Thursday, March 02, 2006
Interesting story from the online "Reporter" here....
LCMS astronaut plans to worship from space
By Paula Schlueter Ross
His Christian faith is important to astronaut Jeff Williams, who wouldn't dream of leaving home -- or earth, for that matter -- without it.
Williams, a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Houston, says he plans to stay in touch with his congregatioastronaut/Williamsn even though he'll be off the planet -- orbiting 250 miles above the earth during a six-month stint aboard the International Space Station.
In fact, if Williams has his way -- and NASA technicians can make it happen -- the Gloria Dei lay minister will "join" fellow congregation members in a July 2 worship service. Williams, still aboard the space station, will receive only audio from the service, but if all goes well the congregation will be able to see and hear Williams via a live video feed from space.