Monday, December 12, 2011

Sometimes being a Pastor isn't all it's cracked up to be...

Or, at least, there are those who think I should be proof against cracking up.

I was at a service yesterday for the commissioning of a new pastor in a church not so very far away.

I had been invited to preach, which was an honour and a privilege, but does make one rather conspicuous when one sees an unfortunate typo during one of the hymns.

We were "Lifting high the cross" gustily and "praising his sacred name". I had not realised that among all the titles to which Jesus is entitled is included "the Sod of God".

Don't you hate how spelling checkers only highlight typos that are not real words in themselves?

How much success did I have in keeping a straight face?

And how much help was my Beloved at this point?

3 comments:

Crazy Sister said...

Oh no! Oh that's terrible!

One of the Scripture In Song lyrics books refers to the "Holy Chost", which greatly amused my brother and I.

But yours is better!

Emily Sue said...

At work I once printed 170 newsletters with the Prayer of the Week (from the Anglican Prayer Book) in which I referred to "Jesus Christ, the Sin of God". ONE person picked it up!

Givinya De Elba said...

Or "denominations" spelled with a mixup of ns and ms so it looks a bit demonic - "demoninations."

(PS, what IS being a pastor actually cracked up to be after all?)