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Gottesdienst St. Louis

Coming up this May, in anticipation of the 2016 LCMS Synodical Convention

Gottesdienst St. Louis

A one-day conference –

Removing the Asterisk:
Restoring an Unconditional Subscription to AC XIV in the LCMS 


Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, MDiv, LLD, DD, LCMS President
Rev. Heath R. Curtis, MA, MDiv, Gottesdienst Online Editor and LCMS Coordinator for Stewardship
Rev. D. Richard Stuckwisch, MDiv, PhD, Gottesdienst Online Editor
Rev. David H. Petersen, MDiv, STM, Gottesdienst Departmental Editor
Rev. Jason M. Braaten, MDiv, Gottesdienst Online Editor and Development Officer
Rev. Burnell F. Eckardt Jr., MDiv, STM, PhD, Gottesdienst Editor-in-chief
Rev. Benjamin T. Ball, MDiv, Pastor loci at St. PaulTuesday, May 17th                 

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

St. Paul Lutheran Church (Hamel)
6969 W. Frontage Rd.
Worden, IL 62097                  (about a half-hour drive up I-55 from the city)


8:30–9:00 am  Registration/coffee, donuts/
Holy Absolution available
9:00 am  Matins
9:40 am  Welcome
9:45–10:30 am
“How AC XIV Came to Be, and What Has Become of It in the LCMS”
Pr. Braaten
10:45 am  Divine Service
12:00 pm  Lunch

      Remarks from the Synodical President
            Pr. Harrison

1:20–2:05 pm
“In Favor of the Synod Task Force’s Recommendations to the Convention for July”
Pr. Curtis
2:05  Break
2:15–3:00 pm
“The Christological Character of the Ministry”
         Pr. Eckardt
3:00 pm  Break
3:10–3:45 pm
Panel Discussion: Quo vadis?: Our Challenge
          The Gottesdienst editors
4:15 pm  Vespers
5:00 pm  Gemütlichkeit

Lodging on your own.  Recommended: The Innkeeper Motel. 401 E. State St., Hamel, IL 62046. (618) 633-2111.

Registration: $25.  BUT FREE FOR SYNODICAL DELEGATES. (Payable to Gottesdienst. Mail us this form or email it to us with “Gottesdienst” in the subject line).  You may pay the registration fee in advance or when you arrive. 

Registration form (if by email, please provide all this information):

Title: ______      Name:  _________________________
Parish: _______________________________
Email: _____________________________
City:________________  State:______ZIP:_______
Will you be staying for the Gemütlichkeit? Yes__No__
For planning purposes, please register by May 10th.