Installation service NOW

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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,, 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


Installation service NOW — 66 Comments

  1. @Kiley Campbell #6

    I suspect those clapping are used to that in their congregations especially if they have concert-like services that are more entertaining. I mean how many of us clap during a fine musical performance? I learned about confirmation time that it can be frowned upon within worship by the choir director who was adamant about not clapping even when a rousing special choral piece of contemporary music was performed.

    Keep in mind that there will be a lot of catechesis going on over the next few years since not everyone in the LCMS is as blessed to have such fine pastors who hav ecatechized us. For those bretheren who are still learning (and it may take some time), please provide them the patience of a Christian as I know it does take some time. I suspect many confessionals didn’t learn what it means to be a confessional overnight. Let’s gently encourage those brethern so that they read, digest and mark Scripture and not not get frustrated and potentially be those lost sheep.

  2. @Michael Grooms #59

    If he’s not under a public ban is that a good public question?

    At any rate the place to ask, and I am not necessarily suggesting this, would be the congregation that hosted the service.

  3. @Michael Grooms #61

    > Nevermind. I won’t ask any more questions here ever again.

    Hey, please don’t let me run you off! I’ve said plenty here. Maybe it’s your turn!

    The Sacraments are publicly done but the Internet is awfully public and sometimes I get a little queasy with some of these discussions. So, I said what I thought, and you can do the same.

    Hope you will stay.

  4. @Cheryl Magness #64

    Well, after seeing these clips, I certainly am glad that I watched the service live and didn’t depend on a recording afterwards.

    I’m surprised the the clips were not from the vantage point of the live feed, which I thought was much better accoustically and even visually. Maybe they didn’t record from there, or maybe a recording like that was attempted unsuccessfully.

    And because I watched the whole service I was able to be part of the worship. I couldn’t tear myself away, anymore than I can leave the Divine Service once it starts. I’m so glad that the installation was embedded in the Divine Service. A very good, right, and appropriate start indeed.

  5. I hope the whole thing can be put on line.
    It would be nice for the rest of us to see everything in context.

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