Monday, August 19, 2013


It's official!

This year's Oktoberfest! (the Eighteenth Annual), and Gottesdienst Central, at St. Paul’s Evangelical-Lutheran ChurchKewaneeIllinois, is scheduled for October 13-15, 2013 (Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday), and will be hosting Pastor Todd Wilken of Issues,Etc.   A number of the editors of Gottesdienst    as many as seven or eight of us    will be there too, as always.  THIS IS AN OKTOBERFEST YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!  It's sure to be crowded with all the people you love to see, and who love to see you.  Mark the event down on your calendar today!
Pastor Wilken, who also has a popular blog, "The Bare Bulb," will provide the guests with his insights on this conference's theme: “What’s So Special about Being Lutheran?”

The event begins Sunday with choral vespers at 5 pm.  Following the service is our annual bratwurst banquet.  When everyone has had their fill of brats and beer, Pastor Wilken will give a synopsis of his Monday seminar.  Following the banquet is the after-the-party party, at Pastor Eckardt’s home.

On Monday October 14th, the day begins with mass at 9:00 a.m. Following mass and a continental breakfast, Pastor Wilken will hold forth for the rest of the day, in two sessions running until about 2:45, followed by vespers.

On Tuesday October 15th, the conference will continue without Pastor Wilken, as those who remain will discuss the rubrics and significance of the Mass from the Introit to the Creed.  The Tuesday sessions, will be framed by morning low mass (spoken Divine Service) and Vespers.

AmericInn, 4823 US Hwy 34. 309-856-7200.  Special rate $98.91, a $10 discount off the listed price.  Mention Oktoberfest when you register.

Aunt Daisy’s B & B, 223 W Central Blvd.  $99.00. 888-422-4148 (nice B&B).

Quality Inn, 901 S Tenney (Rt 78). 309-853-8800 (a bit cheaper at $90, but a little less of a hotel too).

Days Inn, I-80 & Rt 40, Sheffield. 815-454-2361.

Best Western, I-80 & Rt 78, Annawan. 309-935-6565.

Kewanee Motor Lodge, 400 S Main St., Kewanee  309-853-4000.

REGISTRATION: $40 per person (students $20) $60 per couple — includes Sunday banquet and Monday continental; no charge for children with parents.  Log on at where you will find the option of using PayPal with an account or a major credit card.  Or you may pay the registration fee when you arrive. 

1 comment:

  1. The dates at the beginning of the announcement don't line up with the dates in the description.


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