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Concordia Seminary Presidential Inauguration Set for Sept. 20

The inauguration of Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer as the 10th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will occur on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. The inauguration will be held in conjunction with the Seminary’s 16th Annual Theological Symposium, allowing many pastors, Concordia University System faculty members and students, and other Symposium guests the opportunity to attend. The inauguration will include a special address by Dr. Meyer outlining his vision for the Seminary’s future. The inauguration celebration is offered free of charge and no tickets are issued.

An additional component of the inaugural festivities will be a special Bach at the Sem sacred concert on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7:00 p.m. in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Special selections from Bach’s works are being chosen by Robert Bergt, director of the American Kantorei, to express the spirit of prayer and thanksgiving that accompanies the installation of a new Seminary president. There is no charge to attend this sacred concert and no tickets are issued.

“We invite and encourage friends of Concordia Seminary to join us for the events accompanying Dr. Meyer’s inauguration,” commented Rev. Glen Thomas, Concordia Seminary’s vice president for seminary relations. “There is a real sense of excitement on campus as we begin a new era at Concordia Seminary and we want to begin this new era appropriately with guidance from God’s Word, prayer, praise and thanksgiving to God.”

Meyer was selected to receive the call to the presidency on May 11 and accepted the divine call to the position on May 20 at the Seminary’s 2005 Commencement exercises. His installation as president took place on Sunday, Sept. 4 during the worship service that opened the Seminary’s 167th academic year. He succeeds the Rev. Dr. John F. Johnson, who accepted a call to serve as president ofConcordia University, River Forest, Ill., in November 2004.

For more information, contact the Office of Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105;  314.505.7370; semrelations@csl.edu .