Showing posts from December, 2010

What does it mean to be Lutheran?

“What does it mean to be Lutheran?” is the next Quest class offered at CLS. Rev. Lorne Manweiler, Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Wetaskiwin, AB, will teach on this topic over four Tuesday evenings, beginning on January 27th. This Quest class is offered as a webcast for distant students. Click here for more details . Date: 7:00pm - 9:00 Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15. Cost: $25 per person for the series (in person and via webcast). To register for the classes contact Sandra Esperanza at or 780-474-1468, ext. 229

Seminarians Prepare to Take Wing (and you can help!)

CLS needs two congregations to participate in a weekend of practical experience with a seminarian. Each year, a handful of Western Canadian congregations are matched up with second-year seminarians to share in the Take Wing project which is sponsored by the CLS Guild. Since it began, Take Wing has landed in dozens of Lutheran Church–Canada congregations, from Thunder Bay, Ont., to Vancouver Island and offers students practical experience, assistance for pastors and congregations, and a look at how ministers are made. On the weekend of January 21st to 23rd, four seminarians are prepared to visit congregations throughout Lutheran Church–Canada. Two congregations have already requested visits, but at this point there is still a need to assign two more. If your congregation would like to participate in this formative and edifying activity, contact Daniel Deyell, the seminary's Director of Development (and coordinator of Take Wing). Congregations participating in th

New Chapel Art

CLS received a unique donation from Cornelis [Neil] Prinsen this summer. Neil is a retired art teacher from Vancouver and a Christian artist who has shown internationally. When he heard about the Seminary's desire to inject art into its physical environment, he offered a relief sculpture that fits wonderfully into the chapel space and brings a focus for reflection as people gather for worship. “Golgotha” is a triptych in mixed media based on the earlier works of the stations of the cross. Neil uses the tau cross because, he says, “I was afraid the other cross is used so much and has become a cliché. I didn’t want it to be nice. The varnished cross at the front of churches is too nice. I use metal because it’s hard, difficult, tough, like machines of war, hostile. Rough wood is used to keep the image rough. Blackness echoes darkness over whole earth and the darkness of the crucifixion. Red is a reference to blood. I wanted to use text but not to be read. It’s in black on black an