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Sunday, December 11, 2005

Party Favors

Last night, we had our Advent/Christmas holiday party. We tend to do our parties open-house style. We invite everyone we can think of, and people tend to come for an hour or two. I understand that there are several parties going on this time of year, so people just make us part of the circuit.

Last night was a particularly good night. We had folks from my work, we had friends. Our last visitors are not the usuals. I often like the last visitors the best. By that point, I'm not running around and finding stuff. I can sit, relax, and talk. Often, some of our best friends are last. We exchange gifts. This year, we had a different group being last, and the conversation went in directions I never would have anticipated.

On the downside, I have to be the prayer at church this morning. This is a church where I still have membership, but I don't attend (I'll have to do another post to delve into the details of that place). Anyway, the woman who lines up prayers is pretty strong-willed, so I tend to do this once or twice a year. I happened to get scheduled for the day after our party. I also have to show up early (I'm an 10:30 worship type person). This time, I need to be there by 8:00 (some of you clergy have no pity, I know).

Here's hoping I can make it through two services at a congregation that makes me a little uncomfortable. Talk to you later.

2 Comments:

Blogger Fr. B said...

I can't wait. I want a full report. About the prayer. About the church. About the day after the party the night before. Keep us posted.

Fr.B.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Chad K said...

The party is something we always look forward to...Paz

5:02 PM  

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