Advent Newsletter 2021

  The latest news from Concordia has been sent out to all congregations in Lutheran Church–Canada in our Advent Newsletter. You can read it online here. Please remember to support our mission as you consider your Christian giving.

Making Up for a Virtual Graduation

When Jane Jacob embarked on her Master of Theological Studies degree in 2013, she probably didn't anticipate the twists and turns that were ahead of her. It was an article on apologetics in The Canadian Lutheran, written by seminary professor Dr Bill Mundt, that first drew her interest. She knew that it would be a … Continue reading Making Up for a Virtual Graduation

Use Giving Tuesday to Support Your Seminary

The “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” frenzies are all about accumulating the things of this world. Of course, we give thanks to God that He has so blessed us that we can enjoy the goodness of creation. But the world’s greatest need is not to get more stuff but to receive the precious Gospel of … Continue reading Use Giving Tuesday to Support Your Seminary

Remembrance Day and the Seminary

Two members of the seminary community participated in local Remembrance Day ceremonies. Both Albert Ho, a first-year seminarian, and Dr. Korcok are serving members of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment, where Albert is a 2nd lieutenant and Dr. Korcok is the regimental chaplain. On Thursday, together they laid wreaths at the cenotaph in Thorold: Albert … Continue reading Remembrance Day and the Seminary

Advent Lessons and Carols Service 2021

The seminary community warmly invites you to our service of Advent Lessons and Carols. This treasured annual event takes place this year on the Second Sunday in Advent, 5 December 2021, at 4.00pm. The seminary faculty, staff, students, and Seminary Choir will be joined by the music of organ, violin, and brass. As members of … Continue reading Advent Lessons and Carols Service 2021

New Volume of Lutheran Theological Review Released

The latest issue of Lutheran Theological Review (vol. 33) has been released. Lutheran Theological Review is an annual journal published by the two seminary faculties of Lutheran Church–Canada. It provides a forum for our professors and pastors to publish their research, and for the seminaries to provide resources and to stimulate the minds of our … Continue reading New Volume of Lutheran Theological Review Released

Sermon: All Saints’ Day 2021

The following sermon was preached by Dr John Stephenson in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service in observance of All Saints' Day, 1 November 2021. Today’s festival issues a formidable challenge to everyone who endeavours to keep it. Do we really believe those words that habitually roll off our tongues to the … Continue reading Sermon: All Saints’ Day 2021

Sermon: St Simon and St Jude, Apostles, 2021

The following sermon was preached by Dr Thomas Winger in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service in commemoration of St Simon and St Jude, Apostles, 28 October 2021. John 15:1-17 Dear branches of the true Vine: The Psalmist looks down from Jerusalem on the devastation that Israel’s enemies have managed to wreak. … Continue reading Sermon: St Simon and St Jude, Apostles, 2021

Harvest Day 2021

MDiv Student Albert Ho In a 2019 press release it was announced that the Seminary Guild was “already looking forward to Guild Day 2020.”  Little did anyone realize that, because of the pandemic, in 2020 both Guild Day and Harvest Day would have to be cancelled. What a joy it was that the Guild was able … Continue reading Harvest Day 2021

Liturgical Calendar 2022

For more than a decade CLTS, St. Catharines (lately in co-operation with CLS, Edmonton), has provided all LCC congregations with a wall calendar primarily meant for use by altar guilds. The calendar contained the liturgical festivals of the three-year and one-year lectionary series, together with their parament/vestment colours and space to write notes. For the … Continue reading Liturgical Calendar 2022