8.23.2006

Play it again... Jenn

I have a regular gig of leading worship for the fine young people at our church every week. I love what I do. I love these teens. I love the band. It's an honor to do what I do. I mean it. However, I might be kicked out tonight.

It was a busy and somewhat rough night before our services began (plural because Middle School is first, High School is second so we play twice in a row) I had a run in with someone that left me unsettled, a few things weren't normal... it was just an odd night. So Middle School went well. No complaints. Was really proud of two newer students band peeps that were great on the fly. Good. Senior High moves right in immediately following. We open with the first song that one of my Jr. Highers lead - her first time. We play two more songs... and I flake. I tell our drummer to start song X... again... it was the song we began the night with... but in my head I had placed that first time in Jr. High's service... in my head we hadn't done it for Sr. High yet... except that we just had 10 minutes before.

My poor band of new people, so confused, not sure... looking at me like "are you sure" - so that made it more awkward... Everyone knew it. Everyone. The band. The teens. It was one of those moments and you just keep going because, well, because... But I just felt dumb. Not dumb like "I don't want to see anyone ever again. I quit!" but like... "Oh my gosh, I really just did that... that's funny.... and... dumb"

One of the band kids caught me afterwards and started opening his mouth with a question on his face and I just said, "I know... and no, it wasn't intentional" and we laughed and I said "It was just dumb"

I can't wait to go to bed.

6 comments:

Dan & Angie said...

We ALL have those days Jenn ... sleep it off and rest assured that you made a great memory!

Staci said...

Dude, this is the Starbucks queen(girl from youth group seen with starbucks apparel in hand) that was funny i realized that we had sang that already but nothing clicked in my head. prolly should give up the caramel lattes...nay.
See you Wednesday!

Holly said...

Nifty Swifty! Just wanted you to know how great it was to talk to you today even if it was in the midst of complete bedlam... This is my life, what can I say? I checked on the author of "Mozart's Women"- Jane Glover. Really an interesting easy read. Mozart's Early Years by Stanley Sadie is a bit more difficult to plod through, but worth it! Man do I wish I was coming with you!!!

Trisha Miller said...

jenn, thanks for your recommendation for imogen heap. great cd. it makes me want to bang cd cases on used carpet tubes...

pod65 said...

Jen,

Thanks for praying for us. We all are doing well and loving ministry. Please pray that we connect with the youth of Czech and most importanty, the people of Brno. We have two gigs on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday is the big concert.

MK and the Czech Mates

Staci said...

With the picture we were totally going for an undercover work calling ourselves the ... color crusaders. But I guess when ur addicted to Starbucks u shouldn't put anything about that on there. Still wantin some turkey. Have fun in Austria with the Czechs(haha)!