Our church assigns people to be greeters at church before worship.
According to my mother, this practice is known as "Howdy Duty"
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A paramedic was asked on a local TV talk-show program: "What was your
most unusual and challenging 911 call?"
"Recently we got a call from that big white church at 11th and Walnut,"
the paramedic said. "A frantic usher was very concerned that during the
sermon an elderly man passed out in a pew and appeared to be dead. The usher
could find no pulse and there was no noticeable breathing."
"What was so unusual and demanding about this particular call?" the interviewer asked.
"Well," the paramedic said, "we carried out four guys before we found the one who was dead."
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An Anglican vicar, well into a lengthy sermon on the Gospel for the day,
suddenly stopped and called down to the his warden "that man's asleep."
The warden replied: "You put him to sleep; YOU wake him up."