PipeChat Digest #165 - Monday, December 15, 1997
 
And now a word from the Clergy...
  by Theo08610 <Theo08610@aol.com>
Anyone for seconds?
  by Mark Quarmby <markq@mail.flex.com.au>
Re: And now a word from the Clergy...
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
Re: Anyone for seconds?
  by bruce cornely <cremona84000@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: And now a word from the Clergy... From: Theo08610 <Theo08610@aol.com> Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 16:59:37 EST       I have been following with great amusement the thread regarding clergy (esp sermons) vs. "the organist"... During my ministry (14 years) I've had many organists of different temperaments. My usual policy is "hands off" the music department, unless the choir and organ pieces begin to grow to the point they rival the "Christmas Show" at Radio City.   Music is a significant part of the service and augments the total experience. The sermon, if done well, should not cause pain to anyone. In fact, the sermon, even in the episcopal church (mine) is key and not only benefits the listener, but the music department as well. Nothing is more helpful in raising money for rebuilding an organ than a well planned plea from pulpit.   In the unlikely event the organist acts up I usually drop the line, "Did you know the Allen dealer stopped by to look at the pipe organ... and the Vestry thinks we could save a lot of money if we .." Works every time ;-)   Fr. Ted+  
(back) Subject: Anyone for seconds? From: markq@mail.flex.com.au (Mark Quarmby) Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 22:39:13 +1000   Dear List,   Sorry this is not about organs, but I just had to let you all know as soon as I got home from playing at the cathedral this evening!   This afternoon I walked past McDonalds near the Cathedral in Sydney and noticed that they are now offering Pavlova as a dessert. They are calling it McPavlova!   Cheers,   Mark   PS Yes, I couldn't resist trying one: I think I will be back for more!      
(back) Subject: Re: And now a word from the Clergy... From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 15:53:40 -0500   >Did you know the Allen dealer stopped by...   A minister I once worked for happened to offer the commend (before a special Christmas music service) that most churches in "our" denomination were switching to taped music, and he thought it was a good idea because it would save alot of money and the church could have exactly the music it wanted. I suggested (very polietly, of course) that while he was ordering tapes to be sure to order some good sermons while he was at it! Unfortunately we are all expendable.   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o  
(back) Subject: Re: Anyone for seconds? From: cremona84000@webtv.net (bruce cornely) Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 16:06:05 -0500   >back for more McPavlova   Then you can go home and McBarf!   bruce cornely o o o __________ o o o ago (dean) ohs o o __________ o o