    By Blogger Donald Philip Simpson, at 2/18/2006 06:23:00 AM  

  • I would love to be there but, I guess I'll not make the trip this time. You're the reason I got started on all the blogging... what did I do with all my time before?

    U2's new cd is not that bad either!

    By Blogger That Girl, at 2/18/2006 06:24:00 AM  

  • See you, Tammy. Donuts are sort of a joke. I doubt if we'll really entice anyone with Krispy Kremes. (Though if Deana shows up from Houston, I'll know I was wrong.) We've just been thinking about the nature of blogging, though. It is a sort of community. Sometimes don't you imagine that you're connecting with people over Starbucks (coffee--yuk!) and donuts?

    By Blogger Mike, at 2/18/2006 06:57:00 AM  

  • Bono's speech is tremendously powerful. It's an understatement to say we are sorry we won't be in Abilene this year and at Highland tommorrow morning. We would have probably needed chains on the tires regardless - typical Lectureship weather. One more reason why Mark moved it to Fall?

    By Blogger KentF, at 2/18/2006 08:30:00 AM  

  • As I read over the order of worship for your morning service, I started singing each song to myself. Because I think our own services may be cancelled(due to icy conditions), I'll use that order to have my own worship time with God today. Thanks for printing it for all of us out in blog land. So wish I could be there in person! Sheryl's voice makes my heart soar!

    By Blogger annie, at 2/18/2006 09:47:00 AM  

  • Looking forward to tomorrow morning! And don't underestimate the power of Krispy Kreme-don't be surprised if I show up on Monday morning just for that...although I love you guys, too! :)

    By Blogger Katherine, at 2/18/2006 10:31:00 AM  

  • We're singing "I Belong to Jesus?" Cool! I didn't realize the CoC's knew that one. Then again, Jernigan's stuff always seems to arrive late in the Churches of Christ...probably waiting for an acapella arrangement. I'm still waiting on an arrangement of "Great is the Lord Almighty" that has all the verses instead of just the chorus.

    By Blogger Alex, at 2/18/2006 10:52:00 AM  

  • Yes, to your blog community comment. I hope we can order CD's of the Monday morning class. That one jumped out at me when I received the program. I'm with Terri - you're the reason I'm bloggin. Thanks for starting our special community.

    The worship service sounds like heaven.

    By Blogger Amy, at 2/18/2006 12:22:00 PM  

  • I made my nursing students watch Bono's speech in class. Not sure they were as excited about it as I was. A few perked up.

    My favorite parts are: 1. getting involved with what God is doing, because it's already blessed and 2. God's message to us about poverty.

    By Blogger Lisa E, at 2/18/2006 12:23:00 PM  

  • It sounds like it is going to be an amazing service. What a great way to start Lectureship. I hate that I won't be there to share in the wonderful worship that Zoe always brings to Highland. This is my first year since starting college to not attend Sing Song or Lectureship. I didn't even realize Sing Song was this weekend until a few days ago--I guess that's what happens when you move away from Abilene. I pray that everything goes well, both at Highland and during Lectureship. God Bless!

    By Blogger ErinEC, at 2/18/2006 12:28:00 PM  

  • Two things about Bono's speech.

    He didn't use the f-word, which is good.

    More importantly, he confuses voluntary giving to church with compulsory taxation to support governments. The federal budget cannot be some sort of worldwide church collection or tithe precisely because it is forced and forced charity is no charity at all.

    By Blogger Old Pybus, at 2/18/2006 12:40:00 PM  

  • Regarding blogging--I have never met you but began reading your blog following last January's accident. By the grace of God, I am one of the crevices that your Christianity has seeped into. I'll think of you Monday morning when I drink my coffee and eat a donut in your honor.

    By Blogger eddy, at 2/18/2006 12:56:00 PM  

  • One more thing about your blogging community--the Bono speech was on Larry James' site the other day--a site I started reading because of you. Also, I've shared Albert Pujol's site with some friends and family due to your influence.
    God bless

    By Blogger eddy, at 2/18/2006 01:00:00 PM  

  • Bono rocks!

    Are Clint and Alana doing the Communion thoughts at both services?

    By Blogger Beverly, at 2/18/2006 02:15:00 PM  

  • Beverly - Yes, and thanks for not hitting me when I picked up the boys at carpool Friday. :)

    By Blogger Mike, at 2/18/2006 02:49:00 PM  

  • Well, Mike I wanted to go to your Lecture on blogging but, alas, I must go read Tacky the Penguin to Mrs. Reese's Kindergarten class. I'll get Candy to tell me all about the class!

    By Blogger Beverly, at 2/19/2006 02:40:00 PM  

  • Mike or anyone else who would know - Is there someplace I could snag a copy of the "blogging is not a dirty word" lecture?

    By Blogger Jana, at 2/23/2006 08:13:00 AM  

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