The seminary’s annual Call Service will take place at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 213 Linwell Rd, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 31 May 2014, 4:00pm. We heartily invite members of LCC, and especially friends and family of the graduates, to attend this festive event.
As many as eight graduating pastoral students will receive their placements in congregations of Lutheran Church–Canada and the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Two of those candidates will be especially honoured to have their father, Rev. Rolf Preus, as preacher for the occasion. Rev. Preus’s father, Dr Robert Preus, was instrumental in founding this seminary as an extension of Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, in 1976, and spent many years as a visiting professor.
The service will also honour Rev. William Ney, one-time Secretary of LCC, ABC District mission executive, long-time parish pastor, and now also a LAMP missionary pilot in his “retirement”. The faculty and Board of Regents have chosen him to receive the Delta Chi (Servant of Christ) award, the seminary’s highest honour.
Musicians from the Kitchener-Waterloo area, including organist Michael Nieminen and the Lutheran Chamber Singers under the direction of Heidi Gallas will support the service. Graduating student awards will be given–though the recipients remain a closely-guarded secret!
“Stay tuned” for further news on a Livestream broadcast of the service over the internet.