The third annual Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 in Kissell Auditorium, Koch Hall, on the Wittenberg University campus.
The symposium will begin with an address by L. DeAne Lagerquist, associate professor of religion at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. Her topic is "Ministers of the Gospel: Women as Leaders in American Lutheranism." This event is, in part, a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ordination of women in the predecessor churches of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A panel discussion will follow.
The annual Festival Choral Eucharist for Reformation will be held at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.31 in Weaver Chapel. Special music by the Wittenberg Choir and Handbell Choir will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Rev. Robert A. Rimbo, Bishop of the Southeast Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will preach. A member of Wittenberg's Board of Directors since 1998, Bishop Rimbo received a B.A. degree from Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, Ind. and his M.Div. from Christ Seminary-Seminex, St. Louis, Mo. He has served in various parishes in New Jersey, New York and Michigan.
The Kenneth H. Sauer Symposium was endowed in his honor when he retired in 1996 as Bishop of the Southern Ohio Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A 1952 graduate of Wittenberg and a graduate of Hamma School of Theology, he has served as director of the Institute for Mission in the USA at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus since 1996.
Wittenberg University sponsors the Wittenberg Series, which is made possible by contributions to the college's general fund, income from endowed lecture funds, student fees, cosponsors and foundations. For more information, to receive a Wittenberg Series poster or become a friend of the Wittenberg Series contact Gwendolyn Scheffel at (937) 327-7918.