- I’ve got about 15 minutes before I need to head back to church, but I thought I’d give a Holy Week Report. Frankly, everything is going really well. The crews are great, and they get a lot done, really fast.
- We added a funeral to the mix this week, for a longtime parishioner. It was at 10am today. Busy busy. I got to put the pall on the casket, and even though I am all about the cremation, that thing is fabulous looking with black tassels on the corners!
- Sometimes there has been a debate about which is harder, Christmas or Easter president. At 6pm on Maundy Thursday, with 14 services to go, I can report: NO CONTEST. Seriously. I mean, there are no lights to flip on and off at Christmas. Yes you have to wrap your presents too, but Easter has 17 pounds of extra stuff that gets done once a year and comes without explanatory handouts. For example, why is the setup for this next service all at the credence, and not the altar? There are 3 chalices, 3 things of wine and 40 billion wafers on a 7 by 12 inch shelf. I mean, how about a paragraph explaining that?
- Speaking of lights, some of those switches don’t do anything, or there is a closet somewhere where the light is flipping on and off. Maybe it controls the copier in the office, or the hot water boiler. I have no idea, but dammit, I’m a-gonna flip them.
- In the interest of full disclosure, after today’s crew, I put my feet up on the desk in the sacristy and ate a steak and cheese sandwich. So I may look holy, but I am, quite literally, a big fat sinner.