Jan 28, 2007

Vail Vision January 28, 2007

American Idols

The search is on for the next "American Idol... For years I have refrained from watching this show, but it now appears that my children are hooked. So last week I watched one episode with them.

The singers were terrible! Simon, the host, said exactly what I was thinking. Some of the performers were almost too painful to watch! And this Simon isn't very nice at all. He is almost brutal in his comments. Many contestants are emotionally overwrought when they find out that they aren't going to be the next "idol...

Is it wrong to tell a bad performer that their bad? Isn't this something that they should have learned somewhere along the way? Is it wrong to tell someone the truth? Probably not. But Simon could show a bit more compassion.

But what I found highly entertaining about this show wasn't the performers. It was watching their abrupt awakening into the real world. It is emotional voyeurism at its worst. I think it's a part of our fallen human nature that we like to see others suffer. I think we are glad we aren't in their shoes.

Yet in a way we are in their shoes. To God we must look just like these contestants on American Idol. We think we're great, but we're not. But because of Jesus, we aren't kicked off the stage. This never causes us to suffer because Christ took that suffering upon Himself.

Blessings,

David Hook

 

VAIL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
"Quest for Truth" is the theme for Christ Lutheran Vail's Vacation Bible School, March 19th - 23rd, to be held in the Cafetorium at Cienega High School, from 9:00am to 12:00noon. (This is the 2nd week of the Vail School Districts Spring Break.) It is open to all Preschool 3 year olds and up through the 6th grade.

Kiki Ngo is heading up this years VBS and is looking for volunteers. She is in need of:
4 Group Leaders
1) Preschoolers
2) K - 1st grade
3) 2nd grade - 4th grade
4) 5th grade - 6th grade
1 Opening and Closing Leader
1 Music Director
4 - 5 Craft Teachers & Helpers
2 - 3 Game Teachers

If God has gifted you in any of the above areas or you just feel a calling to be His servant, please contact Kiki at 574-3828.

A meeting for VBS will be held after the church service today!

 

WOMEN IN MISSION OF CHRIST LUTHERAN VAIL
What are we?
We are "Teams " of women who "Serve the Lord with Gladness" Ps 100:2

Our Mission is to assist each woman of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry among the people of the world.

WiM CLV is not the "usual" LWML. We are made up of teams. The Coordinating Team meets monthly, but other teams meet only when they are working on a special project. For example: Bylaws was one short time team; "Let's Eat Out Dinners" was an activity from Oct.13 through Nov 12 (this was our big money maker); 11 week Women's Bible Study; Cancer Survivors Support Group is an ongoing project for the community. There are other teams: Stampers, Church Banners, Baptism Banners, Christmas Tea, Golf/Tee Shirt Sale, Flea Market Sales in October, Baby Showers and any other project a member suggests. We are also privileged to be part of the Ordination and Installation Service of our FIRST Pastor of Christ Lutheran Vail Church.

We are inviting all the women of Christ Lutheran Vail to check us out and join us. Sign up sheets are at the WiM CLV table near the entry door on Sunday mornings or call Kae 574-8536 for information.

Our next Coordinating Team meeting is Feb. 6 at 7 P.M (These last 60-90 minutes.)

 

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Attention Ladies!!! You are invited to join a Christ Lutheran Vail women's Bible study!

We meet weekly to study the Becoming a Woman of... series by Cynthia Heald. All adult women and mature older (16 and up) teen girls in the church are invited! Bring your friends, too! Please call Erin Hall with any questions you may have at 574-7469.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

TODAY AFTER WORSHIP
Vail Vacation Bible School Meeting

 

TODAY AT FOUNTAIN OF LIFE:
SPIRITUAL WARFARE SEMINAR

The Reverand Jerry M. Kosberg is speaking on "In His Mighty Power: An Introduction to Spiritual Warfare...
A pot luck dinner will be held at 12:00 noon in the Family Life Center, followed by the seminar from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Bring some food to share, a Bible, and
a pencil, and enjoy hearing a wonderful teacher as he leads us through a fascinating topic!