Posts by Yvette Pfeiffer

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The Messenger – January 2020

by Yvette Pfeiffer

Christmas is not past! Most Lutherans know that the Feast of the Nativity is more than one single night of candles and carols. It is is a twelve-day season, which continues until January 5. And after these twelve days (immortalized by the song about drummers drumming and ladies dancing), comes the Feast of the Epiphany, […]

The Messenger – December 2019

by Yvette Pfeiffer

How did it get so late so soon? That is the question posed by one of America’s most famous Lutherans, the late Theodore S. Geisel, known to his many enthusiasts as Dr. Seuss: How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how […]

The Messenger – November 2019

by Yvette Pfeiffer

Gerard Manley Hopkins, a Roman Catholic priest, once wrote a short poem about a young girl saddened by the way leaves change color in autumn, then shrivel and fall from the tree: Margaret, are you grieving  Over Goldengrove unleaving? He explains to his young friend that as she grows, this annual display will no longer […]