PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP) Choir will sing at two annual services of Advent Vespers in Philadelphia and Wyomissing. On Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., Advent Vespers will be held at Atonement Lutheran Church, 5 Wyomissing Blvd., Wyomissing, PA 19610 (call 610-375-3512 for more info.). On Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., Advent Vespers will be held at Grace Epiphany Church of Mt. Airy, 224 E. Gowen Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119 (call 215-248-4616 for more info.).
The LTSP Choir will sing Bach's Cantata No. 61, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, as part of the services. Seminary Musician Mark Mummert will conduct. For more information and to view posters for the event, please visit www.Ltsp.edu/vespers.
LTSP (www.Ltsp.edu), one of eight schools of its kind in the 5-million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (www.ELCA.org), is committed to preparing ordained and lay ministers of the Word as leaders for the mission of the Church in the world. LTSP awards first professional and advanced-level degrees to present and future church leaders. Almost 500 students study at the seminary. The student body is comprised mostly of Lutherans, but more than 35 percent are from 16 other faith backgrounds, including Episcopalian, Baptist, Presbyterian, United Methodist, United Church of Christ, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the Church of God in Christ.