The Random Thoughts of a Lutheran Parish Pastor
You're right, it is a great ad.One has to question its authenticity, however. According to Google Maps, there is no "St-Mary's-by-the-Sea" in Saskatchewan (which is hardly surprising, since Saskatchewan is landlocked so there isn't any "by the sea" in the whole Province). And I think I would faint if I ever encountered a Reformed Church dedicated to St John of Damascus. I'll wager that St John would not be at all sympathetic to the Reformed distinctives; and there is a good deal in St John's writings that a good Reformed would dissent from. (There is a St Athanasius Lutheran Church (in our Synod), but that is not nearly as much of a stretch.)The bad news is that the ad is not authentic. But the good news is that if you would like to lift it and use it for your own parish, there is zero chance that "St John of Damascus Reformed Church" would sue you for it.
What Chris wrote.
Ditto, what Chris wrote.
Would that more Lutheran churches could post this advertisement.
I hope ous will!
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