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Worship items dedicated

The prie-dieu, or prayer station, is blessed.
Pianist Mark Laverty plays the new balcony piano.
Dr. Bill Matzat (’67), left, created the prayer station and is a well-known
artist within the LCMS. Pictured with him is Rev. David Gruenwald, former
president of the 2013 class, which donated the prayer station to the Seminary.
The processional cross is used during many Seminary events.

Three items were officially blessed and dedicated in chapel April 17. A new balcony piano, the prie-dieu, or prayer station, and a processional cross were all recognized and blessed through prayer and the sign of the cross.

Additionally, pianist Mark Laverty played the balcony piano during chapel and gave a brief musical performance after chapel. We are grateful to the 2013 and 2016 graduating classes, as well as an anonymous donor, for these gifts.