Sharing the bountiful gifts of God was at the heart of the annual Seminary Guild Harvest Day at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary this past October 20th. Festivities began with guild members and guests bringing generous donations of food to replenish dwindling supplies in the students’ food pantry. Attendees then registered and enjoyed homemade baked goods supplied by the congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Beamsville, Ontario. Hymns were sung and a welcome from the President of CLTS, Rev. Dr. Thomas Winger, was followed by a business meeting.
The preacher for the morning’s chapel service was Concordia Seminary Students’ Association President, James Preus. The Niagara Area Lutheran Choir, directed by Carole Pink, and accompanied by Louann Waugh, gave an outstanding performance. Pastor Revenel Benoit thanked the Seminary Guild and all members of LCC for partnering with him and the Lutheran Church of Haiti and presented exciting news regarding the spreading of the gospel there.
During the introduction of the students, many thanks were heard for the recent addition of a much-needed replacement refrigerator purchased by the Guild for the seminary students’ kitchen and a monetary gift toward the acquisition of kneelers for the chapel. The Harvest Day closed with guild members and students enjoying good fellowship and a delicious catered luncheon by Antipastos di Roma.
If you would like to join the 925 members of the Seminary Guild, please contact either your congregation’s Guild contact person or the seminary. If your congregation or group would like to adopt a student for the year, please contact Dr. William Mundt, Dean of Students, at the seminary.