Once the deacons had served the entire congregation, they lined up two by two near the entrance of the sanctuary and began their walk down the center aisle to return their communion trays. As the spiritual leaders made their way toward the communion table, Deacon Thomas Moore's dark, beltless slacks fell around his ankles. In an effort to lose weight before his third marriage to the much younger and vibrant, Tomeka Simms, Deacon Moore went on a liquid diet. The deacon did manage to pull up his slacks with one hand while holding the communion tray with the other. He displayed his polka dot bikini briefs to the pastor, his associates and to the entire congregation. Yes, he has lost a lot of weight...and his pants!
The members of the large Baptist church somehow maintained their composure and respect during the holy communion - except for a few members. After the giggling pastor had delivered the benediction, I began to play a lively rendition of "It Is Well With My Soul" on the massive organ as the entire church burst into wild laughter. Normally, I play the traditional "after communion hymn" of "Blest Be The Tie That Binds."
That entire service was the CROWNING moment of hilarity in my career as a Minister of Music!
Until next week, keep praising HIS name!
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