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Concordia Seminary To Celebrate Black Lutheranism

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host its fourth annual worship service celebrating the history of Black Lutheranism on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3:00 p.m. in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. The service, “Celebrating the Black Lutheran Experience,” is part of a series of events honoring Black History Month at the Seminary. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Rev. Victor Belton, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, Decatur, Ga., will serve as preacher. Vicar Dwight Dickinson, Distance Education Leading To Ordination (DELTO) student, will serve as liturgist. Rev. Roosevelt Gray, director of mission services for the Michigan District and chairman of the Black Clergy Caucus, will bring greetings from the Black Clergy Caucus during the service.

The service will include music by a mass choir assembled from St. Louis area Lutheran congregations including Great Commission Lutheran Church, Transfiguration Lutheran Church and St. Matthew Lutheran Church. The mass choir will be directed and accompanied by Debbie Mitchell.