It’s not unusual for the person giving announcements, meditations or leading the music to go off script. During their time on the platform they might share something the Spirit has laid on their heart, try to warm up the audience by getting them engaged, or even try their hand at being a standup comedian to get a laugh. Mega churches have always controlled worship structure, but I’m now seeing the trend in smaller churches to reign in the extemporaneous comments and control the service. Rather than train people in the proper way to give announcements and meditations, preachers and staff are taking over those segments of worship. Personally I don’t like rabbit trails and I understand the time restraints of the worship service; however, leaders seem to forget they are not the only ones qualified to speak in the assembly of believers. Paul addressed being spiritually equipped, “Now about virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I give a judgment as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy… and I think that I too have the Spirit of God” (1 Cor 7:25; 7:40b NIV).