25 March 2011

Well, if you're GOING to have snow in March...

...surely there cannot be a better day for it than the Feast of the Annunciation.  God's little reminder that Christmas is but nine months away!

"The angel Gabriel from heaven came, with wings as drifted snow, with eyes as flame..."

Joyous feast day, one and all!

REMINDER:  Divine Service for the Feast this evening at 6 p.m.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry not at all. We had 14" of snow (officially) Wednesday. It shut everything down, even here. We are schduled to receive another 8" on Sunday. Yeah!;-(
Benjamin Pollock
Odessa, MN

William Weedon said...

Father Benjamin,

Surely it is a form of asceticism to serve and live in Minnesota...

Anonymous said...

Having served a LCMS parish in
central Minnesota for 5 years,
I can say there are only two
seasons in Minnesota, Winter
and the 4th of July.

Anonymous said...

So no plans for Fr. Weedon to take a call to Minnesota?

This land of Lutherans could use a pastor who would celebrate the Annunciation.

Paul McCain said...

Was thinking the same thing!

Paul McCain said...

I was in upper MN on the fourth of July a number of years ago and had to wear a jacket to go golfing.

Past Elder said...

Gott hilf mir seitlich if I didn't grow up in MN. At least there was still enough German then spoken there that I could absorb it so when I converted I could rant in German -- which my first Lutheran pastor suggested was the reason I grew up there, God preparing me to be Lutheran. I think he was joking, but he was from WI so it's hard to tell. WELS too so it's even harder to tell.

Judas H, one time when I was back someone asked me if they had Winter in Nebraska.

More than enough for me these days. As to snow in March, not being inclined to Platonic allegory, we had it here too and I find it, well, snow in March and a reminder that it can snow in March.

Anonymous said...

you know, growing up in the DEEP South, I've come to realize that "snow on Christmas" is just really Yankee propaganda to make litte southern kids feel bad!

Dan

Rev Grams said...

The Lutheran High School of St Charles County, MO made a tour stop in Green Bay. Part of their concert repertoire included O Magnum Mysterium. How appropriate for the Feast of the Annunciation! (It was 1 of 4-5 Latin pieces sung by the choir...you don't see that very often in Lutheran High choirs!)

Dan Grams+