St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Topeka, KS, is hosting its seventh annual Worship Conference that provides continuing education and conversation for pastors, church musicians, and congregation members interested in the song and worship of the Church.
The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Rev. Roberto E. Rojas, Jr., pastor of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Winter Garden, FL. He attended the Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his M. Div. and STM. During his studies at the seminary, Rojas participated in a year-long exchange program in the Westfield House in Cambridge, England, and also in the Seminário Concórdia in São Leopoldo, Río Grande do Sul, Brazil. He has done a lot of work on liturgy and missions, confessing the faith, and catechesis, and he is also a musician. Rojas currently serves on the Board of International Mission.
2023 Worship Conference
Saturday, August 19, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church (901 SW Fillmore, Topeka, KS)
Cost: $25, lunch included
8:30 – 8:55 a.m. – “Meet & Greet” with coffee and refreshments
9:00 a.m. – Office of Matins
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. – Keynote Presentation I: “Faithful Over Little, Set Over Much: Encouragement to Remain Faithful to the End” (Part I) by Pastor Roberto Rojas
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m. – Breakaway A
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch Break
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. – Keynote Presentation II: “Faithful Over Little, Set Over Much: Encouragement to Remain Faithful to the End” (Part 2) by Pastor Roberto Rojas
2:00 – 2:50 p.m. – Breakaway B
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Hymn Festival: “With Heavenly Joy”
Information on the breakaway sessions will be available our website by August 1. Between our keynote presentations and breakaways, all sessions are designed to pique the interest of church musicians, pastors, and lay people alike.