Friday, July 4, 2008

Friday Five: Fireworks Edition

Sally at Rev Gals posted today's Friday Five. And here they are!

1. Barbeque's
or picnics ( or are they essentially the same thing?)
They're essentially the same thing, but we call them picnics.

2. The park/ the lake/ the beach or staying at home simply being?
Normally we'd enjoy getting together with friends at home or at their place. I like gathering at the park or lake, not the beach. This year it's just the two of us at home.

3. Fireworks- love 'em or hate 'em?
I love them.

4. Parades- have you ever taken part- share a memory...
I have only watched them. When I was little my brother was in one an we went to watch. Today we're watching the Bristol, RI parade, the oldest continuous running 4th of July parade in the country.

5. Time for a musical interlude- if you could sum up holidays in a piece of music what would it be?
The "1812 Overture" performed by the Boston Pops. Oh yeah, "Stars and Stripes Forever" too.

Now a question of my own. Will there be/should there be patriotic music at church this Sunday? What are your feelings about that?


Sally said...

yay another vote for the 1812. Have a wonderful day :-)

Ivy said...

Gotta love it Sally.

david said...

I'm not a fan of the patriotic worship service.

Ivy said...

I'm not either David. Last year one of our choir members did a solo of "I'm Proud to be an American." We'll see what happens tomorrow. Peace.

Mark W. said...

I'm O.K. with patriotic songs as long as they do not "overtake" the service. This past Sunday we sang "God Bless America" as one of the hymns during communion. Incorporation and moderation!

Ivy said...

Thanks for your comment Mark W. You make a good point. Blessings.

steve martin said...

I think patriotic songs are great!

Just not in the worship service.

The worship service is not about being American, or Mexican, or German. It is about Christ crucified for sinners.

Same goes for political talk, unless it is for an illustration in the sermon and not the focus of the sermon.

My pastor certainly has a political point of view, but it is not widely known amongst the congregation.

The time in worship is to proclaim God's law and gospel. Someone there on Sunday morning may not live until the next Sunday, and by golly, they'd better get the gospel and not have that invaluable time wasted on a political speech which won't amount to a hill of beans in the long term anyhow.

That's my story...and I'm stickin' to it!

Ivy said...

Thanks for dropping by Steve. It's certainly an issue that causes a stir. Peace.