The Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Parish Pastor
A sure sign the world has lost its mind. When the wind that is used to power a pipe organ is labeled a threat or a danger to people and worship, you know that we have all lost our minds and our faith.
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Excerpted from "THE REPRESENTATIVE BODY OF THE CHURCH IN WALES CORONAVIRUS – COVID19 GUIDANCE ON MUSIC AND THE PLAYING OF CHURCH ORGANS":"However, a pipe organ can now be played as part of a worship, funeral or wedding service. The decision to use an organ (which requires a limited quantity of air to pass through the mechanism) should be based on a risk assessment and adherence with social distancing, hand hygiene and cleaning guidance. The use of alternative instruments such as an electronic keyboard or recorded music should still be considered. "A pipe organ may also be played for practice or maintenance purposes when the building is closed to the public. "NB Whilst the organ can be played, the congregation cannot sing with it. The organ can accompany an individual singer as described above."
My entry for the "the world's gone mad" contest would be the decision by the State of Wisconsin that state employees who are home alone must wear masks while on Zoom calls. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/wisconsin-agency-orders-employees-to-wear-masks-on-zoom-calls-while-home-alone
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