Anticipation is building for Call Day Tuesday, April 26, when concluding Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students will receive their first pastoral or diaconal ministry placements, and second-year students will receive their vicarage or internship assignments in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. All calls and assignments for service are to churches or ministries within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Students who will serve a year as vicars or deaconess interns will receive their assignments at a worship service starting at 3 p.m. (CDT). Dr. Lucas Woodford, president of the LCMS Minnesota South District, will preach.
At 7 p.m. (CDT), candidates for the pastoral and diaconal ministry will receive their first calls to serve as pastors, deaconesses, chaplains and missionaries in the LCMS. Dr. R. Lee Hagan, president of the LCMS Missouri District, will preach.
“During an academic year, many days stand out – but one day brings the most anticipation and excitement – Call Day,” said Dr. Glenn Nielsen, director of Placement, and director of Vicarage and Deaconess Internships. “Life on campus reaches a crescendo as students find out what congregation will be their first call into the pastoral or diaconal office. Other students will be assigned to vicarages or internships. Years of study and formation culminate in the services held to celebrate these calls and assignments.”
Concordia Seminary will provide a free livestream of Call Day services at csl.edu/live and csl.edu/callday. The Seminary’s Help Desk will be staffed to handle support calls at 866-333-2064 and 314-505-7231. A test stream will be available before the event so viewers can test their devices.
Calls and assignments will be shared on Twitter in real time during both services. Everyone is encouraged to share their celebratory comments and photos with the hashtags #CallDay2022 and #CallDayWatchParty on social media.
For more information about Call Day, visit csl.edu/callday.
About Concordia Seminary
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit csl.edu.