CTSFW Upcoming Events - December 2018

November 15, 2018

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 or phone 260-452-2100. Please note that all times for campus events are Eastern Time.


Giving Tuesday takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, November 27. This 24-hour donation event occurs on the National Day of Giving and is a good opportunity to round off any year-end giving. This year, donations made on Giving Tuesday will go towards "The Fund for CTSFW," providing for the day-to-day operations of the Seminary that occur behind the scenes and which are essential to the daily lives of the students, and for the 100% tuition assistance grant. Giving Tuesday takes place through social media, and can be followed the day of at


All events take place in Kramer Chapel, unless otherwise indicated, and are open to the public. We will also livestream these events at and, except for the Kantorei tours and the organ recitals.

December 8, 4:00 p.m. Advent Candlelight Evening Prayer; Choirs of CTSFW
January 13, 4:00 p.m. Epiphany Evening Prayer; Kantorei
January 16, 5:15 p.m. Symposia Choral Vespers; Schola Cantorum
January 17, 4:00 p.m. Symposia Vespers and Organ Recital (no livestream)
February 17, 4:00 p.m. Choral Vespers; Schola Cantorum
February 23–March 1 Kantorei Tour to Florida; details available soon
March 20, 11:00 a.m. Lecture/Recital Convocation: Church Music for Lent
April 24–28 Kantorei Easter Tour; location and times not yet available
April 28, 4:00 p.m. Easter Evening Prayer; Kantorei
May 17, 3:30 p.m. Graduation Day Organ Recital; Kantor Kevin Hildebrand (no livestream)


Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month during the academic year (except for January). Meetings typically begin with a presentation and conclude with a report on the work and ongoing projects of the Guild. Times and locations are:

December 11, 1:00 p.m. Christmas with the Kantorei in Kramer Chapel
February 12, 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall
March 12, 1:00 p.m. in Luther Hall
April 9, 12:00 p.m. Spring Luncheon in Luther Hall

To learn more, go to The Guild can also be reached at or (260) 485-0209.


Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 14
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing

Symposia Series, January 15–18
34th Annual Symposium on Exegetical Theology
Soaring like an Eagle: Themes in the Gospel of John
42nd Annual Symposium on the Lutheran Confessions
The Leipzig Debate: The Meaning of Biblical Authority

Register and Learn More:
Additional Questions: or (260) 452-2204

Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
February 15–17
The Rev. Dr. Arthur Just will teach on the topic of Baptism during this weekend retreat for school-aged children currently receiving confirmation instruction. Register by emailing .

Prayerfully Consider Campus Visit
March 13–16
Open to both second-career men and women as well as to college students considering a future vocation as a pastor or deaconess. Registration will open soon at For questions or concerns, contact or (800) 481-2155.


Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment Service
Monday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.

Candidate Call Service
Tuesday, April 30, 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Reunion, May 16–17
Baccalaureate, May 17, 10:00 a.m.
Graduation Exercises, May 17, 6:00 p.m.


Christ Academy: Timothy School
June 16–29, 2019
Summer learning retreat for high-school-aged men. Learn more and register at

Christ Academy: Phoebe School
June 16–29, 2019
Summer learning retreat for high-school-aged women. Learn more and register at


Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana, exists to form servants in Jesus Christ who teach the faithful, reach the lost and care for all. Founded in 1846, CTSFW is a seminary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Learn more about CTSFW and the LCMS at

For additional information concerning educational opportunities and events at CTSFW, please contact Jayne Sheafer, director of Seminary Relations, 260-452-2250 or SeminaryRelations