My love of wonder and awe and majesty in worship started early – not in my dad’s church, but at Central United Methodist Church in Richmond, Indiana. Central was sort of “Episcopal light.” There was impressive stained glass and grand processions, acolytes and one of the largest pipe organs in the state.
The senior minister, Dr. Holmes, gave soaring, inspirational sermons that lasted exactly 15 minutes. In fact, everything was perfectly timed at Central. The 11 am worship ended promptly at noon… week after week. At Central, everything was done with taste and decency, and you could count on it.