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Call Day is May 4 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, cordially invites the public to share in the joy of Call Day on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. 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. Russell L. Sommerfeld, president of the Nebraska District, will serve as preacher.

During a 7:00 p.m. worship service, candidates for the pastoral ministry will receive their first calls to serve as pastors, missionaries, and chaplains in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, LCMS president, will serve as preacher. Both services will be held in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus.

Those unable to attend may listen to the services online via the Seminary’s website ( Both audio and video will be available. For more information, visit the Seminary’s website beginning two weeks prior to the services.

The vicarages and calls will be posted on Concordia Seminary’s website on May 4 at 9:00 p.m. (CST). Lists also will be emailed at the same time via the Seminary’s email list services, CSLNEWS and CSLPRESEM. Those who desire to subscribe to CSLNEWS prior to the May 4 services in order to receive the lists may do so by clicking on A complete listing also will be featured in the spring/summer issue of Concordia Seminary magazine. Audio and video recordings of the sermons for both services will be available on the Seminary’s website within 24 hours.

For more information, contact creative services, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7379;