(Anon): Sorry...but I couldn't resist passing this one along!
No Lutherans were mentioned but they would probably invite
them to the next Church Covered Dish! Go figure...

Ben Oostdam Story # 239


There were five country churches in a small TEXAS town:
The Presbyterian Church , the Baptist Church , the Methodist Church
and the Catholic Church and the Jewish Synagogue.
Each church was overrun with pesky squirrels .

One day, the Presbyterian Church called a meeting to decide
what to do about the squirrels.
After much prayer and consideration they determined that
the squirrels were predestined to be there and the
Church members shouldn't interfere with God's divine will..

In the Baptist Church the squirrels had taken up habitation
in the baptistery.
The deacons met and decided to put a cover on the baptistery
and drown the squirrels in it.
The squirrels escaped somehow and there were
twice as many there the next week.

The Methodist Church got together and decided that
they were not in a position to harm any of God's creation.
So, they humanely trapped the Squirrels and
set them free a few miles outside of town.
Three days later, the squirrels were back.

But -- The Catholic Church came up with the best and most
effective solution.
They baptized the squirrels and registered them as
members of the church.
Now they only see them on Christmas and Easter

Not much was heard about the Jewish Synagogue,
but they took one squirrel and had a short service
with him called circumcision -
and they haven't seen a squirrel on the property since!

BLO copied it 20070126c - Thanks, Barb c.s.! - stories