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Two settings of Luther’s Divine Service premiere at LCMS Worship Institute

Two new musical arrangements of Divine Service, Setting Five (Luther’s Divine Service) premiered at the 2017 Institute on Liturgy, Preaching, and Church Music held July 25-28 at Concordia University, Chicago, in River Forest, Ill.



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The National Lutheran Choir performs under the direction of David Cherwien during the Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music in River Forest, Ill. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

LCMS Worship Institute draws 350-plus to study, pray, sing God’s Word

Attendees ponder the theme “The Just Live by Faith” at the 2017 LCMS Institute on Liturgy, Preaching and Church Music.



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Exhibit of Reformation-era books coming to Concordia, Chicago

The exhibit at Concordia University Chicago featuring 35 items from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries opens Oct. 8.



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Participating in “The Reformation at 500: An Interdenominational Conversation” — along with LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison — will be Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, left, of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Rev. Dr. Philip Ryken, president of Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill. The free event will take place Oct. 30 at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.

Oct. 30 ‘Interdenominational Conversation’ to address tough Reformation questions

The Concordia University Chicago event will feature a panel with Cardinal Blase Cupich, left, of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Rev. Dr. Philip Ryken, right, of Wheaton College, as well as LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison.



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“Greek Verb Parsing” — developed by students and faculty at Concordia University Chicago — is available now for $2.99 for Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app is for students learning New Testament Greek. (DragonImages)

CUC team develops Biblical Greek learning app

Concordia University Chicago’s new “Greek Verb Parsing” app was developed by students and faculty.



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Nicole Mueth (right) helps Taylor Maack dress up as a peasant-laborer of the 1500s. Taylor is a student at Holy Cross Lutheran School in Collinsville, Ill., where members of the student body portrayed lords, ladies, knights, court musicians, town minstrels and peasants for a Renaissance-themed spring concert May 4 — just one of many events throughout the Synod celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

Celebrating the Reformation’s 500th across the Synod

Here’s a list of events planned by LCMS congregations, districts and schools to celebrate the special observance.



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