Friday, March 23, 2007

Good God, Water Bottles In the Pulpit???!??


Blogger Caroline Divine said...

Worse: I saw TWICE in two different Lutheran churches in two very different parts of the country a pastor, during the liturgy, right before beginning the prayers for communion, SPRAY the altar with a spray bottle of germicide that was right there! (I mean ON the altar.) AKH!!!! I love you, sisters and brothers of the ELCA, but what have your worship newsletters been recommending?!

(For the record, one pastor was female and the other male, so there's no gender thing involved here.)

Caroline Divine needs to go fan herself (here in the Southland where global warming has made the magnolias bloom early) and thinks she is going to have the vapors.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Sophia said...


This Anglo-Catholic seminarian in NYC is FAINTING RIGHT ALONG WITH YOU!!!!


9:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooo... Rev Bee must declare herself amongst the guilty. (Well, that and with her adorable pink pants, which find their way to the office ALL the time, if never on a Sunday morning...) Can I argue that I was recovering from dehydration at the time, as in the Doctor Ordered Me to Drink? Or that I used a clear Naglene, half-size?

10:37 PM  
Anonymous jinnis said...

Ok, so I admit to the offense of using a white coffee cup with a cute green duck logo - it was the day after St. Patty's and the service had a springy theme.

That said, my first choice is clear glass.

If there is room in the pulpit and a need for volume, Nalgene bottles without lids sound good to me.

And ick on spraying the germicide.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Sophia said...

We use small discretely placed cups of water for the celebrant, the preacher, the precentor - anyone who has a major speaking/chanting role. It seems perfectly reasonable to have some water at hand. But gosh - NEVER on the altar or in any other obvious place.

And exactly WHAT is with that germicide????

Again I say - EEEEKKK!!!!!

3:20 PM  
Blogger CAM said...

When I had a bad cold for a couple of weeks, I couldn't get through a serivce without tea, so I had a non-descript silver travel mug with me. After one of those services however, someone mentioned something about it, like, "you couldn't leave the coffee behind, huh?" and I totally blanched. I realized that people might be wondering about what I was drinking throughout the service. Whoops! That's why we have internships. Clear tea mugs and water glasses from now on!

6:58 PM  

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