the view from the pew 12-29-18

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, IN 5:30 pm, Pastor Sattler The songs we sang were “Now Sing We, Now Rejoice”, “Jesus, Name Above All Names”, “Emmanuel”, “Once in Royal David’s City” and “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”. Thank you, Paul, for the effort you put into our music. As we do each week, we went…… Continue reading the view from the pew 12-29-18

the purging tannebaum 12-24-18

Mr. Tree’s lights seem a bit agitated this evening. Is it because of too many electrons coursing through the wires? Maybe. Are they so anticipating the family gathering they’re ready to jump out of their bulbs? Possibly. Who can tell with Christmas decorations? The best tree we ever had was when we lived in an…… Continue reading the purging tannebaum 12-24-18

the view from the pew 12-22-18

Saturday evening service, Pastor McClean officiating We sang these songs with Pastor playing guitar and Paul piano. “We Are Blessed”, “What Child is This?”, “Emmanuel”, “My Soul Rejoices” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain”. The final praise song was sung in ‘country twang’ mode, a little bit of foot-stompin’ but, thankfully, no yodeling. Thanks,…… Continue reading the view from the pew 12-22-18

the daily purge 12-21-18

Because The Purging Lutheran has too much time on my hands I like to google lotsa nonsense. After having decided to purge this Sonic the Hedgehog game I goobered around and asked senor google – “What is Sonic the Hedgehog’s real name? – not expecting anything but, yoi! and behoi!, what to my googly eyes…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-21-18

the daily purge 12-20-18

Years ago, actor Robert Redford starred in a movie called “Jeremiah Johnson”. He was a deserter from The Civil War, moved out west and learned to fend for himself as a ‘mountain man’. Had Jeremiah been a deserter from modern American culture and moved into the mountains he might have lived a life similar to…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-20-18

the daily purse 12-19-18

If it is Wednesday it must be ‘female accessories day’ at your local purgery. My Sweet Rib gave up on this fancifully beaded purse. The Purging Lutheran is a bit confused, however. My wife is a yuge fan of the city, Barcelona, Spain yet this purse’s design is a near copy of this street and…… Continue reading the daily purse 12-19-18

the daily purge 12-18-18

Good gravy! This author didn’t need to write a fictionalized account of a sinner when he could have asked The Purging Lutheran what he needed to know about sinners and sinning. I, like Paul, am ‘the king of sinners’, bar none. If you want to know what sort of sins I have committed just think…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-18-18

the daily purge 12-17-18

The Purging Lutheran begins this week with fashion advice. Do not. Do not. Do not! buy your wife jewelry based on cartoon characters. This string of ‘Wilma* rocks’ was not ever worn by My Sweet Rib. 1 John 1:8-10  If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that…… Continue reading the daily purge 12-17-18

the view from the pew, indianapolis latvian lutheran church, 12-16-18

Sunday 11 AM, Macitajs Lazdinš presiding Karl led us in singing the following hymns – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”, “There is a Voice in the Wilderness”, “What Feast of Love” and “Joy to the World”. We began worship by confessing our sins to our almighty God. We expressed our sorrow and begged Him to…… Continue reading the view from the pew, indianapolis latvian lutheran church, 12-16-18

the view from the pew, holy cross lutheran church, 12-15-18

Saturday 5:30 service with Pastor Sattler The songs we sang were played on piano by Paul. These were “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”, “Rejoice, My Heart, Be Glad and Sing”, “Emmanuel” and “Shout to the Lord”. Thank you very much, Paul. We prayed many prayers for God’s Church, its leaders, its congregants, its welfare, its…… Continue reading the view from the pew, holy cross lutheran church, 12-15-18