In the coming weeks, Concordia Seminary will send a packet of Seminary Sunday materials to the pastor of each Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregation. A special bulletin insert, a poster, an adult Bible study, sermon notes, and other worship resources are available to assist pastors and congregations in observing Concordia Seminary Sunday. The suggested date for Concordia Seminary Sunday is July 18, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, but the materials are not dated and may be used in a variety of ways throughout the year.
This year, Colossians 1:21-29 is the Epistle lesson appointed for July 18, and “We Proclaim Him” is the suggested sermon and Sunday theme.
Concordia Seminary offers these materials as an annual opportunity for congregations to emphasize the importance of forming men for service in the pastoral ministry and deaconesses for diaconal ministry, and to assist in the crucial process of identifying, informing, and encouraging future pastors and deaconesses.
If a church wants to use these materials on July 18, it is important to place an order as soon as possible. For more information or to order Concordia Seminary Sunday materials, contact communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7362; email@example.com.