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Concordia Seminary To Hold Special Reformation Service

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to offer a special worship service in observance of the Reformation at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. The public is invited to attend.

Prof. Henry L. Rowold, mission professor of practical theology, will serve as preacher. The service will celebrate the influence of the Reformation in East Asia, especially through the translation of Luther’s works in China, Korea and Japan. Representative volumes will be on display. Hymns and choral offerings emphasizing the major themes of the Reformation will be included.

The choirs of the Seminary will present music from the Lutheran heritage and also from more recent times. Preservice music will include “How Richly God Will Bless,” by Heinrich Schutz, “Now Thank We All Our God” by Johann Pachelbel and “Show Me Thy Ways” by Walter Pelz. The prelude will begin at 2:40 p.m.

“Celebrating the Reformation allows the church to rejoice in the gifts of God’s justification of his entire creation in Christ Jesus,” commented Dr. Kent Burreson, assistant professor of systematic theology and acting dean of the chapel at Concordia Seminary. “It is our pleasure to invite the St. Louis community to this year’s service in which we will rejoice in the spread of the Reformation’s good news from Germany to East Asia and throughout the entire world.”

For more information, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7370; semrelations@csl.edu.