Late at night great ideas besiege me. I write them down, and the next morning I try to decipher what I meant or why I though these were good ideas. Here goes:
1. You have heard of the U2charist. How about the Gagocharist? Design a service around the music and style of Lady Gaga. Just imagine wearing a disco ball as a biretta with a meat covered chasuble, singing “Bad Romance” with the organ, and preaching about lack of connection and communication using the video from “Telephone.” I think that we might have a winner.
2. How about using a chocolate-chocolate chip muffin for the bread and a café au lait for the wine at the Holy Eucharist? Edgy and delicious. In fact, each Sunday the priest could select a different awesome bread/ pastry product for the bread and warm delicious beverage (think hot cocoa) for the wine. The Body and Blood of Christ never tasted better!
3. Look for a dramatic rendering of the Last Supper during Holy Communion- wait, I actually suggested this to my liturgy professor in seminary and she tried to hit me after I said it.
4. Move the altar to the entrance of the church so everyone has to turn around in their pews to see what is going on- annoying and unexpected. Innovation for the sake of innovation.
Maybe I just need to take a shot of whiskey and fall asleep instead.