Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Phones in Church

A man in Topeka, Kansas decided to

write a book about churches around the country. He started by flying

to San Francisco and started working east from there.

Going to a very large church, he began

taking photographs and making notes.

He spotted a golden telephone on the

vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign, which read 'Calls:

$10,000 a minute.' Seeking out the pastor he asked about the phone and

the sign. The pastor answered that this golden phone is, in fact, a

direct line to heaven and if he pays the price he can talk directly to


The man thanked the pastor and

continued on his way. As he continued to visit churches in Seattle,

Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and around the United States, he

found more phones, with the same sign, and the same answer from each


Finally, he arrived in Minnesota.

Upon entering a church in Roseville, behold - he saw the usual golden

telephone. But THIS time, the sign read 'Calls: 35 cents.' Fascinated,

he asked to talk to the pastor, 'Reverend, I have been in cities all

across the country and in each church I have found this golden

telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I

could talk to GOD, but in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a

minute. Your sign reads only 35 cents a call. Why?'

The pastor,

smiling replied, 'Son, you're in Minnesota now.

You're in God's Country, It's a local



Helen said...

Good one. I wrote a similar one on my blog, but the characters were different. That joke is funny no matter how many times you hear it, no?

sherri said...

Good one.

HEy, I mailed your Package so, be on the lookout for an Irish party in a package in your mailbox!

ALso, I don't think I ever told you but I love your new pic and haircut!

Gabrielle Eden said...

I've heard the joke before too, I think it was about Jerusalem. That must be where I heard it - on YOUR BLOG - ha!

Sherri - I'm looking for the package. That's so sweet. And thanks for the compliment!