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500 Years of Grace: Then and Now - 2017 NWOS Assembly

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BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union

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The 2017 Synod Assembly “Years of Grace: Then and Now” will be held on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017 in Bowling Green Ohio.

Friday’s opening festivities will include a preliminary keynote presentation, an opening Roman Catholic – Lutheran prayer service, and a Roman Catholic – Lutheran Youth Gathering.

Saturday, May 20 will be NWOS’s one-day Assembly at Bowling Green State University. This will be the first synod assembly presided over by Bishop Daniel Beaudoin. The day will conclude with a sending Eucharist together with our full communion partners.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • Dinner on your own
  • 6:30 – 7:15 – Keynote Address by Dr. MaryJane Haemig
  • 7:30 – 8:30pm – Roman Catholic/Lutheran Evening Prayer at St. Aloysius, BG
  • 8:30 – 9:00pm – Reception
  • 9:30 – ?? – Roman Catholic/Lutheran Youth Event – Hosted by NWOS Youth Discipleship Network

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • 8:00 – 8:15am – Morning Prayer
  • 8:20 – 10:10am – Plenary I includes Keynote
  • 10:15 – 11:15am – Workshop 1 – New format with focus on 500 years of Reforming
  • 11:30 – 12:30pm – Lunch – provided by the Synod
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm Workshop II – New format with focus on 500 years of Reforming
  • 1:40 – 3:00pm – Plenary II
  • 3:00 – 4:00pm – Sending Eucharist with Full Communion Partners

Speakers

Dr. MaryJane Haemig - Professor of Church History, joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 1999. She had been Assistant Professor of Religion at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, from 1994-1999.

Haemig completed her Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) at Harvard Divinity School in 1996 with a dissertation titled “The Living Voice of the Catechism: German Lutheran Catechetical preaching 1530-1580.” She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977, and received both a master of theological studies (M.T.S.) from Harvard Divinity School and a doctor of jurisprudence (J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School in 1981. She worked as an attorney in Illinois from 1982-1989, before commencing doctoral studies at Harvard.

Haemig is a specialist in Reformation studies, particularly the study of the Lutheran Reformation. Her interests include preaching, catechesis, and prayer in that period. She teaches courses related to the Reformation and participates in teaching the Lutheran Confessional writings. She is also Director of the Reformation Research Program at Luther Seminary. Haemig has made many scholarly presentations, numerous church presentations, and has written many articles and book reviews. She is associate editor and book review editor of “Lutheran Quarterly,” is associate editor of the “Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions,”is a member of the continuation committee for the International Luther Research Congress and participates in other scholarly organizations.

Haemig's honors include membership in Phi Beta Kappa, a research grant from the Herzog-August-Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany (2010), a research grant from the Evangelische Kirche Deutschland (2003), the Regency Advancement Award of Pacific Lutheran University (1997), and the Frederick Sheldon Travelling Fellowship of Harvard University (1993-1994).

Dr. Roger A. Willer - Director for Theological Ethics at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America



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