This week’s church service was different. It started out as any church service. Then imagine when something out of the ordinary happened. Well at the end of the offertory at the end of the choir’s anthem, guess what happened, our church lost power. So now, no use of the organ. It was just awkward and unusual. I do not remember a single time at Holy Comforter when our power went off right before communion. That was unusual. It was like those times in theater when a mishap happens, and the show has to continue. One of the clergy said something like, well “that happened, let’s continue”. So we continued our church service in the dark. The moments where we had to sing was unusual- I was so used to the organ so when we sang the doxology and the whole “holy, holy, lord” moment of singing was odd. Even when we sang after the clergy broke the bread- so each time we had to sing- it felt kind of strange without the organ.
Good thing, I knew the songs we were singing when we actually were going up for communion- I knew “Let Us Break Bread Together” and “I Come With Joy to Meet the Lord”- at least in the dark I could read the lyrics. At the second song- well the music started playing again- piano was used.
So out of the ordinary things happen in life. We are not prepared for those things. Kind of like what happened in church. I had no idea why we lost power. It was different for sure. So for half the service, we had power and for the second half, we had no power. So sometimes we are not prepared for the out of ordinary things in life. They do happen- life is beautiful, but not easy at times. So the out of ordinary things is part of the beauty of life.