As if the themes and variations in write your own liturgies are not enough to give you pause, the things you see posted on parish signboards sometimes bring you to a full stop.
When walking past the nearby LCMS parish, I could not believe what I read on their sign. It seemed so out of place, and a bit less than Lutheran.
This is what was on that sign:
"Saint Valentine suffered and died for your Christian Marriage."
February 14th -St. Valentine, Priest and Martyr.
Omer Englebert, in The Lives of the Saints, has this small note:
"In medieval days it was believed that birds began to pair on February 14th, whence the origin of the custom of sending 'Valentines'."