I am wondering how many of us on this worship board actually go to church? I am not asking what religion just want to know if you attend. My history was I walked out of an organist job. ( a new choir director had been hired, and no way I could work for him: incidentally he was asked to leave after one year contract was over) Forty years I either directed, played for, sang, etc. and was in church every week, in all weather. It has been nearly two years since I quit. In my years of church work I met some fine people, but also met some almighty egos. The last pastor was definitely "do as I say, not as I do". I found it difficult to listen to her preaching knowing so much of her life. At Easter this past year I came to a personal conclusion. I just no longer need a middle man. I pray, I play hymns and music, and I can concentrate, when I was working I had to constantly anticipate the next piece of music etc. I came to the decision no more organized churches for me. This is not what is right for everyone. Just me. I used to joke and tell my husband that paid attendance didn't count. Another organist recently told me to think this way~~~~~~ I only charged them for the first hymn, the rest were free..... A lighter side of a serious topic for me.