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Registration Still Possible for LutherHostel 2006

The registration deadline is approaching for “Living Well in Christ,” the 2006 LutherHostel to be held Oct. 7-10, on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. LutherHostel is an event designed to provide growth in biblical knowledge and understanding, fun and fellowship, and a chance to gain helpful insights for daily living. It is offered for adults, age 55 and above. The registration deadline is Saturday, Sept. 16, and a limited number of registrations and on-campus housing rooms are still available.

Dr. Richard Bimler, former president of Wheat Ridge Ministries, will be the main presenter for the event. He is a noted author and speaker who offers his audiences a unique combination of biblical truth, wit and humor. A graduate of Valparaiso University, Valparaiso,Ind., Bimler also holds a master’s degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and honorary doctorates from ConcordiaCollege, Bronxville, New York, and Concordia University, Irvine, Calif.

Bimler has written numerous books, articles and educational materials. Among his many publications are Let There Be Laughter, Angels Can Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly and Miracles in the Middle. In 2004, Bimler received the “Outstanding Executive Award” from the Association of Lutheran Development Executives, and in 2005, he was presented the Wittenberg Award from The Luther Institute in Washington, D.C. Bimler and his wife, Hazel, have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

Scheduled activities for LutherHostel 2006 include a reception and dinner with President and Mrs. Dale A. Meyer, Bible studies led by Seminary professors Thomas Egger and David Lewis, class visitation, student-led evening devotions, opportunities for informal interaction with faculty, a private demonstration of the organ in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and a tour of selected St. Louis area sites. Additional presentations will be offered by Martin Noland, director of Concordia Historical Institute, and Marge Schramm, former mayor of Kirkwood, Mo. (a suburb of St. Louis). An optional tour of Lutheran historical sites in Perry County, Mo., also is available on Oct. 11, immediately following LutherHostel.

The LutherHostel fee is $310 per person, which includes all meals and refreshments for the event. Housing is available on campus (on a limited basis for an additional cost) or in nearby hotels.

Dr. Paul L. Maier, noted Lutheran scholar and author, will be the presenter for LutherHostel 2007, which will be held Oct. 6-9, 2007.

For more information about LutherHostel, contact the Seminary’s Office of Continuing Education and Parish Services at (314) 505-7123 or