This past Sunday the choir had sung its first anthem of the day, a familiar hymn - music that was somewhat quiet, and certainly not “rousing” , not the type that elicits spontaneous applause. At the end of the hymn there was silence and then came a clear and distinct child’s voice calling out “yay!” It brought the house down. In our twenty years in the church, there has always been an “applause versus no applause” controversy. Some like to be able to express appreciation with applause, others find it disruptive to the tone of the service. But on Sunday, there seemed to be unanimous appreciation for the “yay” so maybe we could employ an official “yay” person that would satisfy both the applause and the non-applause camps?