Saturday, January 30, 2010


by Amber

MAWIGE---name that movie!

Mollie (seminary senior) and her love, Dave got married today at Mount Olivet in Minneapolis. 15 degrees outside. Yeah, gotta love winter weddings. I found myself thumbing through the church brochure while I waited for the ceremony to start. I was baffled by the numbers. 13,000 active members, two campuses, 4 morning services at one campus, hundreds of programs, their own retreat center, basically, Youngdahl central. All that SOUNDED impressive. Here's the one thing that didn't SOUND impressive: the crappy sound system. Two pastors led from the front of the worship space with corded mics that connected to necklaces. Every time they moved, the mic swiped their albs, and the sound system went berserk. I'm sure they have a few dollars floating around in their bank account. Can someone please get them some decent mics? Don't get me wrong, it doesn't take a million dollar sound system to worship. But it sure pulls you out of worship quick when mics are lighting up, and fumbling around.

Aside from the mic fiasco, the service was simple and great. The best wedding sermon I've heard in a long time! No tricycles, triangles, 1 Corinthians, or overly lovey-dovey fluff. A bit of comedy, some truth about love, the message of Jesus, and a few personal stories of the bride and groom. Loved it! Congratulations to the bride and groom! So happy we got to be a part of your big day!


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