• Should we tell him about the golden calf idol?

    I love the people in our church. Especially the choir.

    Our pastor and organist were gone last week, and we had guests in their places. This week as we gathered outside the sanctuary to get ready to go in for the service, the pastor asked me how it went last week. I said, “Fine…a few people got up and left when we started praying to Satan, but other than that…”

    This opened the floodgates for the rest of the wise-asses in the bass section.

    “Yeah, the sacrifice got kinda messy.”
    “Maybe we should have put a tarp down.”
    “It wasn’t that so much as the smell.”
    “The kids loved it, though.”

    He just rolled his eyes and continued with our ritual of a little prayer before going in. As is usual in these circumstances, he added a pause and heavy sigh after saying “God…” (which always elicits giggling from us juveniles).

    What made it really funny, though, was when we sat down and our organist launched into Bach’s Toccata in D-minor for the prelude.

    You may not know it by name, but you’ll know it when you hear it. Trust me.

    Just watch this amazing video of it being played by Karl Richter:

  • don
    Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 01:54 | #1

    That’s one of my all time favorites, Solly.

    Thanks for sharing it.

  • Kevin
    Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 05:08 | #2

    Golden Calf Idol? Oh my! Still, at least you didn’t have American Idol 🙂

  • Ric The Schmuck
    Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 07:12 | #3

    Nice to see religious folks having a sense of humor. The organist, especially.

    Good stuff.

  • Annette
    Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 09:24 | #4

    Now that’s my kinda church LOL!!

  • Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 14:32 | #5

    I had to read it to Pete. 😀

  • Pepperkat
    Monday, October 20th, 2008 at 19:29 | #6

    That, my friend, is amazing. I miss St. Marks.

  • Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 02:47 | #7

    i am SO coming to visit just so i can go to church with you.

  • Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 at 06:12 | #8

    That’s the kind of church even I could hang out at.

  • Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at 15:20 | #9

    The only piece (so far as we know) that always makes my dog howl is Bach’s Toccata in D-minor. It’s a delightful accompaniment if I don’t say so myself.

    And…aren’t you the grown up with your own domain and all! Congratulations!

  • Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 02:54 | #10

    Well…something looks different!

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