Oh, I said i would post Ken's killer sermon from a few years ago, but it has gone offline, as has his infamous "Pagan Days" sermon. Ken, can you find the audio? We can add to your page here.
BTW, I am wearing the "Fred Booker" memorial vest. We just found it; it was what Fred wore as parking lot greeter when we met at Roeding Elementary..he was amazing at that gig.
He is know wearing something a little whiter, I hear.
Those were only two of the highlights and highjinks.
Some more of the elements in flow of the gathering today are recounted below.
I love how the Spirit connects these things.
It's enough to make a pastor-type give up "planning worship" (and "steering cats") for Lent...and beyond.
We played two songs (from two eras) from The Violet Burning, a band we brought to church once
here), and to Neighborhood Thrift last year.
We prayed for the band.
1)"Song of the Harlot"
We are so thankful for the word "whore" in this song..powerful!
Here's Michael introducing the Scripture and story of the song, before an acoustic version:
Here's the bilingual fan video of the song we projected:
We mentioned the next Violet Burning album, and how full of psalms it was.
Here's my review:
The early demos to this album included a good and honest song ("Fever") that contained a "forbidden
word:...yes, a rougher word than "whore." Just recently, the band is selling the uncensored version of that song for the first time in years. Think it's ready for church?
2)"Made for You"" the finale song to their recent 3-album project:
Sonya and I got to pray with her in Kansas City this week..you'll like her!
Some great discussion on the recent pastors and tipping issue.
pastor refuses tip and blames God
To top it off, we showed this Mitchell and Webb episode below-- "Bad Vicar"--- (not for the religiously faint of heart. I wonder if any other church on the planet has played this!)/
The video is also here on my Facebook, for easy sharing
Oh, among the manna and snacks at the "meating" part of the meeting, look what Dina brought us from Hong Kong: