Alumni Week and Homecoming: October 11 – 15, 2021
Join us for our third annual LSTC Homecoming! Reminisce and reconnect with former classmates, learn what’s new at LSTC, engage in special worship services and programs and let’s celebrate our many years of ministry and service together.
Homecoming celebrates all of the graduates of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and our predecessor bodies.
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, October 12
- Participate in Martin Luther: Public Theologian, a fall class taught by Dr. Kurt Hendel, at 8:00 a.m.
- Equity, eco-healing, and human health: learning from on-the-ground ministries alumni panel presentation with Dr. Marvin Wickware as moderator and Dr. Barbara Rossing as respondent from 2-4 p.m.
- Abya Yala in Turtle Island: Decolonizing Latinequis Semantics Lecture with Dr. Eliseo Perez-Alvarez at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 13 (Homecoming)
- Participate in History and Theology, a fall class taught by Dr. Peter Vethanayagamony, at 8 a.m.
- Participate in Love and Enemies, a fall class taught by Dr. Marvin Wickware, at 9:20 a.m.
- Worship featuring Rev. Ronald Glusenkamp, preacher, at 11:15 a.m.
- Antiracism Transformation Team Learning Session and Commissioning Ceremony from 2-4:30 p.m.
- All alumni gathering, with recognition of the 10, 25, 40, and 50 year classes and the class of 2021, at 6 p.m., followed by reunion class break-outs at 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 14 (Homecoming)
- Worship featuring Rev. David Hedlin, preacher, at 11:15 a.m.
- Distinguished Alumni Awards Virtual Celebration at 6 p.m.
Viewers may engage virtually via Zoom, via our livestream on the LSTC Facebook page, or in-person in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC or at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W. Foster, Chicago, IL 60640. LSTC requires a mask, guest sign-in and proof of vaccination OR COVID negative test results from past 72 hours, and Ebenezer Lutheran Church requires masks and guest sign-in.
Friday, October 15
- Alumni leaders and LSTC staff are proud to offer the opportunity for alumni to come together around shared interests and/or identities, including ethnic and/or cultural identities or otherwise. Gatherings will take place at 10 a.m. More information about these gatherings will be provided soon.
NOTE: All events will be delivered virtually unless otherwise noted. After registering, details about event participation will be e-mailed to each registrant.
LSTC Swag Shop
In honor of Homecoming, LSTC is opening a swag shop! Shop online between now and October 25 only!
Call Jessica Houston, 773.256.0697
- with questions or for more details
- to RSVP for in-person attendance
- to share/send LSTC photos, images and/or memories