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

Seminary life enriched by visiting friends

During the spring months Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary has enjoyed visits by friends and supporters of the seminary community. On March 29th, Stephen Klinck from the Lutheran Laymen's League of Canada gave a presentation about the work of Lutheran Hour Ministries, where missionary mindset and media skills come together with solidly confessional Lutheran message. On behalf … Continue reading Seminary life enriched by visiting friends

Sermon for Annunciation of our Lord

The following sermon was preached by Rev. Esko Murto in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel for the Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord (observed 4th of April 2016).  Luke 1:26-38 Today I greet you with the same greeting Mary received from the angel: “Greetings, O favoured ones, the Lord is with you.” [Amen.] On this feast … Continue reading Sermon for Annunciation of our Lord

Roger Paavola: Confessional Churches are the Churches that grow

From 1st to 3rd of March, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary was honored to host as a guest one of our alumni, Revd Dr Roger Paavola, President of the Mid-South District of the LCMS. As a "bishop in residence", Revd Paavola preached a sermon in the chapel, met with students and gave a presentation during student potluck lunch on Thursday. … Continue reading Roger Paavola: Confessional Churches are the Churches that grow

Brotherly Visit from Down Under

Australia may be a continent of curious flora and fauna (we’re thinking mainly platypuses and eucalyptus trees) and exotic culture and cuisine (didgeridoos and Foster’s), but after the pleasure of having Dr. Andrew Pfeiffer visit Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, our seminary community knows from first-hand experience that the same faith in Christ and his gospel exists … Continue reading Brotherly Visit from Down Under

Sermon: Sending the Twelve

The following sermon was preached by Rev. Esko Murto in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel for a divine service on the 9th of December 2015. The sermon text was Luke 9:1-6. The sermon today focuses on the verses 3 and 4 in today’s Gospel: Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; … Continue reading Sermon: Sending the Twelve