Grif.Net

02/16/21 Grif.Net – Overheard in Church (part 4)

02/16/21 Grif.Net – Overheard in Church (part 4)

In 1972 I was =
called to pastor in the small town of Wild Rose, Wisconsin.  Since =
the town had a loud “noon siren/whistle” every day on a =
tower just 200 feet from our building, our church had years previously =
voted to have the Sunday worship begin early and always end before noon. =

 

Evidently I =
would have more singing and longer sermons than previous pastors, and =
was often interrupted at a high point in the message or in a closing =
prayer by that blasted whistle blast.

 

I complained =
at a deacons’ meeting and they asked me to “adjust” my =
sermon length or I’d just have to ignore the horrible disruption =
every Sunday noon.

 

I did =
“adjust”. In 1975 I was elected to the city council.  =
My first motion was to eliminate the “noon whistle” on =
Sunday.  The other council members, not wanting to offend the =
minister, quickly agreed.

 

~~ANSWERS: =
MINNESOTA TRIVIA~~

  1. What =
is the official Minnesota State muffin? =
Blueberry

  2. What =
is the official Minnesota State motto?  L’Ecole du =
Nord

  3. What =
is the official Minnesota State nickname? Land of 10,000 =
Lakes

  4. What =
is the official Minnesota State baseball team? =
Twins

  5. What =
is the official Minnesota State tree? Norway =
Pine

  6. What =
is the official Minnesota State fish? Walleyed =
Pike

  7. What =
is the official Minnesota State football team? =
Vikings

  8. What =
is the official Minnesota State bird? Loon

  9. What =
is the official Minnesota State grain? Wild Rice

10. What is =
the official Minnesota State gemstone? Lake Superior =
Agate

11. What is =
the official Minnesota State author? Sinclair =
Lewis

12. What is =
the official Minnesota State flower? Pink & White Lady-Slipper =

13. What is =
the official Minnesota State beverage? Milk

14. What is =
the official Minnesota State mushroom? Morel

15. What is =
the official Minnesota State basketball team? Timberwolves (will accept =
Lakers)

16. What is =
the official Minnesota State statue? Paul Bunyan & =
Babe

17. What is =
the official Minnesota State winter event? St Paul Winter =
Carnival

18. What is =
the official Minnesota State summer event? Minneapolis Aquatennial =

19. What is =
the official Minnesota State seaport? Duluth

20. Who is the =
official Minnesota State musician? Prince Rogers =
Nelson

 

~~

Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"