2017-18 Events at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

September 6, 11:15 am Opening Convocation
September 12, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital
October 2, 11:15 a.m. Rev. Dr. Nancy Bedford, professor of applied theology, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Ill., (Mennonite) preacher during worship
October 3, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series recital, Marianne Kim, organist at Moody Church, Chicago
October 4, 11:15 a.m. Rev. Dr. Patricia Cuyatti Chavez, Lutheran World Federation Area Secretary, Latin America/Caribbean (Presbyterian), preacher during worship
October 4, 4 p.m. Scherer Lecture, "Mission – The Call into Life of Transformational Community,” The Rev. Dr. Patricia Cuyatti Chavez, Area Secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Lutheran World Federation
October 7, 9:30 a.m. LSTC Guild Annual Fall Meeting and Luncheon    
October 10 - 12 Leadership Conference - Telling Stories: Reforming and Evangelical Mission in Turbulent Times; keynote speakers Dr. Caryn Riswold, Dr. Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, the Rev. Dr. Andrea Walker
October 11, 5 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration
October 16, 11:15 a.m. Dr. Kenneth Sawyer, professor of church history, McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago (Presbyterian U.S.A.), preacher during worship
October 17, 11:45 a.m. “Eco-anxiety, Tragedy and Hope: Ecotheological and Pastoral Perspectives” presented by the Rev. Dr. Panu Pikhala
October 21 University of Chicago Autumn Symposium (co-sponsored by and held at LSTC), “Martin Luther on the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation,” keynote speaker: Professor Emeritus Kurt K. Hendel ($165 registration required at
October 22-24 Fall Seminary Sampler
October 25, 11:15 a.m. Rev. Dr. Tom Haverly, Episcopal priest, preacher during worship
October 29, 3 p.m. “Unveiled,” a one-woman show by Rohina Malik
November 7, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital, Jerrad Fenske, cantor at Augustana Lutheran Church, Chicago
October 30, 11:15 a.m. Roman Catholic Service of the Word, preacher TBA
November 1, 11:15 a.m. Rev. Dr. Joanne Lindstrom, Jean and Frank Mohr Director of Experiential Education and Field Studies, associate professor of ministry, McCormick Theological Seminary (Baptist), preacher during worship
November 6, 11:15 a.m. Kristallnacht Remembrance
November 9 The Vine Deloria Jr., Symposium
November 14, 4 p.m. Seminary Sampler Night
November 27, 6 p.m. Lecture by the Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén, Archbishop of Sweden on Reformation and responsibility in the world
December 5, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital, Walter Whitehouse
January 9, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital
January 15, 11 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
February 6, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital
February 25-27 Spring Seminary Sampler
March 6, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital
April 12, 6 p.m. World Mission Institute, “What on Earth Is Discipleship? A Disturbing Question,” Dr. Anthony J. Gittins, Catholic Theological Union;      Dr. Jennifer McBride, associate dean of Doctor of Ministry Programs, McCormick Theological Seminary
April 15, 4 p.m. 30th Annual Gospel Choir Concert
April 18, 4 p.m. Seminary Sampler Night
April 27, 11:45 a.m. James Kenneth Echols Preaching Prize Event
May 1, 12:15 p.m. Manz Organ Series Recital
May 20, 2:30 p.m. 158th Commencement Service at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church   followed by a reception at LSTC
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