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Fourth Quarter 2002

Luther Productions presents "Architecture for Worship"

Architect Ed Sovik

A son of missionary parents in China. A World War II fighter pilot. A master American architect. Credited with profoundly influencing church design for over 50 years.

All are characteristics of Ed Sovik.

A new Luther Productions video series, Architecture for Worship, takes a close look at Sovik's creative designs that have forever changed church architecture.

This three-part series captures the essence of architect Sovik's motivation and heart for worship space design. Sovik, himself, provides on-camera guidance to examination of his own buildings around the country.

The video presentation is hosted by Mons Teig, professor of worship at Luther Seminary. Also featured is Carol Frenning, an adjunct instructor in the Art History Department of the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Mn., and a liturgical design consultant.

Architecture For Worship is part of the Faith Discovery Series by Luther Productions. It offers everything churches or individuals need for an adult forum, church committee, or church-wide meeting on the importance of well-designed liturgical space-- including a study guide that accompanies the videos. It is an excellent resource for congregations thinking about remodeling or building new worship spaces.

For further information or to order a copy, contact Luther Productions by phone: 651-641-3219; by fax: 651-646-5526; by mail: 2481 Como Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 or by e-mail

A Sovik-designed church interior

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