Upcoming Events at CTSFW—January 2017

Kramer Chapel on a bright, sunny morning.

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.

The Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW) Kantorei will take their service of Epiphany Evening Prayer to congregations in Terre Haute, Indiana, and Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 6–8, 2017. For a listing of congregations to be visited by the Kantorei click here. The choir consists of men studying for the pastoral ministry at CTSFW and is directed by Kantor Kevin J. Hildebrand.

Music Events
(All events take place in Kramer Chapel and all times are Eastern)
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Epiphany Evening Prayer
Seminary Kantorei
4:00 p.m.
(Will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/ctsfw)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Symposia Choral Vespers
Seminary Schola Cantorum
5:00 p.m.
(Will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/ctsfw)

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital
Recitalist: Jacob Weber, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Dearborn, Michigan
5:00 p.m.

Lenten Preaching Workshop
Monday, January 16, 2017
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Theme: Preaching the Penitential Psalms in Lent: “Lord, Have Mercy”
Drawing on Luther’s work on the Psalms, this workshop will seek to equip pastors to preach on the penitential Psalms for the midweek Lenten services. In this year, which marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we will be especially attentive to Luther’s treatment of these Psalms as they proclaim repentance and faith, contrition for our sin and Christ’s unmerited forgiveness. In preparation for the workshop, participants may wish to read Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms by Dennis Ngien (Fortress Press, 2015).
Presenter: Prof. John T. Pless, assistant professor, Pastoral Ministry and Missions, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Fee: $40.00, includes lunch
For additional information and to register online, go to www.ctsfw.edu/Lenten-Workshops, email LeeAnna.Rondot@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2204.

Symposia Series 2017 Marks 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
32nd Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
January 17–18
“The Spirit of Reformation Exegesis Today”

40th Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
January 18–20
“The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation: Continuing the Celebration”
In addition to many members of the CTSFW faculty, several prominent theologians, including the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, will be presenting during this year’s Symposia Series. For online registration, schedule and speaker information, go to www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia.

Reformation Lecture Series
February 12, 2017
The Reformation at 500: Still Worth Celebrating!
Dr. Cameron A. MacKenzie

April 30, 2017
The Reformation After the Reformation: Interpreting Martin Luther After February 18, 1546
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.

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
March 17–19, 2017
The Lord’s Supper: Where Heaven and Earth Converge

Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit
March 30–April 1, 2017

Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service
April 24, 2017
Kramer Chapel
7:00 p.m.

Candidate Call Service
April 25, 2017
Kramer Chapel
7:00 p.m.

Concordia Theological Seminary Tours is offering a Lands of Luther & Eastern Europe: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation tour, November 11–21, 2017, 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.