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Advent Newsletter 2022

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Assessing the Liturgical Impact of Vatican II at Its Diamond Jubilee (Winger) – Audio

Bane and Blessing: Assessing the Liturgical Impact of Vatican II at Its Diamond Jubilee. This lecture was delivered by Dr Thomas Winger at the Good Shepherd Institute, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, on Monday, 7 November 2022. The essay comments on the 60th anniversary of Vatican II and particularly its Constitution on the Liturgy.

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 Directors (Regents) for making a significant contribution to the well-being … Continue reading Call for Award Nominations

Remember the Sem on Giving Tuesday 2022

The "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" frenzies are all about accumulating the things of this world. Of course, we give thanks to God that He has so blessed us that we can enjoy the goodness of creation. But the world's greatest need is not to get more stuff but to receive the precious Gospel of … Continue reading Remember the Sem on Giving Tuesday 2022

Celebrating the Reformation among the Maasai Tribe in Africa

On 30 October, in the remote region of Kimuka, about an hour's drive from Nairobi, in Kenya, Africa, "A Mighty Fortress is Our God" was sung in Swahili. German sausages and cabbage were consumed on Chapatti bread, Luther's Small Catechism was being shared with tribal Africans, and people of all walks of life came to … Continue reading Celebrating the Reformation among the Maasai Tribe in Africa

Advent Lessons and Carols Service 2022

The seminary community warmly invites you to our service of Advent Lessons and Carols. This treasured annual event takes place this year on the Second Sunday in Advent, 4 December 2022, at 4.00pm. The seminary faculty, staff, students, and Seminary Chorus will be accompanied by organ, violin, and brass. As members of the seminary community … Continue reading Advent Lessons and Carols Service 2022

Sermon: All Saints’ Day 2022, “Blessed are the Dead who Die in the Lord”

The following sermon was preached by Dr Thomas Winger in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service on All Saints' Day, 1 November 2022. Matthew 5:1–12 Dear children of God: How blessed are you? That’s a question that echoes many sermons preached a few weeks ago at Thanksgiving, “what are you thankful for?” … Continue reading Sermon: All Saints’ Day 2022, “Blessed are the Dead who Die in the Lord”

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