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Homecoming and Seminex 50th Anniversary Conference

Join us April 16-18 at LSTC’s new campus for a once in a lifetime experience! This year we are combining Homecoming with the the 50th Anniversary of Christ Seminary -Seminex in person and online.

Get ready for an event-packed week as we celebrate a legacy of faith, education, and transformation. This remarkable event features engaging sessions, insightful discussions, and reunions that you won’t forget.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be a part of this momentous occasion. Register today and immerse yourself in the rich history and promising future of Seminex and LSTC. We can’t wait to welcome you! #Seminex50th #LSTCHomecoming

Schedule

Tuesday April 16, 2024
Day One

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.LSTC Alumni Board MeetingNorth Conference Room
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.RegistrationTBD
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.LSTC tours
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.Meet and Greet
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.Welcome Address
President James Nieman
1:45 – 3:15 pmWitnessing Christ: Preaching for the Church and the World

Presenter:
Fred Niedner

Responders:
Joan L. Beck
Bruce Modahl
James Nieman
3:45 – 5:00 p.m.Alumni Awards
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.Reception
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.Seminex 50 Year Grad and Homecoming and Banquet Celebration

Speaker:           
Peter Marty

MC:                     
David Krause

special recognition of the 10, 25, 40 & 50-year grads

Wednesday April 17, 2024
Day Two

7:00 a.m.Breakfast at hotel
9:00 a.m.Morning PrayerChapel
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.Biblicism and Biblical Faith: God Was in Christ Reconciling the World

Presenter:      
Douglas Oakman

Responders:  
Brooke Petersen
Barbara Rossing
Jason Wahlstrom
Chapel
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.The Contemporary Significance of the Lutheran Confessional Heritage

Presenter:      
Kathryn Kleinhans

Responders:  
Eric Jensen
Candace Kohli
Gary Simpson
Chapel
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.LunchRoom 210 A&B
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.Alumni Class Reunions by DecadeRoom 210 C, 406, North Conference Room
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.Faith Active in Love: The Quest for Justice in the Church and the World 

Presenter: 
David Beckmann 

Responders: 
Pastor Michael Fick
Baiju Markose
Linda Thomas
Chapel
4:15 p.m.Board Bus to Grace Lutheran, River Forest, IL 
5:45 p.m.Dinner at Grace Lutheran
7:30 p.m.Hymn Fest
9:00 p.m.Board Bus to Hyde Park

Thursday April 18, 2024
Day Three

7:00 a.m.Breakfast (at hotel) 
8:00 a.m.Morning Prayer
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.Singing the Word in a Troubled World 

Presenter: 
Martin Seltz  

Responders: 
Robert Buckley-Farlee
Keith Hampton 
Anne Krentz Organ
9:45– 10:15 a.m.Break 
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.Witnessing Christ in a Multicultural and Multi-Religious World  

Presenter: 
James Thomas  

Responders: 
Jane Buckley-Farlee
Rafael Malpica Padilla
José David Rodriguez
11:45 a.m.Closing Worship 

Presider: 
Jane Buckley-Farlee 

Preacher: 
Bishop Yehiel Curry
1:00 p.m.Closing Remarks

Larry Tietjen
1:10 p.m.Box Lunches
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