CTSFW Upcoming Events - September 2019

August 15, 2019

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.


Registration is open for continuing education sites across the country, covering a variety of subjects taught by faculty from CTSFW and other theologians. The current list of locations, times, topics, and teachers can be viewed HERE. Learn more and register for courses at


Monday, September 9, 10:00 a.m. OPENING SERVICE
Sunday, September 29, 4:00 p.m. ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS CHORAL VESPERS (Schola Cantorum and Bach Ensemble)
Thursday, October 31, 7:00 p.m. CHORAL CONCERT: WINDSBACHER KNABENCHOR (Boys Choir of Windsbach, Germany)
Sunday, November 10, 4:30 p.m. ORGAN RECITAL (Tom Mueller, Concordia University Irvine)
Sunday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. CHORAL VESPERS (Schola Cantorum)
Monday, November 11, 5:00 p.m. CHORAL EVENING PRAYER (Children's Choir of St. John Lutheran Church, Fraser, Michigan)
Monday, November 11, 7:30 p.m. HYMN FESTIVAL (Kantorei; Kevin Hildebrand and Matthew Machemer, organists)
Saturday, December 14, 4:00 p.m. ADVENT CANDLELIGHT EVENING PRAYER (Choirs of CTSFW)
Wednesday, January 22, 5:00 p.m. EPIPHANY EVENING PRAYER (Kantorei)
Thursday, January 23, 4:00 p.m. SYMPOSIA VESPERS & ORGAN RECITAL
Sunday, February 2, 4:00 p.m. THE PRESENTATION OF OUR LORD CHORAL VESPERS (Schola Cantorum; Daniel Eifert, bass)
Sunday, March 22, 4:00 p.m. LENTEN EVENING PRAYER (Kantorei)
Sunday, April 19, 4:00 p.m. EASTER HYMN FESTIVAL (Schola Cantorum)


New Fall Retreat
What in Heaven Is Going On? Christ and the Angels in the Book of Revelation
September 28–29
This new retreat will address the Book of Revelation and the topic of angels. The weekend will also mark the opening of a new art exhibit in the Wayne and Barbara Kroemer Library, titled "With Angels and Archangels," and we will observe St. Michael and All Angels with a special Choral Vespers service in Kramer Chapel.
Cost: $25, includes lunch on Saturday

Luther Hostel
Genesis: The Original vs. Revelation: The New Creation
November 6–8
This annual seminary retreat is for both laity and church workers, to learn and gather for worship and fellowship on the campus of CTSFW. Lectures this year will focus on Genesis vs. Revelation, or creation and the new creation.
Cost: $200, includes meals

Good Shepherd Institute
November 10–12
This year's conference will focus on the living tradition of the Church's song through several milestones (the 400th anniversary of Heinrich Schütz's Psalms of David, the 300th anniversary of Isaac Watt's collection of psalm paraphrases, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jarsolav Vajda), plus how hymnody informs our present and guides our future. Special music will also be presented throughout the conference.
Cost: $130 for first registration and $90 for every additional ticket from the same congregation or family; $75 for Monday-only registration, plus $40 for a banquet ticket. Lunch is covered and breakfast and dinner can be purchased at the dining hall for $7.00 and $10.00 respectively.
Luther Hostel attendees eligible for a 50% discount.

Advent Preaching Workshop
November 12, 1:30–8:30 p.m.
Sermons for the three midweek services in Advent will examine each of the articles of the Apostles' Creed through the lens of the central themes of the season.
Cost: $40, includes dinner


Christ Academy: Confirmation Retreat
October 4–6
Theological learning opportunity for any youth confirmation class, plus an appropriate number of chaperones. Learn more at
Cost: $110/individual
Register: Email with the number of male and female students, their T-shirt sizes, and number of chaperones

Prayerfully Consider Visit
October 10–12
Prospective student campus visit event for men and women in college or older, interested in learning more about becoming a pastor or deaconess. Registration is free and includes both room and board. Spouses and fiancés/fiancées welcome.

Christ Academy: College
October 25–27
Free event for prospective students still in college, who are interested in learning more about the vocations of pastor or deaconess. Room and board provided on campus, and spouses as well as fiancés/fiancées are welcome.


Lenten Preaching Workshop
January 20, 2020

2020 Symposia Series
January 21–24, 2020
Early Bird Registration Open:

Christ Academy Confirmation Retreat
February 21–23, 2020

Prayerfully Consider Visit
April 2–4, 2020


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 at and the LCMS at

For additional information concerning educational opportunities and events at CTSFW, please contact Andrea Schultz, Seminary Relations, (260) 452-3150 or