This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to my 10 year High school Reunion. It was held at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, which turned out to be a very nice venue with a good view (though the sound system was terrible). I am not sure what I was expecting, but I sure did perfect laying out the last ten years of my life in an elevator speech (2 min or less). It was nice to see, however, that even the people whom I did not really talk to in High School were friendly and willing to talk. For the most part, everyone who I care about from High School, I talk to regularly in some form or another, either writing on their blogs, or calling them or sending them text messages–in fact we all hung out the entire night. It seemed to me that the night was a glorified dance with alcohol. What I wanted was a banquet in which we could talk to each other, share our stories from the last 10 years, catch up, and see on a grand scale our accomplishments after graduation. That was difficult to do with the “humpty dance” screaming in our ears. It was interesting to see everyones place in life- we had everyone from tattoo artist to doctors attend. If I could do it all again, I think I would have preferred a potluck with all our families in a park with lawn games. Maybe I will plan that for our 15 year reunion, anyone interested?
After a late night, like any good Lutheran I went to church the next day in Pacific Beach– Christ Lutheran
The worship space is absolutely beautiful. From the cross in the rear flows the river of life that goes through the chancel, into the nave, out the narthex and into the street. The imagery is GREAT! The worship service was very personal, the liturgy was thought out, and easy to navigate. The sermon was clear and to the point, easy to listen to, and memorable. Based on this experience I would recommend that anyone in San Diego check this church out.