At least it is for me, worship nerd that I am.
Here's an example of what was going on in my head:
The music is being beautifully played and its a joy to sing (man, I wish I had musicians in my area!)
The liturgy is being spoken (I wonder why he chose to cut out all those parts? I wonder where they got that confession, I like it. Too bad they had to cancel the baptism today, that could be a bear to reschedule.)
The sermon is being delivered (boy, he really does need to work on his delivery!!, but I really like how he's tying in how the difficult text of the murder of the innocents and the flight to Egypt shows us Jesus really is Emmanuel, God With Us in the reality of this world, which is a dark and violent place.)
And so on.
I and my Rev hubby did appreciate worshipping together as a family (normally we aren't even in the same county on Sunday mornings) and we were able to BE worshipers pretty much. It was nice, and nice to be with my family.
The highlight of the service was the children's sermon. Their director of youth and children's ministry called the children up, and Lil' Princess went up with her cousins. The director pulled a figurine out to show to the kids, and asked them who they thought he was. She got guesses of "Jesus" and such, which is what she wanted. But then, my little sweetheart piped up nice and loud. She said, as she bounced up and down in excitement, "It's Joseph!!!" Which was exactly right, God love her. But this was not what the director was expecting. She was planning on giving them a number of clues, and was going to help lead them to figure out that she was going to tell them about Joseph. But she hadn't planned on my girl. It was like someone spilling the punch line of your favorite joke before you'd gotten the first line of the joke out. The director recovered pretty well, she showed them some of the clues she had been planning on using to help them figure out that it was Joseph, and then skipped ahead to her little lesson about how Joseph was so great because he listened to God.
My hubby and I smiled at each other and murmured "That's our girl! Leave it to the preacher's kid."
So it was a nice Sunday morning, the Gospel was preached, God was praised, and worship did not go as planned but was just fine nonetheless.
Not that I was analyzing it, or anything! ;)