Opportunities at LSTC Spring Semester 2016

held on campus at 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago  (unless otherwise noted)

Workshop with Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell

Former member of Sweet Honey in the Rock Dr. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell leads “Building Vocal Community” on Feb. 13 in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC. The all-day workshop offers singers and non-singers the chance to learn the oral tradition and singing rhythms, chants and songs from Africa and the Diaspora and African American culture. This unique opportunity runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This event, sponsored by the Albert “Pete” Pero Multicultural Center, is free, but please RSVP to Francisco Herrera, fherrera@lstc.edu.

LSTC Academic Forum

What are those seminary students really studying? On Feb. 19, hear original research from LSTC students in every degree program at the annual Academic Forum Presentations begin at 9 a.m. at LSTC, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago.

2016 Gudina Tumsa Theological Forum

“Looking Back, Aiming Ahead: God’s Mission Unfolding in the Missional Church” traces the unfolding of God’s plan in the life of the European missionaries that reached Ethiopia with the Gospel. It looks at the role of indigenous leaders who spread the Gospel and the current  ministry of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) including “reciprocal mission” —  churches in the Global South reaching out to people  and churches in other part of the world (especially the west). Sessions February 26, 3 – 8 p.m. and February 27, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.. The free event, sponsored by the Pero Multicultural Center will be held at LSTC, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago. Refreshments, lunch, and dinner will be provided. A freewill offering will be collected. For more information about the forum, contact Samuel Deressa at sderessa001@luthersem.edu or 651-621-9866. Download a flyer.

Seminary Sampler

Considering seminary? Need to know more? Come to the Spring Seminary Sampler Feb.28-Mar. 1 to meet faculty, students, and others discerning a call to ministry. You’ll be able to sit in on classes, learn about financial aid, talk with faculty, and worship with the LSTC community. Housing and meals provided. Visit to learn more or to sign up. Or contact Scott Chalmers at schalmers@lstc.edu.

Manz Organ Series Concert

Stephen Betancourt, assistant director campus ministry and director of liturgical music, Loyola University, Chicago, presents a 30-minute free recital on the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, Mar. 1 at 12:15 p.m.

Lutheran Heritage Lecture

The annual Lutheran Heritage Lecture, “Faith. . .and Good Works! The Formation of the Lutheran Church through J. Bugenhagen” on Mar. 14 from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. will be presented by Dr. Martin J. Lohrmann, assistant professor of Lutheran confessions and Reformation heritage at Wartburg Theological Seminary. This lecture illuminates Johannes Bugenhagen’s skills at organizing churches in the 16th century and considers the implications of Bugenhagen’s work for global Lutheranism in this early 21st century. It draws on LSTC Professor Emeritus Kurt Hendel’s decades-long study of this aspect of the Reformation. This event at LSTC, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, is free and open to the public. Download a flyer.

Manz Organ Series Concert

Jay Peterson, organ associate, Christ Church Episcopal, Winnetka, Ill., presents a 30-minute free recital on the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, 1100 East 55th Street, Chicago, Apr. 5 at 12:15 p.m.

28th Annual LSTC Gospel Choir Concert

Don’t miss this annual event on Sun., Apr. 10 at 4 p.m. The concert features area gospel choirs and praise dancers along with the LSTC Gospel Choir, led by Dr. Keith Hampton. A freewill offering will be gathered. Held in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago.

Seminary Sampler Night

Can’t make it to a full three-day Seminary Sampler? Are you a local student who is thinking about part-time studies or commuting to seminary? Seminary Sampler Night, from 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Apr. 11, is designed for you.  Visit to learn more or to sign up. Or contact Scott Chalmers at schalmers@lstc.edu

Manz Organ Series Concert

Andrew Paul Fredel, director of music, Gethsemane Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, Minn., presents a 30-minute free recital on the Ruth and Paul Manz Organ in the Augustana Chapel at LSTC, 1100 E. 55th St., Chicago, May 3 at 12:15 p.m.