This year I did not receive the annual pocket calendar from CPH. When I inquired of my friends, they told me that CPH was eliminating them.
I am just writing to express my sorrow -- and my thanks. My sorrow that they will no longer be available. I have looked at the regrettable replacement offered by CPH in the form of the online calendar. Sadly, I cannot fit that into my pocket , and I, unlike my better compensated brethren, cannot afford those cute electronic devices that can access the web and fit into a pocket.
I want to express my thanks for the thirty years of calendars that I have enjoyed. The one thing that had not changed in my ministry over the thirty years was my dependence on my "brain in my pocket" - the memory helper of that burgundy calendar. I can track through the past thirty-plus years in the pages of those calendars, most of which I still have on my bookshelf. I will make do with something else. It will be a minor inconvenience, and a constant nagging pain for a while, but such is life at times.
Thanks again to Concordia Publishing House for the years of calendars in the past. I am sorry you that CPH has decided to stop serving the church in that specific way. I understand some of the likely reasons. It is just a point of sorrow that it is to be no longer.