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LutherHostel '09-Exploring the 'Finite and Infinite'

LutherHostel 2009 will be held Oct. 3-6 on the campus of Concordia Seminary. LutherHostel is an event designed to provide growth in biblical knowledge and understanding, fun and fellowship, and a chance to gain helpful insights for daily living. It is offered for adults age 55 and above.

The theme for the event will be “Finite and Infinite Games.” The main presenter will be Rev. John Nunes, president of Lutheran World Relief in Baltimore, Md.

A well-known and highly regarded pastor, theologian, speaker and community organizer, Rev. Nunes has served as a management consultant, pastor, teacher, youth director and parish musician. Additionally, he has provided consulting support to Wheat Ridge Ministries as a staff associate for urban ministry research. He has served as director for church resource development at Concordia Publishing House and as a research fellow for the Acton Institute. He is a Doctor of Philosophy candidate from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, Ill.

Scheduled activities for LutherHostel 2009 will feature a reception and dinner with President and Mrs. Dale A. Meyer. Other activities include presentations, class visitation, student-led evening devotions, opportunities for informal interaction with faculty, a private demonstration of the organ in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and a tour of selected St. Louis area sites. An optional tour of Lutheran historical sites in Perry County, Mo., also is available on Oct. 7, immediately following LutherHostel.

The LutherHostel fee is $325 per person, which includes all meals and refreshments for the event. Housing is available on campus (on a limited basis for an additional cost) or in nearby hotels.

For more information about LutherHostel, contact the Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education and Parish Services at 314-505-7486 or ce@csl.edu.