“Sesquicentennial” (a Latin word that is very fun word to say) means 150. You can count by year (annus) or day (diebus) or maybe even rock (saxum). You can also count by psalms! (Check your Book of Common Prayer. There are 150 of them!)
Together with you, we’ve been posting videos – and missing church – for 150 days. That makes today our sesquicentennial diebus. That doesn’t seem like much if you look at 150 grains of rice. It seems like a lot if you’re our neighbor, listening to Greg play “150 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” for fourteen minutes straight.*
No matter how you count the days, we’re glad we’re together with our church family during every one, even when we’re apart.
- You can substitute the word “juice” or “milk” here but that’s not how we sang it when we were kids, trying to irritate our parents on long car rides. You remember car songs? “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” was the bottom of the barrel (so to speak) of the car songs. It was the song we sang when we couldn’t think of anything else. There have been times in the last 150 days when we felt like the kids in the back seat of the car, trying to think of a song to sing. There have been times when we felt like the parents up front, trying our best to keep the car in the middle of the road. Probably everyone, of every age, can relate. Now here we are. It’s not exactly a day to celebrate but we want to mark it. Sesquicentennial Diebus to you all!