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Concordia Seminary Chorus Announces Advent Tour

The Concordia Seminary Chorus, St. Louis, Missouri, announces its 1999 Advent Tour. The Rev. Henry V. Gerike is the director of the choir. The Concordia Seminary Chorus will present a service of congregational hymns, readings and settings of psalms and spiritual songs for the season of Advent on the following dates: December 8, 1999 at […]

Sabbatical Week Addresses Lutheran Identity in New Millennium

“Being Lutheran in a Post-Denominational America: A Confessional Proposal” was the title for the Fall Sabbatical Week held October 18-22, 1999 on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis campus. Twelve pastors, including one from as far away as Japan, took part in the Sabbatical Week activities. All indicated that the Sabbatical Week encouraged them to “stretch […]

Fall Visitation Weekend Draws Large Crowd

More than 50 prospective students and their guests attended the Oct. 7-9 Fall Visitation Weekend at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The event featured presentations on many aspects of seminary preparation including academic offerings, financial aid, housing, and student life. Many participants were certain they would enroll and begin preparation for the pastoral ministry during the […]

1999 LutherHostel Draws Record Participation

A record 47 participants enjoyed the 1999 LutherHostel, “Joy in the Journey,” held Sept. 25-28, on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, campus. LutherHostel is an educational event for adults 55 years of age or above. It combines presentations by Seminary faculty, attendance at Seminary classes, topical presentations by local experts and plenty of socialization and […]

Symposium Emphasizes Hope for Next Millennium

“The Next Millennium: Church on the Brink” was the theme for the 10th Annual Theological Symposium held September 21-22, 1999 on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, campus. The largest number of participants ever; more than 600 pastors, Seminary students, pre- seminary students and professors from Concordia University System schools and other guests were present. The […]

Concordia Seminary Receives Technology Planning Grant

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is one of 40 theological schools to receive a $10,000 planning grant from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc., to participate in a national technological initiative. The planning grant allows Concordia Seminary to design a comprehensive proposal for the appropriate implementation of a technology-based teaching program. If this comprehensive plan is approved by […]

Thomas Rehkop Joins Concordia Seminary Staff

Thomas Rehkop has accepted the call extended him by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis to serve in the Seminary’s development office as director of major gifts and special projects. Prior to accepting the call, Rehkop served as a gift planning counselor for the International Lutheran Laymen’s League, a position he held since 1994. He begins his […]

Fall Visitation Weekend for Prospective Students

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host the 1999 Fall Visitation Weekend, Oct. 7-9, on its campus. All men who are interested in learning more about the preparation that leads to service as a pastor and their guests are invited to attend. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in worship in The Chapel of St. […]

117 New Students Prepare for Pastoral Ministry

Registration for classes at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis included 117 new students who are beginning their Seminary preparation to serve as pastors, missionaries or chaplains in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. That amounts to an eight percent increase over the number of new students registering last year and a 23 percent increase over the number of […]