Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Finland- Page 8

Tervetuloa tiistaiselle suomi-sivullemme

Welcome to Our Tuesday Finland Page

Today's Video- Another Language Lesson

Phrase of the day:

Se on liian kallis.

It is too expensive.

@@@@News from Pigeon Falls-the little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and change comes slowly-Joyce Misal announced that she is not coming back as choir director at Last Lutheran in the fall. Joyce has been the choir director for the last thirty years. In fact it is hard to think of a choir at Last Lutheran and not think of Joyce. So it came as a real shock to the congregation that she was quitting. She choose this time to quit because there was no Pastor to beg her to stay. Poor Joyce has been trying to quit for the last ten years but the Pastor had always talked her into doing one more year. Sometimes, in a small town, it is hard to get out of a volunteer job. But now Pastor Castle will have to find a new choir director if she takes the call to Last Lutheran. When a Pastor leaves more things change than just the Pastor.
Some members of the congregation are hoping that Pastor Castle will bring positive change to the services of the Church. Pastor Marvel used to do a whole variety of things in worship but Pastor Moe is a by the book kind of guy. The book was the Green Book and the service he used from it was dull, dull, dull. So there is some hope that Pastor Castle, if she comes, will bring a more flexible attitude toward worship. Not that they want any of that hand waving, standing, and shouting stuff. Mrs. Eino Maki said she was in a Lutheran Church in Wisconsin where people even spoke in tongues. Now that’s going just too far. What Last Lutheran wants is freedom with dignity.

Today's Link:Daydreaming in Helsinki- A word or two about concerts on Helsinki- Leave a Dr. John in the comment.
Had a good day today. We cut up and bundled most of the cardboard in the basement. The bundles are ready to be picked up for recycling tomorrow. Bree did a lot of dog sitting. I got to watch my soaps. Now Better, Bree, and Pennie have gone out to eat. I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

I had a choir director named Joyce once. Sweet lady. It was difficult for her to quit too, since she was the pastor's wife.
Beautiful voice, though.


5:50 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Lutherans speaking in tongues! Whooaa! I think hell just froze over.

Hey, maybe they can find a new choir director from one of those Finnish bands that have been on YouTube.

6:38 AM  
Anonymous stacy said...

Nothing harder than getting out of those volunteer jobs.

7:01 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

What Stacy said! I moved and they're still calling me from 3 states away!

3:35 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

lol janvangogh
dunno about hell frezing over
but I hear Finland often does
Mind you, that was before Climate Change.

Dr John, you know we might be getting climate change, but the first thing you het when things are more expensibe is less change

So, how many angels does it take to change a light bulb?

3:52 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

I hadn't heard of charismatic Lutheran's either, but there is a charismatic Catholic church near here--kind of a hybrid, I guess.
Hey, I heard on the news today that someone saw Sash quash (Sp?)"Big Foot" up there in the U.P. NO joke. Did you hear about that? Maybe he'll lead the choir at Last Lutheran. =)

5:15 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Hey buddy, nice to see you visit my blog again. I just might be able to convert you someday. Hugs.


6:11 PM  

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