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New pastors, church leaders sent into mission field on Call Day

With great jubilation, 141 Concordia Seminary, St. Louis [1] students took part in Call Day today, learning for the first time their assignment of first calls to ministry, vicarage placements, and deaconess internship positions.

Sixty-four students received their first calls to serve as pastors, chaplains, and missionaries for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod [2]­ (LCMS)at a 7 p.m. (CDT) worship service held at the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Four have calls or placements pending. Two deaconesses also received calls.

Sixty-three students who will serve as vicars and four deaconess interns received their assignments at a 3 p.m. (CDT) worship service also at Concordia Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. There are two vicarage and two deaconess assignments still pending.

“As these students walk out of chapel on Call Day, they are walking out into the world to experience sin and grace in the depth of their souls,” said Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary. “In that experience they are reminded that faith has no other resort than Jesus Christ. May these new pastors keep walking—walking in their communities, walking among their people—so that when Sunday comes more and more people will say, ‘I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”’ (Psalm 122:1).”

Complete lists of calls, and vicarage and deaconess internship assignments, can be found on our Call Day website [3] or with the links below.

· Assignment of calls in alphabetical order [4]
· Assignment of calls by district [5]
· Vicarage and deaconess internship assignments in alphabetical order [6]
· Vicarage and deaconess internship assignments by district [7]

About Concordia Seminary
Concordia Seminary provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars, and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod [2] (LCMS). Since its founding in 1839, Concordia Seminary has equipped more than 12,000 graduates to serve Church and world. Today, a world-renowned faculty teaches more than 600 students in the classroom, off-campus, and online. Learn more at www.csl.edu [1].

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