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Substitute Organist

Friday, February 17, 2012

The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play. "Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently. "But, you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances." During the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up." At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled Banner." And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!
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  • ALICERIEGER
    That's one way to get people to respond. Good one!
    1681 days ago
  • 2BEATIT1
    I'm slow. It took me reading it to my DH to get the full significance. I laughed the 1st time but the 2nd time, I really laughed.
    Great blog. emoticon
    1681 days ago
  • GRANDMA624
    Too cute! emoticon
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