For this reason, I wear my Corkscrew in the privacy of my own home or maybe out for a walk to the corner store.
I think without a fair bit of experience highly social situations such as you describe are just too risky to take a chance.
The lady at the church… lol sorry, but that is too funny! She must have figured that she “set you off” in one way or another!
In the end, it sounds as if you came thru without damage to your reputation and/or “privates”.
Proceed with caution, my friend!