Upcoming Events at CTSFW—March 2017

Rainbow over Kramer Chapel

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)—Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time.

CTSFW President Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. will be the preacher on “Worship for Shut-Ins,” Sunday, February 26. Click here to see options for viewing the program. Lutheran Ministries Media Inc., which produces “Worship for Shut-Ins,” is located on the CTSFW campus.

Registration Now Open for Christ Academy High School (CAHS) and Phoebe Academy High School (PAHS) 2017.
Phoebe Academy—High School, June 18–25, provides an opportunity for high school women to learn about the vocation of deaconess in the church from a theological perspective. The schedule for the event and the registration form can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/PAHS. Email PhoebeAcademy@ctsfw.edu or phone 800.481.2155 for additional information.
Christ Academy—High School, June 18–July 1. 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. Space is limited, so be sure to get your registration in early. Information concerning the registration process can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/ChristAcademy. Email ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu or 800.481.2155 for additional information.

Bach in Fort Wayne is an opportunity for college-aged singers (age 18–25) to sing Bach Cantata 137, “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” for a special Sunday observance of the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession, June 25, 2017, at two Lutheran churches in Fort Wayne. Singers need not be enrolled in an academic program. The choir and soloists will be selected by audition. The choir will be directed by CTSFW Kantor Kevin Hildebrand.
Those interested in auditioning need to submit an application, a recommendation and an audio or video audition. Complete information on the submission process is found at www.ctsfw.edu/BachInFortWayne. Deadline for application is April 1.

The Kantorei of Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, will be presenting its annual Lenten Tour for congregations in Indiana, North Carolina and Tennessee, March 5–12. The Kantorei is a men’s choir of CTSFW students studying for the pastoral ministry. They represent the Seminary on two annual tours, sing for daily chapel services, seasonal Choral Vespers and other events. A full listing of congregations the Kantorei will visit can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/LentenTour. Additional information is available by emailing Music@ctsfw.edu or phoning 260.452.2224.

Seminary Guild
March 14
Reformation Focus
Rev. Dr. Benjamin Mayes
CTSFW Assistant Professor of Historical Theology
Luther Hall
1:00 p.m.
If you would like more information concerning the Guild, please contact the Seminary Guild President, Joyce West, at 419.258.2232 or joyciew43@gmail.com.

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
March 17–19
Theme: The Lord’s Supper: Where Heaven and Earth Converge
Presenter: Rev. Michael Frese, associate pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne Retreat Fee: $110/person, includes on-campus housing and meals.
Register: Email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2204.
This retreat is open to students who are currently receiving confirmation instruction from their pastor.

As part of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, will host a free screening of Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World. The film will be shown on Sunday, March 19, at 4:00 p.m. in Sihler Auditorium on the CTSFW campus, 6600 N. Clinton St. Seating is limited, so free tickets must be reserved at CTSFW.NewLutherMovie.com. A preview of the movie is also available at this site.

Music Events at the Seminary
(These services will be broadcast live at www.facebook.com/ctsfw.)
Sunday, March 26
Lenten Evening Prayer with the Seminary Kantorei
Kramer Chapel
Fort Wayne, Indiana
4:00 p.m.

April 23
Easter Choral Vespers with the Seminary Schola Cantorum
Kramer Chapel
4:00 p.m.
For additional information on these services, email Music@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2224.

Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit
March 30–April 1
This event allows men and women, and their families, to explore the pastoral and diakonal formation happening at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, and provides a time for contemplation on the vocations of pastor and deaconess. There is no fee for this event. On-campus meals and housing are provided free of charge. For additional information go to www.ctsfw.edu/PCV, email Admission@ctsfw.edu or phone 800.481.2155.

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

Candidate Call Service
Tuesday, April 25
Kramer Chapel
7:00 p.m.
Both services will be live streamed at www.ctsfw.edu.

Reformation Lecture Series
April 30
The Reformation After the Reformation: Interpreting Martin Luther After February 18, 1546
Dr. Lawrence R. Rast Jr.
There is no charge for these lectures that take place from 4:00–5:00 p.m. in Luther Hall. If you cannot be with us on campus, you can watch live on the CTSFW Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ctsfw. For additional information email CommunityServices@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2204.

Concordia Theological Seminary Tours is offering a Lands of Luther & Eastern Europe: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation tour, November 11–21, hosted by President and Mrs. Lawrence R. Rast Jr. Join one of the foremost Reformation scholars on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the lands of the Reformation on its 500th anniversary. Walk together through the places where the Gospel was rediscovered, history was made and the world forever changed. Destinations include Berlin, Wittenberg, Eisleben, Leipzig, Eisenach, Erfurt, Prague, Augsburg and Munich. For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/CTSFWTours, email CTSFWTours@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2119.