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Seminary Chorus Poised to Leave on Alaska Tour

The Concordia Seminary Chorus, under the direction of Rev. Henry V. Gerike, is poised to embark on a historic tour to Alaska. The tour, which will feature worship services and sacred concerts provided by the Chorus, will take place May 20-24, 2001. All members of the Chorus are Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, students who are preparing to serve as pastors in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

The Chorus will provide evening sacred concerts which include prayer, Scripture reading and congregational singing. In one congregation, the Chorus will offer vocal selections during Sunday morning worship services.

The itinerary is as follows:

Sunday, May 20:
Anchorage Lutheran Church (8:30/11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.)
1420 North Street
Anchorage, AK 99501

Monday, May 21:
Faith Lutheran Church (7:00 p.m.)
3634 Soundview Avenue
Homer, AK 99603

Tuesday, May 22:
Star of the North Lutheran Church (7:00 p.m.)
216 North Forest Drive
Kenai, AK 99611

Wednesday, May 23:
Zion Lutheran Church (8:00 p.m.)
2136 McCullam Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Thursday, May 24:
St. John Lutheran Church (7:30 p.m.)
440 East Elmwood Street
(PO Box 704)
Palmer, AK 99645

“The Chorus will leave St. Louis on Saturday, May 19, the day after our commencement exercises,” commented Rev. Glen Thomas, vice president for seminary relations at Concordia. “They will be covering many miles and we pray for safe travel and God’s abundant blessings upon their tour.”

For more information, contact: Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314.505.7370;