The minister was preaching on the evils of drink.
He first said that he would like to gather up all the wine and dump it in the river.
Then he moved on to beer, and said he would like to get all the beer and dump it in the river as well.
The minister added that all other forms of alcohol ought to be dumped into the river.
At this point the choir director’s face began to show a worried look.
The first hymn they were scheduled to sing was “Shall We Gather At The River?”