Upcoming Events at CTSFW—February 2020

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/events or phone (260) 452-2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time.

Services open to the public in Kramer Chapel and livestreamed online at www.ctsfw.edu/DailyChapel or www.facebook.com/ctsfw unless otherwise indicated.

Saturday, December 14, 4:00 p.m.
Advent Candlelight Evening Prayer
(Choirs of CTSFW)

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

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

Sunday, February 2, 4:00 p.m.
(Note: This service has been paired with a free workshop on funerals; details in the Upcoming Conferences section below)
The Presentation of Our Lord Choral Vespers
(Schola Cantorum; Daniel Eifert, bass)

Sunday, March 22, 4:00 p.m.
Lenten Evening Prayer

Sunday, April 19, 4:00 p.m.
Easter Hymn Festival
(Schola Cantorum)

Friday, May 22, 2:00 p.m.
Graduation Day Organ Recital
(Paul Grime, CTSFW)
No livestream


Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 20, 2020
“Christ’s Work of Creation and Re-Creation” with Dr. Don Wiley will explore some of the parallelism between the days of creation and the events of Holy Week, with a view to Christocentric, Gospel-directed Lenten and Holy Week preaching from Ash Wednesday through Resurrection Sunday.
Cost: $40, includes lunch
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/preachingworkshop

2020 Symposia Series
January 21–24, 2020
The annual four-day Symposia Series is technically made up of two symposias, one on exegetical theology and the other on the Lutheran Confessions. This year’s topics will cover “The Cross, the Atonement, and the Wrath of God” and “Ecclesiology: Locating Confessional Boundaries,” respectively.
Cost: $180 until January 17. Late registrations (including walk-ins) will cost $195. There is an optional reception and banquet for an additional $40.
Livestream Access: $20 (Open for purchase at anytime, including throughout Symposia. Archives of the recorded lectures will be immediately available.)
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia

The Blessings of a Christian Funeral
February 2, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
This workshop presented by Indiana District President, the Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege, will cover the connection between Baptism and death, care for the dying and grieving, biblical passages significant to funerals, and the theological reasons for funeral ceremonies and practices. An evening prayer service featuring Bach Cantata 82 and the Schola Cantorum will follow at 4:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel. More details at www.ctsfw.edu/funeralworkshop.
Registration & Cost: None. Simply come to Luther Hall at 2:00 p.m.

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
February 21–23, 2020
Each confirmation retreat focuses on one of the six chief parts of Luther’s Small Catechism, with catechetical session plus fun evening events and two nights in the dorms. Pastors are encouraged to attend with their confirmation class.
Cost: $110 per individual (catechumen or chaperone), which includes room and board
Register by emailing ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu with the number of male and female students, their t-shirt sizes, and number of chaperones. Payment can be made by calling the Seminary’s cashier or by bringing a check to the retreat.

Prayerfully Consider Visit
April 2–4, 2020
Prospective student campus visit event for men and women in college or older, interested in learning more about becoming a pastor or deaconess. Registration is free and includes both room and board. Spouses and fiancés/fiancées welcome.
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/PCV


Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service
Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. 

Candidate Call Service
Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.

Graduation Day
Friday, May 22, 10 a.m. (Baccalaureate) and 4:00 p.m. (Graduation Exercises)


Continuing Education 2020 Season
Registration for a number of sites will be available by Symposia. Check back at www.ctsfw.edu/CE next week.

Christ Academy: Timothy School
June 14–27
Summer learning retreat for theologically-minded men in high school.
Apply: www.ctsfw.edu/CATS.

Christ Academy: Phoebe School
June 17–27
Summer learning retreat for theologically-minded women in high school.
Apply: www.ctsfw.edu/CAPS.

Basic Level Organists and Service Playing for Pianists Workshop
June 15–19
This workshop will provide basic training on how the organ works, choosing appropriate registrations, pedal playing, and how to lead the singing of hymns and liturgy through effective playing. Pianists will learn the same leadership concepts on the piano.
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/musicianworkshops

Intermediate and Advanced Level Organist Workshop
June 22–26
Workshop topics will include creative hymn introductions, making informed choices about organ repertoire, and strategies for leading challenging hymns. At this level of playing and experience, instruction is customized to the abilities of each student.
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/musicianworkshops