WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA--During this week's Sunday Morning service at Authentic Community Fellowship, worship leader Brocke Lively made a very special announcement. In between back-to-back performances of "Waymaker," Lively ceremoniously presented long-time backup worship singer Jeanne Sigler with a special placard.
"After seventeen years singing on the worship team every week, and after much prayerful deliberation," declared Lively while playing an emotional piano interlude, "the board and elders have decided to present you with this fancy certificate confirming your promotion, and officially permitting you to have your microphone turned on during worship services."
Sigler remained speechless as she humbly accepted the commemorative tablet and watched Lively make a show of dramatically plugging her microphone cable into the on-stage outlets.
"Anything you'd like to say?" asked Lively, pushing the mic into her face.
"I… uh… I guess I didn't realize it wasn't, uh, plugged in this whole time," Sigler quietly said as the whole congregation burst into laughter and applause at her brilliant dead-pan humor.
Annie Hidalgo, who had also been on the worship team for nearly twenty years asked, "Can I have my mic turned on as well?"
"Nope," said Lively as he began playing the intro for "Waymaker" again.