Oktoberfest 2011!

Announcing the Sixteenth Annual
Oktoberfest and Gottesdienst Central
St. Paul’s Evangelical-Lutheran Church, Kewanee, Illinois
October 9-11, 2011 (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday)
Conference theme:

Baptism in the Gospel of John

This year we are pleased to welcome as our guest the Rev. Dr. William Weinrich, Professor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Dr. Weinrich is renowned as a leading confessional Lutheran historian on early church history, whose scholarship and insights have been appreciated by a generation of pastors. Having recently returned from a several years’ stint as rector at the Lutheran seminary in Latvia, he has been welcomed back to the Fort Wayne seminary, where his reputation as a leading Lutheran scholar has been established for years. We are honored to have him return also to St. Paul’s to address our conference.

Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. is our Autumn Choral Vespers, followed by our annual bratwurst banquet and partying into the night. On Monday morning, following Holy Mass at 9:30, the Gottesdienst Central seminar will feature Dr. Weinrich and run until 3:15 p.m.

On Tuesday, St. Paul’s Pastor Burnell Eckardt will lead a discussion and hands-on workshop on matters pertaining to the ceremonies of the Lutheran Mass.

Join us for “Gottesdienst Central,” our annual liturgical and theological seminar.

Lodging: AmericInn, 4823 US Hwy 34. 800-634-3444
Super 8 Motel, 901 S Tenney (Rt 78). 309-853-8800
Aunt Daisy’s B&B, 223 W Central Blvd. 888-422-4148
Kewanee Motor Lodge, 400 S Main St. 309-853-4000
Days Inn, I-80 & Rt 40, Sheffield. 815-454-2361
Holiday Inn Express, I-80 & Rt 78, Annawan. 309-935-6565

REGISTRATION: $25 per person (students $20) $40 per couple — includes Sunday banquet and Monday continental brunch; no charge for children with parents. To register, see the sidebar at the right.

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Fr. BF Eckardt, Editor-in-chief, Gottesdienst