Upcoming Events at CTSFW

Update-05-2016-Full-Story

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 or phone 260.452.2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time.

Assignments for vicars, deaconess interns and pastoral ministry candidates will be announced during special services on the Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, campus. For those who cannot join us on campus, the services will be live streamed at www.ctsfw.edu.
Tuesday, April 26
Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service
The Rev. Dr. Brian Saunders, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Iowa District East, will serve as preacher for the service.
Kramer Chapel
7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27
Candidate Call Service
The Rev. Dr. Roger Paavola, president of the LCMS Mid-South District, will be the preacher.
Kramer Chapel
7:00 p.m.

Music Events at the Seminary
April 24

Easter Choral Vespers with the Seminary Schola Cantorum
Kramer Chapel
4:00 p.m.

May 20
Organ Recital with CTSFW Kantor Kevin Hildebrand
Kramer Chapel
3:00 p.m.
For additional information on these services, email Music@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2224.

CTSFW Continuing Education offerings for both church workers and laypeople begin in May and run through October in nearly 30 locations from California to Iowa to North Carolina. Topics include “Theological Ethics,” “Confronting Confusion About the End-Times,” “Ministry for Combat Veterans and Their Families” and more. The courses are taught by members of the CTSFW faculty, as well as pastors and theologians of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. For a complete listing of locations and topics go to www.ctsfw.edu/CE.

Alumni reunions will be hosted by Concordia Theological Seminary, May 19–20, 2016, for the classes of 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.
In addition to the Lutheran Church Extension Fund Alumni Banquet, Baccalaureate Matins service and Commencement Ceremony, there will be plenty of opportunities for campus tours, including the Wayne and Barbara Kroemer Library Complex, and to visit with former classmates and professors as we celebrate ministry, friends and memories. All attendees are invited to the President’s Luncheon honoring the members of the classes being recognized this year for their years of service as faithful servants of Jesus Christ.
For further information go to www.ctsfw.edu/Alumni or contact LeeAnna Rondot at 260.452.2204 or LeeAnna.Rondot@ctsfw.edu.

Commencement Day Events, Friday, May 20
(All three events take place in Kramer Chapel. Baccalaureate and Commencement will be broadcast live at www.ctsfw.edu.)
Baccalaureate
10:00 a.m.

The Rev. Mark Sheafer, CTSFW director of Financial Aid, will serve as preacher. He is the father of Daniel Sheafer, who will receive his M.Div. degree during Commencement.

Organ Recital
3:00 p.m.

CTSFW Kantor Kevin Hildebrand will be the recitalist.

Commencement Ceremony
6:00 p.m.

The Rev. Thomas Zimmerman, CTSFW Dean of Students, will serve as preacher. He is the father of John Zimmerman, who will receive his M.Div. degree during Commencement.

Registration Now Open for Christ Academy High School (CAHS) and Phoebe Academy High School (PAHS) 2016. The Academy events are great opportunities for young men and women to dig deeper into the theology and practice of the Church. There will also be great options for recreation, service within the community and time to get to know others who are considering vocations as a pastor or deaconess.
New Alpha and Beta week options for CAHS give more flexibility for young men to attend one week or two, and now PAHS is a full-week program for young women.
Dates:
Phoebe Academy High School: June 19–25
Christ Academy High School (Two Weeks): June 19–July 2
Christ Academy High School (Alpha): June 19–25
Christ Academy High School (Beta): June 26–July 2
Learn more at www.ctsfw.edu/ChristAcademy, www.ctsfw.edu/PAHS, ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu or by phoning 800.481.2155.

Musician Workshops at CTSFW
Basic Level Organists and Service Playing for Pianists
June 20–24, 2016

Many organists, whether recently drafted into playing or who have been on the bench for quite a while, have had very little or no basic training in how the instrument works, how to choose appropriate registrations, how to play pedals with both feet or how to lead the singing of hymns and liturgy through effective playing. This workshop covers these basic items. Additionally, pianists will learn the same concepts of how to lead congregational singing of hymns and liturgy from the piano.

Intermediate & Advanced Level Organists
June 27–July 1, 2016

For organists who have the basics covered but desire to improve their skills of playing hymns and liturgy. Topics will also include creative hymn introductions, making informed choices about organ repertoire and strategies for leading challenging hymns. 
For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/MusicWorkshops or connect with the CTSFW Music Department at MusicWorkshops@ctsfw.edu or 260.452.2224.

LOOKING AHEAD
Lutheranism & The Classics IV: Listening to the Poets, September 29–30, 2016.
For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/Classics, email LeeAnna.Rondot@ctsw.edu or phone 260.452.2204.
Luther Hostel, November 2–4, 2016,
Jesus, Saints and Angels: The Church with the Company of Heaven. For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/LutherHostel, email Retreats@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2204.
CTSFW Tours: Best of Spain, Lisbon & Barcelona
November 12–22, 2016

Hosted by Dr. & Mrs. Cameron MacKenzie
For additional information go to www.ctsfw.edu/CTSFWTours, email CTSFWTours@ctsfw.edu or phone 260.452.2119.