My vicarage congregation just voted to get the LSB today. its very exciting!
Vicar,That's great! It is really the hope and dream of many that the book will become standard rapidly across the Synod. If you listen to the President's words in the promotional video, I couldn't agree more: a hope for a return to unity in worship in the Synod. We'll see...
As you know, I am not optimistic. Someday I might list my several reasons. But for now, suffice it to say that a hymnal will not satisfy those who have moved beyond hymnals, and will not bring unity to those who see a hymnal as little more than resource book.Fwiw.
Entirely possible that it will shake out that way, Fr. Fenton. But there is the possibility, however slight, that it may go in the other direction. Therein lies my hope - slim as it is. In many ways, it is a vast improvement, due in no small part to your own work.
Thanks, Fr Weedon, for the kind words. However, for the sake of those who don't know, I had no hand in the hymnal per se; i.e., the book of liturgy and hymns that will appear in the pews. Rather, my work was limited to the "Agenda"; i.e., the book of occasional services (funerals, weddings, baptisms, blessings, etc.) To be sure, versions of those services (funeral, wedding, baptism) will appear in the pew edition. However, my role in those was quite limited.Nevertheless, I appreciate the kind words.
Fr. Weedon kindly said:Pastor Randy Asburry is a star!!! I want him to sign my copy of LSB. : )But I say unto you:Actually the greater "star of the show" is all of Hope congregation in St. Louis. Notice how the Kantorei (Children's Choir), the Bell Choir, and the congregation are prominently featured. Peter Reske is also a member at Hope. Two other interviewees were sitting in Hope. And what's best? Our stained glass window and Paschal candle are the opening visual and are repeated throughout all the videos. I was just blessed to tag along! ;-)
Maybe I'n nit-picking, but I couldn't help but notice that of all the ordained ministers in this video, only one did not wear is clerical collar.
Very fine, indeed.Our voters also voted, this Sunday, to purchase and adopt LSB. Between that, and that they almost unanimously articulated their support for offering the Eucharist on every Lord's Day, it was a glorious day in the life of our little parish.
Pr. Fouts,More rejoicings along the line Pr. Petersen suggests in response to Fr. Fenton's meloncholy meditation...
Dear Anon... You noticed that too... As far as I can recall, that is fairly unusual for him.
Indeed... There were, in fact, tears of joy offered this Sunday. We all rejoice together. May these sort of rejoicings among God's people not be muddled in the wasteland, or forgotten as we observe and, in fact, suffer the trials around us.
Just to throw in a couple more resources of my own concerning the launch of the project:Pictures of plates and suchCPH Music department and pictures of the second intro workshop for LSB
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