Monday, September 24, 2007

Timothy Lectures

The next Timothy Lectures will take place on Thursday, Oct. 11. Pastors and parishioners are invited to join students, faculty, and staff for this event.
The Guest speakers this year are Pastors Mike Kuhn and Jay Holdner, pastors in southern Alberta Lutheran churches. They will share some church planting “how-to’s”and “how-to-not’s” based on their experiences and studies, with presentation titles like on “Knowing your Community, your Congregation and yourself.” They will share some of the nuts and bolts of assembling a church planting team and laying out a plan. Using case studies of real churches and real Canadian communities, the participants will get a feel for how they might go about leading a congregation into and through the process of planting a church.
The Lectures begin at 8:30 a.m. and close with a devotion at 3:00 p.m.
For more general information on Timothy Lectures or other CLS extension opportunities, click here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Luther 2017 Countdown: The 95 Theses Festivities

CLS is preparing the festivities of the 500th anniversary of the posting of the 95 Theses in 1517, which launched the Reformation. We are beginning a ten-year program of celebrations and convocations in fall 2008 in Edmonton and will continue each year around Reformation Day in October until 2017. We are inviting scholars from around the world and from a variety of backgrounds who will speak about Luther and Lutheranism in the world. There will be cultural presentations as well, such as music, theatre, and lectures on cultural aspects of the Reformation and its consequences. The festivities will end with the yearly Seminary’s Reformation Worship Service and lead to the big celebration in 2017.

Watch the Extension page for more details as they develop.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Love Life Conference

A sequel to last year’s first “Love Life” conference will be held in Edmonton on Saturday November 10, 2007, from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm. “Love Life: A Life Issues Conference” seeks to provide participants with a deeper appreciation for the life God creates and with practical help in facing a range of life-related issues. It is co-sponsored by Lutherans For Life-Canada, Concordia University College of Alberta, and Concordia Lutheran Seminary.
The conference takes place at Concordia University College of Alberta and features as its main speakers the Rev. Dr. Gerald Krispin, that institution’s new president, and Dr. Stephen Genuis, a well-known Edmonton obstetrician/gynecologist. Dr. Krispin will speak on “God’s Will and the Handicapped,” and Dr. Genuis on “Teen Sex: Reality Strikes Back.”
Each participant can also choose to attend three optional sessions from a range of topics, including health and well-being, elder-care, stem-cell research, talking to kids about sex, and the Bible’s view of the family. Displays and exhibits will be provided by various pro-life groups and individuals. 
The cost of the conference for those who pre-register by October 31 is $20.00. Registration at the door costs $25.00. Students pay only $10.00 either way. A light lunch is included in the fee, and parking is free on the Concordia campus.
Love Life A Life-Issues Conference Registration Form
Love Life Conference Poster

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Seminary Sunday

Seminary Sunday Resources 2007 PDF
September 23rd has been designated Seminary Sunday across Canada so that we can bring our educational institutions before the people of Lutheran churches across the country.  There are two LCC seminaries in Canada, one in St. Catharines and one in Edmonton. Our seminaries are dedicated to the formation of church workers who bring God’s message of reconciliation through proclamation and ministry to Lutherans in Canada.  Over one hundred pastors have graduated from Edmonton’s Concordia Lutheran Seminary and gone primarily into Western Canadian congregations as servants for Jesus’ sake.
With the success of the last two and a half decades of graduate seminary education, there is still a pressing need to gather more students into the program and prepare more servants for congregations, missions, and service – and the need is expected to greatly increase in the immediate future.
You can help meet the need for full-time servants working in God’s harvest field:
  • Pray that God will stir men’s hearts to offer their lives in preparation and commitment to the life of public ministry as pastors who proclaim God’s message of reconciliation and administer God’s sacraments,
  • Encourage men to consider pastoral ministry, support them in the decision, and let the Seminary know about them,
  • Support the Seminary financially and encourage faculty, staff, and students as they pursue the tasks of Seminary life.

Monday, September 10, 2007

New Academic Year - New Theme

Theme Banner - Press On Toward the Goal

This year's theme, "Press On...Toward the Goal", is taken from Philippians 3:14.

Thank you to Mindy Kettner for designing and making the banner pictured here.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Missionary For Lunch

Next week we are looking forward to having our first “Missionary For Lunch,” Rev. Bob Bauer of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church for the Deaf. Pastor Bauer has been involved in deaf ministry for 51 years and was the first full-time missionary called by LCMS board of missions to minister to the deaf of Western Canada. “Missionary for Lunch” will be next Wednesday, Sept. 12 starting at noon with a free lunch.
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