This was one of those Sundays when a number of things went wrong, and I just felt off all morning. Today we were installing officers, and one of our women was supposed to be lay leader and participate in the installation. She emailed me last night. She was sick, and couldn't find a sub. So I got to church and had to find someone to take her place.
Then the choir was late. The clock in the choir room was 10 minutes slow, and it was time for worship to begin and they were no where to be found. Someone had to go get them, and so worship was late starting.
When I got up to preach, there was something wrong with my microphone. It is one that I wear over my ear. I love it. But it was full of static this morning. I turned it off and the sound people gave me a cordless handheld (I pace when I'm leading worship). I then had to juggle the microphone and the remote to control the Power Point, which requires coordination and multi-tasking skills that I don't possess.
The result: I wasn't happy with the way worship went this morning. It all felt off. Fortunately, it doesn't happen very often. Next Sunday I'm off on a personal retreat day. We have the big planning meeting Saturday, and I use Sunday to pray and reflect on what has been discussed an plan for my priorities. I'm glad I have it off-- I think I need it. It will be a busy week.