Thursday, February 9, 2012

i'm either a heartburn or a hatchet kind of girl

I grew up in a moderately charismatic church, and for those of you who don't know what that means, in practice it meant that many in the congregation felt comfortable raising their hands to some degree during the singing part of the service. That's really it: no dancing, snake handling, interrupting the service with loud proclamations of agreement, or flag-waving. Folks would just lift a hand to God while singing.

I now attend a Reformed church, and for those of you who don't know what that means, in practice it means that we take wine with communion every Sunday, and the singing part of the service is about as lively as most funerals. There's more to it than that, of course, but for the purpose of this post, that is the difference between the two churches I've called home.

So I sent an email with the following attachment to my two pastors, the worship director, and the worship coordinator, offering to teach a class to the congregation. It took a great deal of self-control not to send it out to the entire worship team, but look at me: practicing restraint! I'm incredible these days, just on fire.
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Lonnie Smith said...

I find your explanation of Reformed churches to be both outrageously offensive, and probably true.

Noel said...

I admire your restraint.

This thing is hilarious.

Kayla Powell said...

This made me giggle. As a kid,(i know, i know...I'm still a kid) my friends and I used to wait until the chorus and 'que' all the handraisers when the music got good.

Got good. I just said that.

Anyway, fun post!

Anonymous said...

I'm a rookie but love the pros. -Stef

MarcyK said...

Oh, so funny!

Laurie said...

Our music pastor showed this at church. He cracked me up while explainging the whole process to us:)