It was also very special to get to gather, and chat, with so many faithful pastors before the Service. I was blessed to meet in person for the first time many guys I have known only via the internet beforehand, and equally blessed to get reacquainted with many pastors and former profs I hadn't seen in a while.
After the Service (which lasted for about 2 1/2 hours, but didn't feel that way at all), we enjoyed the beer, brats, and entertainment for a bit before heading back to our hotel room for a much needed nap (Lisa's still napping as I write this).
Looking forward to Divine Service tomorrow at St. Paul's in Hamel.
Here are a few pics I took this morning (Lisa has more pics, but I forgot to bring the cord and have no way of uploading them to my mac - will do so later). For more pics, visit here, here, or here.
Pastors Wilken and Weedon looking over the Service folder with approval
McCain, Weedon, Wolfmueller, and Wilken - a pretty solid group of Lutherans!
Pr. Rossow worked the room doing video interviews
The two seminarians, who must have drawn the short sticks, trying to organize us for the processional - NOT an easy task! :)
The room full of pastors
Lining up for the processional
Some pics of the festivities after the Service: