Sunday, March 30, 2008
And the mishaps continue! We got in late last night, after a blessedly uneventful trip. After unpacking and cuddling with the cats a bit, I got to bed at 1:00 a.m. Gary and I were both very grateful that we'd be able to sleep in this morning.
At 9:00 a.m., the phone rang. It was one of our priests from church. "Susan, has there been a mistake? You're on the schedule to preach this morning."
Oy! I didn't have it written in my calendar, but when I checked, it was on my printed preaching schedule. I must have offered to preach today before I knew we were going to Hawai'i, and then forgot to reschedule when our plans changed. Luckily, I had an old Thomas homily I could dust off and give again, and it's one that's exceedingly close to my heart, so that worked out.
People at church were very kind. The priest said they had a discussion instead of a homily at the 8:00 service, and my 10:30 gig went fine, although I was more than a little groggy. People who'd heard the homily before told me it was worth hearing again -- one woman even asked for my printed copy to send to her son -- and people who hadn't heard it before said very nice things about it. And everyone thanked me for preaching under emergency conditions, even though the emergency was my fault! When I told the priest about my run of klutziness and mistakes on Kaua'i, she said, "Well, you can give yourself credit for doing a good deed this morning."
I love my parish. Oh, and that reminds me: Happy belated Easter, everybody!