Pastor Lloyd

October 12, 2008

Drawings, Lloyd

Doesn’t he look more like a ninja in this picture?

First of all, I was wearing my suit, not some pastor costume. Second of all, that’s a box of Kleenex in my hand in the picture, not a box of myrrh.

I was the worship leader at our local nursing home yesterday. Gil Daenzer asked me about a year ago if I would be willing to do it. He’s a pretty persuasive guy. He pointed out that it was just once a year, and that since I already led chapel at school in front of 400 people, how hard could it be to lead worship in front of 20 people (some of whom would be asleep)? Well, I said I would do it, and about a year later I received a letter in the mail saying I was up in a month. Naturally, I became sick the week I had to do it.

So I had to start off my sermonette by explaining that I had a box of Kleenex with me, not because I was especially emotional and expected to get all weepy, not because I had a good story to tell that somehow revolved around a box of Kleenex, not because it would serve as the basis for a beautiful object lesson, but because I had a cold, and was libel to have to blow my nose at some point, and when you have to blow your nose, it’s good to have a box of Kleenex handy.

Everything really went pretty well. During one of the services I got things a little out of order (we did the confession after the sermon hymn, oops), but I didn’t have to blow my nose.

About Lloyd

Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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15 Responses to “Pastor Lloyd”

  1. Brad Said on:

    You do realize that if people hear the sermon before the confession that they will be compelled to do the opposite of what was said to them, don’t you? You should probably send the police to check out the nursing home this morning.


    • Lauren Said on:

      Again, don’t make me spit cereal out by being funny. It’s not nice.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      Hello, everyone knows that. The sermon hymn was before the confession. And (as I am now claiming) it was done intentionally so that… Hmmm, I’ve got nothing to finish that sentence with. I think I’m sick.


      • Beth Said on:

        Maybe you should stay home and recover?

        (I hear Lauren really likes it when you’re home from work and she isn’t. 😉 Heh.)


      • Rae Said on:

        You can use Anna’s (7) line, “I think you do… Well, maybe it… I am not sure how it works. In fact, I don’t even know what I’m saying.”


  2. Karla Said on:

    How many residents do you think you got sick from preaching to them yesterday?


  3. Deanne Said on:

    nemA. I mean, Amen.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    A sermonette…hehe…

    Hey, I hear this guy is available for future reference.


  5. Beth Marshall Said on:

    If Lloyd is preaching regardless of his fashion sense or kleenex props etc… I would definitely go to church.


  6. Beth Marshall Said on:

    Even nursing home church.


  7. Lauren Said on:

    I am proud to say that I was not one of the ones who was asleep.


  8. Aunt Lolly Said on:

    You look so cute in your pastor’s shirt! I am so proud of you! Let’s send you off to the Seminary in St. Louis.


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