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Concordia Historical Institute (CHI) is excited to invite you to the public opening of its museum exhibit Bringing Christ to the Highlands on Sunday, October 5. The CHI exhibit frames the work of Christ and the Gospel in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with a series of cultural paintings by missionary Robert Kroenke, along with an extensive number of artifacts, photographs and quotes from missionary personnel.
A special worship service, hosted by the Papua New Guinea Mission Society, will be held in the chapel of Concordia Seminary at 2:00 PM. The exhibit at CHI will open at 3:15 PM and be available until 5:30 PM. CHI is located on the seminary campus at 804 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105. Please contact us at (314) 505-7900 with any questions.
A reminder to those viewing this exhibit—the paintings show people in their native dress and some contain partial nudity.
The exhibit galleries at the Institute’s main site on the campus of Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, will be closed until the new exhibit opens. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Meanwhile, be sure to visit the CHI Museum at the LCMS International Center!
Hear the Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Harmelink regularly on KFUO Radio on the “Reformation Rush Hour” with the Rev. Craig Donofrio, Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m..
The Summer 2014 issue of the CHI membership newsletter, Historical Footnotes, observes the 250th anniversary of the founding of Saint Louis by taking a look at the city through the eyes of Professor Ludwig Fuerbringer as a student and later professor and president of Concordia Seminary. Future issues of the newsletter will feature other articles about the city and the Missouri Synod’s history with it.
This issue also includes a translation of a manuscript by C. F. W. Walther on the importance of English missions and an interesting discovery of 19th century “photobombing” in a photograph from the campus of Concordia College in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Christopher Vossler’s biographical sketch of Frederick Brand, who served as the first full-time synodical foreign mission executive, concludes with “Missions in Missouri: The Story of Frederick Brand (Part II).”
In the latter part of the 19th century and early in the 20th the Synod engaged in mission work directed toward various European ethnic immigrant groups. Work with Polish Lutherans is chronicled by Thomas L. Hollowak in “God Directs—We Follow Divine Guidance: The First Polish Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Christ the Lord, Dundalk, Maryland.” Pictured on the cover of this issue is Pastor Ferdinand Sattelmeier, who was instrumental in establishing the congregation.
Rounding out this issue is LCMS President Matthew Harrison’s sermon for the installation of the Rev. Dr. Daniel Harmelink as executive director of the Institute and a review of Broken Parts Missing Pieces, an autobiographical account of the life and work of Don Johnson, executive director of Lutheran Indian Ministries for the LCMS.
The Quarterly is sent to all members of the Institute. It is available as a subscription only without membership for $40.00 per year. Single copies are $10.00 for issues published during the past three years and $3.00 for earlier issues. Shipping and handling are extra for back issues.
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“The Saxon New Worldˮ
A documentary film by H. Paul Moon about the 19th-century Saxons who settled in rural Missouri, sowing the seeds for one of todayʼs largest church bodies of Lutheranism.
The video can be streamed free at www.thesaxonnewworld.com, and DVD copies of the film may be ordered from the same site.
Are you (or someone you know) looking for a volunteer opportunity where you will feel needed? CHI is seeking one or more volunteers who can commit to assist with filing on a regular basis. The person(s) must be able to alphabetize materials, move five-inch-wide file boxes from shelves that may be overhead or near floor level, and interfile as needed. Appropriate training in CHI filing procedures will be provided. Benefits include working with dedicated CHI staff members, a flexible schedule to fit your needs, an invitation to our annual volunteer luncheon, occasionally coming across items from people or places you know and the satisfaction of filling a real need. Please contact us at 314-505-7900 or at email@example.com for further information.
The exhibit uses documents, artifacts and publications from the Instituteʼs collections to tell the story of Waltherʼs life and work from his childhood and education in Saxony, his role in the Saxon Immigration to Missouri, and his multi-faceted career as pastor, seminary president and first president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It includes information on his family life, musical interests and the effects of the Civil War on his ministry.
The Institute staff has also prepared a PowerPoint presentation using much of the material from the exhibit for personal and educational use in congregations and schools. The special DVD includes manual and automatic versions of the presentation and may be ordered from the Institute for $20.00 plus $2.50 for shipping and handling.
Visit the CHI Museum at the LCMS International Center
The Concordia Historical Institute Museum at the International Center of the LCMS was dedicated in July 2009. Located at 1333 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, Mo., the museum is open weekdays, except holidays, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the museum is fully accessible.
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