BJS 2010 Conference Live Blogging

Last year we had a “Live Blogging” post on the site where participants could leave comments about the conference so people not able to make it here could at least partially participate in it.

The Fired and The Staff - Todd Wilken, Mollie Hemingway, Klemet Preus

The Fired and The Staff - Todd Wilken, Mollie Hemingway, Klemet Preus


I know that I’m finding the conference excellent — being able to reestablish connection with people we talk to over this blog as well as people that we’ve met last year, while enjoying the hospitality of the people at Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville.

I know that I’m looking forward to a Manly Breakfast in a few hours, followed by two more excellent presentations!

Registration Desk, Associate Director Suzanne Zobel

Registration Desk, Associate Director Suzanne Zobel


T-Shirts available at the registration desk.

T-Shirts available at the registration desk.


A group socializing in the multi-purpose room prior to the first presentation.

A group socializing in the multi-purpose room prior to the first presentation.

Ushers working prior to the first presentation

Ushers working prior to the first presentation


Prior to Pastor Klemet Preus' presentation.

Prior to Pastor Klemet Preus' presentation.

Pastor Rossow welcoming convention attendees

Pastor Rossow welcoming convention attendees


Pastor Preus during his presentation

Pastor Preus during his presentation


Pastor Preus' Powerpoint Presentation

Pastor Preus' Powerpoint Presentation

Pastor Rossow welcoming the Brothers to the Chicago Pizza Dinner

Pastor Rossow welcoming the Brothers to the Chicago Pizza Dinner

Some of the Manly Breakfast

Some of the Manly Breakfast

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Some of the Brothers and Sisters enjoying the hospitality of Bethany

Some of the Brothers and Sisters enjoying the hospitality of Bethany

Pastor Rossow's introductory comments on Saturday Morning prior to Mollie's presentation

Pastor Rossow's introductory comments on Saturday Morning prior to Mollie's presentation

BJS Associate Director Suzanne Zobel introducing Mollie Hemingway

BJS Associate Director Suzanne Zobel introducing Mollie Hemingway

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway during her presentation

Mollie Ziegler Hemingway during her presentation

Mollie listening to a question from Pastor Henrickson

Mollie listening to a question from Pastor Henrickson

The stained glass window at the rear of the church

The stained glass window at the rear of the church


Pastor Todd Wilken's talk

Pastor Todd Wilken's talk

Pastor Todd Wilken

Pastor Todd Wilken


About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord, LCMSsermons.com, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at KNFA.net.

Comments

BJS 2010 Conference Live Blogging — 15 Comments

  1. Having a right jolly pity party, at the moment, knowing I can’t be there.
    Thanks for the posting of yesterday’s pix & presentation! (stellar, brilliant Pastor Preus!)
    Hi to all from Dutch, & love the T shirts!!!!!! How can I get one?!
    In Christ Always,
    Dutch

  2. It looks like a great time for all that are blessed enough to attend. What a great way to spend a couple of days!

  3. Obviously, a lot more fun than sitting home doing taxes! Like all us Indians, Browns, and Lion fans, say, “Maybe next year…” Sigh…..

    johannes

  4. To all the people at Bethany Lutheran (especially the kitchen crew ’cause we love to eat)

    THANK YOU for another great year! (I believe Pr. Wilken will permit an exclamation point here.)

    To our presenters, Pastor Klemet Preus, Mollie Hemingway and Pastor Wilken –

    An excellent presentation, informative, clear and above all, Lutheran. Thankyou all.

    To Pastor Rossow and Suzanne Zobel – Thank you for this conference.

    We were enlightened; well-fed (spiritually, liturgically and physically), good fellowship for all.

    Dennis Peskey
    Hope Lutheran – DeWitt, MI

  5. Thank you Pastor Rossow:

    I do live in the Phoenix area, and can’t wait for all of the great teaching!

    Blessings,

  6. Norm,

    Thanks for all the hard work which you put into BJS! It is exemplified by the fact that the picture of “The Fired and the Staff” was taken right before Pastor Wilken’s presentation and you had it on the site before he finished his introduction.

    We couldn’t have BJS without you Norm. We deeply appreciate all that you do.

    TR

  7. Like Dennis #9 I too want to thank all of the brothers and sisters at Bethany Lutheran Church for their hospitality, great food and beautiful music. I want to thank Pastor Preus, Mrs. Hemingway, and Pastor Wilken for coming and giving such fine presentations. I also want to thank President Mueller and Pastor Sikora for their sermons, the liturgists, musicians and all who participated in the worship services. A special thanks to Pastor Rossow, Suzanne Zobel, Cantor Magness, and Norm Fisher.

    I came out of the conference energized as a Lutheran layman. I learned a lot and had a chance to spend some time conversing with new and old friends. There is a huge need by our pastors and laymen for a strong contingent of Confessional Lutheran Pastors and lay men and women to help support and encourage each other in Christ.

    I’m already looking forward to next year’s conference.

  8. I’m sad I missed this but the audio is fantastic! Is the plan to hold conferences in different venues? If so, what would it take to get one to Jackson Hole, WY?

    Kiley

  9. Kiley,

    Since Suzanne was in town (she lives and works out of Michigan) we had a staff meeting today and sketched out a plan to have regional conferences and seminars in various parts of the country for the next three years. Suzanne will be publishing our tentative plans here on the website soon.

    So far, the closest we are coming to Jackson Hole is the Phoenix area so I am not sure that helps you all that much. Maybe I will petition the board for the funds to do “personal” seminar in Jackson Hole since, as I have mentioned before, the Tetons are one of my favorite places on earth.

    Actually my wife and I have been talking about going out there this summer but that looks like it is going to get bumped a year due to plans to attend the synod convention.

    At the very least, if I ever get out that way again I will look you up and buy you lunch.

    TR

  10. Great, I will be at the Convention this year as well. This will be my first Synodical Conference, so I am a little anxious but excited to see it in person. 🙂

    Kiley

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