Saturday, December 15, 2007
Twas the night before Lessons and Carols....and all things considered...we are all pretty calm! This is my congregation's Big Blow-Out! We are pretty musical for a little place on the prairie. Our director is a professor of music at the college, he has high standards. We import a group of his music students (referred to as "the schola"). We also invite in community members to sing with us. This year we have about thirty singers. Bear in mind my CHURCH only has about that many members! I know our poor liturgist is burning the midnight oil tonight putting together the bulletins. My robing chores are done until tomorrow. It all worked out pretty well. For some reason we have a plethora of robes....left from the days we were a bigger church I guess. We only had one man who won't snap all the way...but a cotta hides a myriad of ills! So tomorrow will be church and more church....all my favorite things....music and candles and more music and more candles....processing and even a little incense thrown in for good measure. Liturgy geek heaven! Some of my best childhood memories have to do with church splendor...I think this connects to that simple child faith and beauty for me in a very heart deep way. All I know is when I think about tomorrow night, I get all fizzy! And for someone whose been on the planet as long as I have, I think it's very cool that there are things that I still get fizzy about.