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The source of dissension in this once Holy house of God, is a piano bench which still sits behind the 1923 Steinburg to the left of the pulpit. Landover Baptist members who have friends or relatives at Holy Creek Baptist, say that the old bench was always a source of hostility. People should have seen this coming. "That congregation was getting ready to break for the last 10 years," some said. "It's just a shame that it had to be over a piano bench." One outside pastor commented, "However ridiculous it might sound, I'm sure the Lord is using this whole thing in some way that none of us can see or make any sense of at all or ever hope to comprehend."
At present, Holy Creek Congregation will be having four services a day.
There has been an unspoken agreement mediated by Pastor Deacon Fred of
the Landover Baptist Church. Each faction will have it's own separate service
with it's own separate pastor. Since the head pastor is not speaking to
the associate pastor, each will have their own service, which will be attended
by factioned members. We are told that the services are far enough apart
that neither group will come into contact with the other. An outside party
will be moving the piano bench to different locations and appropriate positions,
between services, so as to please both sides, and avoid any further conflict
that could result in violence.
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