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Call Day Is April 27 at Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, cordially invites the public to share in the joy of Call Day on Wednesday, April 27. Approximately 165 students who will serve as vicars (a one-year internship) next year will receive their assignments during a 4:00 p.m. worship service. Rev. Larry Harvala, president of the North Dakota District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will serve as preacher.

During a 7:00 p.m. worship service, approximately 115 candidates for the pastoral ministry will receive their first calls to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in the LCMS. Rev. Paul Sieveking, president of the Iowa West District of the LCMS, will serve as preacher. Both services will be held in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus.

Also on that day, ten deaconess students will receive their internship assignments and approximately two deaconess students will be placed. This will be the second year that deaconess students from Concordia Seminary receive placement.

Those unable to attend may listen to the services via the Seminary’s Web site (www.csl.edu). The Webcast will be disseminated using RealAudio technology. The vicarage service will be joined in progress beginning at 4:15 p.m. (Central Time). The service during which calls will be distributed will be Webcast in its entirety. Prior to the services, those wanting to make sure that they have the necessary software on their computer may visit the Webcast page (www.csl.edu/CallDay.htm) and click on the test link provided there.

“Anyone who has a computer with speakers and Internet access will be able to listen to both services on their computer,” commented Rev. Glen Thomas, the Seminary’s vice president for seminary relations. “The RealAudio software necessary to play the audio signal is included with many computers. Yet anyone without this software can download it free of charge through a link provided on our Webcast page.”

The vicarages and calls will be posted on Concordia Seminary’s Web site on April 27 at 9:00 p.m. (CTS). Lists also will be e-mailed at the same time via the Seminary’s e-mail list services, CSLNEWS and CSLPRESEM. Those who desire to subscribe to CSLNEWS prior to the April 27 services in order to receive the lists should contact Rev. Thomas at thomasg@csl.edu. A complete listing also will be featured in the summer 2005 issue of FOCUS, the Seminary’s magazine.

For more information, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; semrelations@csl.edu; (314) 505-7370.