Worship service FAIL

November 25, 2008

This is for any of you who have ever worked on producing a worship service:

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

10 responses to Worship service FAIL

  1. Nice!!! The screams just make this. LOL. It could only have been improved by the effigy/icon/whateveryacallit landing on someone. Ok now that’s just cruel, Randall. You shutup. No, you shutup…

  2. Randall, look again and you will see a close call with the nun in front.

  3. Maybe in future it might be better not to have the old guys carrying the heavy statue above shoulder level.

  4. Maybe in the future it might be better not to have the old guys carrying the heavy statue, period. Get a bunch of younger ones — and add one more at the statue’s sides.
    Even coffins get six pallbearers.

  5. Or maybe a nice sturdy handcart could have been used? Or anything with wheels.

  6. oh YESSS… classic. What makes it doubly funny is how serious everyone is. I think some people might be crying! HAHHAHAHAAHA. What was Kay’s brilliant saying? Oh yeah… “it’s just church!”
    p.s. Can’t you just see God stifling a laugh?

  7. boy… I didn’t see it as funny at all. here are folk for whom the statue is a means of encountering the holy. they can remember kneeling in front of that statue praying for a dying spouse, giving thanks for a healthy birth, trying to find solace when everything has fallen apart, recalling the faith and faithfulness of Mary who risked everything to follow her call, feeling the presence of God and the touch of God’s hand… It is a *holy* object for them (and no, that isn’t the same as idolatry)… that it falls and is destroyed, specifically at a time when it is helping them to experience the presence of God only makes it all the worse.
    if you don’t have holy objects or places, you cannot understand their grief and you are impoverished. that you find their pain funny is just sad

  8. Roy, thanks for the correction. I think we’ve all experienced different worship service, uh, technical problems. I think what makes me chuckle is that it’s much, much worse than anything that’s happened to me, but I still identify with the disastrous aspect. It wasn’t meant to be cruel.

  9. I was responding more to some of the comments that seemed a bit too glib. I didn’t read the fact that the video was here as being cruel… we have all experienced times when worship went awry. Sometimes it is funny but other times it is just not.

  10. Vanessa Lombera January 2, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    i think most everything about church is funny at best. ridiculous, wasteful, and harmful at worst. if i don’t laugh i’ll cuss.