Upcoming Events at CTSFW—May 2017

Kramer Chapel on a sunny day

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.

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 congregations 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 20.

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 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.  Information concerning the registration process can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/ChristAcademy.  Email ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu or 800.481.2155 for additional information.

Music Events at the Seminary
April 23
Easter Choral Vespers with the Seminary Schola Cantorum
Kramer Chapel
4:00 p.m.
These services will be broadcast live at www.facebook.com/ctsfw. For additional information on these services, email Music@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2224.

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”
CTSFW President 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 LeeAnna.Rondot@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2204.

Alumni reunions will be hosted by Concordia Theological Seminary, May 18–19, for the classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012.
In addition to the Lutheran Church Extension Fund Alumni Banquet, Baccalaureate Matins and Commencement, there will be plenty of opportunities for campus tours and to visit with former classmates and professors as we celebrate ministry, friends and memories. All attendees are invited to the President’s Luncheon honoring the members of the classes being recognized this year for their years of service as faithful servants of Jesus Christ.
For further information email Alumni@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2204. More details and online registration may be found at www.ctsfw.edu/Alumni.

Nationally-known comedian, The “Great Cris” Larsen, will be performing at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Thursday, May 18, at 8:00 p.m. The show will take place in Sihler Auditorium on the CTSFW campus, 6600 N. Clinton St.  Tickets for the performance are $15, with a portion of the ticket price going to benefit the CTSFW Student Association. The ticket price includes a pre-show reception at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Commons where attendees will have the opportunity to meet Larsen. To purchase tickets email CommunityServices@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2204.

Commencement Day Events
Friday, May 19
Baccalaureate
10:00 a.m.
Organ Recital
3:00 p.m.
Commencement Ceremony
6:00 p.m.
All three events take place in Kramer Chapel. Baccalaureate and Commencement and will be broadcast live at www.ctsfw.edu.

CTSFW Continuing Education offerings for both church workers and laypeople begin in May and run through August in over 20 locations from California to Iowa to North Carolina. Topics include “Christianity in Conflict,” “Liturgy: Yesterday, Today and Forever,” “Are Today’s Ears Hearing the Timeless Message?” and more. The courses are taught by members of the CTSFW faculty, as well as pastors and theologians of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For a complete listing of locations and topics go to www.ctsfw.edu/CE.

Musician Workshops at CTSFW
Basic Level Organists and Service Playing for Pianists

June 19–23
Many organists, whether recently drafted into playing or who have been on the bench for quite a while, have had very little or no basic training in how the instrument works, how to choose appropriate registrations, how to play pedals with both feet or how to lead the singing of hymns and liturgy through effective playing. This workshop covers these basic items. Additionally, pianists will learn the same concepts of how to lead congregational singing of hymns and liturgy from the piano.

Intermediate & Advanced Level Organists
June 26–30
For organists who have the basics covered but desire to improve their skills of playing hymns and liturgy. Topics will also include creative hymn introductions, making informed choices about organ repertoire and strategies for leading challenging hymns.
For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/MusicWorkshops or connect with the CTSFW Music Department at MusicWorkshops@ctsfw.edu or 260.452.2224.

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.