Upcoming Events at CTSFW—January 2018

A closeup on a frozen tree branch on the CTSFW campus.

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.

Kantorei Epiphany Tour 2018
The Seminary Kantorei will present music of the Christmas and Epiphany seasons during their 2018 tour, on January 3–7 and 14. The 14-voice choir, led by Kantor Kevin J. Hildebrand, will follow the schedule below. For more information, view the entire schedule in detail by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 3, 7:00 p.m.
St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cabot, Pennsylvania

Thursday, January 4, 7:00 p.m.
Martini Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Maryland

Friday, January 5, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, 9:30 a.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Virginia

Sunday, January 7, 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
St. John Lutheran Church in Massillon, Ohio

Sunday, January 14, 4:00 p.m.
Kramer Chapel at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne
Epiphany Evening Prayer
The service is open to the public and will be livestreamed at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/CTSFW.

Additional Music Events
Wednesday, January 17, 5:00 p.m.
Symposia Choral Vespers
Seminary Schola Cantorum
Open to the public in Kramer Chapel and livestreamed at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/CTSFW.

Thursday, January 18, 5:00 p.m.
Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital
Rev. Timothy Frank
Though open to the public in Kramer Chapel, this performance will not be livestreamed.

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. Dr. 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: Dr. 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 in Luther Hall.

Seminary Guild
Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 p.m.
With Dr. Cameron MacKenzie

Tuesday, March 13, 1:00 p.m.
Student Focus Meeting

Tuesday, April 10, 12:00 p.m.
Spring Luncheon

All gatherings take place on the CTSFW campus in Luther Hall. To learn more about the Seminary Guild and their work serving the needs of the students, visit www.ctsfw.edu/seminary-guild. For any additional questions, contact Guild President Joyce West at joyciew43@gmail.com or by calling 419.258.2232.

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.

LOOKING AHEAD

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.

Public Lecture Series
On Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m., Dr. David Scaer, professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, will lecture on “The Resurrection of Jesus: The Current Relevance of the Ancient Accounts.” All are invited to come to Luther Hall to listen in person or to visit www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel or www.facebook.com/CTSFW where it will be streamed live.

Assignment and Call Services
All services will be available online, streaming at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/CTSFW.

April 24, 7:00 p.m.
Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service

April 25, 7:00 p.m.
Candidate Call Service

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.