Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Sunday in Advent

Deacon Nancy reads the gospel.

6 comments:

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I'm very curious - I find it hard to believe that photography is allowed in Church. I'm sure you do it surreptitiously but still, I'm curious!

Anne

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Set the iPhone on silent and there is no sound and no flash. I take photos from where I'm sitting and it's really not noticeable. I take a lot of photos which go into a church scrapbook. I'm sort of a stealth photographer.

Would this be taboo in your church?

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Frankly I have no idea. I'm afraid to say I'm not a church goer but it always seemed rather "stuffy" to me when I did attend so hence my comment about cameras. The only time I seem to be in a church now is at funerals and from my experience, those can be times of laughter at memories of lost loved ones, but still not cameras!

I do enjoy seeing your pictures in your church. Definitely the impression is of a more relaxed atmosphere than my church going.

Anne

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Not all churches are stuffy. You might do a little church shopping just to see what is out there. Sue and I both feel the need to be part of a church family.

Susan's first husband was an Episcopal (Anglican) priest and I attended his church. He died unexpectedly and several years later Sue and I got better acquainted and married. Being part of a church community is just part of who we are I guess. It is a personal thing

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I agree it's a personal thing but since I've been sober, I've surprised myself at what I've found the courage to try - it's a big world out there. A couple of my neighbours are regular church attendees so who knows what the future might just hold for me? Never say never say I.

Anne

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Church is not AA and AA is not church. I have found that I need both in my life.