Freedie V is thanking the cooks at our weekend banquet.
Our Choir has a clapping song tommorrow, and we have the classic clapping passage for our final poetry emphasis. Isaiah 55, "all the trees of the field shall clap their hands"....obviously a metaphor, since only Disney trees have hands. Our church is a clapping bunch, always expressing appreciation even when the solemnity of some pieces would invite silence.
Applause in a nearly universal language. And a great percussion and timing instrument.