Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host a LutherHostel for adults age 55 and older Oct. 1-4.
The event is designed to provide growth in biblical knowledge and understanding, fun and fellowship, and is an opportunity to “gain helpful insights for daily living,” according to the seminary.
The theme for the event will be “Public Service and My Lutheran Faith.” The main presenter will be Congressman John M. Shimkus (R-Ill.).
Shimkus, now serving his 14th year in Congress, is a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville, Ill. He serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as the Subcommittees on Communications, Technology and the Internet; Energy and Environment; and Health.
He retired from the Army Reserves with the rank of lieutenant colonel in 2008, closing out 28 years of military service. In 2007, he received the Christus Vivit award from the seminary.
LutherHostel 2011 will include a reception and dinner with seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer and his wife, Diane; presentations; class visits; student-led evening devotions; opportunities to talk with faculty; a private demonstration of the organ in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus; and a tour of St. Louis-area sites.
Also available after the LutherHostel, on Oct. 5, is an optional tour of Lutheran historical sites in Perry County, Mo.
Registration is $325, which includes all meals and refreshments. Housing is available on campus (on a limited basis, for an additional cost) or in nearby hotels. The registration deadline is Sept. 15.
For more information, contact the seminary’s office of Continuing Education and Parish Services at 314-505-7486 or via email at email@example.com.
Posted July 8, 2011