Sunday we had beautiful prelude. Then 5 hymns. Scripture reading. Prayers. Special. Communion. Then a missionary from Compassion (children's ministry) with a powerpoint presentation on sponsoring kids. Offering and another hymn. Our Worship starts at 10:30 and it was 11:30 before I stood up to preach. Now, I normally preach about 45 minutes, sometimes 50. I intersperse a lot of illustration/humor and practical application with the verse-by-verse exposition. I "hurried" the message a little here and there. Didn't use the "whole arsenal". I was done in 30 minutes and at the door to shake hands just a coupla minutes after noon. And irritated. Why does EVERYTHING ELSE get as much time and the preaching get shortchanged? BTW, I'm simply NOT going to have a 2 hour service, as I will have 'lost' my audience even if they are sitting there. Thoughts?