The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
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Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Liturgical Terms Are Possible Because "Satis Est"

The Modernists are changing liturgical colors and names to remain in line with the Church of Rome.

The gesima Sundays are gone, in favor of a longer Epiphany season. ELCA follows Rome, and the Thrivent thralls follow ELCA.

Therefore I am proposing the following - to keep up with the reduced vocabulary of American Lutherans:

The Day of Epiphany will start the season as The Wise Guys. That will appeal to Godfather fans.

That season will be called Happy Time, because the Gospel lessons have happy, positive themes. First Happy Sunday, Second Happy Sunday - so much easier to say and to spell (a bonus for Mequon graduates).

Ash Wednesday is a downer. Why should guilt-free saints repent? So that day will be Spring Preview.

Lent means Spring, so the Lenten Sundays will become The First Sunday in Spring, etc.

Of course, Easter is good for attendance and offerings, so no one will change that name. Good Friday will be optional since everyone was already forgiven and saved, 2000 years ago.

The satire above worked too well. Mrs. Ichabod said tonight, "Why are you getting rid of the gesima Sundays?"

I said, "That was a joke, which I mentioned last a joke."

Mrs. I countered, "Not something to joke about."