Upcoming Events at CTSFW—April 2018

Kramer Chapel.

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.

Upcoming Spring Fundraiser: Tools for the Ministry
From April 9–May 7, CTSFW will run a month-long fundraiser to help equip this year’s graduating class with the tools they need as they graduate and either enter into the Office of Holy Ministry or begin their diakonal service. Last year, this spring fundraiser raised money to help equip first year students beginning four years of training with Greek books through the Logos project. This year our goal is to equip those who have completed their training and are about to begin their service to the Church.

Funds will go towards the purchase of gift cards, allowing students to purchase exactly what they need, from communion sets to stoles to additional books for learning, and any other materials they need to minister to and serve God’s people. More information, including how to join our efforts, will become available as the start date approaches. To keep up-to-date, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CTSFW.

Seminary Guild
The last Seminary Guild meeting of the year, the annual Spring Luncheon, will take place on Tuesday, April 10, at 12:00 p.m. 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.

Music Events
Sunday, March 18, 4:00 p.m.
Lenten Evening Prayer
Seminary Kantorei
This worship service in Kramer Chapel is the last stop in the Kantorei’s Lenten Tour. This service is open to the public and will be livestreamed at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/CTSFW.

Sunday, April 22, 4:00 p.m.
Easter Choral Vespers
Seminary Schola Cantorum
Open to the public and livestreamed at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/CTSFW.

Friday, May 18, 3:00 p.m.
Commencement Organ Recital
Kantor Matthew Machemer
Though open to the public in Kramer Chapel, this performance will not be livestreamed.

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.

The Pastoral Ministry and Missions Department is sponsoring a public convocation on Wednesday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m. in Loehe 7. Dr. Joshua C. Miller of Augsburg University will speak on “Pastoral Care and Preaching in Light of the Hidden God.” This talk will not be livestreamed, though all are welcome to come and join us in person.

Assignment and Call Services
All services take place in Kramer Chapel and 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

Alumni Reunion Events
The 2018 Alumni Reunion Golf Outing will be on Wednesday, May 16 at the Cherry Hill Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana. All area pastors are invited to this alumni event, regardless of alma mater. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m., lunch is at 11:15 a.m. and tee-off starts at 12:15 p.m. Golfers will play a scramble format, to accommodate all skill levels.

To register, go to https://my.ctsfw.edu/alumni-reunion/register. The $15 cost includes lunch, complimentary beverages and 18 holes of golf. For any additional questions or concerns, contact the Rev. Dr. Timothy Puls at alumni@ctsfw.edu, or by calling 260.452.2260.

Following the golf outing, this year’s Alumni Reunion will be on Thursday and Friday, May 17 and 18, for the class years ending in eight and three. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. on May 17 and concludes with commencement at 6:00 p.m. on May 18. To view the schedule or to register online, go to www.ctsfw.edu/ctsfw-events/alumni-reunion.

For additional questions or concerns about either of these events, contact LeeAnna Rondot at LeeAnna.Rondot@ctsfw.edu or 260.452.2204.

Graduation events take place on Friday, May 18.

Baccalaureate, 10:00 a.m.
Commencement Organ Recital, 3:00 p.m.
Graduation Exercises, 6:00 p.m.


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.