July 27, 2020: Holy Communion in the Time of COVID: Eucharistic Practices and Perspectives

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the worship landscape for every congregation. In particular, clergy have expressed a need to understand best practices for offering communion during a time when most churches are conducting virtual worship. The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC), in partnership with the Metropolitan Chicago Synod of the ELCA, created virtual space for a panel presentation on Monday, July 27 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. to discuss this. Panelists provided theological and pastoral rationales and perspectives on what it means for congregations to have diverse communion practices. They also examined critical needs and relevant theological commitments that inform congregational approaches. More about the panel can be found here.

View the recording as posted on YouTube.

October 14-15, 2020: LSTC Homecoming Celebrations

Save the date for virtual homecoming events on October 14-15, 2020. More details are coming soon. For more information, contact Jessica Houston, Advancement Events, Programs, and Operations Manager at or 773.256.0697.

October 24-26, 2020: LSTC Seminary Sampler

Seminary Sampler is a three-day event designed for those who want to immerse themselves in what it means to be a seminarian in Hyde Park. In addition to experiencing all the activities of an individual visit, Seminary Sampler participants meet other individuals discerning a call to ministry, enjoy a meal in Chicago’s vibrant Greektown neighborhood, engage in conversation with LSTC’s president, meet the faculty, and spend time with current students. Housing and meals during the event are provided; travel stipends are available. Spouses, partners and parents are invited to attend. Register today!

Additional Fall 2020 event information will be posted soon.

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