Excommunication Sounds Like This
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Clip #2 (1:38)
Jim Knipe: This is Jim Knipe, Dale
Dale Jordon: Yes
Marlene Jordon: Good morning
Jim: I'm sorry we never got to you last evening
Dale: Oh, that's... sure, that's fine.
Dale: How is Gwen?
Gwen Fipke: I'm fine, Dale.
Dale: Hi, Gwen.
Gwen: I'm here as well.
Jim: Dale, Gwen and I were wondering if, uh... Gwen and I were wondering if, uh,... we could have a visit with you and Marlene.
Dale: Sure, that'd be wonderful!
Jim: Uh, huh. And of course that would just be with the two of you.
Dale: Uh, is... I don't know... we should... we should meet like the scriptures say.
Marlene: Do you not think... ?
Dale: What is this regarding, uh, Jim?
Jim: This is regarding your meeting on Sunday, Dale.
Dale: Yeah, maybe we should meet with the uh, with... , as the scriptures say.
Jim: Uh, huh, and that is that we are going to you and Marlene.
Dale: No, well, yeah that's true, but we need two or three witnesses.
Jim: Uh, no it says we go to you first, uh, Dale.
Marlene: Ok, we can, we can have them come first. That's fine with me.
Dale: Sure, and then we'll be with our, uh... uh, witnesses afterwards. That'd be just fine.
Marlene: When is workable for you folks?
Jim: Well, right now would be fine.
Marlene: Sure, um...
Dale: Would you like to come over now?
Jim: Sure, we could come over. Is that alright with you, Gwen?
Gwen: Yes, that's fine
Jim: Ok, that's...
Marlene: How, how... uh, you're out of town, I understand?
Jim: No, we're back in town now. We're at, uh, at Bud and Mildred's.
Jim: We're not that far away
Marlene: You come along
Jim: Ok, that (sounds good).
All say goodbye and hang up.
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