Alumni and friends gathered September 26-27 for the annual Trinity Days lectures, Alumni Dinner, and flag football game between alumni and students. Approximately 225 alumni, students, faculty, and guests gathered for the annual fall worship, lectures, and celebration.Guests attended lectures by Darrell L. Guder, the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Guder explained the meaning of the ecumenical vocation of the church from the perspective of “missional theology.” He also showed why the theological definition that the "pilgrim church is missionary by its very nature" shapes the church's commitment to Christian unity and the practice of unified witness.
During worship on Thursday morning, the Rev. Dr. Hank Langknecht, Trinity professor of Homiletics, preached a sermon on the role of wisdom in missions. Three alumni were also honored with Distinguished Alumni in Christian Service awards: the Rev. Leonard Flachman, '62; the Rev. Kurt Kusserow, '89; and the Rev. Dr. Michael Shelley, '78.
The Alumni Reception and Banquet on Thursday evening honored the 50th and 40th reunion classes. Almost 130 alumni, friends, and family gathered in the Koinonia Room to fellowship and listen to Trinity Lutheran Seminary President Rick Barger talk about the future of the seminary and the role of Trinity's alumni in helping to shape students for Christ's church at work in the world.
On Friday, alumni and students crowded the front lawn of Capital University (across the street from Trinity) for the much anticipated flag football match-up. The alumni team won for the third consecutive year, but TLS students fought to keep the spread within single digits. Afterwards, students and alumni enjoyed a cookout under sunny skies in Trinity's Christ the Teacher Courtyard. Game and cookout were sponsored by the TLS Alumni Association.
Stay tuned for details about Trinity Days 2014.
Trinity Days 2013