Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Summer Don't Live Here No More

Well, it has been a wonderful summer. We've both stayed really busy. So busy that its been difficult to find the time to blog. I apologize for the lack of recent posts. Since our last posting lots has happened. We took a weekend trip to North Carolina for my brother-in-law, Josh's wedding to Arden. It was a great trip. My parents had a pool party on Friday where we were able to see lots of my family. The wedding also brought Katie, Derek, and Simon to North Carolina. Josh & Arden's wedding was great and we congratulate them on that. It was up at Lutheridge. Up at Lutheridge we were able to hang out with some friends from college that we hadn't seen in a long time. All in all, it was a great trip.I have finished up CPE. It has probably been the most beneficial part of seminary so far. I finished up last Friday and I've got a week off before I get back to classes. I also have just sent in my Endorsement materials. Endorsement is the second of three steps towards ordination in the ELCA. I'll have an interview with some folks from my candidacy committee later in the fall to hopefully be endorsed before internship next year. But for this year its more classes. This fall I'm taking:
  • Preaching
  • Hebrew
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Understanding Islam
  • Ministry-in-Context
This year I'll be working at a church seven hours a week. The parish I have been assigned to is St. Paul Lutheran Church in Evanston. My first Sunday in the parish is this Sunday. I look forward to blogging about my experiences there. Also, because I'm taking preaching this semester I will soon be able to preach.

Before I get moving again, I thought I'd let you know how great the weather has been. I know it might be hard for you to hear in the south but our weather has been fantastic for the past week or so. But I imagine it won't be too long before its cold again. Hopefully, I won't make you all wait as long for the next blog.

God's Peace,