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A Lutheran seminarian eagerly awaiting the return of Our Lord. Soli Deo Gloria!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

One Semester Down.....Hopefully 3 to GO!

Funny Links of the Day (there are a LOT of them):
Don't get your kids this toy for Christmas
The kids who play Donkey Kong Country in Senior High would love this.
What you see when you die.
Best Christmas music.....EVER.
Christ's Blog.
Bones......I'm worried about you.
And now.....a random passage from the Bible....apparently.
Don't lay a finger on my Butterfinger Bilbo!
You can buy the Louisiana Purchase on Ebay! SWEET!
Grommit is so like Solid Snake.
Quicktime found a new spokesman.
Is Jesus coming back going to be like this?
He's not extinct anymore....Raptor Jesus is BACK!
Jesus and Raptor Jesus UNITE (Warning: Language)
The truth about Catholic!
Merry Christmas Cindy Lou!
I hope the high school kids drive better than this.
Atheists have ONE weakness!
The ultimate struggle.
Way to fail Scientology.
MacGuyver for NES....wait....that was from Back to the Future II & III!!!
macGuyver stuck in a glacier!
MacGuyver......that's not going to help in this case.
Thank you Squaresoft for NOT doing this.
Final Fantasy Aerobics

Festival of the Day: December 13th-St. Lucy (Virgin and Martyr)
Tomorrow: St. John of the Cross (Mystic)-Wrote "Dark Night of the Soul"

Scripture of the Day: Morning-Psalm 50
Old Testament: Isaiah 6:1-13
Epistle: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
New Testament: John 7:53-8:11
Evening: Psalm 53

I was able to put pictures of Trinity's sanctuary up. I took some from the first sermon that Pastor Jim Bettermann preached during the Common (or Ordinary) time of the church year. I only wish our congregation was as Confessional and high church liturgical as we ought.....Trinity would be absolutely beautiful if we began to re-use the incence, practice the liturgy of the hours, and have Communion every Sunday rather than every other. When asked why we do this, our pastor said that he disagreed with the practice, but said it came into practice because we were worried about looking too Roman we don't practice a good practice they do so we don't look like them?????? Do Martin Luther or Martin Chemnitz look worried about looking Roman Catholic???? They are holding rosaries in some of their pictures!!

There are also pictures from the St. Andrew's Society Reunion....complete with PHIL!!!! WOOT! And yes, that chubby gentleman is me carrying the Christ Candle....and yes, it is crooked.....HEY, it's been a while since I did the whole Acolyte thing.

I think my church (Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church) needs to have a Patron the Orthodox Churches do. I think the icon of the Holy Trinity would be excellent.

Finally, Fr. Weedon has an EXCELLENT radio interview series where he discusses the Historic Liturgy. It is 10 hours but every minute is worth it! If you ever thought that the Liturgy was scripted or that it doesn't really mean anything, or that it is man-made tradition, please listen to just one or two of these one hour presentations, complete with call in questions and I think you'll change your mind. They can all be downloaded from here.


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Trinity is a very attractive church. Do you know what year it was built? Some of the architectual details remind me of my own church, Christ Lutheran.

Those are...interesting links, lol!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Marie N. said...

That is a beautiful church. The ornate wood carving, and the elevated pulpit with a roof remind me of the old Lutheran churches in Germany. I like the photos of the windows too.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

Barb, 2007 is our 150th, so 1857 would be when the main building was built. It was built by Lutherans from Pekin, IL who wished to start a parish in Peoria. I think after the main sanctuary was built, a school building was built which had Concordia Lutheran School's precursor, and then an office building and chapel. In ~1996 we built a connection between all three buildings which has a large meeting room (Walther Room), and more classrooms in the basement.

2:08 PM  

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