Monday, July 18, 2005

Showing Up, Part Deux

The Summer-And-Rector's-On-Vacation Glitches at the parish continued yesterday, with the celebrant not showing (and not calling, either). Somewhat fortunately for us, he wasn't the one preaching, and the priest who was preaching ended up taking on the other role as well. It was one of those things where only those who actually read the bulletin would have known differently but it felt like a very close call.

We have a safety net but some of those people are getting frayed. I am concerned for the coffee hour coordinator, who does a lot normally and has been picking up the slack for people who don't show up and don't call. The deacon will also enjoy her day off this coming Sunday as she has been one of the other people keeping it together.

The organist was back from his trip to the Holy Land; P. and I got treated to his practice session when we were setting up on Saturday afternoon and the music was suitably ambitious, and exceedingly well-executed. We sang "Pangue lingua", which made up for some of the less fortunate choices.

Three of the returnees from the big trip to Wales were back, propping their eyelids open (they had gotten home late afternoon the day before). I am looking forward to being able to apply my full social talents this coming Sunday, provided I don't get a call on the Evil Call Phone.


Blogger Emily said...

On the flip side, I just supplied two Sundays at the same parish, and still wasn't listed as the preacher in the bulletin. . .It all works out in the end.

July 25, 2005 6:00 AM  

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