today was such a joy. What a glorious Matins! From Mark Bender on organ to Phil Magness on piano, from Mary Weber's amazing trumpet work to Cindi Weedon belting out Händel, from the Choir under direction of Jon Vieker to Phil Magness' psalm setting - wow, oh, wow. Just awesome. And President Harrison's preaching was a delight as usual - unpacking the three meanings of "confession" - of sin, of faith, of praise. Good, good stuff. Thanks to all the friends who joined in the celebration, to Annette for putting together the reception, to all the kind well-wishes from my fellow workers. "Blessed be God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! Oh, come, let us worship Him!"
P.S. It was also mega sweet to have two of my godchildren present, and in general to hear in chapel the sound of little ones making their unique "joyful noise" unto the Lord - I've sorely missed the sound of children!