Several RMC members and I have been experiencing what I’m calling LITURGICAL MADNESS. It all started during Advent when I told some folks that when I was young(er), and whenever I heard fancy words in church like liturgical, I would write the word out on a piece of paper and then spend the rest of the worship service trying to find all the smaller words contained in the big, fancy word. Lizzie and Greg Shelly were at Rainbow the morning I said that and well, THE GAME WAS ON. (I can only assume they listened to the sermon that morning too. Millennials are supposed to be good multi-taskers after all.) They came up with their list and then I spent the next few months trying to find another word. This has gone back and forth now many times. Girl. Curt. Curl. Tragic. I even had to look up a few words like Crag. A few other RMC folks have joined in the fun including Steve Goeke, who I discovered is an absolute genius at this game. (It shouldn’t be a surprise that he found the word guitar in liturgical.)
It’s time to see who else might be a genius. Greg, Lizzie and I don’t know how much longer we can last. Anyone else want to join the season of LITURGICAL MADNESS? We dare you to find another word.
PS Speaking of liturgical madness, check out this great article about a priest who, during March madness, made up a tourney bracket pitting saint against saint in a lively contest. I wonder what a Mennonite/Anabaptist saint bracket would look like?
More from Steve!
caul (pad for clamping – to not mar the material being clamped)
grail (holy or other?)