It arrived today: Lutheran Service Book, One-Year Lectionary. Early on in the hymnal project, the Commission on Worship (COW) made a commitment that the historic series would not be a poor stepchild; it would get equal treatment. So the publication of the One-Year Lectionary at the same time as the C series of the Three-Year is cause for much rejoicing. They kept their promise in spades. The historic readings of the Lutheran Church are being given the due recognition they deserve - the series on which the classic postils were written and around which our historic music revolves.
Taking some cues from the lectionary that Augsburg-Fortress put out for the Revised Common Lectionary, the COW has published a book that is a delight to read from. The text is largish - 14 point or bigger? Best of all is the use of the "sense lines" which makes reading from the Lectionary very easy. If the rest of the LSB project is as polished as this, it will be a winner for sure. Wish we could use it this Sunday, BUT we have other things up our sleeves.
This Sunday we celebrate the confirmation anniversaries of those confirmed from 1951-1960 at St. Paul's, but pride of place goes to the confirmands who were confirmed in 1956. That's the parish's centenniel. That confirmation class gave to the parish a beautiful King James Bible with their names written in the front. We'll be reading from that on this Sunday. A Sunday with the KJV - gee, do ya think I can handle it? : )