Expendable?

What things might be considered expendable in a church assembly?  A large number, really.  Let me start a list:

  • pews or chairs
  • microphones, amplifiers, and speakers
  • different leaders to perform the various functions
  • any official leaders at all (I see leadership as not-so-expendable, but in the ideal world, even it is not as crucial as today’s business world tends to make us think it is)
  • a talk or a reading before communion
  • scripture readings
  • songs
  • sermon

Please add to the list!  C’mon.  This’ll be fun….