Saturday we had worship and Sat. School at Mt. Olive. The kids did really well on the 4th chief part of Luther's Small Catechism.
I did not stop for Zak this week. I will try to get to him sometime after Monday and before Thursday.
I had some prep to do for the Parish board meeting on Sunday.
Sunday we had worship at St. Petri, then I was off to Nazareth.
Guess who showed up during the recitation of the 2nd Article while we were confessing the Nicene Creed?
We were saying "Whose kingdom shall have no end" and I heard:
"WHAT'S THAT MOMMY?"
And off to my right fluttered a bat. The body was gray, the wingspan was maybe 10 inches at the most.
Naomi and I went out to get a bucket and a thin board to trap the bat so we could take it outside.
I got back in the Sanctuary, approached the swirling bat.
I reached, it dove for the pulpit and disappeared under it somehow.
Recovery was a bit rough. I took my robe off just because the bat could climb up inside it without me knowing. Creepy. We started in on the Third Article.
I was kind of distracted during the sermon.
As members came to the Lord's Supper (and we welcomed 4 adults into the congregation this morning) they kept peering above and below the pulpit--looking for any bat signal.
The Supper went smoothly.
It started singing during the prayer of thanksgiving after the Lord's Supper.
I suppose it was being pious. Some of the members looked worried.
They tried to hunt it down after the service.
The sermon went better at Oak Park. We had a visitor today who was at both Nazareth and Oak Park. She thought the sermon was clearer at Oak Park also.
Matthew told me that I kept pulling at my robe like I thought I had ants in it or something.
It wasn't ants, Matt. I had the heebee-geebees for a bat.
Otherwise things went fairly well.
We had our Parish board meeting at Naz. this evening. The bucket and board were still out along with a broom. I guess they didn't get the bat.
I'm rereading Frederic Bastiat's "The Law" published in 1850, and I recommend it for anyone curious about our own economic times and situation.