Okay. I was running really late for church this morning. The wife and I were supposed to go to Sunday School but I somehow miscommunicated my intent when I decided against it. I was unclear enough that she thought I had said we weren’t going at all. The time got seriously short (and I forgot to buy gas last night) and before I knew it, we were leaving home around 10:55.
I really dislike getting to church late. And since I have no responsibilities at the current church, on the way to Temple Hills Baptist Church, just before we got the exit to Martin Luther King Rd (Rt 704), I offered Pretty Peggy the one time opportunity for me to take her to First Baptist Church of Glenarden on the Kettering. She took me up on the offer and we fought our way onto the church campus, through slow moving traffic, and into the parking lot. I loaded Pretty Peggy into the wheelchair and rolled her into the sanctuary.
As a compliment to FBCGotK, they have special seating sprinkled throughout the sanctuary that allows a wheelchair occupant to park and lets the companion sit right next to her.
We got there during “Praise and Worship” and a curious thing was going on.
Can any of you explain this – using the Bible?
During the entire time the congregation was singing, this young lady, and many more like her, stood waving silky purple flags and gold flags around in an artistic manner. All I got out of it was a draft and a concern that the young lady was going to mess up and hit me in the head. Are these like the flag waving equivalent of liturgical dancing?
I guess it’s good to be reminded of why a church organization should never have too much capital to work with. And why they should avoid being “Seeker Friendly.” I won’t go into my rant about there being no seekers.