Mars Hill’s plea to parishioners

With the first major service in its new West Seattle digs just days away, Mars Hill has just posted a blog entry pleading with its parishioners to not fulfill neighbors’ worst fears regarding a potential neighborhood parking nightmare. The post’s heading, “Obey Jesus: Park and Ride,” kinda says it all.

9 Replies to "Mars Hill's plea to parishioners"

  • Jan March 27, 2007 (9:23 pm)

    ha…I may not agree with this guy’s philosophies, but that’s definitely to the point…his blog pretty much spells out where to park for the parishioners…:)

  • jeff March 28, 2007 (9:35 am)

    Wow, so glad they are going to love me in this way, by not parking in front of my our houses.

    Maybe that will make up for the lack of love overly churchy people have shown me in the past? You think?

  • Bill March 28, 2007 (11:49 am)

    So far they’ve said Jesus wants us to pull weeds, paint walls, and park n’ ride. Jesus sounds like my mom.

  • A dude March 28, 2007 (1:01 pm)

    Jesus is coming! Hide the bong!

  • add March 28, 2007 (8:35 pm)

    Bill – LOL!

  • Todd in Westwood March 28, 2007 (9:04 pm)

    Wow, I pulled weeds last weekend. Didnt stop to think I was heading a higher calling, just wanted my lawn and flower beds to look better.
    now if someone would tell me to BBQ beef and drink beer for Jesus, i might be into that religion.

    “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
    –Benjamin Franklin

  • Joe March 29, 2007 (4:43 pm)

    As the guy who wrote that post (under what I thought was a pretty humorous title), I’m hoping that, whatever you may think of Mars Hill or your neighbors who are a part of the church, you can see that there’s a serious effort being made to address the parking concerns and to be good neighbors. I live here, too, and care about our neighborhood.

    Jeff, you’re right … I’m doubting this will make up for a lack of love you’ve experienced from overly churchy people in the past or the future. But I’m hopeful you can see past those self-righteous people to the love and acceptance I’ve found in Jesus.

    And Todd, you stole one of my favorite quotes … as a carnivorous, beer lover, I BBQ beef and drink beer for Jesus all the time … he’s pretty cool to hang out with ;)

  • Todd in Westwood March 30, 2007 (8:54 pm)

    Here Joe, here is some more beer quotes, for Jesus.

    Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life
    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

    If the headache preceded the intoxication, alcoholism would be a virtue
    Samuel Butler (1835 – 1902), English novelist

    The heart which grief hath cankered Hath one unfailing remedy – the Tankard
    C.S.Calverley (1831 – 1884), British poet

  • Dustin in Ballard April 5, 2007 (8:19 am)


    Consider this your invitation

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