Rev. Matthew Harrison (far left ) and other Pastors getting ready for the opening worship for the Missouri Synod Convention.
In the opening sermon Rev. Harrison reminded the convention that the opening hymn, “Come Holy Ghost God and Lord” had been sung at Lutheran Convention opening for hundreds of years and it fact it has been called our convention hymn. Asking the Spirit to give us grace and love and light and unity is a great thing and constantly to be prayed for, but it also a missionary hymn calling the whole world to come to Christs forgiveness and peace.