Faculty Call Process Restarts

At its regular meeting on 29 May 2020 the CLTS Board of Regents resolved to restart the call process for a new seminary professor. This decision arose following the news that Rev. Min Kim, who had accepted the call in 2019 but intended to complete his contract as a military chaplain before coming this summer, … Continue reading Faculty Call Process Restarts

Call Service 2020: Homily

The following introduction and homily were delivered by CLTS President Rev. Dr Thomas Winger at the online Call Service Vespers on Friday, 29 May 2020, 7pm, from the Martin Luther Chapel. Welcome and Introductory Remarks The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be … Continue reading Call Service 2020: Homily

Call Service 2020

The joy of the seminary's call service was not diminished by the unusual circumstances that surrounded it. With public services still forbidden in Ontario, the seminary community was unable to gather at a local church for the usual service in which placements would be announced and awards given out. Instead, they heard God's Word, sang … Continue reading Call Service 2020

Pastoral and Vicarage Placements 2020

At the sacred convocation of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, and the Call Service of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary, St. Catharines, both held in limited online fashion on Friday, 29 May 2020, the following placements were announced. More news and photos will follow later. Pastoral Candidate Placements Adam Robert Chandler (CLS) Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Victoria, … Continue reading Pastoral and Vicarage Placements 2020

CLTS Golf Tournament 2020 Cancelled

Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary’s annual golf tournament was scheduled to take place on Monday, 1 June 2020, at Sawmill Golf Course in Fenwick. Unfortunately, though we have waited hopefully for a last minute relaxing of regulations, the tournament will not be able to go ahead. There are currently no plans to reschedule it, but we … Continue reading CLTS Golf Tournament 2020 Cancelled

Call Service 2020 Online

As we recently announced, the seminary's annual Call Service will not take place as a public gathering in the usual way. In its place, we will hold a brief online event on Friday, 29 May 2020, at 7.00pm EDT. Note that this is a change in time from our usual Saturday afternoon service. In this … Continue reading Call Service 2020 Online

Virtual Vicars’ Dinner 2020

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 Virtual Vicars’ Dinner 2020

Remember the Sem on Giving Tuesday “Now”

Giving Tuesday is a charitable tradition meant as an antidote to the frenzied consumerism of "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" each November. Because so many charities are struggling to carry on with their important work under the current pandemic restrictions, CanadaHelps has called for "Giving Tuesday" to be brought forward to 5 May. As Christians … Continue reading Remember the Sem on Giving Tuesday “Now”

Call Service 2020 and Award Recipients

The seminary's annual Call Service was scheduled to take place at Grace Lutheran Church, St. Catharines, on Saturday, 30 May 2020, 4.00pm. Until now we have delayed a decision on cancellation while monitoring the pandemic situation. But it is now clear that the restrictions on such public gatherings in Ontario will not be eased in … Continue reading Call Service 2020 and Award Recipients

Lenten Letter from the Seminary

In this year's Lenten Letter the seminary president, Dr Thomas Winger, encourages you to remember and support the "essential service" that your pastor offers you according to his divine calling. The letter also includes a focus on MTS student Jane Jacob, who is nearing graduation. See the full letter here. The letter will not be … Continue reading Lenten Letter from the Seminary