Pastor Saling led it, which hasn't happened since he had his stroke, so I was quite pleased.
The Scripture reading was 1 Samuel 17: 17-37, and the in-bulletin print trailed off after verse 24, so those of us who had forgotten how the story starts got to be surprised. I have vague thinky thoughts rolling around the back of my brain, but sleep calls.
The Meditation ("My Other Coat is Chain Mail" by Julia Kuhn Wallace) talked about Saul's armor immobilized him and how the gifts we have don't always fit with the established (normative) ways of doing things and that we do a disservice when we try to make other people (or ourselves) fit how things "should" be done rather than the way God wants those gifts to be used. And I feel like I'm articulating this poorly, but, um, have I mentioned bed?
I'm such a language dork. Two of the chants were in English and a different language, so I was reading along in the non-English language and thinking about how the English translations (I assume the non-English is the original language) subtly change the meanings.
Gloria, gloria, gloria, glory be to God on high! And on earth be peace to the people in whom God is well pleased.
!Gloria, gloria, gloria en las alturas a Dios! Y en la tierra paz para aquellos que ama el Señor.
Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus. Confitemini Domino, alleluia!
Come and fill our hearts with your peace, You alone, O Lord are holy. Come and fill our hearts with your peace, alleleluia!
sky8eeyore: I saw Michelle Kwan icons and thought of you.