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« Reply #855 on: February 12, 2021, 05:29:56 PM »
Interesting demographics, and the same would be true, I guess, for Don's part of the world.  What then is the percentage of Lutherans in Jamestown?  Must be pretty high.  My guess is that "ELCA" means "former ALC" in that part of the world, and maybe designated by heritage - Scandinavian, as opposed to the more German LCMS. 

Interestingly, "former ALC" in this region (I'm about 90 miles SW of Jamestown) is a pretty mixed bag. There are lots of "old ALC" (1930) congregations in these parts, many of which were founded in the 1880s-1890s by Iowa Synod missionaries to German immigrants. This is the land of Germans from Russia, especially to the west and SW of where Tom serves. Same plainspoken personality, different dialect and vocabulary. Absolutely love it here.

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For the Germans from Russia, "kuchen" means round and custard with a light cinnamon-sugar sprinkle topping (see attached). Many variations, of course. But you can't have a funeral luncheon or any serious "lunch" without them. Rhubarb, prune, and plain ol' cream are my favorite.

Wow!  Just, wow!  Rhubarb, yes.

So I preached at an old-school rural Lutheran church for an anniversary a few years ago, and afterward there was a feast.  At the feast, there were all kinds of casseroles, pies, veggies, whatever you wanted, and loads of meats.  So to be nice, I took a hot dog - but hausgemacht.  After a few bites, I said, "That is the finest hot dog I have ever eaten.  What in the world - who made these dogs?" 

Without missing a beat, the guy next in line goes, "Those ain't the best we got, Reverend.  They're nowhere as good as the funeral wieners."

Wait, what?  Funeral wieners.  Two words I had never heard together in a sentence before.

"So," the guy goes on, "the ones you're munching on are from Mervin, and they are fine.  But Howard (Long German Name) makes the funeral wieners.  Now those are beyond compare.  We all know that!" 

At the end of the weekend, the pastor loci and I had a conference about the, and a week later, we received a couple dozen funeral wieners via Fedex.  Which lived up to their reputation. 

Another category emerges - food reserved for funerals, or upgraded for funerals.

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« Reply #856 on: February 12, 2021, 06:43:08 PM »
Interesting demographics, and the same would be true, I guess, for Don's part of the world.  What then is the percentage of Lutherans in Jamestown?  Must be pretty high.  My guess is that "ELCA" means "former ALC" in that part of the world, and maybe designated by heritage - Scandinavian, as opposed to the more German LCMS. 

Interestingly, "former ALC" in this region (I'm about 90 miles SW of Jamestown) is a pretty mixed bag. There are lots of "old ALC" (1930) congregations in these parts, many of which were founded in the 1880s-1890s by Iowa Synod missionaries to German immigrants. This is the land of Germans from Russia, especially to the west and SW of where Tom serves. Same plainspoken personality, different dialect and vocabulary. Absolutely love it here.

RPG+
(proudly serving in "Eureka, home of kuchen," South Dakota's state dessert).  8)

Double crumb?

Dave Benke
For the Germans from Russia, "kuchen" means round and custard with a light cinnamon-sugar sprinkle topping (see attached). Many variations, of course. But you can't have a funeral luncheon or any serious "lunch" without them. Rhubarb, prune, and plain ol' cream are my favorite.

Wow!  Just, wow!  Rhubarb, yes.

So I preached at an old-school rural Lutheran church for an anniversary a few years ago, and afterward there was a feast.  At the feast, there were all kinds of casseroles, pies, veggies, whatever you wanted, and loads of meats.  So to be nice, I took a hot dog - but hausgemacht.  After a few bites, I said, "That is the finest hot dog I have ever eaten.  What in the world - who made these dogs?" 

Without missing a beat, the guy next in line goes, "Those ain't the best we got, Reverend.  They're nowhere as good as the funeral wieners."

Wait, what?  Funeral wieners.  Two words I had never heard together in a sentence before.

"So," the guy goes on, "the ones you're munching on are from Mervin, and they are fine.  But Howard (Long German Name) makes the funeral wieners.  Now those are beyond compare.  We all know that!" 

