A disappointing weekend

February 25, 2008 by
Filed under: Life, Religion, Sports 

This was one of those weekends where nothing quite goes your way, but it’s not really anybody’s fault.

Friday evening I went to a Philadelphia Wings lacrosse game.  A friend of mine (from camp and church) has season tickets and we’d made arrangements for this game way back in October or November.  I was looking forward to “catch up” time with her.  Unfortunately (for me), she recently started dating the guy who sits behind her at the games.  Carolyn and I enjoyed the game (it was close until the 4th quarter when the Wings went on a tear and blew out the other team), but we felt a bit like 3rd and 4th wheels.  I can’t really blame my friend for concentrating on a new romance.

Saturday was quiet at home.  I got the bills paid, some reading done, and rested.  Nothing bad there.

I’ve recently been asked to take on yet another task for church – a short-term task related to the capital campaign.  A woman that I work with closely on other church stuff is chairing the group that handles this particular task.  I have some tough questions for her about this job.  We had made arrangements to meet after worship on Sunday, but she wasn’t there.  I believe that she’s having a health issue in her family and that this is probably why she wasn’t at church.  Nobody to blame.

Sunday evening our youth director had planned a big “Bible Goes To the Oscars” program.  He worked really hard – we had a red carpet and special lighting and movie stuff all over the place.  We were going to have the youth do bible skits and then give awards for things like “Best Jesus” or “Best Supporting Disciple”.  Only 4 youth showed up (with 5 adults).  I think the issue is that many of our youth are involved in theater productions at the various high schools next weekend.  We had to punt and switch to a discussion of films that have made a difference in your life and relating them to faith.  Again – not really anybody to blame but not quite what we wanted.

One bright spot – I asked my pastor a pressing question for me regarding ethics and the workplace.  He mentioned it in his sermon yesterday.  He didn’t have an answer, but he posted the question to others on the church’s new blog.


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