Monday morning check in – “Eric in a fog”

Sorry to those who stopped by yesterday for the Sunday morning prayer and found none.  I was running a little behind yesterday morning.  Actually I felt a little discombobulated (Wow…I can't believe I actually used that word.  Pretty cool).  Anyway…an hour before I was to leave for Belmont to lead worship I was in the Salem sanctuary to practice my sermon one last time.  As I was running through the sermon I came to a realization:  "This sermon is crap."  So I changed it (I am still not sure if that was a good idea or not), but I think that is what started me down the road to discombobluation. 

Worship at Belmont went fine, but I still found myself feeling my way through the sermon; a little unsure of it.  During worship at Salem things did not get better for me.  I was leading the congregation in the Nicene Creed and about half way through I caught myself thinking ahead about what was coming up next in worship (communion).  That right there was a mistake because as the congregation continued with the NICENE Creed I started into the APOSTLE'S Creed around the third article.  Of course people were slightly confused but luckily I caught myself after "…the Holy catholic church…".  But before that, though, I got confused as I was standing up front during the last few words of the hymn of the day.  "What's next?" I pondered.  There was an awkward pause for a couple seconds until I realized I should be facing the congregation and not the altar to lead them in the Nicene Creed.  I have no clue where my head was.  Right now I am chalking it up to the fact that I am still getting used to the ELW.  Yea…that's sounds good :)  But hopefully I am not the only one who has have ever gotten confused while leading worship.  Please share a funny story of your own about worship confusion so I don't feel alone.

So with that I am going to end this post to make sure I am out of my fog.  At least I don't have anything too major on my calendar today.  But then again, maybe I do.  Hmmm…


One thought on “Monday morning check in – “Eric in a fog”

  1. Man, if I had a dollar for every time there was a gaf during a service when I was supply. Even though most of us use the same book, we all do it just a bit differently.

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