Best wishes to you and your church from this old gritty Catholic.
Thank God! As a teenager I sometimes felt the LCMS was way to unyielding (about things like guitars in church) Now I am very greatful for the stiff spine. Of course I’m also greatful for the change in attitude about guitars in church. We have a rocking contemporary service!!
May God cont to bless the LCMS and other confessional Lutheran denominations until He returns for us.