Upcoming Events at CTSFW—October 2018

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


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

November 4, 4:30 p.m. Organ Recital (no livestream); Lynne Davis
November 4, 7:30 p.m. Choral Vespers with Bach Cantata 106; Schola Cantorum
November 5, 5:00 p.m. Choral Evening Prayer
November 5, 7:30 p.m. Hymn Festival; Kantorei
December 8, 4:00 p.m. Advent Candlelight Evening Prayer; Choirs of CTSFW
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
March 20, 11:00 a.m. Lecture/Recital Convocation: Church Music for Lent
April 28, 4:00 p.m. Easter Evening Prayer; Kantorei
May 17, 3:30 p.m. Graduation Day Organ Recital; Kantor Kevin Hildebrand


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

October 9, 9:00 a.m. in the Student Commons (Donation Day)
Join the women of the Seminary Guild for this annual tradition of giving to the Seminary’s Food & Clothing Co-op. The day features the presentation of LWML mission grants, tours of the co-ops, lunch, keynote speaker Dr. Gary Zieroth, and also serves as an excellent time to drop off food or clothing items. Cost for registration is $12.00 per person. For questions or to RSVP, email semguild@ctsfw.edu or call (260) 485-0209. You can also register by filling out and mailing in the 2018 Donation Day Registration Invitation Brochure available HERE.

November 13, 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall
December 11, 1:00 p.m. Christmas with the Kantorei in Kramer Chapel
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 and (260) 485-0209.


 October 24, 11:00 a.m. in Classroom L-7
Comforting the Heart of Hearing: Distinguishing Law and Gospel as Pastoral Care
The Rev. Dr. John D. Koch, Jr. will speak on the distinction between Law and Gospel, particularly as it pertains to pastoral care, during this hour-long public convocation. All are welcome. 


Lutheranism & the Classics V: Arguing with the Philosophers
September 27 and 28
This learning conference will take a look at how Luther and the reformers both dealt with and used the ancient philosophers. To learn more about the keynote speakers, the schedule, and to access the papers that will be featured and presented click here.
Cost: $120 for regular admission; $60 for CCLE registrants; $45 for university students; $30 for high school students; free for CTSFW and CSL students
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/Classics

Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
September 28–30
Led by an ordained pastor, this weekend retreat is open to students currently receiving confirmation instruction from his or her pastor.
Cost: $110 per person; includes on-campus housing and meals
Register by email at ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu

Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit
October 17–20
This is an opportunity for second-career men and women and college students to explore and learn more about the Office of Holy Ministry and diaconal service.
Cost: Free; on-campus housing and meals provided
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/PCV

Christ Academy: College
October 25–28
For college students interested in learning more about the vocation of pastor or deaconess, this is an opportunity for participants to attend classes, meet faculty and students, worship in Kramer Chapel, and learn about the scripturally-rich theological education offered at CTSFW.
Cost: Free; on-campus housing and meals provided
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/CAC

 Luther Hostel: Suffering and the Theology of the Cross
October 31–November 2
All people go through suffering to some extent, whether in health, finances, relationships, or spiritual issues. The Church itself will have ups and downs in the days ahead, but by understanding suffering through the theology of the cross—that is, that Christ never abandons His people but rather bears us through our suffering—we also see the joy that we have in the Christian life.
Cost: $200; registration also gives attendees a 50% discount code for the Good Shepherd Institute conference that follows
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/LutherHostel

Good Shepherd Institute: Let Us Pray: The Church at Prayer
November 4–6
The 19th annual Good Shepherd Institute conference includes lectures on the Lutheran theology of prayer, praying as a part of the Body of Christ, praying the Psalms, and the powerful words of Christian hymnody. There will also be multiple music and worship opportunities, and sectionals that cover a variety of topics on both prayer and worship.
Cost: $130 to $65, depending on eligible discounts; free for seminary and undergraduate students; meals available at additional cost
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/GSI

Advent Preaching Workshop: I Can(’t) Wait!
November 6, 1:30–8:30 p.m.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ryan Tietz
Cost: $40; includes dinner
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/PreachingWorkshop


Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 14, 2019
Speaker: Rev. Reed Lessing
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/PreachingWorkshop

34th Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
Soaring Like an Eagle: Themes in the Gospel of John
January 15–16, 2019
Registration is not yet open.

42nd Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
The 500th Anniversary of the Leipzig Debate: The Question of Authority in the Church
January 16–18, 2019
Registration is not yet open.

Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
February 15–17, 2019
The Rev. Dr. Arthur Just will lead this weekend retreat for students currently receiving confirmation instruction on the topic of Baptism. Register by emailing ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu.

 Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit
March 13–16, 2019
Open to both second-career men and women as well as to college students considering a future vocation as a pastor or deaconess. Registration will open when the Fall Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit concludes.

 Christ Academy: Timothy School
June 16–29, 2019
Summer learning retreat for high-school aged men. Learn more and register at www.ctsfw.edu/CATS

Christ Academy: Phoebe School
June 16–29, 2019
Summer learning retreat for high-school aged women. Learn more and register at www.ctsfw.edu/CAPS