Congregation Confused After Singing Song a Second Time
The congregation of Radiant Heart Depot in Jefferson City, Missouri were clearly confused last Sunday when they sang a song that seemed vaguely familiar.
“I can’t quite place it, but I’m certain I’ve heard this song before,” worshiper Liam Conover whispered to his wife, Glenda, in the middle of the 3rd song. “I know it’s crazy, but I could swear we’ve sang this song before!”
Liam wasn’t the only parishioner with a puzzled look on his face. Multiple members of the congregation were clearly struck by the feeling of déjà vu during the worship portion of the service.
Head Pastor Jaxon Roper was seen frantically looking over his order of service cheat sheet after the opening chords, trying to figure out what was going on. “I don’t know what happened, but I had this uneasy feeling that the 3rd song wasn’t fresh and new,” Pastor Jax said.
Worship Leader Jace Bronson later admitted to several members, including Noah Conover, Liam’s younger brother and an Elder, that the 3rd song was indeed a repeat. “We sang this song a little over 4 years ago. I admit it’s highly unusual to sing it again, but I really like this song! And it has a powerful message, as well.”
The entire Board of Elders was called into an emergency meeting that afternoon to vote on Jace’s continued service with Radiant Heart. Said Noah, “There was a lot of arguing and shouting back and forth and it was a close call, but eventually the board voted 7 to 6 to keep Jace as our Worship Leader. We agreed, however, to send a certified letter informing him that this sort of behavior will not be tolerated in the future and instructing him to immediately enroll in a seminar for new Worship Leaders so that he can get back to the basics. Everyone knows you can’t sing a song you’ve already sang in the past. That path leads to madness!”
To his credit, Jace appeared chastened by the rebuke and in a letter Pastor Jax read from the pulpit the following Sunday, apologized for his behavior, thanked the Board and congregation for their love and vowed to learn from his mistake.
Reporter: Jeff the Comma Head