April 16, 2017 Easter!
It's Easter morning! The most glorious day in the church year! We are gathered to celebrate the resurrected Jesus, the empty tomb, new life!
But first a joke; a rolling stone joke. A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her name plate that the teller's name is Patricia Whack.
So, he says, "Ms. Whack, I'd like to get a loan to buy a boat and go on a long vacation." Patricia looks at the frog in disbelief and asks how much he wants to borrow. The frog says "$50,000." The teller asks his name and the frog says that his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it is OK, he knows the bank manager. Patti explains that $50,000 is a substantial amount of money and that he will need to secure some collateral against the loan. She asks if he has anything he can use as collateral.