Aug 21, 2008

Vail Vision October 11, 2006

Have you heard about this?

Yahoo! is assembling a digital "Time Capsule" of the human condition in the year, 2006. For the next 30 days (until November 8th), the international Yahoo! websites are collecting submissions from people around the world. Any person with an internet connection can submit digital images, words or sounds. Once all the submissions to the "Time Capsule" have been collected, this whole package will be "beamed" along a path of laser light into space.

Whenever we send "intelligence" into outer space I am reminded of a "Twilight Zone" episode about an alien culture that comes to earth. They are extremely polite and helpful. They have brought with them a book entitled, "How to Serve Mankind". But at the end of the show, we realize that this book is really a cookbook! I hope there are no aliens out there that see this digital "Time Capsule" and say, "mmm. I wonder if they taste like chicken!"

But the creation account in Genesis leads us to believe that the heavens and the earth were created by God for us. It may seem arrogant, but the whole universe appears to have been created for the purpose of creating a cosmic habitat for humanity. The nearest planets outside of our solar system are so far away, even if there is life out there, we will have been gone for hundreds of years before they see what happened to us in 2006!

The project is interesting, though. One of the categories is "Faith". A quick look at the site shows what people have faith in these days. For many, it is faith in Jesus Christ. Does the Great Commission extend to Alpha Centauri? Alas, that is a theological debate for greater mortals than I.

Perhaps God will look at our "Time Capsule" and say, "It's Time". Amen. Come quickly.

Blessings,

David Hook

 

LET'S EAT OUT
Our LET'S EAT OUT dinners are progressing well. The first two are now completed and we know that all who participated had a wonderful evening of delicious food and
great fellowship. YOU ARE NOT TOO LATE. There are sign up sheets on the LWiM table near the entrance to the Church. One dinner is being hosted by Ned and Erin Hall on October 21 and another on November 10 hosted by LouAnn and Patricio Negrete.
Don't miss out on these fun activities.

 

GREETING CARD STAMPING
Jill Raines will be starting her group of Greeting Card Stamping. She will notify you of time and date. If you are interested in this activity but haven't given her your name, e-mail address or phone number PLEASE do it today. There will be a sign up sheet on the LWiM table.

 

CHRISTMAS TEA
December 9, Saturday at 9:00 am is a date that should be on your calendar. That is the day of our final Breakfast for 2006. The menu will be Breakfast Casserole. Fruit/Juice Baked Treats and Coffee or Tea. All Ladies are invited.

 

MICHAEL CARD IN CONCERT
Michael Card will be in concert at Fountain of Life on December 6th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are now on sale either after the services or online at www.fountainconcerts.com. Come see this amazing performer as he performs a Christmas Concert entitled, "Celebrate the Promise".

 

"ME TOO.. -- A NEW ADDITION TO THE SUNDAY SCHOOL HOUR!
"Me Too.. is for children, birth to preschool age, and their parents. "Me Too.. gives the little tots the opportunity to sing songs and hear Bible stories, just like the “big kids'. The new "Me Too.. class will begin the third Sunday in October, the same time as the other classes. If you have any questions, contact Shannon Field at 777-3009.

 

NURSERY NEEDS
Tara Clark is our Nursery Coordinator and has been manning the Nursery during the church service for children infant to four year olds. She would like to have some games, puzzles, books and toys available for the children. If you have something that is in good condition and age appropriate, a bin will be near the Welcome Center for the next two Sunday's. Tara will also have a sign-up sheet for Nursery Volunteers and also one for providing snacks in the Nursery.

 

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS
Christ Lutheran Vail has another exciting new venture in the wings---MOPS, Mothers of Preschoolers, will kick off its inaugural meeting on Friday morning, October 20th from 9:00am to 11:30am at the home of Dr. & Mrs. Chris Hickie. MOPS is for all mothers with children from birth through kindergarten. The purpose of MOPS is to nurture every mother of preschoolers by meeting her distinct needs to the glory of Jesus Christ. If you would like to be a part of this exciting new venture or want more information contact either Tacie Hickie (721-9787) or Polly Phillips (647-7684).

 

CHURCH DIRECTORY
If you would like to have a Church Directory, stop by the Welcome Center!