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Rev. Stephen Preus Declines Faculty Call

Rev. Stephen Preus, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vinton, Iowa, has written to the Board of Regents informing them of his decision to decline the call to serve on the CLTS faculty. In his letter he writes: Having ample opportunity to reflect on this more deeply these last three weeks, my heart is with the … Continue reading Rev. Stephen Preus Declines Faculty Call

Dr Thomas Korcok to Join the Faculty

We rejoice to announce and give thanks to God our Father that Rev. Dr Thomas Korcok has accepted the call to serve as a Professor of Theology at CLTS. Dr Korcok will fill the position that has been vacant since Rev. Esko Murto accepted a call back to Finland in 2019. He has been teaching … Continue reading Dr Thomas Korcok to Join the Faculty

Sermon: Seven Woes and Seven Words

The following sermon was preached by Dr Thomas Korcok in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service on Wednesday, 4 November 2020. Matthew 23:13-28 I.N.I. In Thesis XXV of Law and Gospel, Walther stated, “You are not rightly distinguishing Law and Gospel in the Word of God if you do not allow the … Continue reading Sermon: Seven Woes and Seven Words

Faculty Calls Extended

On Tuesday, 27 October 2020, the CLTS Board of Regents interviewed candidates for the seminary faculty. After prayer and extensive deliberation they resolved to extend divine calls to Dr Thomas Korcok and Rev. Stephen Preus. The faculty has been operating with a vacancy in the area of dogmatics since Rev. Esko Murto accepted a call … Continue reading Faculty Calls Extended

Sermon: St Simon and St Jude, Apostles

The following sermon was preached by Dr Harold Ristau in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service in commemoration of St Simon and St Jude, Apostles, 28 October 2020. Jesus chooses you (John 15:9-19) When I was a young man, I went to the animal shelter to get a pet. Boy it was … Continue reading Sermon: St Simon and St Jude, Apostles

Sermon: St James the Just

The following sermon was preached by Dr John Stephenson in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service in commemoration of St James  of Jerusalem, Brother of Jesus and Martyr, Friday, 23 October 2020. Acts 15:12-22a Because dogmatics has practical implications, some of its components are hot potatoes, and none of these has been … Continue reading Sermon: St James the Just

Thanks-giving for Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis

At Thanksgiving we not only give thanks to God for the blessings of our country and its rich harvest, but we remember His grace shown to us in Jesus Christ, our Saviour. That message is the focus of the Holy Ministry that Jesus instituted to preach the Gospel to all the world. This Thanksgiving please … Continue reading Thanks-giving for Pastoral Care in Times of Crisis

Liturgical Calendar 2021

For more than a decade CLTS, St. Catharines (lately in co-operation with CLS, Edmonton), has provided all LCC congregations with a wall calendar primarily meant for use by altar guilds. The calendar contained the liturgical festivals of the three-year and one-year lectionary series, together with their parament/vestment colours and space to write notes. As of … Continue reading Liturgical Calendar 2021

Seminary Guild Fall Newsletter Released

The Seminary Guild's fall newsletter has 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. The Seminary Guild Executive have decided reluctantly to cancel the Harvest Day … Continue reading Seminary Guild Fall Newsletter Released

Call for Award Nominations

Each May at the annual Call Service Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary has the opportunity to confer two major awards on worthy pastors or lay members of Lutheran Church–Canada. The recipient of the Friend of the Seminary award is nominated by the faculty or Board of Regents for making a significant contribution to the well-being of … Continue reading Call for Award Nominations