CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 6600 N. Clinton St.: Opening Service for the 169th academic year will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 7 in Kramer Chapel. Lutheranism & the Classics III: Lutherans Read History conference takes place Oct. 2-3. Registration: www.ctsfw.edu/Classics. Prayerfully Consider Visit takes place Oct. 9-11; free admission and all on-campus housing and meals are included; registration: www.ctsfw.edu/PCV, email Admission@ctsfw.edu or call the Admission Office at 1-800-481-2155. The Board of Regents named the Rev. Dr. Walter A. Maier III as professor and granted tenure to the Rev. Dr. John G. Nordling and the Rev. Prof. John T. Pless.
THE CROSSROADS CHURCH, meeting at 4320 Bass Road, will host a worship concert with the Gospel singing group "Restoration" at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 24. A potluck picnic follows the concert.
FESTIVAL OF FAITH: Aug. 15-16, Headwaters Park. Special guests include Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades, Ray Guarendi and Father David Mary. Total Marian Consecration takes place at 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton St.
FIRST WAYNE STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 300 E. Wayne St., will host a back-to-school prayer breakfast 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday.
MEMORIAL COLISEUM, 4000 Parnell Ave., will host Bible teacher and best-selling author Beth Moore in “Living Proof Live” 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sept. 13. General admission tickets are $69. Tickets available at 1-800-254-2022 or www.lifeway.com/livingproof.
NEW HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 630 Lincoln Highway E., New Haven, will hold the GriefShare support group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 4. Information: Margie Williams at 749-9907 or the church at 749-9565.
TRINITY ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 W. Wayne St., will hold concerts 12:10-12:40 p.m. every Friday in September. Free admission, and $2 lunch is available afterward. Frederick Jackisch on piano, Sept. 5 in Wagenhals Hall; Marga Richter, Rebecca Clarke, Marcy Trentacosti, Colleen Tan and Pauline Eversole, Sept. 12 in Krauss Chapel; Appleseed Woodwind Quintet, Sept. 19 in Krauss Chapel; and Cynthia Shelhart on harp in Krauss Chapel.
TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1636 St. Marys Ave., will have Worship in the Park at 8 a.m. Sundays, through Aug. 31. Seminarian Rick Schneider will preach Sunday, with music by Ella Eggold and Erin Kuker.
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