CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

CTSFW

Concordia Theological Seminary – Fort Wayne, IN

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Chapel Schedule

Academic Year (September through May, when classes are in session.)

  • 7:40 a.m.: Matins
  • 10:00 a.m.: Daily Chapel (live streamed when classes are in session.
  • 6:00 p.m:. Vespers/Evening Prayer (Monday through Thursday)
  • 9:30 p.m.: Compline (Sunday)

Summer

  • 9:35 a.m.: Daily Chapel (live streamed)
  • 4:45 p.m.: Afternoon Office

(All times are Eastern)

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Wednesday when classes are in session and also on other days when a Feast or Festival occurs. Individual Confession and Absolution is available at scheduled times in the Chapel undercroft.

Our Lord serves us today through his holy Word and Sacraments. Through these means, He comes among us to deliver His forgiveness and salvation, freeing us from our sins and strengthening us for service to one another and to the world.

Introduction, Lutheran Service Book

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At the Center of Campus

Kramer Chapel is the center of the CTSFW campus, both literally and figuratively. Occupying the highest point on campus, it is visible from every direction. More significantly, it’s at the center of our daily life at CTSFW. Each weekday that classes are in session, the campus community gathers in the middle of the morning to receive the Lord’s gifts, a service that you can join via our livestream broadcast. In addition, students gather in smaller numbers early in the morning as well as in the evening, adding our voices to those of faithful Christians around the world as the whole Church continually intercedes on behalf of all those in need.

At the Center of Formation

Given the centrality of the Gospel in the lives of God’s saints, you can understand how essential it is that those who are preparing to serve as pastors and deaconesses themselves spend time gathered together around Word and Sacrament. Services in the chapel, however, are not isolated events. Our whole curriculum is structured on the belief that the Church exists to deliver the life and salvation won by Jesus Christ to all people. And this God does through the proclamation of His Word and the administration of the sacraments. Worship in Kramer Chapel testifies to the significance of this ongoing work of the Church.

At the Center of the Church

Even as we are formed as a campus community, we realize this whole enterprise of forming servants in Jesus Christ is bigger than just us. The hymns, readings and services we use in Kramer Chapel go far beyond this place and time. They connect us to a great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us and whose lives were lived and died as testimonies to the eternal truth. Our worship also connects with the faithful in our own age from every corner of the globe, as we testify to the crucified and risen Christ who serves us even now.

What is Worship Like in Kramer Chapel?

CTSFW has always been a bastion of traditional Lutheran worship, but there’s a lot of freedom for our congregations to worship in ways that are appropriate and meaningful ways for God’s people to receive His gifts.

“Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.”

Psalm 96:1-4, ESV