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.

College-aged men and women interested in the vocations of pastor or deaconess have a special visit opportunity. Christ Academy College/Phoebe Academy College takes place on the CTS campus October 18–21, 2012. The event provides undergraduate men and women a unique opportunity to experience what Concordia Theological Seminary has to offer. For a few days you will become a part of the seminary community and experience seminary life. Come sit in on classes, get to know professors and students, and worship with the seminary community. This event is free of charge and includes on-campus housing and meals. For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/CAC, e-mail Admission@ctsfw.edu or phone 800-481-2155.

We are pleased to announce the following music events as part of the Good Shepherd Institute Conference:
Sunday, November 4
Organ Recital with Stephen Buzard, Kramer Chapel, 4:30 p.m.
All Saints’ Choral Vespers with the Seminary Schola Cantorum, Kramer Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
Selections will include Psalm 121 from “Requiem” (Herbert Howells); Excerpts from “Musikalische Exequien” (Heinrich Schuetz); Cantata 118 “O Jesus Christ, My Life and Light” (Johann Sebastian Bach); “Blessed are the Pure in Heart” (Woldemar Voullaire); “Oh, How Blest Are You” (Theodore Beck); “In Peace and Joy I Now Depart” (Donald Busarow). The featured soloist will be Jonathan Busarow and instrumentalists from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic will also play.
There is no cost for these events. For more information call 260-452-2224.

The Good Shepherd Institute provides scholarly, theological and practical resources of pastoral theology and sacred music for the church. This year’s conference, Shepherd of Tender Youth: Connecting Postmoderns to Christ will take place on the seminary campus November 4–6, 2012. Highlights include a presentation by Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and several music events. For more information go to www.ctsfw.edu/GSI, e-mail Music@ctsfw.edu or phone 260-452-2224.
The Institute is also pleased to announce that the journal for the 11th and 12th annual conferences, Sing with All the Saints in Glory and What God Has Joined Together, is now available in the CTS bookstore for $20.00 per copy. Orders may be placed by phoning 260-452-2160 or e-mailing CTSBookstore@ctsfw.edu.

Advent Preaching Workshop, November 6: This year the Advent Preaching Workshop, Jesus Christ: The Presence of the Future, will be led by Dr. Dean O. Wenthe, CTS Professor of Exegetical Theology and President Emeritus. Attendees will reflect on the pericopes for Advent with focus on how they can be fully proclaimed and freshly taught to God's people as they prepare for a celebration of "the Word becoming flesh." For more information and to register online go to www.ctsfw.edu/GSI.

The Seminary Guild will gather on Tuesday, November 13 at 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall with a theme of Supporting Our Armed Forces. The guest speaker will be Susan Reusser, Clinical Director in Social Work at Cross Connections Counseling. She has worked for the Veterans Administration and is enrolled in the Master of Arts in Deaconess Studies (Distance Learning Program) at CTS. Her husband has served two deployments as a Combat Distress Counselor. Susan will share how those “at home” are affected by the absence of their spouse/father/mother. We will also write personal notes in Christmas cards to send to chaplains for distribution to deployed military. For additional information contact Guild President, Elfrieda Spencer, at espsalm63@gmail.com or Guild Advisor, Rev. Thomas Zimmerman, at 260-452-2152.

Our Advent Brunch will be Sunday, December 9 in Katherine Luther Dining Hall from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. 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.

Symposia Series 2013 is scheduled for January 22–25, 2012. The theme for the 28th annual Exegetical Theology Symposium, January 22–23, is Love and Marriage: Does the Bible Still Mean What It Says? The 36th annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions has chosen Morality and Ethics in the Church and in the Public Square: The Lutheran Challenge as its theme and will take place January 23–25, under the sponsorship of the Department of Systematic Theology. More information will be available soon at www.ctsfw.edu/Symposia.