Saturday, October 08, 2005

Friday Five

Earliest memory of church: a performance of Amal and the Night Visitors at our church the Christmas I was three. This is also my earliest memory of live theater. Funny that they are the same memory.

First time I took communion: I was about 10 when the "northern" Presbyterians decided baptized children could receive communion. Shortly thereafter we moved farther south where we joined a "southern" presbyterian church which had not made this decision yet. During my confirmation class at this church they made a big deal about what a special moment our first communion would be on the night, (Maundy Thursday), we were confirmed. I kept my guilty secret: it would not be my "first time". I was not a communion virgin on my confirmation night.

Favorite Bible verse: And blessed is she who believed there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord

Most discomforting bible verse: the whole binding of Isaac story

Favorite Hymn or Praise Song: Come O Thou Traveler Unknown

5 comments:

Songbird said...

Heeheehee. Not a Communion virgin. I love it!

reverendmother said...

It's interesting, at a recent retreat our head of staff asked us all, if we could take any scripture out of the Bible, what would it be? Everyone assumed I would take out some of Paul's stuff on women, but actually that doesn't bother me overmuch because I reconcile it contextually and culturally.

On the other hand, Abraham's near-sacrificing of Isaac? Yeah, that's on the cutting-room floor.

Anonymous said...

I was not a communion virgin either. (reddens). We should form a club. PPB

mis_nomer said...

Love that hymn too. This snippet about Wesley's hymn is heartwarming.

SpookyRach said...

communion virgin! haaaa ha ha ha!