If you ever want to learn about ancient Jewish customs, your best bet locally is an evangelical church. Evangelicals love them some Jews, especially the ones whom they refer to as “completed”, the kind that have accepted Jesus into their hearts.
To the OCeeker's disappointment, Rick wasn't preaching. In his stead, and to the chagrin of those fundamentalists who believe the weaker sex ought not do such things, his wife Kay took the pulpit, proving once again that God has the amazing ability to pair up couples and produce clans who run ministries like a family business.
Oh, oh, oh, I need Your grace
She then prayed for the heathen who hadn't registered Republican. Kidding!
A full worship band took the stage, and we sang some song about God's holiness. The less holy made a run for the parking lot. The more holy lifted their gated-community hands to God. White men in jeans and white sneakers swayed; their second and third wives wept.
As she invited the congregation to bring their unsaved to church to hear a simple message about Jesus, she added that “nobody can say it the way Rick can.”
Oh well. He prayed for (the thousands!) of us.
Saddleback Church meets every Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and every Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. at 1 Saddleback Pkwy., Lake Forest, (909) 609-8000 ; www.saddleback.com.