This past Sunday was Palm Sunday, but it was also the first Sunday of the month which mean it was Nosh. Nosh is our monthly sabbath as a community. Rather than a full sung liturgy, we gather for a small meal. A couple people take turns cooking for everyone else. We gather, read the gospel, pray, sit down to a simple meal - in the middle of which I stand and say a simple Eucharistic prayer ans we all commune each other around the table.
Then we continue with the meal, say a benediction and go. Simple Word and Sacrament. But this
Sunday as we sat at table, there was a rather loud (and honestly terrifying) knock om the church doors. One of our guys got up to get the door, exclaiming as he opened it "It's Martin Luther!!!"
In walks J.P. dressed as Luther - with a small gift bag in his hands. In German he says "Thank you, my Pastor!"
The community had bought me something I had always wanted: a replica of Martin Luther's wedding ring.