Upcoming Events at Concordia Theological Seminary

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTS)—Here’s a preview of upcoming opportunities offered by Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Ind.

“Man of Sorrows” Premieres
March 30, 2014

Kramer Chapel
4:00 p.m.
Each spring, the seminary Schola Cantorum presents Lenten Choral Vespers, helping the community take time to ponder the Passion of Christ with finely-crafted church music. This year they will present “Man of Sorrows,” a 21st-century cantata by Dr. Kenneth Kosche, professor of music emeritus from Concordia University Wisconsin, and a renowned composer and church musician. There is no charge for this event. For additional information click here, email Music@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224.

Continuing Education: Pastors, deaconesses and all church workers serve their congregations year-round and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., offers continuing education opportunities to support them as they serve. The list of Continuing Education sites can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/CE. Be sure to check the site often as specific information for each site will be posted as it becomes available. You may also email CE@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2103 for additional information.

Register Now for High School Summer Events
Christ Academy—High School, June 15–28, 2014.
For two weeks each summer, high school-aged men of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod are offered the opportunity to delve deeper into their faith, enjoy the seminary experience and make friendships that will last a lifetime while attending Christ Academy—High School. Space is limited, so be sure to get your registration in early. Information concerning the registration process can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/ChristAcademy. If you know of a young man who may be interested in this opportunity please contact us at ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu or 800-481-2155.
Phoebe Academy—High School, August 1–3, 2014. Phoebe Academy–High School (PA–HS) provides an opportunity for high school women to lean about the vocation of deaconess in the church from a theological perspective. Attendees will explore God's Word on Mercy and what it means for us today while developing friendships with like-minded women that can last a lifetime. They will also meet deaconesses who are serving in the church, learn what they do and how they are trained to serve. The schedule for the event and the registration form can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/PAHS. You can also email PhoebeAcademy@ctsfw.edu or phone 800-481-2155 for additional information.

Seminary Guild
April 8, 2014

Deaconess Emphasis
Deaconess Karen Blank will discuss her work with Burmese immigrants in Fort Wayne.
In Luther Hall at 1:00 p.m.
For additional information on Guild activities contact Elfrieda Spencer at espsalm63@gmail.com or Rev. Tom Zimmerman at 260-452-2152.

Music at the Seminary
April 27, 2014

Kantorei Easter Evening Prayer
Kramer Chapel
4:00 p.m.

Spring Assignment Services:
Vicarage/Deaconess Internship Assignment Service, April 29, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.
Candidate Placement Service, April 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.
Deaconess Placement Service, May 22, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in Kramer Chapel.
All three services will be broadcast live at www.ctsfw.edu.

The 2014 CTS Alumni Reunion is scheduled for May 22–23. Classes celebrating reunions this year include 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 2004. To register or for more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/Alumni, email Alumni@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2260.

Commencement Day, Friday, May 23
10:00 a.m.: Baccalaureate
3:00 p.m.: Organ Recital
6:00 p.m.: Commencement Ceremony
All events are in Kramer Chapel and open to the public.

Organist Workshops
Primer Level for Organists and Service Playing for Pianists
June 16–20, 2014
This dual-track workshop is intended for novice organists as well as musicians who play piano or electronic keyboard for worship services. Organists who have had little or no formal training, who have been drafted into playing the organ, who do not play pedals or use only one foot are ideal candidates. Pianists who play for worship will learn more about how to lead congregational singing of hymns and liturgy from the piano. All students will have group classes in theology and hymnody.

Level II for Organists and Choral Track
June 23–27, 2014
For intermediate-level organists who have completed Level I and choral directors wishing to study the Lutheran Theology of Worship and choral fundamentals, with emphasis on making choices for the Lutheran service. In addition to daily sessions on the theology of worship, there will be sessions on the playing of hymns, liturgy, intonations, chorale preludes, leading challenging hymns, choral literature and the art of conducting the parish choir.
For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/OrganWorkshops, email OrganWorkshops@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224.