Tonight, while my dad is on vacation, I will be heading to Woodward to conduct services at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday night. Saturday night services have always fascinated me a little bit -- in many ways they are appealing to me as a person (I could very easily see myself in retirement attending a Saturday night service -- if only most had good bible study attached!). Saturday night tends to be a lousy night for TV (actually, Sunday morning is much better for TV if you like Sports as I do or politics) - plus, you get dressed up, go to Church, then maybe catch dinner or a movie. It becomes part of your day.
Sometimes with Sundays -- well, once I get home from Church, generally that's all she wrote. Church is mentally and emotionally fatiguing (and that's not including the Sundays where I am fighting a cold and lose my voice! Thanks be to God that those are rare). I don't know, maybe it's because I'm a morning person and what we have here doesn't start until 9:30, but it seems like Church takes up half the day -- of course, during the week, I've generally been working for 2.5 hours by 9:30, so this might just be impatience combined with my morning personality.
Sometimes I wonder if a Saturday night service wouldn't be beneficial. It might cut down on that whole idea of "Saturday night is party night!" idea. It would undercut the whole "but this is my day to sleep in" argument. Of course the same could be said for a Sunday night service as well.
Of course - all of this is completely theoretical because:
A - We aren't (and shouldn't) move off of Sunday morning
B - I've never actually been to or done a Saturday night service.
As much as and as long as I have thought that a Saturday night service would better fit my own preferences - I've never gone to one. I'm sort of excited for tonight.