Tuesday, February 22, 2011

LTSP Alum The Rev. Walter P. Fetterly (BD 1945) has died

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod
announces with sorrow the death of
The Rev. Walter P. Fetterly
Born June 25, 1920
Died February 21, 2011

The Rev. Walter P. Fetterly died on February 21, 2011.

He was ordained on May 23, 1945, by the Pittsburgh Synod of the ULCA. During his ministry he served as pastor of Trinity, Verone; Scenery Hill Pastoral Charge, Scenery Hill; St. Mark and St. Paul, Scranton; and Bethany, West Reading, all in Pennsylvania. He then served as interim pastor of St. Paul, Hamburg, from 1985 to 1994. Pr. Fetterly graduated from The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia with a BD in 1945.

Details about a memorial service will be announced when they become available.

Pr. Fetterly is survived by his wife, Ethel, and four children. Condolences may be sent to her at 222 Killdeer LA, Granstville MD 21536-1313.

- from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod, ELCA, with added information from LTSP.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Preaching with Power coming March 6-10

For Immediate Release
For more information please contact:
John Kahler, Seminary Communications, communications@ltsp.edu, 215-248-6397

Preaching with Power coming March 6-10

Preaching with Power: A Forum on Black Preaching and Theology returns to Philadelphia for the 29th year from Sunday, March 6 through Thursday, March 10. Preaching with Power is a program of the Urban Theological Institute (UTI)  of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), and features five sermons and one lecture by six distinguished African American preachers and theologians, along with an Ash Wednesday service with preaching by seminary professor the Rev. Dr. Charles Leonard.

Local churches in the Philadelphia community host the evening worship services, plus the lecture and music celebration held on the LTSP campus in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. All are welcome! Come and be inspired! The worship offering proceeds go to The Rev. Dr. Joseph Q. Jackson Endowed Scholarship Fund, which benefits UTI students.

Dates and preachers/programs for 2011 are:

Sunday – March 6, 2011, 6:00 pm, The Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis preaching at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 West Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150

Monday – March 7, 2011, 7:30 pm, The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. preaching at Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, 25 West Johnson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Tuesday morning – March 8, 2011, 11:30 am, Dr. Anthea D. Butler lecturing at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19119

Tuesday evening – March 8, 2011, 7:30 pm, Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Mt. Pisgah AME Church, 428 North 41st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Wednesday morning – March 9, 2011, 11:30 am, Ash Wednesday: Word and Sacrament service, Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel, LTSP Campus, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Wednesday evening – March 9, 2011, 6:30 pm (note earlier time), The Rev. Dr. Loran E. Mann preaching at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ, 6401 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19126

Thursday – March 10, 2011, 7:30 pm, The Rev. Dr. Kevin Dudley preaching at Reformation Lutheran Church, 1215 East Vernon Road, Philadelphia, PA 19150 

The week concludes with a Prospective Student Day on Saturday, March 12 starting at 8:30 am on the LTSP campus. Is God calling you? Come and See what is available for you at LTSP! 

For more information on Preaching with Power, including venue directions and preacher profiles, and to register for Prospective Student Day, go to the seminary Web site: www.Ltsp.edu.

About the UTI: The Urban Theological Institute (UTI) of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, celebrating 30 years, is dedicated to providing theological education to church leaders that is relevant and upbuilding for the African American community. The UTI sponsors Preaching with Power, a series of public lectures and several certificate programs for lay church leasers, as well as academic programs to prepare MDiv, MAR and DMin credentialed leaders for the black church. UTI Director The Rev. Dr.  Quintin Robertson can be reached at qrobertson@Ltsp.edu or call 215-248-7324.

About LTSP: One of eight seminaries certified by the 4.6-million-member Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), LTSP (www.Ltsp.edu) has prepared well over 4,000 church leaders during its history. The school has been located on its Mt. Airy campus in Philadelphia since 1888 and has embraced seminarians from some 30 Christian traditions. Its 30-year-old Urban Theological Institute has prepared scores of African American leaders for church service in the Greater Philadelphia area. 


Publication quality photos of this year's preachers and speakers can be downloaded in a single zip file here: http://photos.Ltsp.edu/PWP2011-Preachers.zip

John Kahler
Director of Communications
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
fax 215-248-4577
For Communications Job requests:  communications@Ltsp.edu 
For technology assistance:  LTSP Help desk, 215-248-7385, helpdesk@ltsp.edu

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Former Lutheran Bishop Lee Miller dies at 72, LTSP Alum and former Board member

From Upstate New York Synod Bishop Marie C. Jerge:

The Rev. Dr. Lee Miller
We give thanks for the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Lee M. Miller. Dr. Miller entered life eternal on January 31, 2011 at the age of 72 surrounded by family and prayers.

Dr. Miller served as Bishop of the Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America from 1992 to 2002.  Prior to that he served the Upper New York Synod of the Lutheran Church in America as Assistant to Bishop from 1976 to 1992 and Mission Director on behalf of the ELCA.  He served as pastor at First, Lockport from 1971 to 1976 and assistant pastor at First, Jamestown from 1965 to 1971.

He served as a school board member in Jamestown and Lockport, convener of the Collegium of the New York State Council of Churches and on many boards of trustees.  These include Lutheran Social Services of Upstate New York in Jamestown, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and Augsburg Fortress Publishing House, Minneapolis. He was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 2008.

He is survived by his wife Joan, to whom he was married more than 45 years, and their children: daughter Beth Ann and her husband Phillip McCollum and grandchildren Amelia and Damon, son the Rev. Lee M. Miller II and his wife Heather and grandson Griffin; his brother Frank Miller, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and in-law relatives.

Services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, Feb 5, 2011 at St. John's Lutheran Church, 3101 Tyson Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19149.  A second service will be at 5:30 pm on Sunday, February 13, 2011 at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, 873 Dewitt Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.

Notes of condolence may be sent to the Miller family at 6423 Scotland Road, East Syracuse, NY  13057-1529.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to:

Upstate New York Synod
Bishop Lee M. Miller Equipping the Saints fund
110 Hinsdale Road
Camillus, NY  13031

St. Stephen Lutheran Church
873 Dewitt Street
Syracuse, NY  13203


St. John's Lutheran Church
3101 Tyson Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Rest eternal grant him, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon him. ELW p. 284
Grace and peace,
Marie C. Jerge, Bishop

The Syracuse Post-Standard has published a story on syracure.com: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/former_lutheran_bishop_dies_at.html