Sunday, 31 August 2008

Grace and Beloved's Church Search Week 11: An exceptionally friendly church

SCENE 1: A SERVICE AT EXCEPTIONALLY FRIENDLY CHURCH (EFC)
EFC is celebrating the Eucharist. GRACE stands up to join the line as BELOVED stays seated, as is his preference. Three women approach Grace as she queues.

WOMAN ONE: Does your husband need communion taking to his seat?

GRACE: He doesn't take communion. But thank you, anyway.

WOMAN TWO: Would he mind us introducing ourselves to him after the service?

GRACE: Not at all. He'd love that, I'm sure. Thanks.

SCENE 2: ALMOST AN HOUR AFTER THE END OF THE SERVICE
All three women plus the husband of one of them and the vicar and curate are still sitting talking intently, animatedly and interestedly to BELOVED. GRACE has protested several times that she and BELOVED do not want to detain them, but all insist that they have nothing more delightful to do than consider the questions of such a man as BELOVED.


Jesus, I think, would have been so proud.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes he would have.

Many good wishes to you and yours.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I am so happy to read about this. I'm glad I decide to check a few blogs even though I'd decided to take Sunday off. This lifted my spirits.

grace said...

It lifted mine, too. So many times we've gone to churches and people have spoken to me and ignored him. We'll have to go back...

razzler said...

That's lovely! And the way it should be.

Erika Baker said...

And the rest? Did you like the atmosphere, the preaching, the whole lot?
This sounds so so positive!

FranIAm said...

Lovely- and like Erika Baker asks, do tell more!

changingworship said...

Excellent news. Some times a church can show you just what Jesus is like. We had dinner with someone we know and their church party at greenbelt this year. Their church group really showed me what it means to follow Jesus!! They were great!

Robb

eileen said...

YAY! ((((You and Beloved and all those nice folks))))))

grace said...

Hmmmm. Not sure I want to say any more just yet... not until we've visited again. Not sure getting found out blogging about them would endear us to them...