Thursday, November 8, 2007

Things I've Learned about Leading Worship by Being a Janitor .1

For those of you who don't know I work at Sunset Presbyterian as a glorified janitor. I say that because I set up for meetings and events, but really I vacuum, wipe down tables, take out trash, wash windows...etc. Now and then during my day I try and think of ways of how my job is preparing me to be a worship pastor or how it relates to leading worship. I've been leading worship for awhile now but I think a lot of my job relates to leading worship.

1. Washing windows. You don't just wipe down a window. You spray, wipe down to get finger prints off, then sqeegee (sp?), then wipe the edges with a towel. Its a process, you can't do a good job in one step. You can't have a great Sunday morning gathering with one great song either. The whole is a sum of its parts, not one part. I think a Sunday could be centered around a song or the message but its not going to be great because of one thing. It is how a set of music works together that makes it great, not the last song before the message.


deut-x said...

Are you getting all "karate kid" on us? :)

mirandita said...

it is a very complicated art - creating a worship set. one to not take lightly. just as using pledge on the windows is a no-no.

Ross Gale said...

Late last night I thought of a hilarious comment to leave but now I've forgotten what it was. It did have something to do with Mr. Miagi and waxing on and off. Props for finding something to compare the two jobs.