Sunday, December 27, 2009

Just Another Manic Sunday


We cleaned the church this week on Wednesday for the special Christmas Eve service Thursday.

They wanted us to come clean again this morning (just a quick vacuum of the sanctuary, and wipe up the little -- and big -- boy misses is the restrooms), because there is a wedding being held there this afternoon.

The youth pastor decided to have the youth serve muffins and coffee and donuts as part of the youth hosting the service today, doing songs, plays and skits.

So we had to clean up after the service again.

It was worth it to watch the youth ushers almost drop the collection basket and the children commit such bloopers as "Jesus was born in a bar." (No disrespect intended, the child was young and honestly, unconsciously, hilarious.)

Today is:

Asarah B'Tevet -- Judaism

Ashura -- Islam

Constitution Day, Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Feast of the Holy Family -- Roman Catholic

Feast of Marimba, South Africa (goddess of musical happiness)

Kwanzaa Day 2, Self-Determination

Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day

National Fruitcake Day (Unless, of course, you are like me and have spent your last several days with fruitcake relatives, at which point you get a day off from fruitcakes! ;D )

St. Fabiola's Day

St. John the Divine's Day (patron of Turkey, writers; against poison)

Third Day of Christmas

Visit the Zoo Day

Birthdays Today:

Heather O'Rourke, 1975
Bill Goldberg, 1966
Gerard Depardieu, 1948
Cokie Roberts, 1943
John Amos, 1939
Oscar Levant, 1906
Marlene Dietrich, 1901
Sydney Greenstreet, 1879
Louis Pasteur, 1822
Johannes Kepler, 1571

Today in History:

The Hagia Sofia of Constantinople is completed, 537
The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World, 1512
The first public railroad using steam locomotive completed in England, 1825
Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried in Lewes Sussex, 1836
Ether is first used in childbirth in US, in Jefferson, Ga., 1845
The sorld's first cat show is held at the Crystal Palace, London, 1871
Carrie Nation's first public smashing of a bar, at the Carey Hotel, Wichita, Kansas, 1900
Unsuccessful attempt on prince-regent Hirohito of Japan, 1923
Stalin's faction wins All-Union Congress in USSR, Trotsky is expelled, 1927
The Shah of Persia declares Persia is now Iran, 1934


  1. Love "Jesus was born in a bar!"

    My little sister,as a toddler, thought his name was "Baby Cheezits."


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