13 July 2010

What a Day!

Well, at the close of the day, Synod has a new president-elect, Pr. Matthew Harrison, and new first vice-president elect, Pr. Herbert C. Mueller, Jr.  Lots of amazing twists and turns today - but what a wonderful, generous and kind address Pr. Harrison gave.  Glory to God!

18 comments:

Larry Luder said...

The president elect's address is as you said!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5W6OCHL1Yw

William Weedon said...

YOU BETCHA!!!

Anonymous said...

SID's loss is synod's gain. Pr Mueller was a great district president!

Mary

Scott Larkins said...

Not a cryin' man but,.....talk amongst yourselves........

GOD BE PRAISED!

There is hope after all. Image... our new Bishop is a Lutheran! What a concept!

Amazed.

Chris said...

I can honestly say I'm surprised. After all the years of the LCMS electing Pope Kieschnick, I was just going to assume he would barely squeeze out another victory. It's a great day for Confessional Lutherans. Hopefully, your confessionalism will be able to spread like wildfire so that, despite Kieschnick's hopes, the synod would once again be "your grandfather's synod!"

Becky said...

Colossians 3

12Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Dennis said...

This is a great day. I was so impressed with the speech from President Harrison.

William Weedon said...

Larry thanks for posting that! We're sorry to see Herb leave as DP, but thankful for where he will now serve, and we delight that Tim Scharr will now take over in SID. We're in

William Weedon said...

Larry thanks for posting that! We're sorry to see Herb leave as DP, but thankful for where he will now serve, and we delight that Tim Scharr will now take over in SID. We're in

mlorfeld said...

... until you are elected DP [evil maniacal laugh]

Scott Larkins said...

Stinky Wizzleteats!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x12igl_happy-happy-joy-joy_fun

JOY!

Anonymous said...

It seemed odd to me to see him dressed liked a business man in a suit/tie instead of like a member of the clergy. I'm not throwing stones at his message or the man, it just struck me as odd.

Past Elder said...

Abloodymen!

And Amen to modern professional dress rather than vestigial remains of mediaeval neck sweatbands.

Hell, I may even take a liking to banjo music! The Austro-German secular and sacred tradition, Blues and Jazz, chant and modern chant aka Gospel music and hooping, and banjos.

Somebody oughta shout!

PS Pardon my totally uncharacteristic unreservedness, but between working a job and raising kids I just saw the news here.

Anonymous said...

Which one is the ?medieval sweat neck band?"

The collar or the tie?


I just got used to seeing clerical collars a couple of decades ago; I'm too old to adjust my thinking again. Give an old lady a break!

helen

Daniel said...

Congratulations to Pastor Weedon, and to the entire LCMS! Perhaps this administration would be interested in fruitful, substantive discussion with E.Orthodox, Anglicans, S. Baptists, etc. At least we would not be playing Monopoly on a checker board! God's blessings.

Fr. Daniel Hackney

Past Elder said...

Hey Helen! Who's old here? I'm 60!

It's the damn Roman, oops, clerical (that's what you call a Roman collar when you ain't Roman) collar. Us Benedictines used to stick a white sweatband around the neck of the habit to keep from sweating in it too much when you rushed in from work to do the hours. Then we figured out hell, move the hours! That's how the prayer at ninth hour, none, got moved back from the ninth hour, 3pm (1500 hours for those who can really tell time) so you can work all afternoon. That's how afternoon even happened -- after none, no longer at none but midday.

From such mediaeval tidbits a whole spiritual mythos gets built. Rubbish, all of it, right from (Pastor Yount Alert) the blasted pope, miserable monks, howling hours, to the bogus, er, novus ordo. Had quite enough of all that in Rome.

Happy as I am at how the convention seems to be going, no matter how it would have gone at least it would not end up with one of those silly spectacles Rome puts on, with a bunch of celibate (nominally, anyway) old men in period costume like it's Halloween at the Old Folks Home.

Anonymous said...

Past you, Past Elder. :)

Helen

But my daughter tells me I 'lost' a couple of decades when I went back to school. ;)

Past Elder said...

Hey Helen! Good for you. The "non-traditional" student shows us all that what is truly traditional about student is study, not age.