Sermon: Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist 2021

The following sermon was preached by Dr. Thomas Korcok in the seminary’s Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service in observance of the Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 21 September 2021. Caravaggio "The Calling of St. Matthew" 1600 What is the world to me?  Well, for much of the time, quite a bit.  … Continue reading Sermon: Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist 2021

Seminary Guild fall Newsletter Released

The Guild's fall newsletter has now been released. Print copies have been sent to reps and congregations who have requested it, while the remainder are receiving it by e-mail to distribute to their members. You can download it now and read it here. If you haven't paid for an annual membership—at $5 it's a bargain!—please … Continue reading Seminary Guild fall Newsletter Released

46th Year Begins with a Bustle of Activity

Forty-five years ago, Christ Lutheran Church in St. Catharines was full as people gathered for the opening service of the first academic year of the newly formed Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary. Dr Robert Preus was the preacher and Dr Albin Stanfel was the officiant. It was a time of great excitement. Here, finally, was a … Continue reading 46th Year Begins with a Bustle of Activity

Harvest Day 2021

The Seminary Guild is a large community of church members who support the seminary and her students with regular gifts, loving service, and prayers. For many years they have held two annual gatherings at the seminary: Harvest Day in October and Guild Day in April. Alas, for a year and half these wonderful gatherings have … Continue reading Harvest Day 2021

Sermon: Holy Cross Day 2021

The following sermon was preached by Dr Harold Ristau in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service in observance of Holy Cross Day, 14 September 2021. God chisels us (John 12:20-33) There’s an old praise song which goes: I want to see Jesus … to reach out and touch him … say that … Continue reading Sermon: Holy Cross Day 2021

Opening Service 2021

The opening service for the 46th academic year at Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary will take place on Sunday, 12 September, 4:00pm, in the seminary chapel. Seating will be limited to about 45 people, and so we ask that you RSVP with this online form. You may also e-mail concordia@brocku.ca or call 905-688-2362 ext. 21. The … Continue reading Opening Service 2021

Kay Tiffney Enters Her Eternal Rest

Katherine (Kay) Tiffney (née Schneikart) passed away on Monday, 19 July 2021, at 90 years of age. Kay was the first seminary secretary, working with Dean Roger Humann from the seminary's founding in 1976 in the building of Resurrection Lutheran Church until she retired in November 1995. Kay will be fondly remembered by former seminary … Continue reading Kay Tiffney Enters Her Eternal Rest

Spring Newsletter 2021

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

Called to Serve: Vicars and Candidates Placed into Christ’s Church

For students who have devoted four or five years of their life to seminary studies, fervently desiring to enter the pastoral ministry, the Call Service is a once-in-a-lifetime event. So despite the regulations that limited attendance to ten people, we made sure the service was filled with music, hymns, God’s Word, and prayer to make … Continue reading Called to Serve: Vicars and Candidates Placed into Christ’s Church

Pastoral and Vicarage Placements 2021

At the Call Service of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, held with a limited attendance in the seminary chapel and streamed online on Saturday, 29 May 2021, the following placements were announced. More news and photos will follow later. Pastoral Candidate Placements Markus Peschel (CLTS)....................... Commended to the Free Evangelical Lutheran Church in South … Continue reading Pastoral and Vicarage Placements 2021