28 June 2007

Silly mind

You know, at times it is just ridiculous the way the mind operates. Today for Vespers the reading was of Paul's conversion in Acts 9. As I'm reading along I suddenly find myself thinking "I wonder if CPH will release another edition of the Altar Book with thinner pages." HOW SICK IS THAT? Lord, have mercy!!!

9 comments:

Rev. Christopher M. said...

How about my particular variation, which suggests to me in the middle of the consecration that "when they do it, they should put the Services in the center"? Lord have mercy, indeed.

wm cwirla said...

At least let the book stay open to the right page without the need for rubber bands or an acolyte.

William Weedon said...

LOL. William, that last is easily solved. Just break the binding. Hold the book open to the page you want and force it back. It will stay open to that page thereafter. I've not had problems with it.

Chris,

AMEN!

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

I would have expected this thought to occur in Acts 7 - simply because if I felt the need to "stone" anyone while I was at Church, I'd grab the altar book as it is the largest portable item to be thrown.

Rev. Al Bergstrazer said...

I have that same thought every sunday. I feel like a mom tring to get her five year old son's cowlick to behave.
At least we got our money's worth in the ratio dollars per pound of paper. Take a look at how much the ELW's altar book costs and you'll see what a bargain we have.
I agree that the liturgy could be in the middle of the Altar book with the rubrics and propers on the left hand, the psalter and canticles on ther right. A good example of this is how the LBW Minister's edition is laid out.

Matt said...

Have any of you prayed the wrong Proper Preface because a page mysteriously flipped on you? I have! Twice!

generalscuttlebutt said...

Some "private joker" here at the Blessed Reformer Retirement Home tried to put that thing on my altar while I was out teaching a judo class. When I got back and saw it, I thought it was the Peking phone book, and decided to get it the hell off of my altar. When I picked the damn thing up, I renewed my rupture.

Thanks a lot, CPH. Maybe they'll start selling trusses with veggie tales characters on the straps.

When those fellas get done suing Kieschnick, I want their lawyer to go after Paul McCain. I know he didn't write the LSD book, but I think he must have some deep pockets to spend all day lounging around the internet instead of working.

Besides, unlike the Peking phone book, the LSD Altar Book doesn't have a single place to get a decent moo-goo-gai-pan - although I notice some Maoist hymns are in the LSD P.U. edition. But I suppose if I can buy cheap crew socks at Wall Mart's made by the prisoners of the Chi-Coms, why not sing their songs in the churches that generally look like Wall Marts these days?

Hello? Is this thing on?

But you young fellas can keep on using the LSD book. But I figure it ain't Christian if you gotta start breaking spines.

But I guess I should count my blessings. At least something in this friggin synod still has a spine. Like the Kyrie in the LSD "novus ordo" says: "Lord have mercy (repeat 84 times)".

wm cwirla said...

"LOL. William, that last is easily solved. Just break the binding."

A true student of Nagel would never have suggested such a thing. I recall a class in which a student was "exercising" his newly purchased Pieper in the manner you suggested. The good Doctor (may the Lord grant him strength in his time of trial) froze in his tracks with a horrified look on his face and said, "Oh dear, another case of book abuse right before our eyes."

William Weedon said...

Oh, but William, there are some books that are just BEGGING to be abused. ;)