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Church Newsletters – Proof-Reader Wanted

1. The cost for attending the Fasting & Prayer conference includes meals.

2. Ladies, don’t forget the rumage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping round the house. Don’t forget your husbands.

3. The sermon this morning: Jesus Walks on the Water. The sermon tonight: Searching for Jesus.

4. Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community.

5. The senior choir invites any members of the congregation who enjoy sinning to join the choir.

6. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

7. Weight watchers will meet at 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use the large double door at the entrance.

4 Responses to “Church Newsletters – Proof-Reader Wanted”

  1. Kathleen Maher says:

    Personally, I doubt many could improve upon this. The phrasing and word choices are all sublimely witty. And, btw, sign me up for the choir, especially since singing ability goes unmentioned.

    jb says: Ah, Kathleen, have you nothing at all for the rumage sale?

  2. Duncan says:

    Yeah, you’ve missed out an ‘e’ from ‘use’ in 7. Aside from that, can’t see a thing wrong with it….

    jb says: Duncan, you’re a star. I said I needed a proof-reader . . .

  3. Proofreaders says:

    Seems to be a quite a few errors in there and I would say that some parts should be re-written to make a little more sense.

    I had to laugh at 4 – who are sick of the community, do you put your hand up? It may be better written as ‘sick in the community’.