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Considering Your Call This Weekend!

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Considering Your Call This Weekend!
by Timothy Snyder - Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 4:35 PM

Greetings Wartburg Community,


Considering Your Call weekend is just around the corner! 

To help with set-up and food ordering, please click here to let us know if you plan to attend the following events (need RSVP’s by March 8th).


March 10-12, the Department for Vocation will be hosting the annual “Considering Your Call” visit weekend.  We plan on having 30-35 prospective students on our campus during this weekend! As many of you know personally, a visit to a seminary campus is a crucial time of discernment for a person who is considering theological education and considering Wartburg Seminary.


We need your help welcoming our visitors on Friday, March 10th between 5:00-6:30pm in the refectory, food (pizza) and drinks will be provided! As always, we invite your spouses/partners and children to join in the welcome.


The community is also invited to worship with our visitors at 9:45pm on Friday (Holden Evening Prayer), 6:30pm on Saturday, and 11:00am Eucharist. All liturgies will be held in the Loehe Chapel. We have a fine line up of worship leaders and preachers!


The Wartburg Seminary Coffee House will be on Saturday at 7:30pm. Contact Hayden with questions.  


Finally, we appreciate in advance your open arms and warm greetings to our visitors who will be on campus.  Visitors often comment about how friendly the staff, faculty, and students are during their visit. Thank you for making this a welcoming and open community.


Please contact the Department for Vocation with any questions.


Grace and Peace,


Matthew O’Rear



Agenda -

Friday – March 10, 2017

5:00-6:15 pm – Registration, Room Assignment and Pizza – Refectory

6:30-6:45 pm Welcome and Introductions 
6:45 – 7:30 pm Group Building

7:30 – 8:30 pm – Large Group: Vocation and Discernment - President Louise Johnson

8:30 pm – The Vocation of Being a Seminary Student (“If I could do it, so can you!”)

8:45 pm Small Groups

9:45 pm Worship – Holden Evening Prayer

Saturday, March 11, 2017

8:30 am- Breakfast

9:00 am – Morning Prayer

9:30 am – The Vocation of Being a Seminary Student, followed by Small Group Session II

10:30 am – Coffee Break

10:45 am – Faculty Presentation – The Rev. Dr. Troy M. Troftgruben

11:15 am – Small Group
12:00 - 1:15 pm -Lunch with Faculty

1:30 pm –  Greetings from the Academic Dean - The Rev. Dr. Craig Nessan

1:45 pm - Faculty Presentation - Dr. Kristine Stache

2:15 pm – Small Groups
4:30 pm – Dinner hosted by Wartburg Associated Students (WAS) 
6:30 pm - Evening Prayer in the Chapel 
7:30 pm – Coffee House

9:00 pm – Personal time and/or board games and table tennis with students 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

(Daylight savings begins at 2:00am – Move clock forward)

8:30 am- Breakfast

9:00 am – Degree Q&A 

9:45 am – Financial Aid – Ms. Barb Simon

10:15am – Small Groups

11:00 am – Eucharist and Sending


Megan Preston

WAS Co-President