At the end of the weekend, the pastor loci and I had a conference about the, and a week later, we received a couple dozen funeral wieners via Fedex.  Which lived up to their reputation. 

Another category emerges - food reserved for funerals, or upgraded for funerals.

Dave Benke

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Peace, JOHN

The feast to come, then, will include the following:  (fill in blank)

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« Reply #857 on: February 12, 2021, 07:56:29 PM »

A testimony to faith in the resurrection!

Peace, JOHN
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The feast to come, then, will include the following:  (fill in blank)

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(fill in blank)  All the good stuff and only that with no worry about cholesterol. 

 ;D  Peace, JOHN
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« Reply #858 on: February 12, 2021, 08:05:33 PM »
No, John, I want to eat the stuff that, in this earthly world, I have to worry about cholesterol.
Retired ELCA Pastor. Iowa native. Now in Minneapolis. One must always ponder both the value and the dangers of poking the bear. Aroused and stimulated, the bear usually shows its true self. Or it might leap to an extreme version of itself. You never know with bears.

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« Reply #859 on: February 13, 2021, 08:55:11 AM »
No, John, I want to eat the stuff that, in this earthly world, I have to worry about cholesterol.

So then in heaven there is no cholesterol; that's why we take our statins here.  We will be forever pure in heart.

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« Reply #860 on: February 13, 2021, 09:06:16 AM »
No, John, I want to eat the stuff that, in this earthly world, I have to worry about cholesterol.

That's OK, Charles. There will be tables for you. There will even be tables for teetotalers. God accommodates all; he invented multiculturalism.

The rest of us will reap his promise, "On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all people a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear." (Is. 25:6)    ;D

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« Reply #861 on: February 13, 2021, 09:23:02 AM »
Will God accommodate our preferences or change them in heaven so that they will be one?  For Him only. 
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« Reply #862 on: February 13, 2021, 10:25:53 AM »
I think we need a new subject line for this thread.

Maybe "On Heaven or on Earth: Cuisine for the Faithful"?
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« Reply #863 on: February 13, 2021, 11:48:25 AM »
I would expect that at a heavenly feast I could eat and drink everything that I like, even those things that are good, but not good or harmful for me to eat here on earth.
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« Reply #864 on: February 13, 2021, 12:39:48 PM »
Will God accommodate our preferences or change them in heaven so that they will be one?  For Him only.

I believe the answer is Yes.  One of them is slightly annoying to the Upper Midwestern pre-set, but is Scriptural, and is imbedded in our practical theology already:

In heaven there is no beer/that's why I'm drinking it here.   Ergo - wine.

Wine of the lees.  And fat things.  Ergo meat.  Even though the lion is laying down with the lamb.  So then beef.  Ergo - Paleo.  Vegans take note.

Isaiah 25:6 -
And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

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« Reply #865 on: February 14, 2021, 12:23:52 PM »
Interesting to see how the ballot turns out...should find out Tuesday or sooner, interesting to see how and if districts and synod has to pivot.

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« Reply #866 on: February 14, 2021, 12:43:04 PM »
Interesting to see how the ballot turns out...should find out Tuesday or sooner, interesting to see how and if districts and synod has to pivot.

Indeed.  I know our little corner of the world is pretty much unanimously in favor of delay (circuit, district).  But we are not usually the bellwether, unless it's in the opposite direction.

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« Reply #867 on: February 14, 2021, 07:28:32 PM »
Lots of parishes, from both sides of LCMS, want to see how the Districts and Synod would pivot. Looks like they may not have to.

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« Reply #868 on: February 15, 2021, 01:56:23 PM »
Dr. Thomas Egger has accepted the call to be the 11th President of Concordia Seminary.

https://www.csl.edu/2021/02/egger-accepts-call-as-11th-seminary-president/
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« Reply #869 on: February 15, 2021, 05:35:58 PM »
Dr. Thomas Egger has accepted the call to be the 11th President of Concordia Seminary.

https://www.csl.edu/2021/02/egger-accepts-call-as-11th-seminary-president/

Here is his acceptance speech.  Excellent!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U0cyUgEQSc&feature=youtu.be

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