Nov 8, 2006

Vail Vision November 8, 2006

The truth shall set you free

I am so glad the elections are now over! One of the casualties of elections is the truth. It is impossible to explain any political issue in thirty seconds. So in this past month we have been barraged with "soundbites" explaining why the other candidate is a "no good bum". Both parties fall prey to this practice.

One of our former representatives viciously attacked the President about the war. Even though congress voted to approve the war, the congressman said it was based on a lie. He said, "..this war was unnecessarily and unconstitutionally begun by the president". (Even though his home state was very much in favor of the war!) "The American people deserve the truth"


What was this truth? Whether or not American soldiers had been fired upon by the Mexicans on US territory or not. It was the Mexican War of 1846. The congressman? Representative Abraham Lincoln from Illinois. In fact the newspaper dubbed him with the rude nickname, "Spotty Lincoln... But Lincoln was right to demand the truth.

The truth is important. It's just hard to find. Each side believes they have a corner on the truth. But only one person can make that claim. He is perfect truth. And His truth shall set you free.

Blessings on your week,

David Hook


"He Made a WAY in a Manger..!
Come see --- at Christ Lutheran Vail's Christmas Tea --- to be held on Friday evening, December 1st at 7:00p.m. in the Cafetorium on the Cienega High School Campus. All ladies of our congregation and community are invited, but you must sign up ahead of time; either in the back of the church on Sunday morning or by calling Polly Phillips at 647-7684 (or e-mail You won't want to miss this wonderful evening of Christian fellowship and a time for preparing our hearts and minds for the upcoming season!


are designated for the Gospel Rescue Mission. This Mission feeds the hungry who live on the streets as well as those residing in the area,, but have a shortage of food, and those who reside at the Mission. They (including many, many volunteers) will be serving a Thanksgiving Dinner on Wed. Nov 22. A sign up sheet is on the LWiM table for those who would like to help for two or more hours. The list of needs is also on the table.Take one home with you and bring your gift on Sunday Nov. 19.

The proceeds and Thrivent matching funds (up to $200.00) from the "Let's Eat Out" dinners make it possible for us to aid in many mission projects. On December 9 we will have the opportunity to match up to $100.00 in donations to the Servant Project which we will hear about from Pastor and Amy Michaelson.

There has been interest in the Cancer Survivors Group which will meet on Thursday Nov. 16, at 2:00 PM at the American Legion on S Houghton Rd. A survivor is a person who has survived one day after treatment is complete. Are you a survivor or do you know a survivor, come to the meeting! If you are unable to attend but are interested call Gen Yocum at 762-9440.

Remember the Breakfast on December 9 at 9:00 AM at Polly Phillips' home. There is a sign up sheet on the LWiM table.


Women's Bible Study
Christ Lutheran Vail is going to be starting up a women's Bible study after the first of the year. We are currently planning on using the book Becoming a Woman of Excellence by Cynthia Heald as the basis of our study. Adult participants at all ages and stages of their walk with Christ are encouraged to attend! Please take a moment to fill out the following survey so that we can prayerfully consider your responses when we are planning the study. Include your name and contact information if you would like us to call you when the study starts! You can email your responses to Erin Hall at or drop them off at the information table at church. If you have any questions call Erin at 574-7469 or Polly Phillips at 747-1213.

  1. Would you be better able to attend during the day or at night?
  2. Would you be more comfortable meeting at someone's house or at a park, library or coffee shop?
  3. Is it easier for you to meet early in the week, mid-week, or on the weekend?
  4. Do you need child care?
  5. Do you have any specific areas of interest or concerns that you would like addressed in a Bible study?
  6. Do you like chocolate? (just kidding...)
Please provide your contact information:

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