This is the pastor?!

This is the pastor?!

This picture was taken on the first Sunday at Advent.

Yep, I actually wore the air respirator during the Advent sermons.

To hear why, go to the sermons page at watervillevineyard.org.

Or just listen here:

12/9/2007 Advent 1: The Matrix

12/16/2007 Snow Day: No Sermon

12/23/2007 Advent 2: Hope!

12/30/2007 Advent 3: Life in the Kingdom

Financial Answers from a Higher Power

You’ve gotta love it when you plan out a sermon in December and ABC News does a promo video for it the week before you’re to preach it!

The next installment in our “Don’t Come Up Short This Year” series is “Flush Debt.”

ABC News was kind enough to do this story:
http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4182646

(It’s about 2.5 minutes.)

Attitude

This quote reminds me of what I spoke about on Sunday when talking about the importance of the stories we believe about ourselves.

Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, gift, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home.

The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.

– Charles Swindoll

I could’ve just got up, read that, and said, “Yeah. What Chuck said.” ๐Ÿ™‚

To hear the sermon yourself, go to the Vineyard Church of Waterville sermons page.

Fun with PR

Don't get caught short in 2008!
I’m having a BLAST with the new sermon series.

I’ve put out 15 posters so far: Starbucks, Soup to Nuts, Jorgensens, the Library, Midnight Blues, Cancun, The Speak Easy, and Joka’s.

Yep, Joka’s. The liquor store. The owner took two and told me to put one on the door so that everyone entering could see it!!

He put the other by the cash registers.

Wow.

And Midnight Blues took 4, one for every bathroom. Lots of business owners like the idea of putting them in the bathrooms. (Sorta goes with the theme. *grin*)