Oct 22, 2015

The Eye of the Needle

I really do apologize for this. But as I was writing my stewardship sermon, I couldn't get the the Rocky III theme song "Eye of the Tiger" out of my head. Except this 1982 song by the band Survivor morphed into "Eye of the Needle," a reference to Jesus' statement that "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven."

Here's the movie scene with the song if you have no idea what I'm talking about. It does kind of make you want to start training to fight Clubber Lang.

Anyway, before I could finish my sermon, I had to get this distraction out of my head. So here you go. I suggest having the choir sing it as the offertory anthem on Stewardship Sunday.

The Eye of the Needle

Risin’ up, back in the church
Did my time, raised my pledge
Went to communion 
Now I’m back in the pew
Just a man and his will to give more
So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your pledge card for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of your church
You must fight just to keep them alive.

It's the eye of the needle
It's the thrill of the pledge
Risin' up to the challenge
Of our Rector
And the stewardship chair
Stalks his prey with his phone
And he's watching us all with the
Eye of the needle

Face to face, out in the narthex
Hangin' tough, stayin' gen’rous
They stack the odds
Still we take to the pews
For the pledge for the church to survive


Risin' up straight to the top
Had the guts, got my tithe in
Went the distance
Now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to give more


The eye of the needle
The eye of the needle
The eye of the needle
The eye of the needle

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