August 14, 2008

Funeral

For the last 2 weeks, the lead pastor at our church has been on vacation, putting Kyle as the only pastor in town. Kyle got put on funeral duty. Basically, if anybody in the church died, it was his responsibility to be there for the family and perform the funeral if they needed him. Kyle has never done a funeral before, so was a little stressed by the prospect. Last week, a 102 year old lady from our church died. We have never met her before, but before she went into a home she attended our church, so they asked Kyle if he would perform the ceremony. He graciously said yes, and is performing his first funeral today. He's very nervous, but I know he'll do great at it. It's just going to be a small funeral of about 40 people and a short grave-side service. Be praying for him at 11am our time today if you think to.

Of course, Kyle didn't own a suit or anything, so Tuesday we went suit shopping and found a great one at Macy's marked 50% off and it fits him WONDERFULLY! He looks stellar in it. He tried some other on at JC Penny's and they just didn't look as good, so we went with them one from Macy's. It's only a matter of time before he'll before performing his first wedding, too, so it will be good to have. The pants that came with the suit didnt' have a finished hem, so we dropped them off at a cleaners in town on Tuesday and she promised they would be back by 2 on Wednesday. Kyle stopped by and the pants are no where to be found. The lady at the desk was quick to blame everybody else for the mistake. Turns out the seamstress doesn't pick up on Tuesdays, so they weren't even picked up until Wednesday. Making it the lady who took the pants fault. We finally tracked down the pants this morning and I just got word that they are done (it's 9am.). Talk about a little bit of stress!!!

5 comments:

Jill said...

Yikes! Andy's done two weddings, but no funerals yet. I think they would be hard. I'm sure Kyle did a great job, although I bet it was hard that he didn't know the lady. Andy's mom bought him a suit for future funerals and weddings.

Anonymous said...

Wow... I guess that all comes with the title? I hope it went smoothly and that Kyle feels a little less nervous for the next one that comes up (and hopefully that won't be anytime soon!)

Molly

Nessie said...

I'm sorry I missed reading this blog so that I could have lifted him up in prayer, as well.... How did it go?! I'm anxious to know!

Shelley said...

Sounds like quite the stressful situation. I'm glad you were able to track down the pants!

Lovetts said...

Wow! What a lot of stress with the pants! I;m glad you were able to get them back and hopefully they fit right. I was thinking of Kyle as he did the funeral today. I know he did a good job as he is a great speaker and pastor.