The opening service for the 47th academic year at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary will take place on Sunday, 11 September 2022, 4:00pm, in the seminary chapel. We invite the church community to join the students, staff, and faculty for this festive occasion. The service will be live-streamed from our YouTube channel.
During the service Rev. Dr James Kellerman will be installed as Associate Professor of Theology. Dr Kellerman, formerly pastor of First Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL, accepted the call to join our faculty last May and moved into the country in July. We are pleased to be able to present him publicly to the church, bless him with God’s Word and prayer, and commit to him this solemn responsibility.
Rev. Allen Maleske, emeritus pastor in the East Region and former District President, will be honoured with the Emeritus Crucis award. Other academic awards earned by students will also be announced.
The guest preacher for the service will be Rev. Jack Hetzel, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, Oshawa, where Rev. Maleske served for 11 years. He is also a classmate and old friend of Dr Kellerman from Concordia College, Ann Arbor.
If you cannot attend, please pray for the students as they begin their studies, for the seminary faculty that they may be faithful in their calling, for the dedicated staff who support them, and for God to raise up benefactors for our seminary whose gifts will ensure that this important work continues. If you wish to make an offering, see the options available on our website.