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January 4, 2014


Winter weather stifles true worship

With possible record subzeros descending upon the Northern Plains, worship and other church events are being postponed or cancelled left and right.

One of our regional news outlets offers a “Closeline” so that churches, along with businesses, schools and other public agencies, can post warnings about cancellations or disruptions.

This is a useful public service, but it has a tragic dimension.  It can threaten to provoke spiritual despair.  Today, for example, there is a cancellation far worse than the Catholic education (CCD) classes or some podunk town’s church services:

I had my costume ready, and was set to brave the drive across to Rapid City.  Gone, just gone.  Yes, I’m devastated.  Or you can just call me…


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Hah! Can’t wait to see the selfie.

[1] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 1-4-2014 at 04:09 PM · [top]

Or was that video a selfie?

[2] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 1-4-2014 at 04:10 PM · [top]

Yes.  My Android thingy does video.

[3] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 1-4-2014 at 04:12 PM · [top]

If SF’ers cannot get out to worship, they are welcome to join us on our live streaming video link.  http://www.livestream.com/epiphanyvideo

We are one of the Virginia churches that lost our property to TEO. 

Stay safe…

[4] Posted by RalphM on 1-4-2014 at 06:38 PM · [top]

Forgot - Service is at 10AM EST.

[5] Posted by RalphM on 1-4-2014 at 07:50 PM · [top]

If it’s any consolation, padre, Rapid City would have been a waste of time since I’ve always thought that you’ve had this kind of Lou Reed/Velvet Underground vibe going. 

I’m confined to quarters here in Missouri too.  There’s about a foot of snow on the ground, the temperature’s dropping through the floor and just about everybody is closing up shop today and tomorrow.  But the supplies have been topped off and it’s going to be in the 40’s in a couple of days so it’s all good.

[6] Posted by Christopher Johnson on 1-5-2014 at 05:32 PM · [top]

#6 Blessed Epiphany, CJ.  You know, one of my girlfriends of long ago used to make fun of me for enjoying Lou Reed’s “Waves of Fear” and “Average Guy.”  So if you and I accepted the SSU thing, we would probably line up well on TEC’s computer dating site (they have one, right?)

I have a big ol’ wood stove blazing so the house is comfy… like you, we’ll just wait for the more normal winter temps to return in a few days.

Somebody noted that it is warmer on the surface of Mars, in Siberia and at the North Pole than in Sioux Falls today.

[7] Posted by Timothy Fountain on 1-6-2014 at 11:40 AM · [top]

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