Friday, July 15, 2005

Funny church conference moment #2

Today we had our closing worship service just before lunch. It was much better than the opening one: the leader had done all sorts of things to make the service inclusive of children and my two each had parts. The high point of the service was communion. We received by intinction so me and the kids filed into the aisle when it was our turn. With people coming in from the row across the aisle as well, my daughter and I got separated from my son so that he was ahead of us reaching the communion servers. There seemed to be a delay of some sort. I got a bit nervous. My son was bowed intently over his piece of bread. Was he deep in prayer? I thought this unlikely, so I craned my neck to see what was happening. I leaned forward in time to hear him mutter, "There's GREEN stuff in my bread!"

Indeed there was. A member of a local congregation had lovingly prepared homemade bread for the sacrament: whole wheat flecked with fresh rosemary---which my kid slowly and carefully picked out of his piece before eating it. So----it's Body of Christ, yes; Rosemary, no. Got that???


Sue said...

too funny! enjoy your conference.

Friday Mom said...


Quotidian Grace said...

Bet some adults did the same thing!

St. Casserole said...

It's funny that people who make the communion bread want to add raisins, cinnamon and rosemary (not at the same time!) instead of keeping it plain.
My children would pick out rosemary flakes, too.

PPB said...

I love your son.