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…