I know, you would think that we're all jokes around here - and we do like to have a good time - but we can get our drama on yo' - and the last two weeks have been that and more as we have delved further into the REAL OT. First up, a video communion reflection taking the story of Isaac and channeling in straight into the story of Jesus. (it's all one story you know - story of everything...) Good stuff.
Next up is another powerful storytelling moment. This time, we're telling the story of Jacob's wrestling, with an adaptation of Frederick Beuchner's story "The River Lay Between" - fused with Bruce Springsteen's song "The Wrestler."
Great stuff, in my humble opinion. Oh, and for those of you still seeking something to chuckle about, there's an Alfred Hitchcock-esque cameo in the Jacob video...
Ellie has already blogged about this so I'm late to the game, but whatev... Can't help myself, and since I'm using her pictures anyway, it's all good - you can see her post on this same topic here.
Yesterday, CCC downtown Naperville campus needed to call an audible on top of an audible. We were unable to meet in our plan B facility this particular weekend, so we met in the park. The weather cooperated and we had a great time. Since we were in the park, we chose not to try to do video, so we printed lyrics out to praise choruses (old school), and needed to alter the service content since it had become a 'family service.' Since Elic and I are regular attenders at our campus, we decided to make appearances as beloved Kids' City characters Bob Blaughblah and Tony the Jersey Cow. We wrote a little skit on the Big Idea and performed it to set the stage for Jon Ferguson's message.
But all of that was setting the stage for the real awesomeness: baptisms! Five were baptized at the end of the service, including Joe and Marj Archbold, who host our small group and are new and fast friends to both Kristi and me. It's so awesome to see God working through people and to get a front row seat for it!