Upcoming Events at CTSFW—January 2019

Luther statue stands in the foreground of the CTSFW campus; Kramer Chapel is just visible far behind it.

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.


All events take place in Kramer Chapel, unless otherwise indicated, and are open to the public. We will also livestream these events at www.ctsfw.edu/daily-chapel and www.facebook.com/ctsfw, except for the Kantorei tours and the organ recitals.

January 4, 4:45 p.m. Evening Prayer with Christmas Lessons and Carols
January 13, 4:00 p.m. Epiphany Evening Prayer; Kantorei
January 16, 5:15 p.m. Symposia Choral Vespers; Schola Cantorum
January 17, 4:00 p.m. Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital (no livestream)
February 17, 4:00 p.m. Choral Vespers; Schola Cantorum
February 23–March 1 Kantorei Tour to Florida; details HERE
March 20, 11:00 a.m. Lecture/Recital Convocation: Church Music for Lent
April 24–28 Kantorei Easter Tour; location and times not yet available
April 28, 4:00 p.m. Easter Evening Prayer; Kantorei
May 17, 3:30 p.m. Graduation Day Organ Recital; Kantor Kevin Hildebrand (no livestream)


Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month during the academic year (except for January). Meetings typically begin with a presentation and conclude with a report on the work and ongoing projects of the Guild. Times and locations are:

February 12, 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall
March 12, 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall
April 9, 12:00 p.m. Spring Luncheon in Luther Hall

To learn more, go to www.ctsfw.edu/SemGuild. The Guild can also be reached at SemGuild@ctsfw.edu or (260) 485-0209.


Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 14, 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Topic: Let My People Go! (Sermon series based on Exodus)
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing
Cost: $40, includes lunch
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/PreachingWorkshop

Symposia Series, January 15–18
The annual Symposia Series at CTSFW is composed of two symposia, one on exegetical theology (now in its 34th year) and a second on the Lutheran Confessions (in its 42nd year). Guest speakers and faculty from CTSFW and other theological institutions will lecture on the following themes:

Exegetical Theology: Soaring like an Eagle: Themes in the Gospel of John
Lutheran Confessions: The Leipzig Debate: The Meaning of Biblical Authority

To register and to learn more about the speakers, schedule, available ticket discounts, and lodging information, go to www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia. For any additional questions or concerns, write to Symposia@ctsfw.edu or call (260) 452-2204.

Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
February 15–17
The Rev. Dr. Arthur Just will teach on the topic of Baptism during this weekend retreat for youth currently receiving confirmation instruction. Register by emailing ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu. You can also learn more about the Confirmation Retreat at www.ctsfw.edu/Confirmation.

Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit
March 21–23
This three-day campus visit runs twice a year (once in the spring and again in the fall) and is open to both second-career men and women as well as to college students considering a future vocation as a pastor or deaconess. Prospective students will stay in the dorms, eat in the dining hall, and explore and experience life as a Seminary student at no cost. Spouses and fiancés/fiancées are welcome.

To register, go to www.ctsfw.edu/PCV. For questions or concerns, contact Admission@ctsfw.edu or (800) 481-2155.


Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service
Monday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.

Candidate Call Service
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

Golf Outing & Alumni Reunion, May 15–17, www.ctsfw.edu/Alumni
Baccalaureate, May 17, 10:00 a.m.
Graduation Exercises, May 17, 6:00 p.m.


Christ Academy: Timothy School
June 16–29
Summer learning retreat for high-school-aged men. Learn more and register at www.ctsfw.edu/CATS.

Christ Academy: Phoebe School
June 16–29
Summer learning retreat for high-school-aged women. Learn more and register at www.ctsfw.edu/CAPS.

Organist Workshop: Primer Level for Organists & Service Playing for Pianists
June 17–21

Organist Workshop: Intermediate Level for Organists
June 24–28