Last Sunday we had a very thought provoking sermon, covering some very interesting ground in 2 Peter.
After the sermon, the MC remarked that 'there was much to think about'.
I don't know about you, but I find it unnecessary and unhelpful to have to listen to a 'back announcement' on the sermon, or on anything else, for that matter, in a church 'service'.
The MC might have thought it was 'much to think about', and while I did agree, I didn't need to be told by someone else. The sermon can stand on its own feet.
In similar vein, I wonder why the MC feels a need to announce absolutely everything that will happen, like we all suffer from autism. Not necessary, let's instead have a smooth and dignified service with people reading, particularly, in order, sans announcement. They can announce the passage being read, but generally the congregation will see that there will be a Bible reading as someone approaches the lectern.