Friday, September 19, 2008

October/November Newsletter

Mouse Story

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. “What food might this contain?” the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. “There is mousetrap in the house! There is a mouse trap in the house!

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.”  The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The pig sympathized but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers. The mouse turned to the cow and said, ‘There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!” The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house like the sound of mousetrap catching its prey. The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital and she returned home with a fever.

Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient. But his wife’s sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with here around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig. The farmer’s wife did not get well, she died. So many people came for her funeral. The farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them. The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and think it doesn’t concern you, remember when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make and extra effort to encourage one another. Make sure you show this to everyone who has helped you out and let them know how important they are. REMEMBER: EACH OF US IS A VITAL THREAD IN ANOTHER PERSON’S TAPESTRY; OUR LIVES ARE  WOVEN TOGETHER FOR A REASON. One of the best things to hold onto in this world is a FRIEND.       Anonymous

Be Happy, Chaplain Bill Cummins

A Few Words from your PR Person

This is a reminder that at our Oct. meeting will be our annual Chili Supper.  We will start our business meeting at 6pm and chili will be at 6:30pm.  Bring appetites and desserts.  All donations will be appreciated.  A 50/50 will also be held as usual.  
Remember to support our food pantry.  Hope to see everyone there.  

Bill Juergens.



Now I Believe!  Pastor Jackson used this story to illustrate the point of belief in his Sunday morning homily. An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing when suddenly his boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster. In one graceful flip, the legendary beast tossed the atheist high into the air. Then it opened its mouth to swallow both the man and the boat. As the man sailed head over heels, he cried out, “Oh, my God! Help me!” Immediately, the ferocious attack scene froze, leaving the atheist hanging in midair. Then a booming voice came out of the clouds, “I thought you didn’t believe in me!” “Come on, God, give me a break,” the man pleaded. “Two minutes ago I didn’t believe in the Loch Ness monster, either!”