Rev Krestick: Relationship between the pastor and his church requires time and commitment

"Avoid separate vacations like the plague!" "Make sure you have time reserved for each other."  "Don't ever gossip about the other one." Rev. Robert Krestick shared these insights with the students of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary on 4 April in a special convocation that reflected upon the similarities between marriage and the pastor's relationship with … Continue reading Rev Krestick: Relationship between the pastor and his church requires time and commitment

4 April – Rev. Robert Krestick speaks of the connection between ministry and marriage

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary is hosting Rev. Robert Krestick, the chairman of her Board of Regents, on the 4th of April as he shares insights on the way the relationship between husband and wife in the holy matrimony is connected with the relationship between the pastor and his congregation. Originally presented in Edmonton seminary as … Continue reading 4 April – Rev. Robert Krestick speaks of the connection between ministry and marriage

Come and see! Open days for everyone interested in seminary studies

Have you ever thought about becoming a pastor – or has someone told you you should think about it? Do you love Christ and his church, and wonder whether you could serve him in pastoral ministry or other theological vocations? Are you interested in theology, and desire to learn more about Christian faith, Scriptures and … Continue reading Come and see! Open days for everyone interested in seminary studies

Praising the Incarnate Christ through Lessons and Carols

“Tell us, art Thou He that should come to reign over Thy people Israel?” With these words the congregation of over eighty friends of the seminary began the traditional service of Advent Lessons and Carols in the Martin Luther chapel on Sunday, 4 December. Through readings, hymn-singing, and choral pieces, they were led into the … Continue reading Praising the Incarnate Christ through Lessons and Carols

Lutherans for Life: more than an anti-abortion group

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary was privileged to host, together with the Niagara Circuit of LCC, Pastor Michael Salemink, the executive director of Lutherans for Life since January 2016. During his visit in the Niagara area, Rev. Salemink preached in Trinity Lutheran Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake, gave a convocation to the pastors and laity of the circuit (hosted … Continue reading Lutherans for Life: more than an anti-abortion group

Fall Time with Friends in the Seminary

The Fall semester of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary has not only seen new students begin their classwork and old vicars returning from the field, but also many joyful encounters between students, their families and the friends of the Seminary. Trusting that one picture tells more than a thousand words, we are happy to present photo … Continue reading Fall Time with Friends in the Seminary

Sermon for St Luke, Evangelist

The following sermon was preached by Rev. Esko Murto in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel for a divine service on the occasion of the Festival of St Luke, Evangelist, Tuesday, 18 October 2016. The text was Luke 10:1-9.  Christ said to his disciples: Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if … Continue reading Sermon for St Luke, Evangelist

Sermon for St Matthew, Evangelist

The following sermon was preached by Rev. Esko Murto in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel for a divine service on the occasion of the Festival of St Matthew, Evangelist, Wednesday, 21 September 2016. The text was Matthew 9: 9-13.  “Child,' said the Lion, 'I am telling you your story, not hers. No one is told any … Continue reading Sermon for St Matthew, Evangelist

Seminary Call Service 2016

  Warm hearts were met with equally warm weather when mercury rose to over 35 degrees Celsius in St. Catharines on the day of the Call Service. Gathering students, their friends and family members, faculty and staff, and friends of the seminary, the service held in Grace Lutheran Church saw approximately 100 attendees joining together in … Continue reading Seminary Call Service 2016

Seminary Community welcomed the Summer with a BBQ

Spirits ran high on the 20th of May when the students, staff and faculty of CLTS with their families gathered to celebrate the end of the school year with a barbecue on the seminary grounds. The warm Friday afternoon get together consisted of grilled burgers and sausage, potluck salads and desserts, laughs, stories, catching up, games, and … Continue reading Seminary Community welcomed the Summer with a BBQ