Liturgical Calendar 2023

Concordia, St. Catharines, in co-operation with CLS, Edmonton, provides LCC congregations with a wall calendar of the church year, primarily meant for use by altar guilds. The calendar contains the liturgical festivals of the three-year and one-year lectionary series, together with their parament/vestment colours, and a little space to write. For the past few years, … Continue reading Liturgical Calendar 2023

New Translation of Löhe’s Aphorisms Published

Some fourteen years ago Dr John Stephenson published an English translation of Wilhelm Löhe's foundational writing on the church and the office of the ministry: Aphorisms on the New Testament Ministry and their Relationship to the Congregation (Repristination Press, 2008). Originally written in 1849, Löhe's Aphorisms were a contribution to debate on a hot topic … Continue reading New Translation of Löhe’s Aphorisms Published

New Hand-crafted Credence Table

At Harvest Day on Saturday, 15 October, the gathered members of the Seminary Guild were pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful new piece of chancel furniture in the chapel. The Guild had voted last year to pay for a "credence table" to be built by the company that made the new baptismal font in 2021. … Continue reading New Hand-crafted Credence Table

Harvest Day Sings 2022

Dr. Farias and his wife Daniella Farias leading in singing. The seminary chapel was alive with music as the Seminary Guild gathered for the annual Harvest Day on Saturday, October 15. Guest presenters were Dr. Eduardo Farias and his wife Daniella. Not only is Eduardo an MTS student at the seminary, but he and his wife … Continue reading Harvest Day Sings 2022

What are you thankful for? Blessed Thanksgiving 2022

"In short, at both the church and the university, I got paid to tell people about how God saved us through Christ Jesus. How great is that?" Dr James Kellerman opens our Thanksgiving letter to the church by reflecting on God's blessings in his own life, particularly three decades as a parish pastor. As you … Continue reading What are you thankful for? Blessed Thanksgiving 2022

Harvest Day 2022; Guild Newsletter Released

The Concordia Seminary Guild will hold its Harvest Day gathering at the seminary on Saturday, 15 October. In the Fall Guild Newsletter, Guild President Nancy Bryans extends this invitation: We look forward to visiting with you! Please mark your calendars, send in your registration form, and plan to attend. Please find the Registration Form included … Continue reading Harvest Day 2022; Guild Newsletter Released

Sermon: St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist 2022

The following sermon was preached by Dr John Stephenson in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel at the divine service on the occasion of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 21 September 2022. The call of Matthew highlights the difference between the Church and a club. Clubs are more often than not a good thing, of course, … Continue reading Sermon: St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist 2022

Sermon: Holy Cross Day 2022

The following sermon was preached by Dr James Kellerman for the divine service in celebration of Holy Cross Day, 14 September 2022, in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel. John 12:20-33 Jesu, juva! “We wish to see Jesus”. Don’t we all? He has fascinated people throughout the centuries—Jews and Greeks, faithful Christians and pagans alike. Even … Continue reading Sermon: Holy Cross Day 2022

Seminaries Sunday 2022

Seminaries Sunday 2022 "Benedictus: He has visited and redeemed His people" (Luke 1:68) - the seminaries' shared theme for 2022-23. Lutheran Church–Canada does not designate a specific day as "Seminaries Sunday", but encourages her congregations to remember the two seminaries with prayers and offerings, particularly as the new academic year begins in September. We have … Continue reading Seminaries Sunday 2022

Opening Service: Installation, Awards, and a New Year

The worshippers gathered in the seminary chapel to inaugurate the 47th academic year lifted the roof with their singing. What a joy it was to have a large and festive gathering again. Organist and pre-seminary student Andrew Hayes, together with MTS student Dr Eduardo Farias on trumpet, supported the singing, while fourth-year seminarian Nigel Prozenko … Continue reading Opening Service: Installation, Awards, and a New Year