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SMP, CMC students receive vicarage assignments

Eleven Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students celebrated vicarage assignments in chapel and will serve congregations and ministries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Ten Specific Ministry Pastors (SMP) students of the 2017 spring cohort received vicarage assignments: Jacob Baumann, theCross Mount Dora, Mt. Dora, Fla., LCMS SELC District Matthew Cario, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Tacoma, […]

‘Hoops for Hope’ basketball game set for Feb. 10

Concordia Seminary’s Preachers basketball team will wrap up its season at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, with a game against alumni players in a benefit event for the Lutheran Hope Center in Ferguson, Mo. Former Preachers players — now serving as pastors throughout the St. Louis region — will step back onto the court at […]

St. Louis premiere of Luther movie set for Feb. 13

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, three Lutheran organizations are hosting a St. Louis premiere of the new movie “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Wehrenberg Des Peres 14 Cine, 12701 Manchester Rd., Des Peres, Mo. The sponsors include Concordia […]

Winter Lay Bible Institute set for Feb. 4

The Winter Lay Bible Institute, open to congregational members, students and pastors alike, will feature one of the Seminary’s most renowned Luther experts. “Reformation Reverberations: the Lasting Impact of Martin Luther’s Reforms” is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, on campus and will be presented by Dr. Erik Herrmann, associate professor […]

Former Concordia Seminary Chaplain Rev. Jonathan Stein enters rest

Rev. Jonathan Stein, the first campus chaplain at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, entered eternal rest in Christ Jesus Dec. 21, 2016. Stein began serving at Concordia Seminary in 2006 as the chaplain. The creation of the chaplain role was meant to encourage personal spiritual care and development for students and all members of the Seminary […]

Christus Vivit Award Honoree Mary Ellen Peck enters rest

We pray for God’s peace and comfort for the family of Mary Ellen Peck, who went to sleep in Jesus Sunday, Dec. 18. Mary Ellen and her husband, Peter, received the Seminary’s Christus Vivit Award at Commencement in May for their exemplary service to the church. The Pecks have been vigorous supporters of the Seminary, […]

Laudamus men’s choir announces spring 2017 tour

The Laudamus men’s choir from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will begin its spring tour in February and make six stops in four states through mid-March. Laudamus is a select choir of seminarians preparing for full-time service as pastors in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Under the direction of James Marriott, the Seminary’s director of musical […]

Concordia Seminary recognizes ordination and commissioning anniversaries

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis recognized significant ordination and commissioning anniversaries of six faculty, eight emeriti faculty and two staff members during chapel Dec. 7. Together, the men have served 605 years. Each person was recognized individually and prayers of thanksgiving were offered for their service to the church. Concordia Seminary Provost Dr. Jeff Kloha called […]

Pre-Lenten Workshop scheduled for January 2017

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host the annual Pre-Lenten Workshop for pastors Jan. 20, 2017, on campus. The theme for this year’s workshop is “The Art of Living by Faith — Explore the Reformation’s Central Message for Your Life.” Dr. Charles Arand, the Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology, dean of […]

Prospective students invited to three January admission events

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will host three visitation events in January for prospective students. These events are all meant to serve as an opportunity for those interested in full-time ministry to learn more about seminary preparation and the Seminary community. “We look forward to hosting people from around the country as they come to Concordia […]

‘Giving Tuesday’ campaign raises $8,033

FIGURES UPDATED DEC. 1, 2016. With joy and gratitude, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is pleased to announce that during Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, a total of $8,033 was raised thanks to the generous support of dozens of donors. This amount surpasses gifts given in 2015 by 70 percent. “To all of our donors, thank […]

Dr. W. Mart Thompson to join Seminary faculty

Dr. W. Mart Thompson will join the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis as associate professor of practical theology and director of the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) program beginning in the winter quarter of the 2016-17 academic year. He will be installed during a special chapel service Nov. 30 in the Chapel of St. Timothy […]