CLTS Golf Tournament 2020 Cancelled

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary’s annual golf tournament was scheduled to take place on Monday, 1 June 2020, at Sawmill Golf Course in Fenwick. Unfortunately, though we have waited hopefully for a last minute relaxing of regulations, the tournament will not be able to go ahead. There are currently no plans to reschedule it, but we … Continue reading CLTS Golf Tournament 2020 Cancelled

Call Service 2020 Online

As we recently announced, the seminary's annual Call Service will not take place as a public gathering in the usual way. In its place, we will hold a brief online event on Friday, 29 May 2020, at 7.00pm EDT. Note that this is a change in time from our usual Saturday afternoon service. In this … Continue reading Call Service 2020 Online

Virtual Vicars’ Dinner 2020

Vicarage is a very important step in a seminary student's formation towards the pastoral ministry—the opportunity to spend a whole year working in a congregation to put their theological education into practice. The annual vicars' dinner, hosted by the Lutheran Women's Missionary League–Canada (LWMLC), opens the door a crack to see what they're getting into. … Continue reading Virtual Vicars’ Dinner 2020

Remember the Sem on Giving Tuesday “Now”

Giving Tuesday is a charitable tradition meant as an antidote to the frenzied consumerism of "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" each November. Because so many charities are struggling to carry on with their important work under the current pandemic restrictions, CanadaHelps has called for "Giving Tuesday" to be brought forward to 5 May. As Christians … Continue reading Remember the Sem on Giving Tuesday “Now”

Call Service 2020 and Award Recipients

The seminary's annual Call Service was scheduled to take place at Grace Lutheran Church, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 30 May 2020, 4.00pm. Until now we have delayed a decision on cancellation while monitoring the pandemic situation. But it is now clear that the restrictions on such public gatherings in Ontario will not be eased in … Continue reading Call Service 2020 and Award Recipients

Lenten Letter from the Seminary

In this year's Lenten Letter the seminary president, Dr Thomas Winger, encourages you to remember and support the "essential service" that your pastor offers you according to his divine calling. The letter also includes a focus on MTS student Jane Jacob, who is nearing graduation. See the full letter here. The letter will not be … Continue reading Lenten Letter from the Seminary

Seminary Closes in Response to Ontario Directive

The Ontario government has announced stricter measures to combat the current pandemic. All businesses deemed non-essential are required to close by midnight today (Tuesday). Thus, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary will be officially closed on Wednesday, 25 March 2020, and will remain closed until further notice. Faculty and staff will continue to work from home, as they are … Continue reading Seminary Closes in Response to Ontario Directive

Guild Day Cancelled

The seminary's annual Guild Day is scheduled for Saturday, 18 April. In the current crisis, it is clearly unwise for us to hold this event. Guild President Nancy Bryans conferred today with Seminary President Dr Thomas Winger and agreed that an official cancellation notice should be sent out.  Please pass on this notice to members of … Continue reading Guild Day Cancelled

Seminary Procedures in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

As an affiliated college of Brock University we have a responsibility to abide by their decisions on health and safety matters. In fact, in situations such as we are now experiencing, they provide a great service to us by taking the best advice and providing us with guidance. Today Brock announced that all face-to-face classes … Continue reading Seminary Procedures in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Seminary Guild Winter Newsletter Released

The Seminary Guild's February 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 Winter Newsletter Released