Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Broadcasting LIVE over the "Pee"-A

The names of the places and people in this story have NOT been changed to protect the innocent.

It's Sunday morning at Homewood church of Christ. Kevin Kilpatrick, our worship minister, has just led us through a wonderful worship service of songs conditioning our hearts and minds for a lesson on leaning on God. Our preaching minister, Craig greets the church and begins his lesson. At that point, a few of us heard what sounded a bit like static or perhaps running water through the speakers. This might have gone un-noticed by the majority, but Craig pointed it out to the people running the sound and video.

"Somebody's got their microphone turned on!" Craig exclaims in a sing-song, nany-nany-boo-boo way.

At that very moment, the entire church hears that sound of hmmm, what shall I call it? There's just no way around it! So, the entire church hears that sound of "tee-tee" falling into a toilet - a steady stream splashing into the bowl of water below.

"Okay, cut everybody off but me!" Craig says, not knowing if it's Kevin, or any of the 8 others who sing on the praise team (including me). It was obvious what had just occured and the church began to giggle. Craig eggs us on by saying when the person comes in, that we should all clap. He was only halfway kidding, so when Kevin (our worship minister) walked in the back door, the church erupted in applause. Kevin was still clueless until he sat down with his wife, Lyn, who put her arm around him and told him the news. He lowered his head, shrugged his shoulders, then stood and waved like a beauty queen to the church. Of course, more laughter. Kevin announced afterwards that he is starting an "Embarrassment Support Ministry" to begin meeting next week.

Isn't it great to be a part of a body of believers that can laugh with their brothers and sisters! The best part was that it didn't stop the young engaged couple who came forward together to commit their life to Christ in baptism. What a great Sunday! The angels were certainly laughing while they were rejoicing!


Anonymous said...

Dad and I heard about it right after we got home (beach cottage). We had a wonderful worship service at Jenks Avenue. Dad and I just cackled after Bob called. I would have just DIED. So glad it wasn't me.

Michael and Hannah said...

Hilarious... just another fun day in the life of the Lord's family!

P.S. Love the headline. You should work for Letterman.

Stacy said...

That is SOOOOO funny!! I never laugh outloud when I'm reading, and you just made me laugh outloud!! :) He won't live that down for a loooong time!

Anonymous said...

Whitney, I can't find any other way to get in touch with you. Would can you make it to our wedding on the 17th?

Lindsey Eason said...

How funny!!! (Not to mention how embarassing!!) Sounds like you're surrounded by an awesome body of believers who can laugh over the little things!

Jennifer said...

That was a great story to read this morning!! Thanks for the laugh.