The 2018 Kapfer Symposium on Preaching for pastors and vicars is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17 from 8:30am-2:30pm (8:30-9am fellowship, coffee, etc.) at St. Paul Lutheran Church (400 South 13th St., Fort Dodge). We are very excited about this year’s Symposium. The Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb will speak on the topic "The Living Voice of the Gospel, Luther's Understanding of Preaching," with three sections entitled "Luther, Wittenberg's Preacher," "Can the Distinction of Law and Gospel Work Today," and "Luther's Preaching the Christian Life."
The entire cost of the symposium (including registration and lunch) will be underwritten by the Richard G. Kapfer Memorial Fund and a grant from American Church Group/Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company. If your plan includes arriving Monday evening, the district has a corporate rate with:
Sleep Inn & Suites – 110 Leah Lane (down the road from the district office)
Iowa District West rate: $89.99 (plus tax) for a double queen room $94.49 (plus tax) for a king room
Another hotel option:
AmericInn – 100 West Kenyon Rd (down the road from the district office)
Rate: $98.91 (plus tax) for a double queen room
To register please contact Jill Davis (email@example.com) or (515.576.7666) no later than Thursday, April 12.
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