I've taken on the job of thinking about what we do when we meet at 9 am every Sunday morning at church.
I've got a few ideas.
Our current format is that we start with a joke or friendly observation, end with a joke or friendly observation, have a very good sermon somewhere in the middle, and after the formal bit have morning tea.
I would like to keep everything pretty much as it is, except start with a bit of Bible, end with a bit of Bible, and reflect on all the bits inbetween. I have no problem whatsoever with friendly observations or jokes, and would like to encourage them to continue, as far as it lies in my power to do so.
Dear reader, please comment, I am away for about two weeks and will follow along with interest as I am able.