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From Conflict to Communion Study Guide Makes LWF News

The Lutheran World Federation recently featured the study guide for From Conflict to Communion in a news story on their website. Read more . . .


On April 29, more than 100 Lutherans and Catholics gathered at St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh to use the new study guide as a framework for discussing how to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Read more . . .

Thanks to Pittsburgh for leading the way!


Lutheran – Catholic
DAY OF CONVERSATION
FROM CONFLICT TO COMMUNION
SAINT PAUL SEMINARY
DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH
April 29, 2015
Bishop Donald McCoid – Moderator

AGENDA

9:30 a.m.   ……………………………………Registration/Gathering

10:00 a.m. …………………………Welcome –   Fr. Kris Stubna 
                                Bishop Kurt Kusserow

10:15 a.m. ………………Opening Prayer – Fr. Kris Stubna

10:30 a.m. ………………Presentations – Fr. John Crossin
                                Rev. Timothy Wengert
12:15 p.m. ………………Break

12:30 p.m. ………………Lunch

1:15 p.m. ……………Panel – Share how we will consider the Study Guide
            Session 1 -  Introduction – Chris C
                                   Session 2 -  Fr. Crossin  and Don McCoid (chapter 6)
                                   Session 3 -  chapter 1 – Chris C
                                   Session 4 -  Chapter 2 -  Judy
                                   Session 5 – Chapter 3 -   Kim
                                   Session 6 – Chapter 4 -  Tim Wengert
                                   Session 7 – Chapter 5 -   Don Green
             
Do two presentations and then 15 minutes for discussion
          6 minute to highlight the session      (48 minutes)
                       14 minute for  4 table discussions (56 minutes)         
      (Total time = 1 hr. 44 minutes))


3:00 p.m. …………………Prayer & Dismissal

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