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.
For 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 kind of a big deal.
I mean, heck. The LCMS Praesidium showed up for the occasion!
Her deaconess sisters didn’t disappoint either.
They did the CDC proud today.Then 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.
On a Saturday.
After you’ve slept in.
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.
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.
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.
Oh, yeah. I almost forgot.
Two installations in one week.
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.