July 26, 2015
Accordion worship?!?! Really?!?! That was my reaction when I first heard about the tradition of having an Accordion Group lead worship. Yet, tradition is tradition.
So this year it was scheduled for the same Sunday as another tradition of something called “Hands Across the Alley,” which is a joint time of fellowship with the Presbyterian Church we share the block with. So we gave them an invitation for a joint worship service, too.
And it was a glorious morning. Fun, peppy, respectful, yet worshipful, too. The accordion players led awesome music (one of whom has connections to Lawrence Welk - his father actually taught Mr. Welk how to play the accordion), the message was the Presbyterian pastor and I having a “dialogue” about differences and similarities in our traditions, and the church was comfortably full - especially for a Sunday in the summer.
PS Thank you to the pie organizing "boss" for the food and the photo!