Any Given Sunday

sundayservice.jpeg Growing up, I typically enjoyed going to church. However, if you had to pick a service to miss, confirmation Sunday was definitely the one. Each student was given a Bible verse to memorize, and would be asked two questions about the Apostle’s Creed.

This would require approximately 5 minutes per student. An average year would yield about 15 students so we’re talking over an hour, and that is just the confirmation aspect.

It is a rule, that you must sing at least 2 songs at every church service. This rule may not be broken under any circumstance, or the congregation would call for an immediate removal of all personnel.

There must also be some sort of preaching, although in this case it can be a wrap up sermon condensed to 5-10 minutes. Now I realize that for some, a 90 minute service is nothing. I know some charismatic churches that regularly push the 4 hour mark.

However, if you are a part of a traditional liturgical church you know how restless people get when we’re 1 minute over an hour. People will literally start leaving.

It’s classic to see people walk in and realize they’ve shown up on confirmation Sunday. If they’re paying attention, they can grab a bulletin and say something like “oh, I need to go the restroom.”

Yeah, the restroom at your house.

Better still are the ones who are not paying attention, and realize half-way down the isle. The looks on their faces is priceless. Then they’re stuck until the first song, which frees them from purgatory, as they casually slip out the back.

Explore posts in the same categories: church, Confirmation, Humor, liturgical

One Comment on “Any Given Sunday”

  1. Steve Says:

    Hi. Thanks for stopping in at Balance and commenting. Now I’m seeing your blog, and I really like it. It’s funny and real, coming from some very familier church experiences. I look forward to reading more.

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