Sunday, May 17, 2009

And the roof didn't fall in

Today the Methodists and Episcopalians combined forces. Services were held at Bethel UMC and I preached. There were a few kinks in the liturgy, particularly around communion time, but we all survived. And nobody ran screaming from the church during the sermon. I even got a few compliments after the service about it. And the UMC pastor made a crack after the sermon that he was going to have to change his sermon for his next service.

After the service, everybody trekked across the street to our place. The youth group (made up of UMC/TEC kids) dyed and hid Easter eggs for the adults to hunt. Everybody had a great time, and we even had enough goodies and coffee afterwards for everybody.

I was asked several times when we would have services at our place and coffee hour at theirs; but I need to work on that. The problem is that our building is much smaller and can probably only hold 75 people in the pews. So I might have to get creative, because with both of us together (and us at full capacity) we're probably talking something like 110 easy.

One option would be to keep their choir up in our choir pews, along with some folding chairs in front of the organ. Then a row of folding chairs against the back wall, and another row behind our last pew. And maybe one -- ONE -- chair in the aisle next to each pew. That might do it; we'll have to see.

So, all in all, we all survived and the Methodist roof didn't fall in.


Anonymous | 7:59 AM, May 18, 2009  

Have a great trip ... don't forget to bring something home for the kid... the Service was great I got lots of good feedback from my congregation…maybe we could hold the sercvice @ your house on the first day of huntin’ season that way numbers will be down….

Grace and Peace


Reverend Ref + | 11:12 AM, May 18, 2009  

LOL .... Nice. We'll think about that.

Anonymous | 10:02 AM, May 21, 2009  

It was a really good sermon. Thank you!


Reverend Ref + | 6:15 PM, May 21, 2009  


Thank you. Hope you found an egg or two.

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