Monday, August 18, 2014

Inaudible Sermon

Senior warden Mark Vito delivered the sermon at the 10:45 service yesterday. No doubt, he delivered a fine address. Unfortunately, I have no idea what he said. I don’t even know what the topic of the sermon was or why Mark was preaching at all. The reasons for my ignorance are sinple:
  1. I sing in the choir and was therefore sitting in the chancel.
  2. Mark appeared to be relying heavily on the pulpit microphone and was making no special effort to project his words.
  3. The new sound system employs two small speakers facing the chancel. No sound seemed to be emanating from them, however.
Aging does not seem to be a factor in my not being able to hear Mark. None of the choir members around me could hear anything, either.  After several minutes of fruitless attention to what few sounds reached me from my seat behind the organ console, I decided to do something more productive and took a bathroom break. I returned long before the sermon was over.

Having spent so much money on a new sound system, has anyone thought to investigate how well it works?

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