02 July 2006
Unexpected Gifts from the Lord
When vicar arrived at Church today, he told me that service at early would be a little light perhaps. I looked at him questioningly. He said: Because Dr. Nagel's preaching at the late service.
First *I'd* heard of it. Seems some of the congregation arranged this in honor of 20 years of serving in the office of the ministry. Dr. Nagel was a delight, as always, and preached upon the Epistle. If I get a copy of it, I'm going to post it.
Then the Nagels, Vicar, two seminarians (and one seminarian girlfriend) joined us for Sunday supper (which Cindi miraculously pulled together - for 10 of us! - in under an hour). Betsy regaled us with stories about O.P. Kretzmann that had us all laughing. Kindest comment from Besty was that they would love to come out here for worship it were not so far - the people's singing and whole-hearted participation in the liturgy did not go unmarked.
In short, I am a very blessed man: blessed in my teachers, blessed in my vicars, blessed in my parish and above all blessed in my family. Soli Deo gloria!
Posted by William Weedon at 1:35 PM