2007March5, Monday

Off-the-Wall Excitement!

Posted in Anecdotes at 14:08 by Trey Austin

At church on Wednesday evenings, we have a meal at 17:00, then some kind of activity for the children following, before we have prayer meeting at 19:00. That’s our typical schedule, and different people do different things. People sign up to cook the meal, and some people sign up to lead the activity with the handful of children we have.

Well, this past Wednesday, the mother of one of our members had signed up to cook (she visits us alot, but she’s a member of another church), and we didn’t have any activity scheduled, so i ran to the house to get the Storyteller DVD that i had from Netflix. It was the Greek Myths version of the Storyteller, and it tells four stories: Daedalus and Icarus, Perseus and the Gorgon, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Theseus and the Minotaur. If you know anything about Jim Henson’s Storyteller series, this is just another installment with a different storyteller and about these Greek myths. They’re pretty good, and they’re good to keep the attention of little kids.

When i got back, i put the DVD in our player that is connected to an electronic projector we bought last year. (The projector is really good for Powerpoint projections and movies and things like that. We usually use it on the wall in the sanctuary since it has no want for bare white walls.) So, we were in the sanctuary watching these Greek myths, and the lady who cooked was passing through the narthex on her way out (she doesn’t usually stay for prayer meeting), and she saw the movie we were watching.

She yelled out across the sanctuary, “Now, that’s the thing! That’s really the thing!” I tried not to interrupt the kids watching, so i just smiled at her and waved. But after she left out of the sanctuary, she went into the fellowship hall again and told some older youth and adults in there, “Y’all might want to go in there; they’s watching Bible stories on the wall!”



  1. Tim Prussic said,

    Nice. Evidently you either need to get her into the pulpit or keep her in the kitchen!

  2. Tempe said,

    Shouldn’t this be “On-the-Wall Excitement”?!?

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