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07-02-2002, 06:45
The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he
was going to, after the worship service, 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
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