Upcoming Events at Concordia Theological Seminary

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Ind. For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu, or phone 260-452-2100.

Spring 2013 Placement Services: The Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service will take place Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel and the Candidate Call Service follows on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel. The Deaconess Placement Service takes place on Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. in Kramer Chapel. The Rev. Mark Miller, Central Illinois District president, will serve as preacher for the Vicarage/Deaconess Internship Assignment service and the Rev. John Wille, South Wisconsin District president, will preach for the Candidate Placement service. The services will be live streamed via the Internet by going to www.ctsfw.edu.

Our Celebration Brunch will be Sunday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Katherine Luther Dining Hall. Fort Wayne’s Shepherd’s Brass will provide entertainment. Tickets are $16.00/adults; $15.00/age 60+; and $5.00/children 5–12; no charge/children 4 and under. We gladly accept cash and checks as payment for brunch, but cannot accept credit cards. For additional information on the brunches, please call 260-452-2204.

CTS Reunion to Celebrate Ministry, Friends, Memories: An alumni reunion will be hosted by Concordia Theological Seminary, May 16-17 for the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003. A schedule of the reunion events and online registration can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/Alumni. Those interested may also email Alumni@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2260.

End of Academic Year Events
May 17:
Baccalaureate Service, 10:00 a.m., Kramer Chapel
Organ Recital, 3:00 p.m., Kramer Chapel
Commencement Exercises, 6:00 p.m., Kramer Chapel
Baccalaureate and Commencement will be available live via the Internet at www.ctsfw.edu. 

Continuing Education: Pastors, deaconesses and all church workers serve their congregations year-round and Concordia Theological Seminary offers continuing education opportunities to support them as they serve. The list of Continuing Education sites can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/CE. Be sure to check the site often as specific information for each site will be posted as it becomes available. You may also email CE@ctsfw.edu or phone Kara Mertz at 260-452-2103 for additional information.

Registration for Christ Academy—High School 2013 is open. For two weeks each summer, high school-aged men of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are offered the opportunity to delve deeper into their faith, enjoy the seminary experience and make friendships that will last a lifetime while attending Christ Academy—High School. This year’s event takes place June 16–29 on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Space is limited, so be sure to get your registration in early. Information concerning the registration process may be found at www.ctsfw.edu/ChristAcademy. If you know of a young man who may be interested in this opportunity please contact Christ Academy Student Director, Chad Smith at ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu or 260-452-3140.

Organist Workshops this summer at CTS:
Level II for Organists
June 17–21, 2013
Organist instructor:
Kantor Richard Resch
Theology instructor: Dr. Arthur Just
For intermediate-level organists who have completed Level I. Daily sessions on the Theology of Worship, Church Year and Hymnology will be offered. Kantor Resch will also lead sessions on the playing of hymns, liturgy, intonations, chorale preludes, church’s songs for children, leading hymns, chorale literature and the organist as choir director.

Primer Level for Organists and Service Playing for Pianists
June 24–28, 2013
Organist instructor:
Kantor Kevin Hildebrand
Theology instructor: Kantor Richard Resch
This dual-track workshop is intended for novice organists as well as musicians who play pianos or electronic keyboards for worship services. Organists who have had little or no formal training, who have been drafted into playing the organ, who do not play pedals or use only one foot are ideal candidates. Pianists who play for worship will learn more about how to lead congregational singing of hymns and liturgy from the piano. All students will have group classes in theology and hymnody with Kantor Resch. Pianists and organists will meet separately with Kantor Hildebrand and Dr. Grime to learn more about service playing on their respective instruments.

For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/OrganWorkshops, email Music@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224.