Upcoming Events at CTSFW—December 2017

Communicants kneel at the railing during Chapel Advent service.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.  For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time.

On November 28, CTSFW will participate in Giving Tuesday, an online donation event that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Built on the theme “Serving Future Servants,” CTSFW will create an emergency care fund for students. Operating under the Student Adoption Program, the new fund will allow the CTSFW Financial Aid Office to assign money as needed, when most needed, whether for a situation as serious as a medical emergency, as frustrating as car trouble for a fieldworker trying to reach his or her fieldwork church or as simple as an unexpected bill. For updates on the campaign, visit www.facebook.com/ctsfw or type “#servingfutureservants” into the Facebook search bar.

The last Seminary Guild meeting of the year, “Christmas with the Kantorei,” will be held in Kramer Chapel on December 12 at 1:00 p.m. Fellowship with the Guild while enjoying the beautiful music provided by the Kantorei. For more information, contact CTSFW Guild President Joyce West at joyciew43@gmail.com or 419.258.2232.

Music Events
All the following music events take place in Kramer Chapel and are open to the public.

Saturday, December 9
4:00 p.m.
Advent Candlelight Evening Prayer
Choirs of CTSFW

Sunday, January 14
4:00 p.m.
Epiphany Evening Prayer
Seminary Kantorei

Wednesday, January 17
5:00 p.m.
Symposia Choral Vespers
Seminary Schola Cantorum

Thursday, January 18
5:00 p.m.
Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital
Rev. Timothy Frank

Lenten Preaching Workshop
Monday, January 15, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Theme: A Return from Exile: A Lenten Journey
Lent is a 40-day journey of repentance, a time to consider the sin and shame that brought Jesus to the cross. Prof. Pulse will use biblical motifs to connect this Lenten journey to Exodus and the 40 years the Israelites wandered the wilderness while anticipating their entrance into the Promised Land.
Presenter: Prof. Jeffrey H. Pulse, CTSFW associate professor of Exegetical Theology
Materials: “A Return from Exile: A Lenten Journey,” 2018 Lenten series from Concordia Publishing House
Fee: $40 (includes lunch)
Registration: To register online, go to www.ctsfw.edu/Lenten-workshops.
For any other questions or concerns, contact LeeAnna Rondot at LeeAnna.Rondot@ctsfw.edu or 260.452.2204.

Symposia Series 2018
33rd Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
January 16–17
“The Communion of Saints: Called Into Fellowship”

41st Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
January 17–19
“Confessional Lutheran Reflections on the Moral Life”

The 33rd Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology will present on “Community in Crisis: Finding Communion Through Lament,” “Unity in the Body of Christ: The Mystery of the Communion of Saints,” “Font, Altar, Confession: Incarnational-Christological Definitions of the Church” and other similar topics. Immediately following, the 41st Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions will cover such timely subjects as euthanasia, modern sexuality and how to engage society as a member of the Church. Besides the many members of the CTSFW faculty, several other prominent theologians make up the list of speakers this year.
For more information on the speakers, topics, schedule and accommodations, visit www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia. Online registration is also available through this link.

Public Lecture Series
On Sunday, January 21, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., Dr. Timo Laato, professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg, Sweden, will lecture on the topic, “The Current State of Lutheran Churches in Scandinavian Countries.” Unlike the majority of the public lecture series, this presentation will not be broadcast live. To hear the lecture, listeners will need to attend in person at Sihler Auditorium.

LOOKING AHEAD

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
We Believe: Why the Creed Matters Today
February 16–18, 2018
Presenter: Rev. Matthew Wietfeldt, director of Christ Academy
Retreat Fee: $110 per person (includes on-campus housing and meals)
Registration: Email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or call 260.452.2204.

Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit
March 14–17, 2018
Free of charge, this four-day event allows men and women considering a vocation in church work to visit the campus in order to explore the pastoral and diakonal formation that happens at CTSFW. For more information, go to www.ctsfw.edu/PCV.

Phoebe Academy High School
June 17–24, 2018
This one-week summer retreat is for high-school-aged women considering diakonal ministry as a possible vocation. For more information, go to www.ctsfw.edu/PAHS.

Christ Academy High School
June 17–30, 2018
A two-week summer retreat for high-school-aged men considering pastoral ministry as a possible vocation. For more information, go to www.ctsfw.edu/CAHS.