Free materials are available from the Concordia University System (CUS) to celebrate “Concordia Sunday,” a recognition of the 148-year history of the Synod’s 10 universities and colleges.
The date of April 29 is suggested, but congregations may select any Sunday for the annual observance.
Concordia Sunday provides an opportunity to celebrate the Synod’s colleges and universities that prepare individuals for secular and church careers, including pastors, teachers, directors of Christian education, directors of Christian outreach, deaconesses, lay ministers, directors of family life ministry and directors of parish music.
The Concordia campuses “assist individuals to develop and mature in a Christian environment where Jesus Christ is the central focus of their education,” according to a CUS news release.
New materials for this year’s observance include prayers for teachers and students, “talking points” for a sermon and a children’s sermon. These and the other materials (brochures, bulletin inserts, liturgies, suggested hymns and activities) may be downloaded free at www.lcms.org/concordiasunday. Larger quantities may be ordered by calling 800-248-1930, ext. 1252, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no charge for shipping.
Orders also may be placed via an order form that was mailed to each LCMS congregation in January.
With an enrollment of more than 28,000 students, the 10 schools of the Concordia University System offer 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs ranging from accounting to theology.
For the 12th consecutive year, all the schools are included in the national rankings for “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report.
Posted Feb. 9, 2012