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Call Day Is April 22 At Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis cordially invites the public to share in the joy of Call Day on Tuesday, April 22. Approximately 117 students who will serve as vicars (a one-year internship) next year will receive their assignments during a 3:00 p.m. worship service. Rev. Randall Golter, president of the Rocky Mountain District, will serve as preacher.

During a 7:00 p.m. worship service, approximately 167 candidates for the pastoral ministry will receive their first calls to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in the LCMS. Dr. William Hoesman, chairman of the Council of Presidents and president of the Michigan District, will serve as preacher. Both services will be held in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus.

Also on that day, seven deaconess students are expected to receive their internship assignments, and there are seven deaconess candidates. This will be the fifth 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). For more information, visit the Resources section of the Seminary’s Web site one week prior to the services.

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 and click on the test link provided.

“Anyone who has a computer with speakers and Internet access will be able to listen to both services on their computer,” commented Lois Engfehr, director of communications. “The 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 Web site one week in advance of the services.”

The vicarages and calls will be posted on Concordia Seminary’s Web site on April 22 at 9:00 p.m. (CST). 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 22 services in order to receive the lists may do so at www.csl.edu/AboutCSL_Subscribe.aspx. A complete listing also will be featured in the summer 2008 issue of FOCUS. Audio recordings of the sermons for both services will be available for listening on the Seminary’s Web site within 24 hours.

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