Excellent! Thanks!Pastors Weedon and Cwirla...great combo!
I knew the two pastors I gravitated to the most were going to be the troublemakers! ;-)Are you two guys converts? Just curious....
I am a convert. I *think* Pastor Cwirla is a cradle Slovak Lutheran.
You two are both a little different than the average German Lutheran. Not that the average German ones are bad, (Dan@N.R. is going to kick my....), but you two are bit more "lively", shall we say!Thank God.I'm perfectly normal, of course.
Fr. Weedon,When did you convert? Must have been a long time ago...I think Cwirla is perhaps of Ukranian origin, but I'm not 100% surePax vobiscum
LOL, Lucciola. Lutherans are not all Germans. Don't even get the Norwegians started - trust me on this - or they will inflict upon you the never-ending "Behold a Host"! And I'm really mostly English, French (apologies!), Irish, Scottish and Welsh; not a drop of German blood unless you count the Saxons in England!
Omar,I became a Lutheran as a young teenager. Long story - but it was due to two catholic children at a ball game asking if I knew what I needed to believe to go to heaven. And I didn't. Ended up at the Lutheran Church nearest our home, where I could walk (I was too young to drive). Baptized, confirmed, and the rest is history.
Pr. Cwirla, You know what she means by lively, don't you? We both have big mouths.
Lifer Lutheran here. Baptized in the fifth week at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (lcms) in Chicago, IL at the hand of the Rev. Wilbert Weber, a true troubler of Israel in his own right. I've been trained by the best.The name is indeed Ukrainian. Grandpa, to the best of my knowledge, was eastern rite Catholic. Mom was from the Bavarian Landeskirche. There is a great aunt who was a genuine Loehe deaconess in Neuendettelsau.
NO! Not big mouths!! ;-)I meant alive. It's a good thing.
Hey Lucciola -- having grown up in Minnesota, you can believe pastor about the Norwegians!I don't have a drop of German or anything else Germanic in me, but grew up in heavily German settled areas of Minnesota and went to a university originally funded by Mad Louie of Bavaria. My first Lutheran pastor said, I think jokingly, that this was the grace of God preparing me to be Lutheran so I could learn enough German to lapse into it when ranting. But being English by descent, I think the grace of God was active even earlier in having me adopted by an Irish couple back in Chicago. I mean, I could have grown up Episcopalian, and they have even more problems than we do -- so far.
Frs. Weedon and CwirlaCompris! As my French-speaking ancestors would say :)Pax
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