I work with some ridiculously funny and creative folks at Mission Bay. We’ve got some great folks as part of our worship crew and one of them, who’s leading this week, sent this e-mail for purposes of recruiting musicians, but it totally cracked me up, so I had to share. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Shawn Alpay.
SAN FRANCISCO — Musical worship at Mission Bay Community Church is to be led exclusively by newly-minted congregation member Shawn Alpay this upcoming Sunday, sources close to the organization have disclosed.
Alpay, 26, who typically coordinates the music with the help of church elder Megan Dunchak, seemed upbeat about the need to lead alone. “You know, our fellowship is blessed to have several talented musicians,” Alpay is reported to have mused. “And hopefully some of that talent will show up at 9am on Sunday September 7th for practice in preparation for our weekly 11:08am service. And if not, well, I guess we’ll be fine; I’ll just berate them all later.” A wry smile played on his lips as he made this declaration.
“I’m not so sure about [Alpay], or this whole thing, really,” Worship Coordinator Tiffany Flaming said. “Any hack can play the cello, but will he really be able to lead our congregation to the foot of the cross, Jesus-style? I have my doubts.” Sources say that the setlist of music for September 7th has been drafted, but a final list has yet to be decided upon. “See what I mean?” asked Flaming.
PresbyPope Bruce Reyes-Chow was not immediately available for comment.