Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 21/7/223
Roger M. Goetz (1940-    )
Papers, 1962-2012


Descriptive summary

creator:

Goetz, Roger M. (1940-    )

title:

Papers

dates:

1962-2012

extent:

2.52 linear feet (6 document boxes)

collection number:

RS 21/7/223

repository:

University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access:

Open for research

publication rights:

Consult Head, Special Collections Department

preferred citation:

Roger M. Goetz Papers, RS 21/7/223, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Biographical note

Roger Melvin Goetz was born in 1940 to Dr. and Mrs. Charles A. Goetz, Sr. in Chicago, Illinois. The family moved from the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn to Ames, Iowa, in 1948. Goetz earned his B.S. (1962) in chemistry, and later a B.S. (1967) in mathematics, from Iowa State University.

Goetz then enrolled at the University of Wisconsin to further his chemistry studies, but within the first year decided to enter into the ministry of the Lutheran Church. He enrolled at Concordia Theological Seminary which was then in Springfield, Illinois. He received his Master of Divinity Degree (1967) in systematic theology from Concordia. He then received a Divine Call into the Holy Ministry and was ordained on July 7, 1968, at Memorial Lutheran Church and Student Center in Ames.

One of the constants in Goetz's life is his joy of playing the organ. At a young age he began studying piano and organ. Through high school and college he was an assistant church organist at Memorial Lutheran Church and Student Center in Ames. He continued with his studies through college and eventually received the Master of Sacred Theology Degree (1972) in church music from Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Following his ordination, Goetz served as Associate Pastor (1968-1980) at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was also organist and choirmaster. There he met and married Betty Jean Bokelheide and they had one daughter, Anne-Katherine. In 1980, he accepted a call to St. John's Lutheran Church, Topeka, Kansas, where he serves as Associate Pastor, Organist, and Choirmaster. He is (as of 2010) semi-retired at St. John's.

 

Collection description

The collection (1962-2012) contains articles, biographical information, class handouts, news clippings, sermons, and sheet music for carillon. The biographical information includes news clippings, awards certificates, a biography of Goetz from the St. John's website, and a program from Goetz's ordination ceremony. The articles contained in the collection include Goetz's contribution to the Topeka Lutheran School yearbook, an article on Advent, and a discussion on celebrating Holy Communion every Sunday.

Teachings and discussions of Biblical scripture are included in Goetz's Bible class handouts and sermons. The handouts contain his notes related to various topics discussed in class including: persecution of the Christians, the second coming of Christ, seasons of the church year, and the Augsburg Confession. The collection also contains a number of sermons by Goetz which he organized based on the Biblical text each examines.

In addition, the collection contains three music pieces for carillon composed by Goetz. The sheet music, the first two published by American Carillon Music Editions in 2008, includes Ritornello (Theme and Variations), The Setting of a Summer Sun, and Sorrow Turned to Joy.

The collection also contains the history of St. John's Lutheran Church in Topeka, Kansas written by Goetz, as well as sheet music for a piece composed by Goetz in memory of his daughter.

 

 

Organization

The collection is organized alphabetically with biographical information filed in front and sermons organized by order of the Biblical texts.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Biographical information

1968-2010

1

2

Articles written by Goetz

1999-2008

6 7 Articles written by Goetz: "Adolph Pfund, Swiss-American Pioneer Lutheran" 1987
6 8 Articles written by Goetz: "Conrad Pfund: Swiss-American Lutheran Educator" 1999

1

3

Bible class handouts

2007-2009

1

4

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Genesis

1986-1998

1

5

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Exodus

1981-2000

1

6

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Numbers

1986

1

7

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Deuteronomy

1975-1990

1

8

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Job

1991

1

9

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Psalms

1969-1997

1

10

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Proverbs

1970-1995

1

11

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Isaiah

1971-1998

1

12

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Jeremiah

1976-1998

1

13

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Ezekiel

1990

1

14

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Daniel

1997

1

15

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Hosea

1990

1

16

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Malachi

1985-1997

1

17

Sheet music: carillon music by Goetz and related correspondence; includes sheet music for Ritornello (Theme and Variations), The Setting of a Summer Sun, and Sorrow Turned to Joy

2007-2009

1

18

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Matthew (1 of 3)

1965-2003

2

1

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Matthew (2 of 3)

1965-2003

2

2

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Matthew (3 of 3)

1965-2003

2

3 - 4

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Mark

1975-2003

2

5

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Luke
(1 of 3)

1965-2003

2

6

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Luke
(2 of 3)

1965-2003

3

1

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Luke
(3 of 3)

1965-2003

3

2 - 4

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of John

1970-2003

3

5

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Acts

1969-2004

4

1 - 2

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Romans

1970-2002

4

3

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of 1 Corinthians

1966-1996

4

4

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of 2 Corinthians

1979-1994

4

5

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Galatians

1968-1992

4

6

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Ephesians

1968-2000

4

7

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Philippians

1967-2000

4

8

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Colossians

1974-2001

5

1

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, Titus, Philemon

1968-1995

5

2

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of Hebrews

1980-1997

5

3

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical book of James

1969-2000

5

4

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical books of 1 and 2 Peter

1971-2001

5

5

Sermons based on texts in the Biblical books of 1 John, Revelation

1969-1997

5

6

Funeral Sermons and Miscellaneous Sermons

1965-2013

5

7

"A Goodly Heritage: A History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Topeka, Kansas" – Volume 1

1984

5

8

"A Goodly Heritage: A History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Topeka, Kansas" – Volume 2

1985

5

9

"A Goodly Heritage: A History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Topeka, Kansas" – Volume 3

1986

6

1

"A Goodly Heritage: A History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Topeka, Kansas" – Volume 4

1988

6

2

"A Goodly Heritage: A History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Topeka, Kansas" – Volume 5

1990

6

3

Church Bulletins and Orders of Service from St. James Lutheran, Gethsemane Lutheran, and St. John's Lutheran Churches

1965-1995

6

4

Programs from Organ Recitals

1962-2010

6

5

Programs for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and Topeka Civic Theatre and Academy

2009-2010

6

6

Sheet Music – "May God be Gracious to Us and Bless Us" Composed by Roger Goetz and Performed by Stephanie Anne Lange

2009

6 9 Organ Recital – American Guild of Organists, Topeka Chapter (1 CD) 2009
6 10 Philanthropy – Reverend Kantor Roger M. Goetz Chair of Church Music (Kantor), Concordia Theological Seminary 2011-2012
6 11 Writings: "Remember Days that Have Gone By: Glimpses in the Life of Ames Diarist Sidonia Helena Heck Getz (Goetz)" 2010
6 12 Writings: "Kenneth Zea (1939-2010)" 2010
6 13 Goetz Family History 2012 circa