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

New Baptismal Font Installed and Consecrated

Baptism Depicted in the Cranach Altarpiece, City Church, Wittenberg When Dr Wilhelm Torgerson retired from teaching at the seminary in 2018--he had served as an instructor in pastoral theology since his first "retirement" from parish ministry in Germany back in 2011--the seminary community wanted to honour this unique man in a unique way. His love … Continue reading New Baptismal Font Installed and Consecrated

Call Service 2021

The seminary's annual Call Service will take place on Saturday, 29 May 2021, 4.00pm. This is a joyful occasion for the pastoral candidates and vicars. Because of current restrictions limiting service attendance to ten people, we have decided to forego holding the service in a local congregation and have relocated it to the seminary chapel. … Continue reading Call Service 2021

Rev. Dr Roger E. Winger, Rest in Peace

Rev. Roger E. Winger, DD, Delta Chi Rev. Dr Roger E. Winger, former LCC East District President, Guest Instructor at CLTS, and father of President Dr Thomas Winger, was received into his eternal rest on Thursday, 29 April 2021. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,’” says the … Continue reading Rev. Dr Roger E. Winger, Rest in Peace

Virtual Vicars’ Dinner 2021

As we all keep saying to one another, who knew that we'd be doing this online again a year later! 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' … Continue reading Virtual Vicars’ Dinner 2021

Seminary Guild Spring Newsletter Released

The Seminary Guild Executive has decided reluctantly again to cancel the normal spring Guild Day gathering, which had been scheduled for 17 April. But they have approved a list of projects to be put to the membership for approval. The seminary students, faculty, and staff remain so very thankful that the Guild continues to support … Continue reading Seminary Guild Spring Newsletter Released

Students Remember Linda Lantz

Linda Lantz, the seminary's Administrative Assistant for a decade, was called to her eternal rest in November 2019. She was deeply affectionate and motherly to the students, even though she had four children of her own (and a pastor-husband) to care for. The Concordia Seminary Students Association considered how they could fitly memorialise her role … Continue reading Students Remember Linda Lantz

Blessed Lent 2021

In this year's Lenten Letter, Dr Thomas Korcok introduces the unique story of an extraordinary student who fled persecution for his Christian faith. The student, whose identity is concealed for his own protection, deeply desires to spread the hope that the Christian faith has given him. He writes: What do I hope to do with … Continue reading Blessed Lent 2021