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On this date in 1922, Christian K Nelson patented the Eskimo Pie.  Celebrate by having Eskimo Pies for fellowship after worship today.  Invite the people at the grocery store from whom you buy the pies to join you for worship next Sunday.

A year ago, I started this daily posting of invitations in response to a sermon I preached that asked “What good can come out of ______?” and responded with “Come and see.”  It was never my expectation that anyone would do every one of these, but it was my hope that each person reading it would do some of them.  I pray that this has offered some new possibilities as you have considered who God might be calling you to invite to worship.  Today ends this year-long endeavor, but I hope with all that is in me that the inviting continues.  Often, all it takes for someone who is longing for community to be willing to step into the unknown is a genuine invitation.  May you be blessed ….  #comeandsee

Posted January 24, 2016 by juliegvillo in Uncategorized

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Celebrate National Handwriting Day by hand writing an invitation to someone who was kind to you this week to join you in worship on Sunday and sending it through the U.S. mail.  #comeandsee

Posted January 23, 2016 by juliegvillo in Uncategorized

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On this date in 1987, a labrador retriever named Coco saved his two-and-a-half year old master from freezing to death by curling up on top of him. Celebrate Coco and dogs like him by taking treats to a local dog park, and inviting anyone you meet there to worship with you on Sunday.  #comeandsee

Posted January 22, 2016 by juliegvillo in Uncategorized

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Celebrate National Hugging Day (there is a National HUGGING DAY?  WHO KNEW?!?!?!) by hugging friends and hugging strangers and hugging your pastor!  Invite the friends and strangers to your church for worship on Sunday (hopefully, your pastor is already planning to be there).  #comeandsee

Posted January 21, 2016 by juliegvillo in Uncategorized

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Celebrate Presidential Inauguration Day by inviting friends to an inauguration party at your house.  Dress formally and watch the Presidential Inauguration on television.  Invite your friends to pray together for the President and all the leaders of all countries, that they may be granted wisdom and discernment, and hearts that are open to God’s leading.  #comeandsee

Posted January 20, 2016 by juliegvillo in Uncategorized

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Celebrate National Volunteer Blood Donor Month by donating blood at a local blood drive.  Invite those working the blood drive to worship with you on Sunday.  #comeandsee

Posted January 19, 2016 by juliegvillo in Uncategorized

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Celebrate the birthday of A. A. Milne, children’s author and creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and Pooh Day, by holding a pajama party for the under 6 set at your church, and reading stories from the Hundred Acre Wood.  Serve bread with honey for a snack.  #comeandsee

Posted January 18, 2016 by juliegvillo in Uncategorized