Do church services
everywhere start late? We have a 7pm service at our church and occasionally I
stand at the front and welcome people. "Welcome," I want to say, "welcome to St
James for our ten past seven service." And then people still continue to
arrive until about eight o' clock!
Taking the plate up was never the same after the Barn Dance in
We really did have a
barn dance in the church building once.
many baptisms, so little time.
We used this on the
service sheet for a carol service.
'Arry 'ad the wrong idea about the 'Ealing
The idea for this
cartoon came from a healing service one Sunday evening, and the destination
board on a bus I saw the next morning. I expect they thought of this joke in
Ealing churches a long time ago.
The cartoon service was a great success.
These are some of my
favourite cartoon characters, so to give their creators the credit they
deserve, thanks to: David Law and the Beano for Dennis the Menace and Gnasher;
Matt Groening for the Simpsons; Charles Schultz for Charlie Brown and Snoopy;
Carl Giles for Grandma Giles; Peattie and Taylor for Gary Bloke; Gary Larson
for the Far Side caveman and cow; Carlos Ezquerra and 2000 AD for Judge Dredd;
Hergé for Tintin and Captain Haddock; Hanna Barbera for Dick Dastardly
and Muttley; Oliver Postgate for Noggin the Nog; John Ryan for Captain Pugwash;
Bob Godfrey and Grange Calveley for the birds from Roobarb; Albert Uderzo and
René Goscinny for Obelix and Asterix; and Walt Disney for Mickey Mouse.
And you can just about see Rodney Rower's vest and shorts behind
in the same vein...
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