Confessio 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023

9 am - 4 pm

Graebner Memorial Chapel (Concordia St. Paul)

The Lutheran Confessions are the true exposition of Holy Scripture and a correct exhibition of the doctrine of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Concordia University St. Paul, a university of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, is centered in the context of the Christian Gospel and the Lutheran Confessions. 2023 marks the 500th anniversary of the publication of Martin Luther’s Baptismal Booklet, an integral part of the Book of Concord. This one-day retreat focuses on the ongoing importance of Luther’s Baptismal Booklet and the confessional Lutheran doctrine of baptism in relation to the life of the church. There is no cost to attend this retreat, but pre-registration is requested.

Schedule of Events (All events in Graebner Memorial Chapel unless noted)

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcome (President Friedrich, Associate VP M. Koschmann), and Overview of the Theme of the Retreat (Rev. Dr. J. Hollmann)

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Matins (Rev. J. Johnson, liturgist; L. Bishop Woodford, preacher)

10:30 am – 11:30 am: “Luther’s Baptismal Reform: ‘It Is Truly God’s Own Act’ (LC 4:10)” (Rev. Dr. Thomas M. Winger) 

11:30 am – 11:50 am: Open Q and A

11:50 am – 12:00 noon: CSP Church Relations (Ms. J. Wilke) 

12:00 noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: “The Priesthood of the Baptised: Peter, Paul, and Martin” (Rev. Dr. Thomas M. Winger)  

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Open Q and A, and Short Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Closing Remarks; Luther’s Baptismal Theology: A Global Lutheran Confessional Perspective (Rev. Dr. S. Deressa)  

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Vespers (Rev. Dr. J. Miller)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Gemütlichkeit at President’s House