Saturday, July 04, 2009
Come to the Church in the Wildwood
What can I write about on this important holiday in the United States, a day when homes will be festooned with American flags and funnel cakes will be eating by the millions?
How about the president and his family looking for a church? It seems that the Obama family has experienced problems finding a church home because of the gawkers. They tried to attend one congregation in Washington but people got wind of it and lined up for three hours before worship. Many members couldn't get in because of president Obama's fans and some attenders couldn't resist snapping photos on their cell phones as they walked forward for communion. Tacky.
So the secret service has been busy checking out worship services for the Commander-in-Chief (wouldn't you love to be part of that briefing) and they have decided that a smaller congregation near the Camp David retreat in Maryland fits the bill. The Evergreen Chapel is only a couple of decades old and about 50 to 70 faithful worship on Sundays, many of them Camp David staffers. As you can see in the photo above, the Bush families worshipped there as well, proof that God loves everyone.
So now we know more about the worshipping travails and habits of the American president than we do about the Canadian prime minister or any of his cabinet. Thanks to Joe D. for sending me the article about this. There are more differences between our two countries than three days on the July calendar.