UPDATE — ULC Photos; Lest we Forget

Thanks again to Robin Muench (who provided the video of the Vespers Service), here are some pictures taken on 6/24/2012 at University Lutheran Chapel in MN.


From Robin:

“Lest We Forget”
If you have ever had to pack up the estate of one you loved, you might have a vague idea of what it was like to pack up ULC’s belongings, from file cabinets to baptismal font, and put them into the moving truck to be stored elsewhere until a new location can be obtained. We wept. We reminisced. We laughed. We looked at old photos. We chatted while we worked. We got the job done. And we wept some more. Then, when the work was done, we lingered. We sat out on the front patio and lingered, simply wanting to be there because we still could. Simply wanting to be at that place where our souls had been fed and nourished, where our babies had been baptized, where we had met students and non-students alike who had come thirsting for truth and receiving it to the fullest. This is for those of you who could not be there but wanted to be. This is for those of you who were there. And most of all, this is so that we don’t forget. May our Lord teach us to treasure rightly that which we are so blessed to receive in Word and Sacrament.

The photos were taken from a combination of Sundays (Oct. 29, 2011, April 29, 2012 and the final Sunday, June 24, 2012). In very approximate order, the photos show:

  • General photos inside and outside ULC
  • Silent auction fundraiser
  • Children’s Sunday school
  • Adult Bible study
  • MNS District Convention (6/15/2012)
  • The big moving day (Sat., 6/23/2012)
  • Lingering on patio
  • Going out to eat that evening
  • Last Bible study at 1101 Univ. Ave. SE (6/24/2012)
  • Last a.m. Divine Service at 1101 Univ. Ave. SE
  • Choir rehearsing for afternoon service
  • Going out to eat between services
  • Group and individual photos after last service
  • Final part of move – candles, chairs, baptismal font, ULC sign, etc.
  • Vacant sanctuary
  • Stained glass windows

Click on SL in the slide player below to start the slideshow; click on FS to run it full-screen.


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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, 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.


UPDATE — ULC Photos; Lest we Forget — 4 Comments

  1. Thanks so much, Mrs Muench and Mr Fisher, for bringing these pictures and videos to BJS.   It helps many alumni who couldn’t be there to share in the memories of a richly beautiful facility and location.

  2. Yes, thanks for the photos, difficult though they were to see. May the Lord of the Church continue to strengthen the people of ULC in these days to come, for he has promised this very thing and he will do it.

  3. I am happy–though that seems not at all a fitting word–to provide the photos. Perhaps a fitting title would be “Lest We Forget,” for with every picture I took, that thought was with me. I am not referring to the kind of remembrance that causes us to become “that which [we] despise” (Pastor Kind’s sermon 7/1/2012). Rather I am referring to a remembrance that helps us to stand firm, to support other congregations when they face similar attacks (whether those attacks be from within or from outside the church), and most of all, to rightly treasure that which we are so blessed to receive in Word and Sacrament. May our children and their children after them be encouraged when they recall how their parents and ancestors fought the good fight. But most of all, may they be equipped to “Be strong in the Lord in armor of light, With helmet and sword, with shield for the fight; On prayer be dependent, be belted and shod, In breastplate resplendent: The armor of God” (LSB 665 v. 1) when the Word of God is threatened in their midst.

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