Theme for the 2013-14 Academic Year

Theme, Text and Hymn for Concordia’s 150th Anniversary Year

“Continuing in His Word”

John 8:31b-32 

 “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


Hymn of the Year

“O God our Father, Source and Destination”                                                              David Rogner


O God our Father, source and destination,

Our everlasting hope and constant stay,

Your mighty arm has won for us salvation;

Your gracious hand has led us on the way.

Preserve us now, and grant that we

Hold fast the truth that makes us free

As we continue in your Word.


O Christ our Savior, light of every nation,

We praise you for the saints who labored here

To build a house upon your sure foundation,

And bear your light through every passing year.

Help us proclaim, as they have done,

The truth of our redemption won

As we continue in your Word.


O Holy Spirit, finish your creation,

By granting pow’r and wisdom from above

That we may gladly serve in our vocation,

As true disciples, quickened by your love.

And give us thankful hearts to raise

A never-ending song of praise

As we continue in your Word.