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Opportunities at LSTC
March - April 2014
All events are held at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, unless otherwise noted. A bulletin insert can be downloaded here.
Visit http://www.lstc.edu/events/calendar.php for a full list of events.
Seminary Sampler and Seminary Sampler Night at LSTC
Explore your call and life at LSTC over two days, March 2-4, at Seminary Sampler. Or join us for an abbreviated evening session on April 23. Contact Scott Chalmers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-256-0727 or see http://www.lstc.edu/prospective-students/visit/sampler/.
Winter Farmer’s Market at LSTC
LSTC’s Green Zone and Faith in Place will host a Winter Farmer’s Market at LSTC on Sat., March 15, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Local growers and other vendors will be there. It’s a family-friendly event with activities for children and cooking demonstrations for adults. For more information, contact Amy Westphal at email@example.com.
Film and Lecture on Climate Science and the Carbon Commons
On Mon., March 17 at 6:30 p.m. come to a free screening of the documentary “Thin Ice: The Inside Story of Climate Science” at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Room 350), 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago. Meet scientists at work in the Arctic, Antarctic, New Zealand, Europe, and North America as they race to understand our planet's changing climate. At 8 p.m., Dr. Raymond Pierrehumbert will talk about "Climate Science and the Carbon Commons." Dr. Pierrehumbert, is the Louis Block Professor of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, and is featured in the film. Presented by the Zygon Center for Religion and Science and co-sponsored by the Green Zone at LSTC. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-256-0670. Free admission and open to the public. Download flyer here.
The Bible and Qur’an course offered in Waukegan
Professors Ghulam-Haider Aasi and Mark Swanson will teach this popular course at the Islamic Foundation North in Waukegan, Ill. The course will meet Sundays, March 23 & 30 and April 6 & 13, from 2- 4 p.m. For details contact Sara Trumm at email@example.com or 773-256-0708. Download flyer here.
The Future of Creation lectures Mondays at LSTC
Zygon Center for Religion and Science invites you to Monday evening lectures from February thru April. Each week, two experts examine key elements to developing effective, equitable, and sustainable responses to environmental degradation. The free lectures are at 6:30 and 8 p.m. in Room 208 at LSTC. See details for each week at firstname.lastname@example.org, email or call 773-256-0670.
Multicultural Service and Witness Conversation
Part Four of the Multicultural Conversations sponsored by Albert “Pete” Pero Jr. Multicultural Center will be held at LSTC on Fri., March 21 from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Room 350. This session will draw on the wisdom of the gathered community to explore Multicultural Service and Witness in the church. Admission is free. Contact Dr. Cheryl Stewart Pero at email@example.com or Francisco Herrera at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mitri Raheb to speak about “Faith in the Face of Empire”
The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, Palestine, will visit LSTC on April 1. He will preach in chapel at 11 a.m. Pastor Raheb will make a presentation on Faith in the Face of Empire, his new book, at 11:30 a.m. in Room 350. He will also speak about Bright Stars of Bethlehem, the non-profit organization he leads. A light lunch will be provided. All are invited to attend. For more information contact Sara Trumm at email@example.com or 773-256-0708. Download flyer here.
Essayist Eula Biss at LSTC for April 3 Valpo Alumni Wordfest
Prize-winning essayist Eula Biss will read from her work at a special Valparaiso University Alumni Wordfest Event on Thurs., April 3 at LSTC. Valpo extends an invitation to Valpo alumni and their guests, and the LSTC community. The evening begins with light appetizers and wine at 7 p.m. The reading begins at 8 p.m., with dessert and book signing afterwards. Tickets are $15 per person. Register by March 13 by here.
LSTC Guild Spring gathering at Lord of Life, Schaumburg
On April 5, the LSTC Guild, which is dedicated to assisting LSTC’s international students, will hold its spring gathering at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 119 W. Wise Rd., Schaumburg, Ill. Registration begins at 9:30, with brunch at 10 a.m., followed by a program led by LSTC international students. Cost is $10; Lord of Life is wheelchair accessible; child care will be provided. Please contact Guild President Jean Nye via the LSTC Advancement office ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for more information.
Chapel Music Series presents the Chicago Chamber Choir
Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m., in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, the well-known Chicago Chamber Choir presents music for organ and choir in the program, "Where the Wild Songs Are." Artistic Director Timm Adams will conduct Benjamin Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb” and other works. To purchase tickets, visit www.chicagochamberchoir.org/current-season/events2 or call 312-409-6890.
26th Annual LSTC Gospel Choir Concert
Come celebrate the beginning of the LSTC Gospel Choir’s 2nd quarter-century with their concert, “Every Praise!” on Sun., April 13 at 4 p.m. Admission is free, but a freewill offering to support the Grover Wright and Rev. Carole A. Burns Scholarships will be gathered. Atmosphere of Heaven Ministry, St. Paul Lutheran School Praise Dancers, St. James Industrial M.B. Church Choir, and Shekinah Lutheran Church Praise Singers, will join the LSTC Gospel Choir in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC for an afternoon of Gospel music that you won’t want to miss. For more information contact Patricia Bartley at email@example.com or 773-256-0717.
Annual Sacred Texts Conference April 27
Presenters from the three Abrahamic traditions will look at what our sacred texts say about human wholeness. This year’s conference is Sun., April 27, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the American Islamic College, 640 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago. For more information, contact Sara Trumm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-256-0708.