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Web Sermon Resource Returns

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is pleased to announce the return of audio files on its Web site designed to assist pastors in their sermon preparation. The files feature Concordia Seminary faculty members translating the Old Testament and Gospel lessons assigned for each Sunday in the three-year series of Scripture readings utilized in many Lutheran churches. The popular offering is known as “Lectionary at Lunch” and is available at The availability of these files was interrupted due to the break in the Seminary’s class schedule between the summer and fall terms.

The audio files are supplemented with an electronic discussion board, “Lectionary at Lunch Forum.” Since its inception, 282 individuals and have joined the discussion group. Participants include pastors, Seminary faculty, students, and vicars, and many other interested individuals. The resource may be accessed via a link on the Lectionary at Lunch Web page or directly at

The audio files may be accessed in three different formats: RealAudio®, Windows Media® and MP3. The first two formats may be played while online. Files in the third format, MP3, may be downloaded free of charge and played at any time, not requiring the user to be online. Links to sites which provide free, downloadable players for the sound files are also available on the Seminary’s Web site.

The files are changed every Friday to those which treat the assigned readings for the following Sunday. The current posting treats the Old Testament and Gospel readings assigned for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 19. Professors Timothy Saleska and David Lewis are the featured professors for the current Old Testament and Gospel lesson lectures.

For more information, contact Rev. Glen Thomas, vice president for seminary relations , Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314.505.7371;