"Praise the lord, pass the collection plate" was
a reference to a skit Terry and I used to do on our radio show, White Label
Humour. It featured the Reverend Elrond Swankert and his organ playing
wife Sister Carol. Sister Carol's job was two fold: to play the organ and
cry on cue. The Reverend Elrond Swankert would deliver some sort of
hell-fire-and-brimstone sermon and occasionally punctuate it with
"praise the Lord and pass the collection plate".