First some piano renditions, then poetry and then the next presentation is the mixed choir. The list goes on as the congregation smiles, applauds and waits anxiously for their particular participant to bravely face the amassed faces before them. It takes real courage to hold that mike and attempt to remember all you had practiced. That night we were especially impressed by one young lad who sang ‘The Elements song’, which is a verbal rendition of the names of all the Elements on that chart that used to hang in the Science room…remember?
Of course some performances had a bit more polish than others but after all we were a non-critical audience. A small skit ended with one young man reading scripture off his telephone; which just blows the minds of seniors who have not quite managed to absorb all the new communication technology…but they are learning. An added pleasure was a joke or two, and even if you had heard it before, you laughed heartily. What a great evening we had together…young and old. Such fellowship is a gift from God.
And of course the evening ended with ‘food’. I believe gluttony is considered a sin…we came pretty close to sinning at some of our ‘after the event’ coffee times. But how can you resist all those delicious home-made temptations made by the best cooks in town?
A recent article given me, to include in our church newsletter, explains what various denominations do in case of a fire…they should have said that Presbyterians grab the food on the dessert table and then head out of the building.
I love church events..they are so human..everyone sharing, no one criticizing and the promise of food at the end of the evening. Perhaps that is a good way to live our lives…everyone sharing, no one complaining, and food for body and soul when the work is done.
No wonder I enjoy those church events so much.