Stephen P. Starke Hymn Festival, Classes 4/20/08
Sunday, April 20, 2008 - Grace Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Columbus, Indiana, is hosting LCMS Pastor, poet, and author Stephen P. Starke.
will teach the Adult Sunday School class that morning, "What Makes a Hymn a Hymn?
In the afternoon, at 4:00pm, there will be a Stephen Starke hymn festival with musicians from local churches and beyond participating and Pastor Starke serving as the commentator on the hymns in the festival.
The Columbus Brass will be assisting.
Dinner will follow the hymn festival, and Pastor Starke
will teach another class, "Hymns: Catholicity of Time", followed by time for Q&A.
From 1996-1997, Pastor Starke served on the Hymn Selection Committee for Hymnal Supplement 98, and from 1998-2006 he served as the Chairman of the Hymnody Committee for the Lutheran Hymnal Project which culminated in the release of Lutheran Service Book in 2006.
In 2005, Concordia Publishing House released a book of 122 of his
hymn texts entitled, O Sing of Christ.
Pastor Starke began serving on the Lutheran Service Book Hymnal Companion Committee in January of 2008.