Six humans trapped by happenstance In dark and bitter cold Each one possessed a stick of wood, Or so the story's told.
Their dying fire in need of logs, The first man held his back. For on the faces around the fire, He noticed one was black.
The next man looking ‘cross the way, Saw one not of his church, And couldn't bring himself to give The fire his stick of birch.
The third one sat in tattered clothes, He gave his coat a hitch. Why should his log be put to use, To warm the idle rich?
The rich man just sat back and thought Of the wealth he had in store. And how to keep what he had earned From the lazy, shiftless poor.
The black man's face bespoke revenge As the fire passed from sight, For all he saw in his stick of wood Was a chance to spite the white.
The last man of this forlorn group Did not except to gain Giving only to those who gave Was how he played the game.
The logs held tight in death's still hands Was proof of human sin. They didn't die from the cold without, They died from the cold within.
ESCANABA NEWS & NOTES
Orphan Sunday—2014 Thank you so much for your concern for the orphans around the world. In Escanaba, we collected a total of $1,735.26. We’ll mail a check to Orphans Lifeline this week!
Congregational Meeting TODAY The meeting will be held right after church today. No lunch is planned. We hope you’ll join in discussing reports from various ministry groups.
Baby Shower for Greta Briere TODAY Sunday, November 23rd at 3:00 at Erin’s house. Greta is registered at Babies R Us and Target. There’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner To anyone alone for Thanksgiving, join us at the Escanaba Senior High School cafeteria for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner. To volunteer to help or donate food, call the Community Foundation for Delta County at 786-6654. To make a reservation, for a ride, or to have a meal delivered, contact Community Action Agency at 786-7080. Handicap-accessible and rides are available.
Family Night –November 26th Wednesday we meet for supper is at 5:30; activities at 6:00. Our activity will be based on the story of Gideon found in Judges 6 & 7. The new volunteer sheet for December is posted. Volunteers this week: Meal: Huff; Songs/prayer: Marc; Activity/Game: _____; Memory: Huff.
Family Night Memory Verse for November: “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
ESCANABA PRAYER REQUESTS
Brigette Gravelle’s son, Merrill, was taken to OSF ER for a diabetic coma. He has been airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital. Last report: he is not in a coma and responsive. Missy will be seeing a specialist in Marquette for her shoulder on Nov 25.
Tom Grant is improving but still needs intensive rehab. He’s in Room 381, Marquette General Hospital, 580 W. College Ave, Marquette 49855. There’s a basket for small gifts or cards.
Phyllis Hazen has left for the winter. She hopes to return to the UP in May—if the snow’s gone.