CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

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2021


March

Lenten Vespers
Sunday, March 21, 2021
4:00 p.m.
Join Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW) at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 21, either in person in Kramer Chapel or online via livestream, for a Lenten Choral Vespers. This service also falls on the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach. Music by Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude (one of Bach’s teachers), and Felix Mendelssohn, whose music was influenced greatly by Bach, will be included.  
The Kantorei, Divine Service Choir, soloists, and strings will participate; Dr. Cameron MacKenzie will deliver the homily. Visit ctsfw.edu/dailychapel or facebook.com/ctsfw for the livestream. Please note that for guests attending in person, face coverings are required in all CTSFW buildings, including for chapel services.
Prayerfully Consider Visit
March 18-20, 2021

This free event allows men and women, and their families, to explore the pastoral and diaconal formation happening at Concordia Theological Seminary and gives a time for contemplation on the vocations of pastor and deaconess.

April

Luther on Trial at the Diet of Worms
April 25, 2021
2:30 p.m.

175th Anniversary Lecture Series
“Luther on Trial at the Diet of Worms”—Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie
Sihler Auditorium & Live Stream @ ctsfw.edu and Facebook.

Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
April 9-11, 2021
1:00 p.m.

The confirmation retreat is an opportunity for any youth in confirmation class to come to campus with their pastors for a catechetical retreat, taught and led by an ordained minister.

Easter Hymn Festival with the Schola Cantorum
April 25, 2021
4:00 p.m.

175th Anniversary Music Series
Easter Hymn Festival with the Schola Cantorum
Kramer Chapel & Live Stream @ ctsfw.edu and Facebook.

Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service
April 26, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Kramer Chapel

Candidate Call Service
April 27, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Streamed online through Facebook and the daily chapel page.

May

Baccalaureate
May 21, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Kramer Chapel

Commencement
May 21, 2021
4:00 p.m.

Kramer Chapel

September

Lutheranism and the Classics VI: Beauty
September 30–October 1, 2021

Lutheranism & the Classics is a biennial conference designed for the language and literary scholar with an interest in the Reformation and Lutheranism’s connection with the Greek and Roman classics, focusing on specific topics for each conference. This 6th biennial conference celebrates Lutheranism’s preoccupation with beauty in the past while contemplating its value for the propagation of the faith to present and future generations.

January

Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 18, 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021
Dr. Adam Koontz
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Break
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Dr. Adam Koontz will present “The Priesthood of Jesus in Hebrews and Beyond.”
The atoning sacrifice and victorious resurrection of Jesus is the gospel’s beating heart. Explore how the Letter to the Hebrews connects the priesthood, sacrifices, and services of the Old Testament to Christ’s priesthood, sacrifice, and intercession for His people. Those connections will bring Scripture’s clarity and Christ’s comfort to your congregation this coming Lent and through whatever 2021 brings us.

Symposia
January 19-22

January 19-20, 2021
36th Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
In search of a Red Letter Edition of the Old TEstament: The Centrality of the Son in Biblical Revelation

January 20-22, 2021
44th Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
Concordia Theological Seminary at 175 Years: Its Theology, Faculty, and Students

Epiphany Evening Prayer
January 22
5:00 p.m.

Kantorei

Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital
Thursday, January 23
4:00 p.m.

Kramer Chapel

February

Choral Vespers (for The Presentation of Our Lord with Bach Cantata 82, “Ich habe genug”
February 2
4:00 p.m.

Daniel Eifert, bass
Schola Cantorum

February 2020 Guild Meeting
February 11, 2020
(Tuesday) 1:00 pm EDT

Keynote Speaker: Kim Hosier

Luther Hall
6600 N Clinton St

Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
April 9-11, 2021
1:00 p.m.

The confirmation retreat is an opportunity for any youth in confirmation class to come to campus with their pastors for a catechetical retreat, taught and led by an ordained minister.

March

April

Candidate Call Service
April 27, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Streamed online through Facebook and the daily chapel page.

Summer

Continuing Education

Continue learning from our world-class faculty on the CTSFW campus and at locations around the country.

May

Baccalaureate
May 21, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Kramer Chapel

Commencement
May 21, 2021
4:00 p.m.

Kramer Chapel

June

Continuing Education
June–August 2020

This summer, CTSFW is offering around 30 continuing education sites across the country for theological learning with our faculty and other teachers. Registration has opened for sites in California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska (hosted by the Wyoming District), New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

July

Christ Academy: Phoebe School
June 20 to July 3, 2021.

Phoebe School is a two-week summer conference for high school women interested in theology, liturgical worship and fun. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about becoming a deaconess, trained to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through acts of mercy and human care.

Christ Academy: Timothy School
June 20 - July 3, 2021

Timothy School is a two-week summer conference for high school men interested in theology, liturgical worship and fun. It’s also a great opportunity to explore the Office of Holy Ministry for those considering a future vocation as a pastor.

2020 Organist Workshop
July 27–31, 2020

Students receive customized instruction based on ability level in the following:

  • Registration
  • Keyboard and pedal technique
  • Leading congregational singing at the organ and/or piano through effective playing
  • Hymn introductions
  • Ideas for playing various settings of the Divine Service and daily prayer services (Matins, Vespers, etc.)
  • Repertoire ideas
  • Leading challenging hymns