28 June 2010

Word for the Wise

If you are a delegate to the Synodical Convention, please do NOT assume that the schedule as it is has been published is set in concrete.  There is definite interest on the part of some in moving the vote for Synodical President to Sunday morning.  So, dear delegates, please do NOT plan on blowing off Sunday morning for a worship service at one of our wonderful Houston churches.  Make plans to be in attendance for ALL business sessions so that your vote counts!

11 comments:

Steve said...

Pastor Weedon,
Just a question that's bothering me; why would a synod that really cherishes the Divine Service and the gifts of our wonderful Savior want to replace that with political maneuvering?

Your trusting layman,
Steve

William Weedon said...

Steve,

The Synod will offer the Divine Service on Saturday evening to open the convention.

Steve said...

Thanks Pastor,
I'm praying for our convention, and I'm praying that God's will is done. All in all though I'd be happier if Jesus came back and our plans were all realized in a much more awesome way.

Steve

William Weedon said...

Amen! Maranatha!!!

Deacon Latif Haki Gaba, SSP said...

Fr. Weedon:

You write: "The Synod will offer the Divine Service on Saturday evening to open the convention."

Is that meant to be the Divine Service for that Sunday-anticipated, or is it a completely different Mass? If the former, I wonder why it would be planned on Saturday, instead of the Lord's Day, and if the latter, that logically would mean that everyone should still be encouraged to go to Mass the next day, instead of holding convention business. Help me understand the thinking involved with all this.

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

My wife's response: "They're holding it during Church? It's Church - they're trying to tell a bunch of pastors that work is more important than Church?"

Out of the mouths of babes. . . um. . . er something.

William Weedon said...

My understanding is that it is an anticipatory mass for the following Lord's Day. However, I agree that it is an unfortunate choice...

BalaamsAss51 said...

Standard Operating Procedure.

District and Synodical conventions have pushed important votes to Sunday over and over again. Why?

No brainer - confessional pastors and laity aren't there! More often than not they go to church rather than stay and vote, and the more confessional pastors feel a need to get back to their congregatons, thinking that pastoring has precedence over conventioning.

Leaves the field open much wider for the less confessional objectives to be reached when those who vote hve already been culled.

Matt H.

Paul said...

The biblical day begins at sunset, so a Mass on Saturday night "counts" for Sunday, n'est ce pas? Resolved, that all future conventions begin on Monday night and end on Friday morning.

Jim Huffman said...

If the ecclesiastical day begins at sunset, that's fairly late in summer -- around 8:30 in Houston today. A service that is held in daylight on Saturday is probably just that -- a Saturday service. Nothing wrong with that, per se, but it's not a Sunday service.

William Weedon said...

It will be, though, I believe, the Sunday Mass transferred to that day. At least, I HOPE it will be recognizable as the Mass... let the reader understand.