Spring 2017 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 2017 Newsletter

A Fair Way to Support the Seminary: Golfers Gather at the Sawmill

Another quarter century of seminary golf tournaments began on Monday, 5 June 2017, as seventy-six golfers gathered at the Sawmill Golf Course in Fenwick, Ontario, for the seminary’s 26th annual tournament. Good-natured participants bought mulligans for $5 a piece (kind of like indulgences!), and the tournament was made fair to all with a "best ball" … Continue reading A Fair Way to Support the Seminary: Golfers Gather at the Sawmill

Pastoral, Vicarage, and Diaconal Placements 2017

At the sacred convocation of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton (25 May), and the Call Service of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines (27 May), the following placements were announced. More news and photos will follow later. Pastoral Candidate Placements Andrew Cottrill (CLTS): Zion Lutheran Church, Yorkton, Saskatchewan Kirk Radford (CLTS): Christ Lutheran Church, Sarnia, Ontario … Continue reading Pastoral, Vicarage, and Diaconal Placements 2017

Call Service Livestream 2017

The seminary’s annual Call Service takes place on Saturday, 27 May 2017, 4:00pm, at Grace Lutheran Church, St. Catharines. We plan to broadcast the service live by webcam. If you would like to watch, follow the link below. https://livestream.com/accounts/771825/events/7431231 A recording will be available after the event until 26 June.

Celebrating the Reformation with Lutherans in Japan

30 years since the  Asia Graduate School of Theology was established. 60 years since the foundation of their seminary. 500 years since the Reformation. So many gifts of God to remember at the "365" Symposium at Kobe Lutheran Theological Seminary. "When my friend, Dr Makito Masaki, President of the Kobe seminary in Japan, invited me … Continue reading Celebrating the Reformation with Lutherans in Japan

Guild Day Speaker Warren Hamp on the Mission in Nicaragua: “Fellowship means sharing”

On a sunny spring morning of the 22nd of April, members of the Seminary Guild, faculty, staff and students with their families - all in all over hundred souls - gathered for a day of mutual support and edification from God's Word. In addition to ever-important encounters between students and their supporting congregations, not to … Continue reading Guild Day Speaker Warren Hamp on the Mission in Nicaragua: “Fellowship means sharing”

Sermon: St Mark, Evangelist (2017)

The following sermon was preached by Rev. Dr Wilhelm Torgerson in the seminary's Martin Luther chapel for the divine service in commemoration of St Mark, Evangelist, on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. “Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is very useful to me for service” (II Timothy 4:11) … Continue reading Sermon: St Mark, Evangelist (2017)

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

Reformation 500 Conference: 10-11 September 2017

As part of this year's celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, Concordia will hold a conference exploring the Reformation's impact on parish life. "The Reformation of Worship and Preaching" will feature Rev. Dr Jobst Schöne, bishop emeritus of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (SELK) and Rev. Fredrik Sidenvall, Principal at … Continue reading Reformation 500 Conference: 10-11 September 2017

Call Service 2017

The seminary's annual Call Service will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, 213 Linwell Rd, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 27 May 2017, 4.00pm. (Note the change of venue.) We heartily invite members of LCC, and especially friends and family of the students and award recipients, to attend this festive event. Three graduating pastoral students (Andrew … Continue reading Call Service 2017