Upcoming Events at Concordia Theological Seminary

FORT WAYNE, IN (CTS)—Check out the upcoming events offered by Concordia Theological Seminary, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana. For additional information concerning all events, please go to www.ctsfw.edu, or phone 260-452-2100.

Registration for Christ Academy—High School 2013 is open. 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. This year’s event takes place June 16–29, 2013, on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Space is limited, so be sure to get your registration in early. Information concerning the registration process may be found at www.ctsfw.edu/ChristAcademy. If you know of a young man who may be interested in this opportunity please contact Christ Academy Student Director, Chad Smith at ChristAcademy@ctsfw.edu or 260-452-3140.

Do you know someone you would like to encourage toward becoming a pastor or deaconess? One way is to tell them about the Prayerfully Consider Visit which takes place on our campus March 21–23, 2013. During this three-day event they will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the daily life of the seminary while worshipping with the CTS community, attending classes, meeting with faculty, learning about financial aid options and getting to know the Fort Wayne area. There is no charge for this event and all on-campus housing and meals are included. For additional information go to www.ctsfw.edu/PCV, email Admission@ctsfw.edu or call our Admission Office at 800-481-2155.

Seminary Guild
Tuesday, March 12 at 12:00 p.m. in Luther Hall there will be a luncheon for all Guild members and the Rev. Steven Schumacher, CTS Adjunct Professor of Deaf Ministry will be the guest speaker.
The Seminary Guild serves our students by funding special projects, baking birthday cakes, preparing Finals Week Snack Packs and most importantly by keeping them in their prayers. If you or your Ladies Group would like to become active in the CTS Guild contact Guild President Elfrieda Spencer at espsalm63@gmail.com or the Rev. Thomas Zimmerman at 260-452-2152.

Music at the Seminary
March 17: Passion Choral Vespers with the Seminary Schola Cantorum at 4:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.
April 7: Easter Choral Evening Prayer with the Seminary Kantorei at 4:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel.

The Gospel Preached Through Music. The Good Shepherd Institute has published The Gospel Preached Through Music: The Purpose and Practice of Lutheran Church Music by Dr. Daniel Zager, associate dean and head of the Sibley Music Library, and associate professor of Music, at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. The premise of the book revolves around Martin Luther’s observation that God most certainly preaches the Gospel through music. “Without a sense of that high purpose for music in Lutheran worship, the practice of Lutheran Church music is too often less than it could be, with the treasure of Lutheran music too frequently ignored, and the people deprived of singing and hearing what is an exceptional body of theologically rich music that proclaims the Word of God,” explains Zager in the Introduction of the book.
The book is $16.99 and may be ordered through the Concordia Theological Seminary Bookstore by emailing CTSBookstore@ctsfw.edu or phoning 260-452-2160.

Spring 2013 Placement Services. The Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service will take place Monday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel and the Candidate Call Service follows on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Kramer Chapel. The Deaconess Placement Service takes place on Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. in Kramer Chapel.

Our Celebration Brunch will be Sunday, May 5 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Katherine Luther Dining Hall. Tickets are $16.00/adults; $15.00/age 60+; and $5.00/children 5–12; no charge/children 4 and under. We gladly accept cash and checks as payment for brunch, but cannot accept credit cards. For additional information on the brunches, please call 260-452-2204.

End of Academic Year Events
May 17:
Baccalaureate Service, 10:00 a.m., Kramer Chapel
Organ Recital, 3:00 p.m., Kramer Chapel
Graduation Exercises, 6:00 p.m., Kramer Chapel

CTS Reunion to Celebrate Ministry, Friends, Memories. An alumni reunion will be hosted by Concordia Theological Seminary, May 16-17, 2013, for the classes of 1953, 1958, 1963, 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993 and 2003. A schedule of the reunion events and online registration can be found at www.ctsfw.edu/Alumni. Those interested may also email Alumni@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2260.

Continuing Education: Pastors, deaconesses and all church workers serve their congregations year-round and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 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 Kara Mertz at 260-452-2103 for additional information.

Organist Workshops this summer at CTS:
Level II for Organists
June 17–21, 2013
Organist instructor:
Kantor Richard Resch
Theology instructor: Dr. Arthur Just
For intermediate-level organists who have completed Level I. Daily sessions on the Theology of Worship, Church Year and Hymnology will be offered. Kantor Resch will also lead sessions on the playing of hymns, liturgy, intonations, chorale preludes, church’s songs for children, leading hymns, chorale literature and the organist as choir director.

Primer Level for Organists and Service Playing for Pianists
June 24–28, 2013
Organist instructor:
Kantor Kevin Hildebrand
Theology instructor: Kantor Richard Resch
This dual-track workshop is intended for novice organists as well as musicians who play pianos or electronic keyboards 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 with Kantor Resch. Pianists and organists will meet separately with Kantor Hildebrand and Dr. Grime to learn more about service playing on their respective instruments.
For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/OrganWorkshops, email Music@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224.