20 June 2010

Trinity 3 Joys

Aside from the joy of blessing the images of the Holy Evangelists and the presence of a large section of the Schumacher clan, joy in the hymns (Today Your Mercy Calls Us - "no question will be asked us how often we have come / although we oft have wandered, it is our Father's home" - Lord, To You I Make Confession - I Come, O Savior - God's Own Child - The King of Love), joy in the readings (You will drown all our sins in the depths of the sea - Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners - lays it on his back, rejoicing...joy over a sinner who repents)...joy in the Eucharist (all times and all places...).  What a wonderful day in the Church Year - and I remember that 4 years ago, on this day, Dr. Norman Nagel surprised me by showing up to preach the homily at late service in honor of the 20th anniversary of my ordination into the Office of the Holy Ministry - he preached the Epistle and I was so blessed by his proclamation.  You can read it here:  Homily for Trinity 3.

3 comments:

Pr. Lehmann said...

It was a joy to plot that happy event behind your back. ;-)

You had a rather devilishly wonderful group of elders back then. The vicar was just devilish.

Anonymous said...

Pr. Lehman,
I know you are just being humorous, but I have met "devilish" Elders and they weren't wonderful!

"Devilish" are the kind who plot the removal of a Pastor for no Scriptural reason and thereby testify that their "church" is a social club to which those members who rightly protest "don't belong."

I'm glad the church in Hamel had the "wonderful" kind who planned a pleasant surprise.

Congratulations on your 24th, Pastor Weedon!

--helen

Pr. Lehmann said...

They weren't devilish. They were devilishly wonderful. ;-)

Big difference.

But... point taken.