WTS to Host Rachel Kurtz Concert


DUBUQUE, IA – August 26, 2014 – Wartburg Theological Seminary will host a Rachel Kurtz concert on Friday, September 5, 2014, beginning at 7:00p.m. This will be an outdoor concert, weather permitting. Rachel Kurtz will be at Wartburg Seminary to celebrate the “God’s Work. Our Hands.” initiative of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

Rachel Kurtz is a Minneapolis-based songwriter, performer, and recording artist. Churches across the country have discovered Rachel’s powerhouse voice and joyful presence thanks in part to her appearances on the main stage of the ELCA’s recent national youth gathering. Her song, “Make a Difference,” has become a widespread sensation sung by praise bands, youth groups, and school choirs from coast to coast. Rachel has participated in benefit concert tours across the country helping to raise $125,000 for ELCA World Hunger.

All are welcome at Rachel Kurtz’s concert at Wartburg Seminary; it is free to the public and no tickets are necessary, though, a free will offering will be taken at the concert. Churches and youth groups are especially encouraged to attend. Those attending this concert are also asked to consider bringing a nonperishable food item with them to donate to the Dubuque Food Pantry.

For additional information about this concert, please contact Wartburg Seminary at 563-589-0332. For more information about Rachel Kurtz, visit her website: http://rachelkurtz.org/.

Wartburg Theological Seminary is one of eight theological schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Wartburg is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and educates women and men to serve the church’s mission as ordained and lay leaders. Established in Dubuque, Iowa in 1854, Wartburg Seminary will begin its 161st academic year this fall.