Tuesday, April 3, 2018

'Worst Moments'

Our past president once started his State of the Nation address on the wrong page. People joked about the state of the president. Ministers will know the feeling, as they all must have their own story of a "worst moment". One of my more memorable moments was when my sermon notes slipped off the pulpit and fluttered down into the organ pit below -- and I rely heavily on notes. They may still be in the organ pit today. On that day, though, I was saved by the fact that I had run off some copies for members. And another one: at my "inaugural" service in my first major ministry, I announced four out of four hymns wrong, which were all on the hymn board behind me. They must have wondered who they had called.

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