St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Papillion, Nebraska have a race team to compete in a Figure 8 competition at the County Fair in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The race will take place this Friday evening.
The race team is made up of The Rev. Ernesto Medina (Stock Car Division), Jammie Hermans Gaffer (PowderPuff Division), and Jeff Stangl (Mechanic Division).
The car number is 421… but if you look carefully it is really
“Judges 4:21” which tells the story of Jael putting a tent peg
through the temple of Sisera.
Members of the parish painted the car after church last Sunday and
were proud to put the Episcopal Shield boldly on the hood of the car.
The parish involvement in the Figure 8 race is part of series of
Fellowship events which have been planned for July… including an
Outdoor European Style Cookout and Family Camping Trip. (Some in the
parish consider it to be part of the Rector’s 2nd Mid-life Crisis.)
The car itself is “special”…. There is no PARK…. There is a piece
of chicken wire in front of the driver to help keep mud out… AND a
hole underneath the gear shift that allows the air from the engine fan
to cool the driver down.
We expect to have GoPro footage from inside the car available after the race.