Chapel at Trinity-St. Paul - boy, do the kids do a GREAT job of singing Matins!
Pastors' Study Group - used to meet here at St. Paul, but we recently moved this to Maryville (St. John's) to make it easier for those who come from St. Louis (cuts the distance quite a bit). This weekly gathering of pastors (and deaconess) has remained one of my greatest comforts and supports over the years. Any of you in the area who can make it, join Curtis, Landskroener, Asburry, Maxwell, Feicho, Bowers and me! That's at 10 a.m. and we follow it with going out to eat.
Old Testament Catechesis - I just LOVE teaching the Old Testament. I never cease to be amazed at how it unfolds for us the joy of our salvation in Christ. It's all right there before us, if we have the eyes to truly see it. Tonight we'll be covering the opening chapters of Exodus.
Compline - what is it about standing together in the darkening church, confessing our sins, singing psalms and ancient hymns, drinking in the promises of God's word, and interceding that makes a day end so utterly perfectly? I always walk home from Compline with an extra spring in my step - those haunting melodies and peace-engendering words! "Guide us waking, O Lord, and guard us sleeping..."
Yup. Wednesdays are wonderful. No two ways about it.