Sunday, April 8, 2007
I do love a good choir
There's only one place I want to be on any given Easter Sunday, and that's New Life, the Church I attended for many years. Pastor Rusty and the choir there are as good as any I've heard anywhere. And they didn't disappoint me today.
Before the program started, Pastor Jack said that during a certain appropriate song, which he named, everyone could take Communion. At this time, the ushers passed out something that was new to me and Cliff... a Communion packet.
It's an individual packet with the Communion wafer sealed on top to be opened first, and the grape juice in a cup below. Seems like a good idea, for sure. Only I wish we'd taken the time to examine ours before the lights went down.
Near the end of the service the choir began singing the song that signaled Communion. The lights were low, and we struggled, trying to free a wafer from its packet. Forgive us, Lord, but we got tickled. At a time when one is supposed to be solemn, remembering the sacrifice made for our souls... Cliff and I were stifling giggles.
Cliff finally got our packets open by the last line of the song.
I hope God had a sense of humor this morning.
Oh, if you'd like to hear the choir I heard this morning, go HERE for a listen.