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The following 175th anniversary events have been relocated due to the rain:


  • The Library is hosting exhibits, book fair and the winegarten
  • Wartburg is the new location for the Joe Pollach & St. Louis Express band and partner booth
  • Benidt Center 3rd Floor is hosting the Kids’ Corner Koburg will have food & beverages, KFUO radio and partner booths
  • The soccer game has been cancelled.

Please be sure to stick around for the fun tonight!

View the rain schedule below to find the location of your event!

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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.

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 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 RSVP online.  For more information, email sem175@csl.edu

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.