Archive for June, 2009

June 21, 2009

Communion was served at First Christian Church. THAT’s not news. It’s done that way every Lord’s day. What’s new is it was different. It was the congregation’s first service at the new location. The service was outside. If you can imagine, it was hot and windy.

That’s not going to stop Communion though.

The Fellowship meal is not one to take lightly. Paul described the potentially harmful side effects this way:

28But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

29For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.

30For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. I Cor 11:28-30

Because of the desire to do Bible things Bible ways, the Restoration movement has long been a fan of communion on the Lord’s Day, even if it’s in a vacant lot under a tent on a hot, windy Sunday.

Doing Bible things Bible ways, the congregation went back to the temporary building for Communion II, a pot luck dinner. an Acts 2:46 kind of communion.

This was an interesting Sunday in Altus America. It’s been an interesting communion event.

Yet, even this is not new. The Military has been observing communion in austere conditions for years.
Photograph credit: H/Major John W. Forth, Chaplain of The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (M.G.), displaying his field Communion set near Caen, France, 15 July 1944. Aikman, H. Gordon., Photographer

Roadside Assistance

June 2, 2009
Being stranded on the side of the road never comes at a good time. 

Therefore, now is a good time, while one is not stranded, to check to see how to get help when the vehicle is out of gas, the battery is dead, or the keys are locked inside.

Help can come in three ways.

1.  Check the auto insurance policy.  Many companies offer this assistance as part of the overall coverage.  Some charge extra.  Some do not.  Check your local insurance agent for details.

2.  With more people having cell phones, many carriers offer roadside assistance.  Most charge an extra fee for this service.  Check your cell phone provider for details.

3.  Motor clubs such as the American Automobile Association or the GM Motor Club offer coverage for a price.  While the price may be more expensive than the auto insurance or cell phone coverage, there are other benefits in the form of discounts that often come with the motor club membership.

Of course, the ham radio community has yet another option.  Giving a call on the local repeater is often answered with someone coming to your aid.

Nevertheless, make plans while there is no danger because, when danger comes, it’s too late to plan.