You might be in the Wyoming District if…

You go to a pastor’s conference, and the scandalous topic of conversation regarding the Divine Service is that the Athanasian Creed was done twice. (As a creed, and as a hymn, with all 47 verses.)


6 Responses to “You might be in the Wyoming District if…”

  1. For the first time in my life I am considering Wyoming as a viable place to live 🙂

    • forestboar Says:

      One of the pastors out here believes that you should first find a suitable church, then look for a job, not the other way around. (Unless, of course, you are willing to help start a Lutheran Mission congregation.)
      And don’t even get me started on the “Was Amazing Grace an appropriate tune to use for a setting of the Athanasian Creed” debate.

  2. Well, you can always change out a tune like Amazing Grace. Some of those Gerhard texts, though, have meters like (see LSB 360) and 4.4.11.D. (see LSB 372).

    Oh, and sign me up for the mission! I may need to move soon anyways.

  3. Mathew Andersen Says:

    Just a note of interest – did you know that any song that can be sung to the tune of amazing grace can also be sung to the tune “A Yellow Rose of Texas”?

    As can the majority of poems by Emily Dickenson


    • forestboar Says:

      I have often sung “Because I could not stop for death…” to the tune of Yellow Rose of Texas. For some reason, I was unaware that this was also the meter for Amazing Grace.
      Of course it is also the meter for Gilligan’s Island.
      And stairway to heaven.
      In case you wanted some alternate tunes on a Sunday morning.

  4. I vote for Gilligan’s Island!

    Well, maybe not during the Gottesdienst.

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