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Author Topic: My First Graveside Service  (Read 2724 times)

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Snowfire

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My First Graveside Service
« on: March 31, 2007, 03:25:59 AM »

As a young minister, I was asked by a funeral director to hold a grave side service for a derelict man who had died while traveling through the area with no family or friends. The funeral was held way back in the country. This man would be the first to be laid to rest at this cemetery. As I was not familiar with the backwoods area, I became lost. Being the typical man I didn't stop for directions. But I finally arrived an hour late, I saw the crew and backhoe, but the hearse was nowhere in sight.The workmen were eating lunch. I apologized to the workers (who looked puzzled) for my tardiness, and stepped to the side of the open grave, to find the vault lid already in place. I assured the workers I would not hold them long, but this was the proper thing to do. As the workers gathered around, still eating their lunch. I poured out my heart and soul. As I preached the workers began to say...... "Amen," "Praise the Lord," and "Glory," (they must have all been Baptist). I preached and I preached, like I'd never preached before. I began from Genesis all the way to Revelation. I preached for two hours and 45 minutes. It was a long and lengthy service. I closed in prayer and it was finished.

As I was walking to my car, I felt that I had done my duty and all would leave with a renewed sense of purpose and dedication, in spite of my tardiness. As I was opening the door and taking off my coat I overheard one of the workers saying to another, "I've been putting in septic tanks for 20 years, and I ain't never seen anything like this before."
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Deborah-Leigh

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Re: My First Graveside Service
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 07:50:09 AM »

  ;D  :D  ;D That is really being at the wrong place at the wrong time but maybe not for those workers who were hearing the foolishness of preaching! ;D
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hebrewroots98

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Re: My First Graveside Service
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007, 09:25:44 AM »

Now tat is hilarious! ;) ;D ;D
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iris

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Re: My First Graveside Service
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007, 10:35:34 AM »

That was funny!!!  :D  ;D  :D


Iris
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Kat

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Re: My First Graveside Service
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007, 11:57:12 AM »


Hi Snowfire,

As I was reading through this I was thinking this is a very interesting testimony from Snowfire.
Then a read the last line, very funny  ;D

Mercy, peace, and love
Kat

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sansmile

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Re: My First Graveside Service
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2007, 04:27:51 PM »

That was brilliant





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Jackie Lee

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Re: My First Graveside Service
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2007, 11:24:43 PM »

That is hillarious but is it real or a joke? LOL
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hebrewroots98

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Re: My First Graveside Service
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2007, 12:43:27 AM »

I took it to be real JackieLee ;D
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Jackie Lee

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Re: My First Graveside Service
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2007, 12:48:12 AM »

I took it to be real JackieLee ;D
That is what I thought,  it made my day when I read that.
It feels good to sit at the computer screen and laugh out loud. ;D
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rrammfcitktturjsp

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Re: My First Graveside Service
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2007, 01:12:21 PM »

To orginal poster,

Thanks for posting even though I have  heard this before.  It is always funny no matter how many times one hears it.

  Sincerely,





  Anne C. McGuire
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