Sunday, April 13, 2008

Congregitis

Sometimes it's pretty tense at the end of a sacrament meeting when the speakers have all gone over their allotted time and the conducting member of the bishopric doesn't announce how many verses will be sung. It's like a game of alouette roulette and you never know when the song will cease. That's why it's so important to watch the conductor, so you don't take a big breath and start singing the next verse loudly amid silence, falling over the proverbial edge, as it were, like a lemming into a lake of lyrics. Today, I witnessed such a case of congregitis, during Hymn #243, "Let Us All Press On." The congregation was wary during the first verse, but once they were given the go-ahead for the second verse, the conductor was ignored, and the Saints took matters into their own hands. Half of the congregation was three words into the third verse before they realized they'd been had. The conductor muttered a sheepish sorry as she scurried to her seat. There was safety in numbers, or so they thought. Let us all press on, indeed.

4 comments:

Scotty B said...

The third verse reads: "If we do what's right we have no need to fear ..." - Bro, I saw her walk down after silencing the congregation - there was fear in her eyes . . .

Mary said...

hahahaha! wished i coulda been there. still laughing!

Ms. Cannon's 7th Grade Blog - Diamond Fork Jr. High said...

I wish that I could have been there.

Allie said...

That was pretty hilarious I must say. Were we really not suppose to sing the second verse? I wouldn't know because I never watch the conductor. Half the time they don't know how to conduct. :)