Annual Golf Tournament

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary’s annual golf tournament will take place on Monday, 3 June 2019, at Sawmill Golf Course in Fenwick, beginning at 11:30am (shotgun start at 1pm). The $110 per person registration fee includes BBQ lunch (sausage, hamburger, or hot-dog, and a non-alcoholic beverage), green fees, golf cart, steak dinner, dessert, and prizes.

Registration this year is online at https://events.eventzilla.net/e/clts-golf-tournament-2019-2138722282. Please register your foursome together. If you are registering separately or you wish to be assigned to a group, complete registration for yourself, indicating your golfing group preference, or contact Linda Lantz (details below). If you are unable to complete the online registration, please contact Linda for manual registration.

We are also collecting prizes. If you would like to make a donation to the prize table, please send it to the former East District Office (275 Lawrence Ave, Kitchener) or to the seminary (470 Glenridge Ave, St. Catharines). Prizes need to be in by 31 May.  If you would like your prize donation picked up, please contact Linda Lantz at (905) 688-2362, ext. 22 (llantz@brocku.ca). Linda is also looking for committee members to help with the tournament.

Merlot and Melodies: An Evening with Tara Lyn Hart

Back from “Down Under”, where Pastor Perry Hart served the Waikerie parish of the Lutheran Church of Australia, Tara Lyn Hart is the featured guest at this year’s seminary fund- and friend-raising dinner. The Juno nominee and Canadian Country Music Association award winner lifted our spirits with music at a series of annual Valentine’s Day dinners before she and her husband left the seminary. They also produced a Christmas album in support of the seminary. We are overjoyed to have them back.

“Merlot and Melodies” is an evening of dinner and music held in a restored Victorian barn among the beautiful Niagara vineyards. A silent auction and other opportunities to support Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary will accompany the dinner. Those who wish to come at the end of the dinner just to hear the music may purchase an “Entertainment Only” ticket.

Seating is limited. Groups purchasing eight tickets together will be able to reserve a table. Register online and send payment to the seminary before 31 May to confirm your ticket. Send a cheque or bring cash to the seminary, or phone in a credit card number (905-688-2362: Wendy, x 24, or Sue, x 23).

When? Sunday, 16 June 2019. Doors open at 6pm, dinner at 6.30pm, entertainment at 7.30pm
Location: Hernder Estate Wines, 1607 Eighth Ave Louth, St. Catharines, ON
Directions: https://www.hernder.com/door-to-door-directions/
Contact us: (905) 688-2362 • concordia@brocku.ca
Dinner and Entertainment ticket: $50 per person
Entertainment only ticket: $15 per person

Online Registration Form: https://forms.gle/wxoDftj4QKS6Wpzy7

Lay Course: Theology of Spirituality

Theology of Spirituality is where the doctrinal teaching of the church meets with the practical life of faith; what Christians believe forms and is formed by how they pray, preach, sing and praise God.

This Lent season Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary offers a six-part lesson series on the Theology of Lutheran Spirituality. Instead of a broad overview, this course seeks to examine particular aspects of Lutheran faith and their impact on devotional life of Lutheran Christians.

“At times I, who teach this and prescribe it to others, have learned from my own example that praying comes close to being the most difficult of all works. Therefore I do not claim to be a master in this task.“  (Martin Luther)

The instructor for the course is assistant professor of systematic theology, Rev Esko Murto. Course includes a fee of $50. Meetings are held each Monday in Lent season from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Please register yourself for the class by sending email to emurto@brocku.ca or calling 289-929-4286. Welcome!

Course Schedule

11.3. “Look at the Birds of the Air” Seeing the sanctity of Creation and finding God hidden in the Ordinary

18.3. “A Sin not unto Death” How to repent in a right way, and what are mortal sins?

25.3. “Christ in you, the hope of Glory” Salvation in the union between Christ and the Christian

1.4. “So that no one can boast” Do we have a dilemma with good works?

8.4. “Cloud of witnesses” Drawing wisdom from the past saints and church traditions

15.4. “Resist the Devil” Christian life under assaults of the devil