Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN


Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

Daily Worship

Chapel Schedule

Please note: All times are Eastern
Academic Year (September through May, when classes are in session.)

  • 7:40 a.m.: Matins
  • 10:00 a.m.: Daily Chapel (live streamed when classes are in session.)
  • 6:00 p.m:. Vespers/Evening Prayer (Monday through Thursday)
  • 9:30 p.m.: Compline (Sunday)


  • 9:35 a.m.: Daily Chapel (live streamed)
  • 4:45 p.m.: Afternoon Office

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Wednesday when classes are in session and also on other days when a Feast or Festival occurs. Individual Confession and Absolution is available at scheduled times in the Chapel undercroft.

“We cannot give God anything but praise and thanks, for everything else we recieve from Him, be it grace, words, works, Gospel, faith and all things. Moreover, praising and thanking is also the one proper Christian form of worshipping God.”

Luther, SL 11, 43

At the Center of Campus

Kramer Chapel is the center of the CTSFW campus, both literally and figuratively. Occupying the highest point on campus, it is visible from every direction. More significantly, it’s at the center of our daily life at CTSFW. Each weekday that classes are in session, the campus community gathers in the middle of the morning to receive the Lord’s gifts, a service that you can join via our livestream broadcast. In addition, students gather in smaller numbers early in the morning as well as in the evening, adding our voices to those of faithful Christians around the world as the whole Church continually intercedes on behalf of all those in need.

At the Center of Formation

Given the centrality of the Gospel in the lives of God’s saints, you can understand how essential it is that those who are preparing to serve as pastors and deaconesses themselves spend time gathered together around Word and Sacrament. Services in the chapel, however, are not isolated events. Our whole curriculum is structured on the belief that the Church exists to deliver the life and salvation won by Jesus Christ to all people. And this God does through the proclamation of His Word and the administration of the sacraments. Worship in Kramer Chapel testifies to the significance of this ongoing work of the Church.

At the Center of the Church

Even as we are formed as a campus community, we realize this whole enterprise of forming servants in Jesus Christ is bigger than just us. The hymns, readings and services we use in Kramer Chapel go far beyond this place and time. They connect us to a great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us and whose lives were lived and died as testimonies to the eternal truth. Our worship also connects with the faithful in our own age from every corner of the globe, as we testify to the crucified and risen Christ who serves us even now.

1969-1985 Years of Change at the Seminary

January 17, 2021

175th Anniversary Lecture Series
“1969-1985 Years of Change at the Seminary”—Dr. David P. Scaer
Sihler Auditorium & Live Stream @ ctsfw.edu and Facebook.

2017 Church Interpreter Training Institute

June 25-July 3, 2017

Presented by Lutheran Friends of the Deaf in Mill Neck, NY and by CTSFW.

2018 Advent Preaching Workshop

November 6, 2018

I Can(’t) Wait!
Advent is a time of waiting: waiting for the celebration of our Lord’s first coming, waiting during suffering, waiting for Christ’s second coming.

This preaching workshop will trace the motif of waiting within Isaiah as it moves from Christ’s first Advent to His second.

Kantorei Easter Tour

April 25–April 28, 2019

Join our Kantorei for their 2019 Easter tour!

2019 Lenten Preaching Workshop

January 14, 2019

Rev. Reed Lessing
This workshop will discuss a sermon series from Exodus based on the book Let My People Go!

2021 Organist Workshop

July 26–30, 2021

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

500th Anniversary of the Reformation Service

October 31, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, will serve as preacher.

If you can’t join us on campus the service will be live streamed at www.ctsfw.edu/Daily-Chapel and www.facebook.com/CTSFW.

A Night of Comedy

May 18, 2017

The “Great Cris” Larsen brings good, clean fun to CTSFW.

About CTQ

Learn more about the mission of CTQ and those involved in its publication.

About Our Campus

It’s not just a quiet haven in the middle of a busy city. The CTSFW campus was designed by Eero Saarinen and opened for its first academic year on Sept. 10, 1957. It contains a wealth of art, architecture and history for visitors to enjoy.

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CTSFW is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools and the Higher Learning Commission.

“Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.”

Psalm 96:1-4, ESV