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[August 7, 2017 | No Comment | ]

UPDATE (August 8): Police have now confirmed that there was no threat connected with the delivery.
LOUIS, Missouri – The bomb squad was called to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri on August 7, 2017 following the discovery of a suspicious package in the mailroom. Several buildings were evacuated and the campus was put in lockdown.
Bomb technicians determined the package was not explosive but initially said it was a “threatening package” and “meant to cause alarm.” Police backtracked that assessment later, saying the package was in fact an expected delivery …


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[July 4, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – As part of this year’s celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario) will hold a conference exploring the Reformation’s impact on parish life. The conference “The Reformation of Worship and Preaching” will take place September 10-11, 2017.
Two guest speakers will headline the event: Rev. Dr. Jobst Schöne, Bishop Emeritus of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany and Rev. Dr. Fredrik Sidenvall, Principal at L.M. Engstöms Gymnasium, Lutheran High School in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The conference will begin following the …


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[May 29, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) two seminaries have held their annual convocation services for 2017, during which time pastoral candidates received their first calls. Vicars also received their vicarage assignments, and one diaconal student received her placement.
Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) held its Sacred Convocation for their 33rd Academic Year on May 25, 2017. Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (CLTS – St. Catharines, Ontario) held its annual Call Service on May 27, 2017. First calls for graduating pastoral candidates are as follows:

Andrew Cottrill (CLTS) to Zion Lutheran (Yorkton, Saskatchewan)
Kirk Radford …


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[May 19, 2017 | No Comment | ]

CANADA – Lutheran Church–Canada’s (LCC) two seminaries are preparing for their upcoming convocation services, during which time pastoral candidates will receive their first calls. Vicars will also receive their vicarage assignments and one diaconal student will receiver her internship placement.
Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) will hold the Sacred Convocation for their 33rd Academic Year on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert Tegler Student Centre of Concordia University of Edmonton. Rev. Dr. Karl Keller will serve as guest preacher for the event. The seminary will recognize …


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[May 18, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ONLINE – Concordia Lutheran Seminary (CLS – Edmonton) has announced that its next Quest Course will focus on “Martin Luther’s Road to Reformation, 1483-1521” and be taught by Rev. Dr. John A. Maxfield. The free course is scheduled for Wednesday nights in October 2017, with live-streaming online for those unable to attend in person.
“What better way to celebrate the Reformation 500 anniversary than to learn about the man who started it all?” asks promotional material. “In this course we will examine Martin Luther’s life and the development of his theology …


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[April 7, 2017 | No Comment | ]

ST. CATHARINES, Ontario – Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada (LWMLC) hosted its annual vicars’ dinner for students of Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary (St. Catharines, Ontario) on March 24, 2017.
The dinner was held at Christ Lutheran Church in St. Catharines. LWMLC President Iris Barta spoke on the multifaceted work of the women’s missionary league, and presented each vicar with a gift bag of LWMLC materials illustrating the depth of resources the organization provides the Canadian church.
CLTS has one regular vicar available for placement this year: Matthew Fenn, a native of Windsor. He …


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