Faculty Call Process Begins

Concordia's Professor of Theology and Dean of Students, Rev. Esko Murto, has accepted a call to return to Finland and serve a congregation in Tampere. In view of his departure at the end of the current academic year (2018-19), the seminary is beginning the call process to seek his replacement. Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. … Continue reading Faculty Call Process Begins

Sermon for the Seminary’s Opening Service 2018

The seminary community gathered on Sunday, 9 September, 4pm, for a service of Evening Prayer to open the 43rd academic year. The Board of Regents were present before their Monday meeting, and the seminary welcomed four new pastoral students. The Emeritus Crucis ("Veteran of the Cross") award was given posthumously to former Ontario/East District President … Continue reading Sermon for the Seminary’s Opening Service 2018

French Children’s Devotional Book Published

CLTS has recently published Les Petites Rencontres avec Jésus by Harold Ristau and Jason Kouri, who have been working on the project for about 8 years. It is illustrated with pencil drawings by Katelyn Ristau. Inspired by the very popular English children’s devotional book Little Visits with Jesus, these French devotions for both congregational and home use … Continue reading French Children’s Devotional Book Published

Fore!

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary's annual Golf Tournament saw 82 competitors get together for a day of fun and fellowship on the Sawmill Golf Course on 4 June. Strong winds provided excellent excuses for less-than-perfect swings, and beautiful sunshine brought a healthy red glow to the cheeks of golfers as they combed through tall grass in … Continue reading Fore!

Spring 2018 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 2018 Newsletter

Call Service 2018

The 2018 Certification and Call Service was held at Christ Lutheran Church, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 26 May. It was an unusual event this year in that our seminary had no pastoral candidates ready to be placed in the ordinary manner. We ask you to pray that God would raise up men to study and serve … Continue reading Call Service 2018

Pastoral, Vicarage, and Diaconal Placements 2018

At the sacred convocation of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton (24 May), and the Call Service of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines (26 May), the following placements were announced. More news and photos will follow later. Pastoral Candidate Placements Kristopher Scott Brayall (CLS) Associate Pastor, Faith Lutheran Church, Grande Prairie, AB Kai Philip Buck (CLS) … Continue reading Pastoral, Vicarage, and Diaconal Placements 2018

Call Service 2018 Livestream

The 2018 Call Service can be watched live here: https://youtu.be/8SkfYIT-aM0  (If the link fails, go to our main YouTube page here.) The seminary's annual Call Service will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, 140 Russel Ave, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 26 May 2018, 4.00pm. We heartily invite members of LCC, and especially friends and family of … Continue reading Call Service 2018 Livestream

Seminary Guild Spring Newsletter Released

The Seminary Guild's May 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 Spring Newsletter Released

Vicars’ Dinner with the LWMLC (2018)

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 Vicars’ Dinner with the LWMLC (2018)