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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

Sermon: St Michael and All Angels

The following sermon was preached by Dr Thomas Korcok in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service observing the Festival of St Michael and All Angels, 29 September 2020. Rev. 12:7-12 I.N.I. On a recent list of “ultra-edgy” baby names, it was suggest that would-be parents consider the following names: Asa, Ajax, Valor, … Continue reading Sermon: St Michael and All Angels

The Seminary’s Year Gets Going under God’s Grace

We have received regular inquiries from church members about the new academic year at the seminary. We are pleased to report that studies are again underway, as men prepare for the pastoral office and laypeople enrich themselves by studying God's Word. We welcomed the largest intake of new students for many decades, as eleven applicants … Continue reading The Seminary’s Year Gets Going under God’s Grace

Sermon for St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

The following sermon was preached by Dr Harold Ristau in the seminary's Martin Luther Chapel for the divine service on the occasion of St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, 21 September 2020. Eat the scroll (Ezekiel 2:8-3:11) Grace, mercy and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Brothers: Eat the … Continue reading Sermon for St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Mrs Valerie Kramer Enters Heavenly Rest

We recently received the news that Mrs Valerie Kramer, dear wife of Dr Howard Kramer, died and was received by her Lord into her heavenly rest on 3 September 2020. She was given Christian burial on 8 September at Trinity Lutheran Church, Norman, OK. She was 94 years old. Dr Howard Kramer was president of … Continue reading Mrs Valerie Kramer Enters Heavenly Rest