Hi friends! Sorry I didn't get to post this on Sunday - we hosted an impromptu Super Bowl Party (although does anyone follow Young House Love on instagram? Apparently you're supposed to call it "the big game" because "super bowl" is under copyright - who knew?) and I also figured no one would be listening to my sermon during the Super Bowl anyway - ha!
But on that note - the RCC Super Bowl Challenge is on! I always tell the church that, if the Patriots win, Bruce and I would match, dollar for point, the total number of points the Patriots scored and donate the money to the church. At halftime (when the score was 3-0) our Financial Secretary texted me and said, "The church isn't going to make any money."
Granted, the Patriots helped us out a little bit more in the second half, but the challenge has sort of become a free-for-all - people are multiplying the number of points scored by the number of members in their household, by the number of Super Bowls Tom Brady has won, by the MVPs number or just arbitrarily giving me $20 because "that's what I have in my wallet." We also have a couple of Patriots-haters that are donating $3 for the Rams - ha!
So if you'd like to join in on the fun, you can send cash or a check to:
Rehoboth Congregational Church P.O. Box 325 Rehoboth, MA 02769
Write "Super Bowl Challenge" in the memo line and let us know what your challenge is!
Here is my sermon from Sunday. Kind of a tough passage to preach on, but a really good message when you do the research and look at what Jesus is talking about.