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Sunday Service, a Dog and Banana Cream Pie

I thought our worship time Sunday morning might have been right up there in the high numbers with services which involve peculiar happenings, but now I believe we have been outdone. As we were well into the Sunday morning happenings, here came one of the new women, who parked her car, went to the passenger side, and took out a large beautiful dog. As she was on her way to church, she had found the obviously lost dog, took it into her car, and proceeded to interrupt our church service, as she tried to open the glass door at the entrance and get the dog inside with her. There was such a commotion that for a few minutes the service was stopped, as various suggestions were offered, one of which was to put the dog in the back room, the problem being that we really don’t have permission to use that room. Finally, Jerry told her to put the dog back in her car, which was parked in full view of the glass windows that make up the front of our building. She stuffed the animal back into the car, slammed the door, came in and seated herself. We started up the service again, to the accompaniment of the lively friendly dog who was now adding to the hilarious, rather non-sacred scene by his loud and frantic barking.

“Everyone, try to ignore the dog,” smiling Pastor addressed the congregation through clenched teeth.

A little later as I glanced to the car from the edge of my eyes, I saw the dog leap through the open car window and disappear down the sidewalk. A bit later, here she/he came back, sniffing around at the church door and trying to get in. It was a deal, I assure you.

But take a note of this tasty item from Fox News. Exceeding us in confusion on Sunday was a church in Colorado Springs.

A Colorado pastor accused of tinkering with church finances got some harsh criticism Sunday in the form of a cream pie.

Rev. Don Armstrong was delivering his 9 a.m. sermon, “Of Christian Love and Charity,” at the Grace Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., when 18-year-old Marcus Hyde ran into the church and lobbed a cream pie at the preacher, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports.

“He aimed right at me and would have hit me squarely, but I ducked into the pulpit and it went right over me and onto the floor,” Armstrong wrote to the Gazette. “This poor guy needs to find a more effective [way] to express himself without all the messy resulting complications.”

Armstrong, who is trying to break his congregation away from the Episcopal Church, has been accused of financial misdeeds by the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado, the paper said.

Hyde, who was apprehended by parishioners after a short chase, declined to be interviewed by the Gazette, but his former roommate Garrett Dawson said his friend had been following the Grace church saga.

Read all about it here.


My devotional blog is here.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on “Sunday Service, a Dog and Banana Cream Pie”

Well, the way my mind flies, I can imagine the dog chasing the pie and licking it off the floor. Wouldn’t that be a hoot?! You know, I can sort of imagine a child sneaking their pet into the church, but the pie flying through the air has got to be the most hilarious.


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