24 March 2008

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Pastor Cwirla

12 comments:

Allen said...

Excellent! Thanks!

Pastors Weedon and Cwirla...great combo!

Lutheran Lucciola said...

I knew the two pastors I gravitated to the most were going to be the troublemakers! ;-)

Are you two guys converts? Just curious....

William Weedon said...

I am a convert. I *think* Pastor Cwirla is a cradle Slovak Lutheran.

Lutheran Lucciola said...

You two are both a little different than the average German Lutheran. Not that the average German ones are bad, (Dan@N.R. is going to kick my....), but you two are bit more "lively", shall we say!

Thank God.

I'm perfectly normal, of course.

Omar said...

Fr. Weedon,

When did you convert? Must have been a long time ago...

I think Cwirla is perhaps of Ukranian origin, but I'm not 100% sure


Pax vobiscum

William Weedon said...

LOL, Lucciola. Lutherans are not all Germans. Don't even get the Norwegians started - trust me on this - or they will inflict upon you the never-ending "Behold a Host"!

And I'm really mostly English, French (apologies!), Irish, Scottish and Welsh; not a drop of German blood unless you count the Saxons in England!

William Weedon said...

Omar,

I became a Lutheran as a young teenager. Long story - but it was due to two catholic children at a ball game asking if I knew what I needed to believe to go to heaven. And I didn't. Ended up at the Lutheran Church nearest our home, where I could walk (I was too young to drive). Baptized, confirmed, and the rest is history.

William Weedon said...

Pr. Cwirla,

You know what she means by lively, don't you? We both have big mouths.

wmc said...

Lifer Lutheran here. Baptized in the fifth week at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (lcms) in Chicago, IL at the hand of the Rev. Wilbert Weber, a true troubler of Israel in his own right. I've been trained by the best.

The name is indeed Ukrainian. Grandpa, to the best of my knowledge, was eastern rite Catholic. Mom was from the Bavarian Landeskirche. There is a great aunt who was a genuine Loehe deaconess in Neuendettelsau.

Lutheran Lucciola said...

NO! Not big mouths!! ;-)

I meant alive. It's a good thing.

Past Elder said...

Hey Lucciola -- having grown up in Minnesota, you can believe pastor about the Norwegians!

I don't have a drop of German or anything else Germanic in me, but grew up in heavily German settled areas of Minnesota and went to a university originally funded by Mad Louie of Bavaria. My first Lutheran pastor said, I think jokingly, that this was the grace of God preparing me to be Lutheran so I could learn enough German to lapse into it when ranting. But being English by descent, I think the grace of God was active even earlier in having me adopted by an Irish couple back in Chicago. I mean, I could have grown up Episcopalian, and they have even more problems than we do -- so far.

Omar said...

Frs. Weedon and Cwirla
Compris! As my French-speaking ancestors would say :)

Pax