Showing posts from January, 2020

At the Seminary

We appreciate your prayers, partnership, and financial support for all the ways Concordia Lutheran Seminary works to form servants for Jesus' sake. This winter's Short Term World Religions course had 4 students and Dr. Gimbel traveling to Thailand and Cambodia. It was a life-changing experience for them. We recently hosted the Concordia Lutheran Mission Society for one of their meetings. It was an opportunity for our students to meet with them, learn more about what they do, and to find ways to support each other. The CLS and CLTS Board of Regents will be meeting jointly February 4 and 5 at CLS.  The Ministerial Programme Committee will meet together and with students February 6 and 7. Our annual Timothy Lecture is scheduled for February 27 featuring Rev. Dr. Steven Harold. Pre-placement interviews will be unfolding for each of our students and, if married, his spouse (for both vicarage and first calls) in future weeks. The Final Overarching Exams (FOEs) will also involve our f

Quest is coming!

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