Thursday, October 8, 2009

Is it breaking the Sabbath...

...if I attend the North Valley Baptist Church this Sunday in place of my usual house of worship?


Satan knows he can't get me to commit the doozie sins, but he may have found a method to get me.


Here goes:
A nice young fella knocked on my door yesterday.
He handed me a pamphlet & invited me to their Church services this Sunday.

I never read those things, but this caught my eye:



So I read it.

Every adult who attends in the congregation will be given a
$10 Target gift card!!!


WHAT???
Can this be true?

I asked the youngin' & he said,
"It's a special promotion we're doing."

I thought,
"Your church does promotions?"
S.W.E.E.T.N.E.S.S.

Do I go where I get free Target bucks, or do I go where I hand over a check from my own bank account?

This could possibly be the greatest debacle I've ever been in.

ps- I can seat 8 so if anyone's interested in carpooling...

11 comments:

Jen said...

LOL. The thought also crossed my mind before I chucked that thing in the garbage.

Kevin and Kristina said...

That is seriously awesome. I have never heard of church promotions like that. Tough decision :)

The Mostess said...

$10 in this life, fire and brimstone in the next. Your call, Missy!!

Alie said...

We got that too!! We laughed and said that is the best way to get people to get to church... give them free stuff or money.... brilliant. I just want to know how they got Target in on the deal.

Stephanie said...

That is hilarious. That guy never came to my door, I probably wouldn't have opened it anyway.

I'm just sayin'... said...

Holy cow that is hilarious! Our stake has some kind of connections with a local Vons and on the sunday of stake conference, the kitchen is full of stuff from the bakery...pie, bread, cookies, you name it! Is it wrong for me to base my attendence solely on the free food? I don't think so. :)

Matt and Jessie said...

You know how I love the Target.

Jenni said...

We got that, too, and I considered it for a moment. But, then I remembered that if you buy two remastered Beatles albums at Target, they give you a 5 dollar gift card. So, all I have to do is buy 4 remastered Beatles albums and it's like going to the North Valley Baptist church. But, this way, I'll have something to show for it.

Valerie said...

ha ha ha...can't you do both. Go to their church, get the gift card and bolt, and then head over to your service...just don't let a bolt of lightening hit ya on the way, ha ha ha

The Cardon's said...

That is the funniest thing I have ever heard!!! So what did you decide? wouldn't Ty man encourage it if he know it would technically save you 10 bucks!! That is great!!!

Lindsay said...

Oh man, why didn't I read this post earlier??? I hope you went. I would have. Don't listen to what everyone else commented. Spend the $10 on food storage and surely you will avoid fire and brimstone.