another installation

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Two installations in one week?

I can hardly stand it.

Two days of excitement? Two days of joy? Two days of Lutherany goodness?

I think I need to sit down.

pam's installation 003For the past nine years, Pam has been doing all sorts of wonderful work at Concordia Publishing House. She’s been busy with Vacation Bible School materials, Sunday School materials, pretty-much-anything-with-the-word-school-in-it materials.

Now she’ll be kept busy as the Managing Editor of Witness, Mercy, Life Together. Something tells me she’s got a pretty good handle on what she’s doing.pam's installation 009Pam’s kind of a big deal.

I mean, heck. The LCMS Praesidium showed up for the occasion!

Ok, so maybe there were already at the IC for other reasons, but they still attended her installation!pam's installation 064

Her deaconess sisters didn’t disappoint either.





They did the CDC proud today.pam's installation 010Then Pastor Harrison led us in Matins.

And let’s be honest: There’s no better way to start your day than with Matins.

Ok, maybe Matins and a donut.

And coffee.

On a Saturday.

After you’ve slept in.

But if push comes to shove, Matins’ll do.pam's installation 014

Pastor Vieker played the organ like it was meant to be played.

Like the rest of us who can’t really play wish we could play.


Like that.pam's installation 022

And along with Pastor Harrison and along with the organ, the people sang their hearts out.

It’s those moments that almost overwhelm me.

I get to spend all day, every day working for the church.

I get to go to chapel every day.

I get to work alongside pious women like Pam Nielsen.

Some days I can hardly believe it.



Pinch me. I don’t believe it.

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Then Rev. Paul McCain preached.

The sun came out.

We sang a great hymn about Witness, Mercy, Life Together.

Everything was just how it should be.

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Oh, yeah. I almost forgot.

Then Pastor Harrison installed Pam into her new role in the Synod’s communication department. pam's installation 051

Two installations in one week.

One pastor.

One deaconess.

Two pious Lutherans serving in two humble yet vital roles.

If anybody needs me, I’ll just be over here in the corner . . . still not believing it.

4 thoughts on “another installation

  1. Dear Yahoos,
    I like wonky pictures. It makes me feel like I’m in the Museum of Modern Art. Just tilt a picture a little to the left and call it awesome. Everyone’s doing it.
    Your short friend

  2. Dear Taco,
    Wonky pictures help detract from the fact that weI really stink at photography.
    The Managment

  3. Dear Ninny,

    Okay, so, do you remember how to take a picture without it being all wonky? It’s beginning to be like people who discover alliteration and then use it in every sentence.

    You B-I-L,


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