Conference at St. Paul's in Council Bluffs, IA


From August 8-10, Rector Dr. Winterle and Bishop Maragelo attended a conference held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Council Bluffs, IA on the “Formula of Concord in the Life of the Church.” The conference was held by Dr. Naomichi Masaki from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. The Book of Concord is of course central to the life of the Lutheran church, but it is often underused and even misused. The course presented the Formula of Concord as an amazingly contemporary and invaluable handbook rivaling the Small Catechism. It provided an opportunity not only for the Rector and LCSA Bishop to be enriched themselves, but also for international fellowship and exchange within the established church fellowship of the confessional Lutheran global fraternity.