Lord God, Giver, Defender, and Redeemer:
We confess that our heritage of learning
has not removed our fear of ourselves,
has not served the best welfare of all,
has not always glorified Your creative work.
We pray for our university, Concordia Saint Paul:
Forgive us by your grace when
in the midst of enlightenment we do not see Christ, the Light,
in the world of ideas we lose our ideals,
in the school of learning we close our minds,
in the pursuit of wisdom we are imprudent.
Fill us with the freedom of Your Spirit
in the search for knowledge,
in the quest for justice,
in the stewardship of our talents.
Prepare us for teaching with the gifts of
honor mixed with the meekness of Christ,
courage matched with trust in your love,
energy sparked by the zeal of the Spirit.
We ask that you give us courage to face all our tasks
with trust in Christ, our Teacher. Amen.
Adapted from The Lutheran Book of Prayer (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1970).
The Department of Theology and Ministry is pleased to honor certain students for their work in the classroom, their manner of service, and their willingness to practice their Christian vocation:
Exemplary Work in Theological Studies
Servant of Christ Award
Theological Practice and Christian Vocation
|Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends” (John 15:13-14a).
Please join us through streaming audio and video and celebrate with us in thanksgiving, as our future workers learn of their Assignment of Calls and Vicarages.
|CALL DAY SERVICES AT CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY|
|Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment: April 29, 2019, at 7 p.m. (EDT)
Pastoral Ministry Candidate Call Service: April 30, 2018, at 7 p.m. (EDT)
Stream the Concordia Theological Seminary call services online: callday.ctsfw.edu.
|CALL DAY SERVICES AT CONCORDIA SEMINARY, ST. LOUIS|
|Office of Vespers with Assignment of Vicarages and Internship: May 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. (CDT)
Service of Praise with Assignment of Calls: May 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. (CDT)
Stream the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, call services online: callday.csl.edu.
Senior Pre-Deaconess student Christianna Eckstein had her creation, “The Tree of Life,” accepted for the juried Christian Art Festival at Crossview Lutheran Church in Edina. The festival opened March 10 and runs through April 21. For more information, see http://www.crossview.net/ministries/caf.cfm.
“The Tree of Life” is an approximately 2 foot × 3 foot ceramic tile mural painted with acrylic paint and affixed to stained plywood. The initial idea for mural started with the concept of the Genesis 3:15 prophecy being fulfilled in the death of Jesus. If you look closely at the heel of Jesus, you can see see the head of the serpent attempting to deliver the finishing blow, only to be crushed himself. The other elements in the midst of the body of the serpent are meant to represent sin and death; two other enemies that are defeated by Christ’s work. The remaining images and Scriptural references in the mural arose from a desire to represent the work of the Triune God, focusing mostly on the purpose and results of the sacrificial death of Jesus.
The Lutheran Hour Ministry Rally Celebration in Mankato, MN, on March 17 invites all singers (children to adult) to participate in the massed choir. Choir members should download, print, and learn these three pieces: Lord Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word (Osianna), The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Lutkin), and Now Thank We All Our God (Bach). Rehearsal will be 2 – 3:30 p.m. at Hosanna Lutheran Church, with the rally beginning at 4 p.m. Dr. David Mennicke of Concordia University, St. Paul is directing the choir; please feel free to contact him directly at email@example.com or 651-641-8828 with questions about the massed choir. For more information about the rally itself, call Rev. Heidorn at 507-273-8546.
Here is the schedule:
|Tuesday, January 22 |
9am-1pm – Tunnel Table
10:30am – Theology & Ministry Club meeting
1:40pm – Teaching & Leading Adults class presentation in Meyer Hall #310
Wednesday, January 23
10:00-11:30am – Part Time Job Fair
6:30-8:30pm – CSPizza Party at Pizza Luce
9:08pm – 908