...with these folks (and a few others not pictured).
It was a joy to lead Bible Studies for the Concordia Deaconess Conference (all Sister Sandy Bowers' fault!), to meet some old internet friends face to face, and to see some others that I've not seen for a long time. Dr. Herl was amazing - as usual! And the worship was reverent, joyful, and graciously led by Pr. John Berg - what a fine liturgist! After I left I found out the Deaconesses elected me to serve as their Spiritual Counsellor (replacing Pr. Berg, who has filled out his term) for the next three years. I am honored indeed, and look forward to more time with them - praying I can do half the job that Pr. Berg has done!
P.S. A highlight for me was were some "Lutheran beverages" enjoyed with Dr. Phillips, Dr. Herl, and Pr. Berg on Thursday evening before Compline.