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it's a spacer 21 January, 2001 - Opening the church
Every third month or so, I take a turn opening the church for a month. It's a fairly easy job and I get up early and go to the early service anyway.
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This month I'm responsible for opening the church on Sunday morning and getting stuff ready. there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one
there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one Unlock the doors, turn on the lights, check the heat, stuff like that.
These are the front doors, we usually go in through the back when we open up. there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one
there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one This is the closet where they keep the little candles that go in the red lamp that hangs over the altar.
This is the inside of our church. It's not very big which is why we're getting ready to build a new one. there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one
there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one This is the red lamp that hangs over the altar. We have to pull it down, replace the candle, light it and put it back up over the altar.
This is my least favorite opening the church thing to do. The lamp hangs on some kind of retractable chain thing that never wants to go back up. It would rather tip sideways. This is me getting the lamp started on it's trip back up the chain. there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one
there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one After I push it up as far as I can by hand, I have to push it the rest of the way with the hook on the end of a metal pole. Here's where it wants to go sideways instead of up.
These are the communion elements (wine and wafers). there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one
there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one This guy likes to futz around alot. Here he is before church starts, futzing all around the pews.
These people have gone to our church for a long time. They usually arrive pretty early. there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one
there really is a picture here. check your browser version. i think it's time for a new one This old lady has also been going to our church for a long time. She usually comes to church with her son. Today she came with this guy who I do not know.