Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hey Upland 1st Ward, I'm Back! And I'm at the Organ!!!!

One of the things I really missed while away was church.  We had church in Tunisia.  There were 6 adults and 4 kids.  We met at home.  It was lovely but it lacked all the fun bells and whistles of a ward.  So I went back today and dived right in.  Head first.  Without my floaties.

The organist wasn't there as of 5 minutes to the start of the meeting so Kyle asked if I would step in.  Gladly.  Now, it is well documented here that the hardest song in the hymnal, the one I have officially refused to play but still end up playing every blessed time I step in on the organ, is True to the Faith, so as I walked up to the organ Kyle says to me, "Thanks.  And at least you know it's not True to the Faith."  That was the first thing I checked before I agreed.  So you can imagine the look on mine and Kyle's faces when it is announced that our opening song is TRUE TO THE FAITH!!!!!!!!  It was, quite possibly, the funniest moment of my life.  And never before has an introduction been as botched as the one I played because I was trying to stop myself from hysterical laughter.  I massacred that intro.  You would not believe the carnage I left behind.  Half the people in the ward don't know me because the Sunday before I left our ward boundaries were realigned so there are new people everywhere.  Well, they probably know me now. 

5 comments:

Bronwyn James said...

Oh, that is awesome. H and I laughed for you. Well, I laughed and Henry said it served you right for leaving him here with two less hands to do his bidding. If that's not love...

Rach said...

Oh man, so funny. I had to play that one and Have I Done Any Good in Relief Society one Sunday, and it was horrors from the beginning to the end of the meeting for everyone involved. But to play it in front of the whole ward? Triple yikes with knobs.

Emily said...

I LOVE your organ posts! Welcome back.

Angela Noelle of SK said...

My left hand drops out repeatedly during such numbers.

teresa p said...

This is why it's okay that I don't read your blog right away. Then I can have an un-blog-biased (like my made-up-word-hyphenation?) conversation with you. It feels like a personal freebie!