Sermon for St Luke, Evangelist

The following sermon was preached by Dr Harold Ristau in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel on 18 October 2019 for the Feast of St Luke, Evangelist. The text is Luke 10:1-9. The words of our Gospel are more than guidelines on how missionaries and pastors are to begin and conduct their ministries. They offer both … Continue reading Sermon for St Luke, Evangelist

Thanks-giving for Your Pastor

At Thanksgiving we not only give thanks to God for the blessings of our country and its rich harvest, but we remember His grace shown to us in Jesus Christ, our Saviour. That message is the focus of the Holy Ministry that Jesus instituted to preach the Gospel to all the world. This Thanksgiving please … Continue reading Thanks-giving for Your Pastor

Call for Award Nominations

Each May at the annual Call Service Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary has the opportunity to confer two major awards on worthy pastors or lay members of Lutheran Church–Canada. The recipient of the Friend of the Seminary award is nominated by the faculty or Board of Regents for making a significant contribution to the well-being of … Continue reading Call for Award Nominations

Seminary Guild Fall Newsletter Released

The Seminary Guild's September newsletter has been sent out in bulk to congregations. But you can download it now and read it here. The newsletter includes reports on Guild events and projects, and a letter from the spiritual adviser. And if you haven't paid for an annual membership--at $5 it's a bargain!--please contact your congregation's … Continue reading Seminary Guild Fall Newsletter Released

Eat, Retreat, Preach and Pray: Opening a New Seminary Year

The opening of a new academic year at the seminary is a good time to emphasise to students and the church that pastoral formation isn't just academic. As we welcome new students and their families into the community each September, there's a happy routine we follow that touches many sides of Christian life. The joy … Continue reading Eat, Retreat, Preach and Pray: Opening a New Seminary Year

Sermon: “Peace be to you”

The following sermon was preached by President Thomas Winger for the opening service of the 44th academic year at CLTS. The text was the theme verse shared between LCC's two seminaries for 2019-20: “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I am sending you.” (John 20:21) Dear brothers and sisters … Continue reading Sermon: “Peace be to you”

Exploring the Rare Book Room Online

You don’t have to leave home to see some of the treasures inside the seminary’s Reformation Rare Book Room. A newly-created online web gallery, featuring books and images from the library’s rare book collection, gives the public access to some of the most interesting items in the collection, simply with the click of a mouse. … Continue reading Exploring the Rare Book Room Online

Seminaries Sunday 2019

Seminaries Sunday 2019 Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, even so I am sending you.” (John 20:21) Lutheran Church–Canada no longer designates a specific day "Seminaries Sunday", but encourages her congregations to remember the two seminaries with prayers and offerings. You may wish to observe it in conjunction with an Education … Continue reading Seminaries Sunday 2019

Opening Service 2019

You are invited to attend the opening service for the 44th academic year at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, on Sunday, 8 September, at 4:00 p.m. The service will be held in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel, 470 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines. During the service Rev. Thomas Prachar, recently retired president of the Central District, will … Continue reading Opening Service 2019

When You Fast

Since joining the CLTS faculty in 2017, Dr Harold Ristau has taken on responsibility for (among many other things) the "practical" courses that teach such skills as preaching and pastoral practice. His interest in pastoral care has emerged in a series of short publications, the latest of which, When You Fast: The Sacramental Character of … Continue reading When You Fast