I was in a service Sunday morning that left a smile on my face. It was a service of mostly older people with a size in the low 100s. It started with some choruses on a PowerPoint and one player on a synthesizer with piano-ish sound. The pastor led.
Then there was prayer.
After prayer we entered phase two. A new song leader came forward to lead hymns and a new cadre of musicians--a new pianist and now an organist.
I know this is old stuff for most of you. You've been through this years ago and made adjustments of this sort. I just smiled, though. I pictured the conflicts that led up to this common sense compromise: making sure everyone gets to play at some point, making sure everyone gets to lead at some point, satisfying those who don't like "contemporary" music (in this case, choruses ;-) while trying to hold on to some (relatively) younger people.
I thought it was brilliant. Everyone bent a little bit, everyone can live with the solution. I'm sure you have stories!