Thank You

It was once said that Thomas Edison attended a nighttime baseball game, during the game the lights on the field went out. The maintenance men could not get the lights to come on, the power company did not know what was wrong, but it is said that the owner of the field had heard that Thomas Edison was at the game. So, he sent members o his staff to find Mr. Edison in the stadium. Once they found Thomas Edison, the staff was instructed to do what ever he requested to make the lights on the field work. All that Thomas Edison requested was access to the announcer’s booth. He took the microphone and asked everyone in the stadium without exception to raise their left hand. Then immediately he asked everyone to raise their right hand, and as the people in the stadium had both hands in the air the lights in the stadium came on and shone brightly. The owner of the stadium questioned Thomas Edison later saying, “I don’t understand how that worked?” Mr. Edison simply smiled and said, “everyone knows many hands makes light work.”

It was my pleasure to witness something to this effect this past Sunday. As our church rallied together to make our 39th Annual Wurstmarkt a total success. Not only did we have ample workers, but everyone was eager to do whatever it took. Workers came early in the morning and worked tirelessly all the way through to the evening clean up.

Thanks to everyone’s hard work, and dedication, our church shone brightly! (even Mr. Edison would be impressed.), It is an honor and a privilege to be part of such a dedicated church family, and I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make the event a success and thank you to all of those who came out on such a beautiful day to support our church.

Your Servant in Christ,

Pastor Jon

 

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