Sunday, May 20
I've come across an interesting church issue, coffee. Is it offensive to enjoy a cup of coffee during the service? Apparently, to some, it is offensive to have a cup of coffee at church. At my church in Orange this morning, I attended the traditional service. I usually attend the contemporary service, but I doubt that the coffee would have been less offensive at that service.
After a long day of graduations and family gatherings yesterday I found myself bleary this morning, but determined to worship at the church I rarely get to attend these days. On my way to the service I stopped at the Chapman Coffee House and purchased a medium cup of coffee, slipped into the back of the sanctuary, and proceeded to participate in the service as I have always done. However, after the service I went to get a drink of water when I overheard an old lady complaining to someone. "That girl with her cup of coffee, I could smell it during the whole service! We should prohibit all food and drink from the sanctuary." Ummmmm...alright. So she overlooked the fact that in a time where most people my age would rather be sleeping in on a Sunday I chose to attend church. If it's the smell that's offensive maybe I could get an iced coffee. I don't know if I'm being selfish here, or simply ignorant of other people's worship practices. What's the stance here? Is it wrong of me to have coffee as I worship?
Posted by Kelly Visel