C. F. W. Walther Festive Convocation: Watch Live!

This is going on RIGHT NOW, so it’s a bit late to announce it, but if someone has some free time or can have this going on in a window it might be worthwhile to watch at www.lutheranchurch.ca/video.php:

Found on Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog:


In honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of C. F. W. Walther, first president of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, the seminary is holding a festive convocation:

C. F. W. WALTHER as Hymn-Writer, Hymnal Editor, Pastor, and Musician

The convocation opens with a narrated hymn festival on Sunday evening, 23 October, 7:00pm, featuring Resurrection Lutheran Choir. All are welcome to attend at no charge. On Monday, 24 October, the convocation continues with presentations by Rev. Jon Vieker, Senior Assistant to the LCMS President. If you have not already done so, please register your intention to attend by contacting Linda Lantz at the seminary. The registration fee of $25 includes a hot lunch.

Rev. Jon Vieker

If you are unable to attend in person, you may wish to watch live (or watch the recordings later) at:


Tune in according to the following agenda (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

Sunday, 23 October 2011

7:00pm “A Walther Hymn Festival”

Monday, 24 October 2011

9:00am Matins

9:30am “Walther as Pastor, Musician, and Editor: the First LCMS German Hymnal” (Vieker)

10:45am Break

11:15am “Walther’s Hymns (and Agenda)” (Winger)

12:15pm Lunch, provided by seminary staff

1:30pm “From German into English: the German Hymn-writers of the First LCMS English Hymnal” (Vieker)

– Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver, Director of Church Relations

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord, LCMSsermons.com, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


C. F. W. Walther Festive Convocation: Watch Live! — 1 Comment

  1. Interesting presentation just finished on Walther’s hymns and Agendas. Hope it’s posted eventually for those who were unable to watch it.

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