A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.  ~Henry Giles

Have you ever dreamed of coming to St. Mark’s by-the-Lake for church and enjoying a liturgy without having to listen to the rector go off at the gums with what he most certainly believes is wisdom? Ever sit at home and ask, “Will there ever be a time when I can go to church and enjoy the readings and the singing and not have to endure one of ‘those’ sermons?”

Good News, breaking now from St. Mark’s by-the-Lake! Tomorrow night there will be a church service with NO preaching from Kevin George.  At 7:30 pm St. Mark’s will celebrate am annual service of Lessons and Carols.  Each year at this time St. Mark’s has a service where the key focus is on the lessons that tell the story of Christmas and the hymns and carols that sing the same story. The rector is pretty well silent. Well, not completely silent, but he does not preach. This news is welcomed by those who ears are sore from listening to sermons from the 13 year veteran of the pulpit at St. Mark’s.

The choir has prepared great music and the carolling will be delightful. All of this to be followed by a tree lighting and a Christmas sing-along in the hall over Hot chocolate means it all is shaping up to be a great night.

While he could not be reached for comment, sources say the Rev’d Canon Kevin George is pouting about not preaching tomorrow evening. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to come to church and allow the song to outlive even the best of sermons!  See you at 7:30 tomorrow evening! — OH and if you are one of those rare birds that wants to hear the rector spew words, parish officials encourage you to come out  for Advent 4 at 8 am or 10:30 am. St. Mark’s by-the-Lake says that Mr. George will be available to the media after tomorrow morning’s liturgies where he will comment on these developments.