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Re: Plenary 9, Friday afternoon, SECRETARY ELECTION
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2013, 11:20:52 AM »
I have stated, and will do so again, that our ELCA is illustrated by the worship at churchwide assemblies. People with different convictions, although less of that at this year's assembly gather together around the Means of Grace. While the basic ordo is followed, the styles of music vary greatly, and there is the use/omission of optional rubrics.

Sometimes, as Dick mentioned earlier, the shift in musical styles was too jarring for my taste, but all were well done.
"The church had made us like ill-taught piano students; we play our songs, but we never really hear them, because our main concern is not to make music, but but to avoid some flub that will get us in dutch." [Robert Capon, _Between Noon and Three_, p. 148]