When you usually think about church you may not include funny
memories. I can remember being a single mother in Lancaster,
Ohio at the Presbyterian Church with two little ones in tow. I would
use a little ‘bribery:’ “We will go out to eat at (choose one of the
following choices) Bob Evans, Frisch’s or Jolly Pirate if you only
behave today.” I would also include some behavior allowances for
crayons and scribbling on church bulletins and donation envelopes.
I have fond memories of my being at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
in Bay Village, as a teenager. I remember our minister, Reverend Lynch,
would include the comic strip, Peanuts’ philosophy. There is a book,
“The Gospel According to Peanuts.” I also liked his use of humor when
he would refer to other comic strip characters like the Wizard of Id,
Dagwood and Blondie.
Hope these chuckles bring some smiles and I hope that you will also
throw in any humorous memories of church in the comments part
of this post.
“This Sunday in a Midwest city, a young child was ‘acting up’ during
the morning worship service. The parents did their best to maintain
some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle.
Finally, the father picked the little cherub up and marched sternly
down the aisle on his way out.
Just before reaching the safety of the foyer, the little one called out
loudly to the congregation,
“Pray for me!”
I would like you to visualize this cute picture of carolers, one upon
the other’s shoulders, almost like the Bremen Town Musicians.
They each have their mouths wide open and above them, upon a
balcony, is a family of music ‘listeners.’
Here is the ‘punchline:’
“The Hickory Knoll Church carolers were always ready to make
“Six year old Angie and her four year old brother were sitting
together in church. Joel giggled loudly, sang a song with lots of
enthusiasm and talked out loud,
“Who’s going to stop me?”
His big sister had had enough. Angie pointed to the back of the
“See those two men standing by the door?
They are the ‘hushers!'”
This last one reminds me a little of my waffles post.
“A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin and David.
The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
Their mother saw the opportunity to give a lesson on morals.
“If Jesus were sitting here, He would say, ‘Let my brother have
the first pancake. I can wait.'”
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
“David, you be Jesus.”
Hope you have a relaxing, fun-filled and spiritual day.