Thursday, March 22, 2012

Alumna the Rev. Leah Cook McDowell (MDiv 2003) has died

The Rev. Leah Cook McDowell, an LTSP MDiv graduate from the class of 2003, has died after a long illness. Pr. Leah was ordained in her home synod, Southeastern Minnesota (ELCA), on November 16, 2003, and was called to Zion Lutheran Church, Philadelphia. In 2008, she was called back to Minnesota as pastor of St. Paul's UCC/ELCA Church in Lewiston, MN.

SEMN Bishop Harold Usgaard shared Leah's obituary, written by classmate the Rev. Kim Cottingham Sheehey with Leah's assistance, on the SEMN website, semnsynod.org/in-memory-of-rev-leah-cook-mcdowell, entitleRev. Leah Nicole Cook McDowell Accepts a New Call With the Heavenly Choir and Joyful Music Section.
(photo from postbulletin.com, Rochester, MN, where an obituary is online here: www.postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1490790)

Monday, March 12, 2012

30th Annual Preaching with Power starts Sunday

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

30th Annual Preaching with Power starts Sunday

The Urban Theological Institute of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia celebrates thirty years of Preaching with Power starting Sunday, March 18 with The Rev. Dr. Jasmin Sculark preaching at Janes Memorial United Methodist Church, 41-59 E Haines Street, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Preaching with Power celebrates outstanding African American preachers and teachers, and comprises five preaching events at Philadelphia churches, along with a lecture and Black Sacred Music concert on the seminary campus. All events are free and open to the public, with free will offering proceeds benefiting the seminary's Rev. Dr. Joseph Q. Jackson Endowed Scholarship Fund.

This year's schedule of preachers and events:

Sunday, March 18, 2012, 6:30 pm
The Rev. Dr. Jasmin Sculark preaching
Janes Memorial United Methodist Church, 41-59 E Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Monday, March 19, 2012, 7:00 pm
The Rev. Otis Moss III preaching
Grace Baptist Church of Germantown, 25 West Johnson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 11:15 am
Dr. Eddie Glaude, lecturer
The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Benbow Hall, The Brossman Center,
7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119

Tuesday, March 20, 2012, 7:00 pm
The Rev. Dr. Kevin Dudley preaching
Reformation Lutheran Church, 1215 East Vernon Road, Philadelphia, PA 19150

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 11:15 am
Black Sacred Music Concert, The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel, 7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119

Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 7:00 pm
The Rev. Dr. DeForest B. "Buster" Soaries preaching
Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ, 6401 Ogontz Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19150

Thursday, March 22, 2012, 7:00 pm
The Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram preaching
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 419 S 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Directions to venues and details on the events are available online at www.Ltsp.edu/PreachingwithPower.

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One of eight seminaries certified by the 4.5-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 28 Christian traditions. For over 30 years, the seminary's Urban Theological Institute has prepared scores of African American leaders for church service in the Greater Philadelphia area. 


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