by Mrs. Lynea Sander
O Trinity, most blessed Light,
O Unity of sovereign might,
As now the fiery sun departs,
Shed Thou Thy beams within our hearts.
To Thee our morning songs of praise,
To Thee our evening prayer we raise;
Thee may our glory evermore
In lowly reverence adore.
All praise to God the Father be,
All praise, eternal Son, to Thee,
Whom with the Spirit we adore
Forever and forevermore.
Thursday is now upon us: the last full day of For You. You can tell it's Thursday by the way everyone behaves - we've figured out the schedule, burned our adrenaline, and finally discovered which hallways to take to get to the cafeteria!
Matins, Vespers, Evening Prayer and Compline continue to bring us all together at their appointed times. I always find it very encouraging to see that the Word, preaching and worship are held in such high esteem by so many youth from across the country - attendance hasn't wavered all week!
A quote from Pr. Cwirla's plenary session: "If you're looking for Christ in a parable, find for the dead thing - that's usually Him!"
Catechesis continues to be excellent in all quarters. My husband and I attended Pr. Esget's "Driving the Devil Away" (he had some great Luther quotes!), Pr. Henrickson's breakaway on Paul Gerhardt's hymns, and Pr. Zielinski's "Let us Fix Our Eyes on Jesus: Icons and Images". All of them were extremely informative and well-presented.
I don't know if this would fall under "work" or "play", but since it was during free time, I'll put it here. My husband and I were asked to tend to one of the vendor's booths in the "exhibition hall" while he went white water rafting with one of the groups. I got to talk to a couple of my friends that were also tending booths, meet several new people, and found out that the man who was tending one of the booths knew and had graduated a year ahead of one of my close friends! Let's all sing the LCMS theme song now: "It's a small world after all..." Conferences are great for that sort of thing!
Overall it was another wonderful day here in Asheville. At the beginning of the week the weather was dreary; now it's absolutely beautiful. Praise the Lord for blessing us with sunshine and cool temperatures!
Stay tuned for the last post of the week, coming tomorrow...
Created: August 3rd, 2007