The Star Spangled Banner

The Pastor was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going ask the congregation ... to come up with money for the repairs of their church building. Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play.

"Here’s a copy of the service" he said impatiently, "but you’ll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about finances."

During the service, the minister paused and said, ”Brothers & Sisters, we are in great difficulty, the repairs cost twice as much as we expected, and we need more. Any of you who can pledge $1000 or more, please stand up.

At that moment, the substitute played, “The Star Spangled Banner”

The substitute immediately became became the regular organist!