Great Stuff — Help Supply a new Confessional Parish

Article by Pr. H.R. Curtis over on Gottesdienst Online:


chaliceAlright, BJS readers, time to put your money where your mouth is. Today I spoke with layperson Mac about plans to start a confessional parish. They have a faithful pastor languishing on CRM status lined up to serve, they have about 30 folks interested in receiving Jesus’ Word and Sacraments, and they would appreciate the support of the faithful from around our Synod.

Items wanted:
Altarware (chalice, paten, flagon, cruets, lavabo, host box, fair linen, corporal, pall, purificators)
Hymnals (20+ copies of LSB)
Pew Bibles (20+ copies of ESV)
Gospel Book for processions
Altar crucifix

This is a worthy cause to take to your LWML group, men’s group, etc., or to simply support with your own alms above and beyond your gifts to your own parish.

For more information on how to give, contact us and we’ll pass the message on to them. Contact them by clicking here; Norm will forward the message to them.

Pr. H. R. Curtis
Trinity Lutheran Church, Worden, IL
Zion Lutheran Church, Carpenter, IL

“But with a man who belongs to an everlasting kingdom all is well and it is fitting that he should dance through life forevermore.”
        – Martin Luther (1544)

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.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


Great Stuff — Help Supply a new Confessional Parish — 52 Comments

  1. @Mac #50

    Then I’m glad it was offered to you. We’re making do quite nicely with one that matches more precisely the LW, but it works well enough with the LSB. We could purchase a new one, but I’m Scottish, so I don’t have to blame the cheapgermans. 🙂

  2. Thanks to all, again — for your prayers and consideration in helping this group of lay folks get up and running. We became official on June 22nd as a Mission of Messiah Lutheran Church in Seattle, WA.

    More info here:

    Many thanks to the kind folks at Steadfast, Gottesdienst, and Issues Etc., for your prayerful support.

    + soli deo gloria +

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