Here is my day tomorrow (Saturday):
9:00 -10:30 A.M.
Intro to the Bible class with Third graders and their parents. This is usually pretty fun, although we usually start the class at 9:30 rather than 9:00. We learn a "books of the Old Testament" song, find all of the books of the Old Testament hidden around the room, practice looking up verses, and finding out something about the different kinds of writing in the Old Testament.
Memorial service in the chapel, for one of the saints of the church. She was 97 years old. She wrote a book of her life, which I remember her proudly showing to me one day. She also played the organ by ear, and love to serve formal dinners. There is also a lunch afterward.
Wedding in the sanctuary. They are a nice young couple. He is the grandson of a woman whose funeral I did last winter.
Worship with communion in the chapel. My "All Saints" sermon -- "Our Lives With the Saints" with nods to James Martin's book My Life With the Saints, and to Mother Theresa, who has been in the news lately.
Also, the church happens to be full tomorrow. There is not one room left unused. There will be lots of activity in every corner of the church.
My question: Does it all really have to happen on the same day?
Answer: Apparently, yes.
P.S. Scout appears to have a form of kennel cough. She appears to have a "productive" cough, if you get my drift.
End of whine.
Now, I think I'll have a half a glass of wine, and re-read my funeral sermon, and my wedding sermon, and go to bed.