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The Lutheran Liturgy: how and why we worship as we do Mark your calendar and plan to attend.
January 28, February 4, 11, and 18, 20207:00-9:00 p.m. Mountain Time

January 28 First things: What is the Liturgy? And Preparing to Enter God’s Presence This week we will look at the basics of liturgy and the first part of the Divine Service: the Service of Preparation which includes the Invocation as well as Confession and Absolution.

February 4 The Service of the Word part 1: Preparing to Hear from God This week we will look at the first part of the Service of the Word. This will focus on the dialogue between us and God as we enter into His presence and bring our first prayers to God.

February 11 The Service of the Word part 2: God Speaks to Us and We Respond This week we look at the climax of the Service of the Word, namely God’s speaking to us in the Scripture readings and sermon, as well as then how we respond to God’s Word in prayer and with our offerings.

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Second Career Exploration - November 23 at CLS

Sometimes God nudges people toward ministry in their youth as a first professional vocation. Other times, life may take different turns early, and people respond to God's ministry nudge after working in some other career or profession first. Either way, Concordia Lutheran Seminary exists to prepare men for Lutheran pastoral ministry and men or women for diaconal Lutheran ministry in Canada.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the ministry and the seminary, whether as a first or second career, please consider joining us November 23, 2019, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., on our Edmonton seminary campus for an exploration of what seminary training for ministry could mean for you.

The exploration event starts at 10 a.m. when we will get acquainted over coffee. It will include a tour of the building, a student panel talking about their seminary experience, spending time in a brief seminary "class," hearing basic information about the seminary, and have time for Q&a…

Quest - Fall 2019; updated

“Lutheran Distinctives”

You can still participate!
What is unique about being Lutheran? How does Lutheranism contribute to the greater Church? Why is Lutheran identity important today?
This fall’s Quest course at Concordia Lutheran Seminary explores “Lutheran Distinctives.” It is taught by Academic Dean, Dr. Stephen Chambers. All four evening sessions focus on Lutheran theological tradition that gives us a very special, irreplaceable role within the body of Christ.
Tuesday, 8 October:The Theology of the Cross: How God both hides himself and reveals himself.”
          Now recorded and available online. Use the link below.
Tuesday, 15 October:Two Kinds of Righteousness: Discerning God’s work and our work in our lives.”
Tuesday, 22 October:Two Kingdoms: How God works in both the church and the world.”
Tuesday, 29 October:Together Under the Cross: How we live in the means of grace.”
Quest runs from 7:00-9:00 PM MDT. Quest classes are free, at the seminary or online at https://www.youtube.…

2019 Field Education Assignments

An important part of our curriculum is the practical component of contextual education that happens in the Field Education parish for the pre-vicarage years (and then a full year of contextual vicarage). The Field Education parish-pastor-student pairings were announced during the chapel service on September 10. Seminarian Kyle Eddy was assigned to Concordia Lutheran, Edmonton (Mill Woods), working with Pastor Mark Hennig, and Seminarian Josh Timm, was assigned to Bethlehem Lutheran, Edmonton, working with Pastor Scott Lyons. We thank God for the pastors and congregations who partner with us on this labour of love.

Welcome Dr. Mark Press

Rev. Dr. Mark Press will be teaching the September short term course, “Theology of Mission and Evangelism.” His doctoral work was completed at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN. He comes with extensive parish ministry experience, but also has served as faculty and director of the Oswald Hoffman School of Christian Outreach until his retirement.

Join us for Opening Service 2019!

Please join us for the 2019 Concordia Lutheran Seminary Opening Service - the official opening for the 2019-2020 school year. The service will take place in the Concordia Lutheran Seminary Chapel at 7:00 p.m. on August 28, 2019. You are welcome to attend in person at 7040 Ada Blvd NW in Edmonton or online using this link: https://youtu.be/asrTaaY7wz8. You may view the Opening Service bulletin by using this link: http://www.concordiasem.ab.ca/documents/2019-20OpeningServiceFolder.pdf.

Biblical Hebrew for you

This class has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Biblical Hebrew, can meet different goals for different people. Laypeople will gain the ability to read the Old Testament in its original language. Pre-seminary students will acquire the competence they need to begin seminary classes. Pastors will refresh their ability to prepare for sermons and Bible classes.
Starting Tuesday, September 3, Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton is offering a 9-month evening course in Biblical Hebrew (BL-090/091) by distance education – you can access it on the internet from anywhere. The course is tentatively scheduled to meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm (Mountain Time). The instructor is Dr. Stephen Chambers, the seminary’s Academic Dean and resident professor of New Testament.
In addition to the twice-a-week “live” online classes, led by Dr. Chambers, the course relies heavily on students’ independent work using the course’s textbook, workbook, and online materials. Th…