Pastor Joke

A pastor had a habit, each time he stepped into the pulpit, of saying, “The Lord Be With You.” The congregation would always respond each Sunday, “And also with you.”

One Sunday morning they were having technical difficulties with the microphone and it wasn’t working.

The pastor he stepped into the pulpit and said, “There seems to be something wrong with the microphone.”

The congregation responded, “And also with you.”


The Game of Kubb (pronounced ‘koob’) is a great game for youth and adults. It’s origins are believed to be the PlayKubbVikings. It is fairly popular various places around the US and world. It can be played 1 v 1 or teams of about any size.

In the game, players throw (underhand required), and knock over, wooden blocks. It’s usually played outdoors, but can be played indoors–in a fellowship hall, for example with tile or carpet floor. There is strategy and skill.

The game was recommended to me by Chris at CF Youth Hope in the Quad Cities. The youth there love playing it.

Game sets (made of wood) can be purchased or made (#4H-Project).

Written directions are here.

Video is here.

Wikipedia (also has a rules video)

The next (2017) U.S. NATIONAL KUBB CHAMPIONSHIP  (the 11th Annual!), which is held in Eau Claire, WI, will be JULY 7-9, 2017.

kubb-setPersonal Note: At the time of this initial post, I have not yet played this, so I can’t personally vouch for it. I’m pretty sure I would like it. I’m considering making a set. I think we can make the King using the table saw the same way we made the king for the backyard chess set we made for 4H a few years back.

Jim Olsen, 8/8/2016