Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will celebrate its 175th anniversary on Friday, October 10, 2014. The fun kicks off at 1 p.m. with food, beverages, live entertainment, special lectures and exhibits, campus tours, and activities for the whole family. Stay into the evening for the Student Association’s Oktoberfest, and the annual Witten Eva Cup soccer match between Concordia Seminary and Covenant Seminary.
Friday October 10th Schedule of Events
|9:35am -10:35am||Chapel Anniversary Service|
|1pm-8pm||Library Exhibit and Rare book display and book fair|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||Campus tours|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||Anniversary Lecture – Dr. Charles Arand: “The Lutheran Confessions for the Next Generation”Anniversary Lecture – Dr. Jeffrey Kloha: “The Centrality of the Scriptures for the Next Generation”|
|2:45pm-3:45pm||Anniversary Lecture – Dr. Leo Sanchez: “The Next Generation of Lutheranism and the International Context”Anniversary Lecture – Dr. Joel Elowsky: “Days of Future Past: Listening to the First Generations of the Church”|
|4:00pm-4:45pm||Anniversary Lecture – Dr. Gerry Bode and Dr. Erik Herrmann: “The True Light Shines: Concordia Seminary 1839–2014”|
|4pm-8pm||Kids Corner Open (bounce houses, pumpkin decorating, caramel apples)|
|4pm-8pm||Expo booths with local Lutheran partners|
|4pm||Witten Eva Cup soccer game
Concordia Seminary vs. Covenant Seminary
|5pm-6:30pm||Food and beverage available|
|5:30-8:30pm||Joe Pollach and the St. Louis Express Band|
Rsvp is required. Unless an RSVP is received, food and beverage will not be available.
Click HERE to download the 175th Anniversary Celebration event guide.
Concordia Seminary 175 Years
In this hour-long video, Dr. Gerhard Bode talks about Concordia Seminary’s 175-year history from its humble beginnings in a log cabin in Perry County to its current campus in Clayton, Missouri. You’ll hear interesting facts about the early days of the Seminary, as well as see historical photos and documents that help illustrate its deep roots within the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.