Installation of President Matthew Harrison as Assistant Pastor at Village Lutheran Church
A wonderful thing happened this morning at Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, Missouri. The sitting president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was installed as the congregation’s assistant pastor. This is the first time in forty years that an incumbent president of The LCMS has been an active parish pastor. I think this is a good thing for our Synod and for our Synod’s president. After the service, I was talking to Pastor Harrison and he was telling me about his first hospital visit to a member of his congregation. He paid a visit on a dear elderly saint of God who was delighted to be visited…by one of her pastors. President Harrison said to me, “The closer the Synod president is to bedpans, the better.” I think there is quite a lot of wisdom in that statement.