We did something unusual in our church. The altar railing was recently completed from a prior construction project. Before the railing cap was nailed down, someone suggested that the railing’s hollow space be used as a “time capsule.” Our congregation of March 2010 could write letters of history, prayers, and encouragement to the congregation of March 2047 when our church would be 100 years old.
The suggestion became reality and on Palm Sunday, a greater number than I would have suspected, paraded up the aisle to put their letters and/or photographs into the railing before the top was nailed down.
Since most of our lively congregation is roughly 50 and above, a lot of us probably either won’t be on this earth or might be living near our children heaven knows where. However, we do have two very small children, ages 3 and 4, and it is possible they will be alive and who knows, maybe even living in this area.
I thought this was not only exciting for our future congregation but also a neat idea to do for our children and/or grands. My grandson has requested my history and I’m working on recording that. Now I need to work in some wisdom. Hmmm. That may be the hard part. God Bless until next time.
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At 45, Widow Minshall began 20 years of solo full-time RVing throughout Alaska, Mexico, and Canada. Sharlene canoed the Yukon, mushed sled dogs, worked a dude ranch, visited Hudson Bay polar bears, and lived six months on a Mexican beach. She lectured at Life on Wheels, published six RV-related books and wrote a novel, “Winter in the Wilderness.”