Today, because I was at work this weekend, I went to the church that the residents in my cottage usually attend (I work at a children's home, and we attend a missionary Baptist church in the black tradition, members of the general conference, yeah yeah yeah.) I don't know whether to call it a traditional black service, because I am not traditionally black, but there are "traditional markings" in that they sing the doxology always after offering, they always do responsive readings, they always to call to worships, they always sing the Amen amen amen at the end. They also have this rote saying that they say all the time after introducing visitors. They have always had visitors every week I have been there. Until this week. No visitors. So, when the visitor introducer gets on stage and finds there are no visitors, she has everyone say the welcome visitor saying anyway. Sometimes I wonder why we do the things we do in church. Is there a similar story for you?