Worship at Higher things conferences is a high point for many attendees every year. This year we will expand the worship services having not only the usual daily Matins, Vespers, and Evening Prayer at Shove Chapel but also nightly Compline in the more intimate settings of the residence halls led by selected Chaplains. Early arrivers will also have opportunity for Compline and Matins prior to the start of the conference.
We are also planning for not just one, but two Divine Services - one to begin and conclude the conference, with the Revs. Robert Schaibley and Peter Bender as preachers/celebrants, respectively. Dr. Steven Hoffman (King of Glory Lutheran Church, Cheyenne, WY) will be our conference Organist. Opportunity for Private Confession and Absolution will be provided on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well.
In addition to our usual opportunities for volunteers to participate in the Choir and instrumental ensembles, we will also be inviting young men to apply to serve as Ushers and young ladies to serve on our conference Altar Guild. Watch for more information to come!
Theme Hymn at The Feast:
Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands" (LW #123)
Read the Lyrics
Listen to the Tune
Preaching at The Feast:
Rev. Peter Bender (Peace Lutheran Church, Sussex, WI)
Rev. George Borghardt III (St. Mark Lutheran Church, Conroe, TX)
Rev. Christopher Esget (Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, VA)
Rev. Brian Hamer (Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bayside, NY)
Rev. Dr. Steven Hein (Shepherd of the Springs, Colorado Springs, CO)
Rev. Klemet Preus (Glory of Christ Lutheran Church, Plymouth, MN)
Rev. Robert Schaibley (Shepherd of the Springs, Colorado Springs, CO)
Rev. Adrian Sherrill (Trinity Lutheran Church, Denver, CO)
Rev. Dr. D. Richard Stuckwisch (Emmaus Lutheran Church, South Bend, IN)
Rev. Marcus Zill (St. Andrew's Lutheran Church & Campus Ctr., Laramie, WY)
Shove ChapelPictured in the left column.
Inspired by Winchester Cathedral in England, Shove Chapel
was constructed of Indiana limestone as a gift to the college. Shove also features a Welte-Tripp Organ -- which is used for concerts, special college events such as opening convocation, and religious services -- and the Chancel Rose Window.
ResourcesDownload the Pastoral Letter
Download the Liturgical Catechism