Line Up for “No Pietest Allowed Parties” and Last Chance to Register for BJS Conference, by Pr. Rossow

Registration for the annual BJS conference closes tomorrow night. The conference is being held in Naperville, Illinois this Friday and Saturday and features Revs. Fisk, Wolfmueller and Scheer speaking on a BJS distinctive – the new Lutheran media. Registrations are flowing in briskly but it is not too late to join in the fun.

Speaking of fun, much fun is had every year at our “No Pietists Allowed Parties.” Here is the line-up for this year.

Pastor Fisk and the Ninja Cigar Party – There won’t be any incense at our vespers service but there will be plenty of smoke at the cigar party. Join Jonathan Fisk as he and his fellow BJS’ers make a stink and stir up a cloud of smoke at one of our local tobacco shops. The party starts immediately after Vespers (around 8 PM). The tobacco shop has a dozen or so comfy seats and a large selection of smokes. Fisk warns that you may not actually see the ninjas because you don’t know they are there until you are dead.

Quigley’s Irish Pub – Bethany Associate Pastor Stephen Schumacher will be leading a group down to the local Irish Pub to raise a few pints of Guinness. The party starts right after Vespers. Quigley’s is in quaint downtown Naperville, the home of several other establishments with few pietist patrons.

Chicago’s Finest Micro Brews – Our annual wine-tasting party will be at its usual place, hosted by the Gavins but instead of hoity-toity wines, we will be drinking hoity-toity micro brews. There will be three of Chicago’s finest micro brews to choose from all on tap: Goose Island “312,” Two Brothers “Prairie Path Ale,” and Two Brothers “Resistance IPA.” We are also getting a case of fine red wine and a case of fine white wine for those who don’t “hop.”

As always we will have lots of fun and great camaraderie with the brothers and the sistern! See you in Naperville this Friday and Saturday.

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.


Line Up for “No Pietest Allowed Parties” and Last Chance to Register for BJS Conference, by Pr. Rossow — 10 Comments

  1. Is there smoking allowed at the Irish Pub, or is Naperville like so many other place forcing its businesses to be smoke-free?

  2. Can a guy just come to the pub… Tied up with kids stuff during the day this weekend, but might be able to swing by downtown Naperville for a pint… Is that allowed?

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