Upcoming Events at CTSFW—September 2019

Students line up outside Kramer Chapel for Opening Service in 2018.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.


Registration is open for continuing education sites across the country, covering a variety of subjects taught by faculty from CTSFW and other theologians. The current list of locations, times, topics, and teachers can be viewed HERE. Learn more and register for courses at www.ctsfw.edu/CE.


  • Monday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. OPENING SERVICE
  • Sunday, September 29, 4:00 p.m. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS CHORAL VESPERS (Schola Cantorum and Bach Ensemble)
  • Thursday, October 31, 7:00 p.m. CHORAL CONCERT: WINDSBACHER KNABENCHOR (Boys Choir of Windsbach, Germany)
  • Sunday, November 10, 4:30 p.m. ORGAN RECITAL (Tom Mueller, Concordia University Irvine)
  • Sunday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. CHORAL VESPERS (Schola Cantorum)
  • Monday, November 11, 5:00 p.m. CHORAL EVENING PRAYER (Children’s Choir of St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, Michigan)
  • 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 (Kantorei)
  • Thursday, January 23, 4:00 p.m. SYMPOSIA VESPERS & ORGAN RECITAL
  • 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 (Kantorei)
  • Sunday, April 19, 4:00 p.m. EASTER HYMN FESTIVAL (Schola Cantorum)


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

Luther Hostel
Genesis: The Original vs. Revelation: 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 Genesis vs. Revelation, or creation and the new creation.
Cost: $200, includes meals
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/LutherHostel

Good Shepherd Institute
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 Jarsolav Vajda), plus how hymnody informs our present and guides our future. Special music will also 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 covered and 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


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 with the number of male and female students, their T-shirt sizes, and number of 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


Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 20, 2020
Register: www.ctsfw.edu/preachingworkshop

2020 Symposia Series
January 21–24, 2020
Early Bird Registration Open: www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
February 21–23, 2020

Prayerfully Consider Visit
April 2–4, 2020