Well I did it. I lead the Sunday services in Bowmore and Port Ellen. And it was great. Usually when I get up to the lectern I get a jelly feeling from the waist down. That didn't happen today. In the first service there was a little confusion with what hymns were supposed to be sung. (They have their own team that works that out.) But I managed to calm them down, got them to choose and it all ran smoothly. I felt confidant and apparently I looked like I knew what I was doing. So after a very quick cup of tea and a lovely chat with a 90 year old lady who was far more healthy than I. My wife and I had a quick drive down to Port Ellen (about 20mins) and a quick chat on what I needed to work on. We arrived early, got setup and again everything ran like clockwork. I must say the lady on the organ who was my contact at the church was amazing. She set out a rough idea of how the service normally runs, ran through the hymns with me (no problems there) and away we went. What I found amazing was, as she was playing the hymns on the organ she was also singing and keeping everyone in time and in tune with a beautiful voice. She was wonderful. I will admit at the end of the second service I was getting a bit croaky. But a very good day indeed.