Upcoming Events at CTSFW—October 2019

First-year seminarians gather before Opening Service for the 174th academic year at CTSFW.

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.

Sunday, September 29, 4:00 p.m.
St. Michael and All Angels Choral Vespers
(Schola Cantorum and Bach Ensemble)

Thursday, October 31, 7:00 p.m.
Windsbacher Knabenchor
Boys Choir of Windsbach, Germany
No livestream

Sunday, November 10, 4:30 p.m.
Organ Recital
(Tom Mueller, Concordia University Irvine)
No livestream

Sunday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.
Chroal Vespers
(Schola Cantorum)

Monday, November 11, 5:00 p.m.
Choral Evening Prayer
(Children’s Choir of St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, Michigan)
No livestream

Monday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.
Hymn Festival
(Kantorei; Kevin Hildebrand and Matthew Machemer, organists)

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
(Schola Cantorum)

Sunday, February 2, 4:00 p.m.
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 (time TBA)
Graduation Day Organ Recital
(Paul Grime, CTSFW)
No livestream


Making Music for the Lord: The Role of Choral Music in the Divine Service According to Chronicles and the New Testament
September 23–25
Dr. John Kleinig will lead this continuing education course on what Chronicles has to say about the divine institution, liturgical function, and theological significance of instrumental music in the Divine Service as well as its impact on the New Testament and the Lutheran Church.
Cost: $150 for pastors/professional church workers; $100 for retired pastors/laypeople
Registration: www.ctsfw.edu/ctsfw-events/continuing-education/fort-wayne-indiana-2/

New Fall Retreat
What in Heaven Is Going On? Christ and the Angels in the Book of Revelation
September 28–29
This new retreat will address the Book of Revelation and the topic of angels. The weekend will also mark the opening of a new art exhibit in the Wayne and Barbara Kroemer Library, titled “With Angels and Archangels,” and we will observe St. Michael and All Angels with a special Choral Vespers service in Kramer Chapel.
Cost: $25, includes lunch on Saturday
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/FallRetreat


Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
October 4–6
Theological learning opportunity for any youth confirmation class, plus an appropriate number of chaperones. Learn more at www.ctsfw.edu/confirmation.
Cost: $110/individual
Register: Email ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu (include the number of male and female participants, their T-shirt sizes, and chaperones)

Prayerfully Consider Visit
October 10–12
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

Christ Academy: College
October 25–27
Free event for prospective students still in college, who are interested in learning more about the vocations of pastor or deaconess. Room and board provided on campus, and spouses as well as fiancés/fiancées are welcome.
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/college


Luther Hostel
Creation and the New Creation
November 6–8
This annual seminary retreat is for both laity and church workers, to learn and gather for worship and fellowship on the campus of CTSFW. Lectures this year will focus on Creation and the New Creation: A Consideration of God’s People in Genesis and Revelation.
Cost: $200, includes meals
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/LutherHostel

Good Shepherd Institute
A Living Tradition and Something New
November 10–12
This year’s conference will focus on the living tradition of the Church’s song through several milestones (the 400th anniversary of Heinrich Schütz’s Psalms of David, the 300th anniversary of Isaac Watt’s collection of psalm paraphrases, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jaroslav Vajda), plus how hymnody informs our present and guides our future. Special music will be presented throughout the conference.
Cost: $130 for first registration and $90 for every additional ticket from the same congregation or family; $75 for Monday-only registration, plus $40 for a banquet ticket. Lunch is included while breakfast and dinner can be purchased at the dining hall for $7.00 and $10.00 respectively; Luther Hostel attendees eligible for a 50% discount.
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/GSI

Advent Preaching Workshop
November 12, 1:30–8:30 p.m.
Sermons for the three midweek services in Advent will examine each of the articles of the Apostles’ Creed through the lens of the central themes of the season.
Cost: $40, includes dinner
Registration: www.ctsfw.edu/PreachingWorkshop

Continuing Education: Elberta, AL
November 20–22
Dr. David Scaer will teach this continuing education course on “Preaching Matthew.” This detailed study on the First Gospel as instruction manual for the early Church will cover a multitude of topics, from Baptism to the Eucharist to the life of Jesus.
Cost: $150 for pastors/professional church workers; $100 for retired pastors/laypeople
Registration: www.ctsfw.edu/ctsfw-events/continuing-education/elberta-alabama/


Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 20, 2020
“Christ’s Work of Creation and Re-Creation” with Dr. Don Wiley
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/preachingworkshop

2020 Symposia Series
January 21–24, 2020
Exegetical Topic: “The Cross, the Atonement, and the Wrath of God”
Lutheran Confessions Topic: “Ecclesiology: Locating Confessional Boundaries”
Early Bird Registration Open: www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
February 21–23, 2020

Prayerfully Consider Visit
April 2–4, 2020