Our church offers three services: a traditional liturgical service at 8:15 Sunday morning, and contemporary/traditional service at 11:00 Sunday morning and a very contemporary service at 6:00 Saturday night. Bob calls the Saturday night service Party Church because the dress code is very relaxed, almost to the point of soccer clothes for some people, and the music is provided by the Praise Band. Simply put, it’s not his favorite service. The girls, however, love, love, love it!
I try very hard (OK…maybe not “very”) to avoid bribing my children to wring good behavior out of them. This weekend, though, I was desperate: “If you’re helpful and kind today, we’ll go to Party Church this evening,” I pleaded.
It worked!! In fact, they were so helpful that I was able to finish up the Saturday chores about an hour ahead of schedule. That left us time to get gussied up: