Monday, March 02, 2009

Before Worship, Please Do Not Fall

down the floor vent hole.

Especially if you are wearing vestments and visiting with visitors.

Watching the Pastor fall backwards into a deep hole* in the floor is upsetting and should not be used as an evangelism tool.

I'm O.K. I have a perfect bruise above my knee (that's where my leg stopped going through the building), scrapes and cuts. I can walk, talk and didn't use language unbecoming a minister at the time of the accident.

One almost-new-member took me to the bathroom to help me unfurl my shredded stockings and try to keep the blood off my alb. She used her R.N. skills to advise me on what to do about tending the wounds but my mind was on my broken shoe.

Dang! I ruined a pretty pair of preaching shoes.

Gals, learn from me.

Keep out of construction areas in your church unless you keep your eyes open and your feet on solid floor.


*Little Church is a raised wooden framed building, no basement, open foundation.


Songbird said...

Oh my goodness! We are reading your story and worrying and chuckling at the same time.
Songbird and Light Princess

Jennifer said...


God_Guurrlll said...

Oh no, I hope you are ok.

If it makes you feel any better, I fell off a pulpit once on Easter morning.

peace and love,

Magdalene6127 said...

Dear one!!! take care of yourself. (Can the shoe perhaps be mended...?)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I feel the need to take up a shoe offering.

KnittinPreacher said...

Oh my! I'm glad you are Ok! Maybe this was God;s way of telling you that you deserve some new shoes?

Sue said...

Oh my goodness. I'm glad you're okay. Do go out and buy yourself a beautiful new pair of shoes - you deserve it.

Brittany said...

I'm with Princess. Maybe that could be added into next weeks service, an offering for the preachers shoes that gave their life to the church! Glad you are O.K.

Juniper said...

I dont know whether to laugh or cry...

mid-life rookie said...

Ouch for both body, ego, and shoes! Hope you aren't too stiff and sore today - day after the day after. Thanks for sharing the light of your humor even when it's painful.

zorra said...

So sorry about the shoes but glad you're OK, and I hope you aren't too stiff and sore today.
I admire your composure re: the language (or lack thereof). Mine would probably have been unbecoming to an elder, especially when I saw my shoes.

1-4 Grace said...

Oh. So sorry you got hurt
I hope you get better really soon. Glad you have an almost church member that is RN. Latch on to her.

DogBlogger said...

Well, at least the almost-new-member knows she is needed in this place! Glad you're okay. Sorry about the shoes.

And congratulations for not using language unbecoming a minister. It had to have been tempting. I gave up such language for Lent, and was very glad I still had several hours to use it last Tuesday night when I set off the church's security system.

Mary Beth said...

Mercy Maud!

Don't you know that new person feels such a great sense of belonging now?

I guess it's a good thing there is construction going on...ok, a pretty crummy silver lining. Sorry. Heal fast!

Erin said...

Oh, St. C! I am so sorry to hear of this incident. Perhaps I can knit you a safety net for little church floor?
Heal fast!