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rev-el-ing (rev´el ing)  to take great delight in and occasional boisterous merry-making

 

BINGO!!!! BINGO!!!! BINGO!!!!

My 2020 bingo card had “Murder Hornets,” a “Derecho” [ground hurricane with winds over 100 mph], “Tiger King,” “Asteroid Hitting Earth” and “Cannibal Ants Escape Nuclear Bunker in Russia” all in a row! How lucky am I?!!! It would have been double bingo, but “the Apocalypse” hasn’t happened…..yet.    

Christians have been waiting for the end of the world [where Jesus returns and judges the nations] for about 2000 years now. Early on, the Apostle Paul advised believers not to get married if they were single because the return of Christ was imminent. You can look it up for yourself [1 Corinthians 7:25-31]. Boy…was he off by a LOT, in more ways than one. I wonder how long our faith would have survived if everyone thought the end was near, and that everything that makes this life meaningful was a waste of time. If we’ve learned anything over these past 5 months, it’s how mainstream that sort of thinking has become these days.   

Someone told me recently that “we’ll never put an end to poverty and homelessness.” Another assured me that a spike in COVID deaths is “sad but inevitable,” and still another announced that they’d “given up on politicians being able to work together to better anyone else’s life but their own.” So, in conclusion….let’s all just take off our masks, give each other a big wet kiss on the lips, and let the chips all fall where they may! C’mon Jesus! Ride that heavenly escalator down from the clouds and clean this mess up once and for all!!   

There’s just one little problem. Your life may end tomorrow [or even today God forbid] but I suspect the world is gonna keep on spinning for a good while longer. And as long as it does, it’s not God’s job to clean up our mess or fix our mistakes…it’s ours.   

I don’t know what’s around it, but I suspect we’re gonna be turning a corner soon. And when we do, the fruits of our spiritual labors are going to be needed more than ever.  

  • Evictions will leave more people homeless than ever before.  
  • Food banks and Soup Kitchens will be overwhelmed.  
  • Racial divides will be wider than ever.  
  • The number of sick people will continue to rise along with the debt incurred by it.  
  • More families than ever will be fractured and fraying at the seams. 
  • More churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques will be on the brink of failure.  
  • And I wouldn’t count on a Cosmic Street Sweeper coming along anytime soon to clean it all up.    

 It’s our room, and we’ve either got to be committed to cleaning it up or living in the squalor we helped to create. Take your pick. The cleaning lady is probably off for the rest of this millennium. Deal with it.   

I need ALL of you to consider something more important than coming back TO church. I need you all to committing coming back to BE the church! You’ll live with having to put up with digital worship for as long as we have to continue it. People need to eat…and I need feeders. People need human contact…and I need people willing to reach out and befriend. People need caregiving…and I need caregivers. People need to know that this ISN’T the end  of the world. Because it’s NOT! It’s simply the beginning of a new one. Let’s get to work. Email me with what you can do. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

In the Spirit.  

       Bob Faulhaber Jr.                                                                                                                                  

2020 September Worship Schedule

  • 10 a.m. Worship Service will be at the Lake

Most Sundays:

  • Cool refreshments after worship
  • Activity bags for children
  • Talented musicians each week

Please check here (marlcongchurch.org), wait for your weekly Phone Tree update, or call the church office for a pre-recorded message by Saturday of that week for more information about service.

If you are NOT listed in our Phone Tree System or have stopped using a land line, please contact the church office at 860.295.9050 with your most current phone number so that we can add it to the system. 

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Congregational Church of Marlborough

United Church of Christ
35 South Main Street – PO Box 57
Marlborough, CT 06447
 


An Open and Affirming
Faith Community

Rev. Bob Faulhaber Jr

Senior Pastor

860.295.0432

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Alice Rowley Church Administrator
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David Mulligan Music Director
Gwen Lawson Christian Education Director
and Junior Youth Group
Scott Reid Senior High Youth Director

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