Living Church History in a German Village

Dr Stephenson played truant after only one full week of classes in order to attend the combined fourth and fifth sessions of the preliminary conversations between our International Lutheran Council (ILC) and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity (PCPCU). This latest instalment of these ecumenical talks was held in Bleckmar, Lower Saxony, … Continue reading Living Church History in a German Village

Sermon: St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 2018

The following sermon was preached by Dr Harold Ristau for the divine service in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel in observance of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 21 September 2018. Jesus came for the sick in sin (Matthew 9:9-13) You don’t hear as much about Christians hosting “revival meetings” anymore these days. But the idea … Continue reading Sermon: St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 2018

Sermon: Holy Cross Day 2018

The following sermon was preached by Dr Wilhelm Torgerson in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service on the occasion of Holy Cross Day, 14 September 2018. The Cross of Jesus and the Koran “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing but to us who are being … Continue reading Sermon: Holy Cross Day 2018

Faculty Call Process Begins

Concordia's Professor of Theology and Dean of Students, Rev. Esko Murto, has accepted a call to return to Finland and serve a congregation in Tampere. In view of his departure at the end of the current academic year (2018-19), the seminary is beginning the call process to seek his replacement. Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. … Continue reading Faculty Call Process Begins

Sermon for the Seminary’s Opening Service 2018

The seminary community gathered on Sunday, 9 September, 4pm, for a service of Evening Prayer to open the 43rd academic year. The Board of Regents were present before their Monday meeting, and the seminary welcomed four new pastoral students. The Emeritus Crucis ("Veteran of the Cross") award was given posthumously to former Ontario/East District President … Continue reading Sermon for the Seminary’s Opening Service 2018

French Children’s Devotional Book Published

CLTS has recently published Les Petites Rencontres avec Jésus by Harold Ristau and Jason Kouri, who have been working on the project for about 8 years. It is illustrated with pencil drawings by Katelyn Ristau. Inspired by the very popular English children’s devotional book Little Visits with Jesus, these French devotions for both congregational and home use … Continue reading French Children’s Devotional Book Published

Spring 2018 Newsletter

The seminary's latest newsletter has been printed and is on its way to all congregations in Lutheran Church–Canada. But you don't have to wait. Read it now here. There are stories about our graduates, students, and faculty. Thanks to all of you for your ongoing support. If you wish to donate to the important work … Continue reading Spring 2018 Newsletter

Call Service 2018

The 2018 Certification and Call Service was held at Christ Lutheran Church, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 26 May. It was an unusual event this year in that our seminary had no pastoral candidates ready to be placed in the ordinary manner. We ask you to pray that God would raise up men to study and serve … Continue reading Call Service 2018

Pastoral, Vicarage, and Diaconal Placements 2018

At the sacred convocation of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton (24 May), and the Call Service of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines (26 May), the following placements were announced. More news and photos will follow later. Pastoral Candidate Placements Kristopher Scott Brayall (CLS) Associate Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, Grande Prairie, AB Kai Philip Buck (CLS) … Continue reading Pastoral, Vicarage, and Diaconal Placements 2018

Call Service 2018 Livestream

The 2018 Call Service can be watched live here: https://youtu.be/8SkfYIT-aM0  (If the link fails, go to our main YouTube page here.) The seminary's annual Call Service will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, 140 Russel Ave, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 26 May 2018, 4.00pm. We heartily invite members of LCC, and especially friends and family of … Continue reading Call Service 2018 Livestream