Wednesday, March 19, 2003
I was going to do a St. Patrick's Day post, but there were so many really good ones already posted on other sites that I decided I had nothing salient to add to the discussion.... Happy belated St. Patrick's Day to all.
I am "facilitating" again tonight, and have planned a little St.Pat's theme for the discussion. We're going to read St. Patrick's breastplate (an abridged version--I cut out that "protect me from women and smiths" part), and sing "Be Thou My Vision"--accompanied by CD if one of us can find a good "sing-along-able" version in our CD collections, or a cappella if not. I even made my locally famous Irish soda bread for the all-important "eating together" part of the evening.
And this is the main reason I was posting, to tell a short story--on Saturday, as several of us were leaving work, one of the girls was in quite a hurry. She said she needed to get to her church, because she was serving as assistant producer that evening. I asked if she meant assistant producer of the TV broadcast or of the video taping, and she said, no, assistant producer of the service. I was stunned. I know they have 8,000 members and all that, but it seems to me that any church service that requires a production staff to successfully occur is just too daggone big. Don't get me wrong, this church does wonderful things for the community and are very nice folks and all that--I just don't think I could do the mega-service machine again. For those who are so inclined--go for it with my blessing. It's definitely not for me, though.