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My review of the hymn section of the new LCMS hymnal

Categories: Church, Irish Tin Whistle
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Published on: August 29, 2006

Well here is the review of the hymn section of the new LCMS hymnal (LSB) This is coming from a average church member and tin whistle player. This part of my review of the new hymnal is where I will be the most kind to the new hymnal First they did change some of the[…]

Public Rebuke of Public Sin

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Published on: August 28, 2006

The LCMS recently put out a document called “Public Rebuke of Public Sin” in which they say that people in the synod should not publicly talk about it (chat rooms, email, message boards, and blogs). I wonder what the LCMS would say about a monk in Wittenberg, that is speaking against a public sin in[…]

Addendum to my review of the New Lutheran Service Book

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Published on: August 13, 2006

This is not the second review I promised of the hymn section, this is something I should have put in the first review, but did not find till today. It would be filed under the section of Bad: One section that they omitted from LSB, was the section with the Propers. In TLH it was[…]

The new Lutheran Hymnal is out here is my review of it

Categories: Church
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Published on: August 10, 2006

Well the new Lutheran hymnal for the LCMS came out this month, and I got my copy back on Tuesday, so I thought I would post a review of it, for others who might have an interested in it. These only represent my own option and no one else’s. I would have posted a review[…]

Lutheran Carnival

Categories: Church
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Published on: July 3, 2006

For this Lutheran Carnival I will look at a confessional Lutheran of recent times: Bo Giertz. I picked Bo Giertz because one of my pastors (Pastor Eric Andrae) has studied and written on Bo Giertz extensivly. Bo Giertz was born August 31, 1905. Bo Giertz served as Bishop in Gothenburg, Sweden from 1949-1970. Bo Giertz[…]

Getting some work done at church

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Published on: July 2, 2006

Well today at church the 3 trustee’s stayed after church, to do some work on the “serving” room upstars. It needs to be done soon since 2 people in our church will be getting married at the end of this month, and the reseption will be in the church. We spent the day striping more[…]

Congratulations to the Wards

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Published on: July 2, 2006

Well as I posted a few days ago, the Wards just had their baby. Well today that child now has been welcomed in to the church via the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. The child is now a child of God. The child’s old Adam has now been drowned in the waters of baptism, and a[…]

Sorry about the lack of posts as of late

Categories: Blog Stuff, Church, Web Site
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Published on: June 27, 2006

I am sorry about the lack of posts. I have not really been on the computer at home much in the last week. I will admit I also was behind of posting the mp3’s for my churches podcast site. I have finally got around to the computer, and done some blog stuff, and got the[…]

Bulletins and Hymnals at church

Categories: Church
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Published on: June 18, 2006

Well my church just changed over from using the hymnals during the service to printing up the service in the bulletin. I do not like it much. I have let a few people know that I don’t like it nor will I be using it. They have changed the liturgy. Also the Gradual, intro, and[…]

Picked up a book of Hymns this weekend

Categories: Church, Irish Tin Whistle
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Published on: June 17, 2006

Up at the Easter District Conference CPH was there. They had a book out that was a collection of Hymns written by one Rev. Stephen P. Starke. I picked it up with the hope that it my have a few tunes I could play with on my Irish Tin Whistle. Also Rev. Starke was up[…]

Just got back from the LCMS Eastern District Convention

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Published on: June 17, 2006

Well I just got back from the LCMS Eastern District Convernce. It was an intersting expense. I will admit I did find it a bit boring, but well it is over, and all the voting is done. I did get to meet the president of the synod, I also got a preview of the new[…]

The LCMS Eastern District confernce

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Published on: June 11, 2006

Next weekend is the Eastern District (of the LCMS) is having their confernce. I will be there, I will post from there a few posts. One thing I know they will be covering is the new hynmal. I am not really looking forward to that, I know that I and a few others in my[…]

Happy Trinity Sunday

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Published on: June 11, 2006

Well this Sunday is Trinity Sunday (well in the old lectionary) This is the Sunday in the church year that the church I go to says The Athanasian Creed during the church service. It take a bit longer then the Nicene Creed.

An interesting quote about music by Luther

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Published on: May 20, 2006

I just read this today, it is a quote by Luther about music [quote] Music is one of the loveliest and most glorious gifts of God. Satan hates it because it has great power to dispel temptations and evil thoughts. [/quote] That is a cool quote about music. But I wonder what Luther would say[…]

Music and the church

Categories: Church, Irish Tin Whistle
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Published on: May 14, 2006

The church has such wonderfully music, in it rich collection of Hymns. And what I am finding great now, is that now that I am learning an instrument, after I get home from church, I can try my hand at some of the tunes from the service that same day. It is not that good,[…]

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