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Oktoberfest!

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church's annual Oktoberfest is coming up: October 7-9, 2018 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday). It's time to register! 

The church is at 109 South Elm Street in Kewanee, Illinois.  The church's website is here

The Twenty-third Annual Oktoberfest! and Gottesdienst Central will be hosting the Rev. Dr. Thomas M. Winger, president of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS), St. Catharines, Ontario.

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Dr. Winger is the author of dozens of articles, many published in Lutheran Theological Review. He is the (co)editor of three books and a contributor to The Lutheran Study Bible. He has written studies for the theological commissions of Lutheran Church–Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of England (ELCE). He also served as a member of the liturgy committee of Lutheran Service Book.

His topic will be 

“Hints of the Liturgy in the Epistle to the Ephesians and other New Testament Texts”

He is a recognized authority especially in liturgy and in Ephesians.

The event begins Sunday the 7th with Vespers at 5 p.m. Following the service is our annual bratwurst banquet. When everyone has had their fill of brats and beer, Dr. Winger will give a synopsis of his Monday seminar. Following the banquet is the after-the-party party, at Father Eckardt’s home, where a gaggle of the editors of Gottesdienst is usually milling about.

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On Monday, October 8th, the day begins with Mass at 9 a.m. Following Mass and a continental breakfast, Dr. Winger will hold forth for the rest of the day, in two sessions running until about 2:45, followed by Vespers.

On Tuesday, October 9th, the conference will continue in the same format, with a special focus on the themes of our current and previous issue of Gottesdienst, namely:

Weddings and Funerals

with Father Eckardt, pastor at St. Paul’s, holding forth. The Tuesday sessions will be framed by morning low Mass (spoken Divine Service) and Vespers.

REGISTRATION: $50 per person, $70 per couple, students $25 — includes Sunday banquet and Monday continental; no charge for children with parents. Registration is easy, at the St. Paul's website. Click here. You may pay the registration fee when you arrive. Recommended Lodging: AmericInn, 309-856-7200. Special rate $94.00 (mention Oktoberfest when you register, by September 12th); also Aunt Daisy’s B & B, 309-853-3300; Motel 6, 309-853-8800; Super 8 (Galva), 309-932-2841; Best Western (Annawan), (309) 935-6565; Kewanee Motor Lodge, (309) 853-4000.

 

 

 

 

Burnell Eckardt