Monday, February 22, 2010

Preaching with Power coming March 7-11

For the 28th year, five sermons and one lecture by six distinguished African American preachers and theologians, and a celebration of black sacred music comprise Preaching with Power: A Forum on Black Preaching and Theology. Preaching with Power is a program of the Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP).

Local churches in the Philadelphia community host the evening worship services, plus the lecture and music celebration held on the LTSP campus in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. All are welcome! Come and be inspired! The worship offering proceeds go to The Rev. Dr. Joseph Q. Jackson Endowed Scholarship Fund, which benefits UTI students.

Dates and preachers/programs for 2010 are:

Sunday – March 7, 2010, 7:30 pm, UTI Alumni Night, The Rev. Joseph Conner, preaching at LTSP Shaeffer-Ashmead Chapel, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Monday – March 8, 2010, 7:30 pm, The Rev. Dr. Wayne E. Croft, Sr., preaching at Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, 25 West Johnson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Tuesday – March 9, 2010, 11:30 am, Preaching with Power Lecture, The Rev. Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue, lecturer, LTSP The Brossman Center, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Tuesday – March 9, 2010, 7:30 pm, Bishop Stephen G. Marsh, preaching at Church of St. John the Evangelist, 1332 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Wednesday – March 10, 2010, 11:30 am, A Celebration of Black Sacred Music! at LTSP Shaeffer-Ashmead Chapel, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Wednesday – March 10, 2010, 7:30 pm, Bishop J. W. Macklin, preaching at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ, 6401 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150

Thursday – March 11, 2010, 7:30 pm, The Rev. Kim Anderson, preaching at St. Matthew AME Church, 215 North Fifty-Seventh Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139

The week will conclude with a Prospective Student Day on Saturday, March 13 starting at 8:30 am on the LTSP campus. Is God calling you? Come and See what is available for you at LTSP!

For more information on Preaching with Power, including venue directions and preacher profiles, and to register for Prospective Student Day, go to the seminary Web site: www.Ltsp.edu.

About the UTI: The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, celebrating 30 years, is dedicated to providing theological education to church leaders that is relevant and upbuilding for the African American community. The UTI sponsors Preaching with Power, a series of public lectures and several certificate programs for lay church leasers, as well as academic programs to prepare MDiv, MAR and DMin credentialed leaders for the black church. UTI Director The Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson can be reached at qrobertson@Ltsp.edu or call 215-248-7324.

About LTSP: One of eight seminaries certified by the 4.6-million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), LTSP (www.Ltsp.edu) has prepared well over 4,000 church leaders during its history. The school has been located on its Mt. Airy campus in Philadelphia since 1888 and has embraced seminarians from some 30 Christian traditions. Its 30-year-old Urban Theological Institute has prepared scores of African American leaders for church service in the Greater Philadelphia area.

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