It’s finally over. After about 4 years of enjoying the higher law in our stake — a 2.5 hour block every Sunday — we are switching back to the standard 3 hour block. Lament and wail oh ye Queen Creek saints; Zion hath fled!
I know what some of you are thinking: “A 2.5 hour block?? That must be awesome.” It has not just been awesome… oh no. It has been the most awesomely awesome awesomeness that ever inspired awe in some… uhhh… people. But alas it is over. Starting this Sunday we are back to three full hours. I don’t know how we’ll survive it. But survive it we must I suppose.
Anyway, if you are interested in getting on the 2.5 hour block just move to an area where there are way more Mormons than buildings to hold them. We have had to jam 5 large wards into each building in the area for years. It turns out that the best way to do that is by shaving 30 minutes off the block. (Our stake in ’04 is now 5 stakes and our ward in ’04 is now 4 wards with another split pending.) But after 4 years the number of buildings in the area is finally catching up to the number of saints. Our latest new building opens on Sunday and it is the end of an era here.
Wish us luck. We are hoping there won’t be any casualties with the new (but decidedly not improved) marathon-like three hour Sunday services for our ward.
Associated song: The Verve — Bitter Sweet Symphony