Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Janssen Update

Several of you have asked how the Janssens are doing. We had them over last Friday, so I’ll give you a brief report. They sold their house and will be out of West Linn by the end of this month, if the Lord wills.

And, as you would expect, Bethel Baptist Church loves Brian. How do I know this, you ask? On Brian’s first Sunday, midway through the traditional service he was leading the choir in an anthem with his back turned to the congregation. Unbeknownst to him, the ushers, evidently used to taking the offering during the choir anthem, came forward and took the offering. Brian, turned around to the congregation and led them in a hymn. Then he announced the ushers were going to come forward to take the offering (when he had it on the schedule). Imagine his surprise when the ushers refused to come again and someone told him that they’d already had the offering!

You know they love him if, on his first Sunday, he tries to take the offering twice – without a complaint! Some people get uptight when a church takes an offering once per service.

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