by Dr. Glenn Nielsen Red paraments adorn the altar, lectern and pulpit at Concordia Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. The congregation had observed Pentecost Sunday in the morning. Now it was 3 p.m. and a red stole lay on the altar for the afternoon service. Pastors with red stoles processed in. Joining the procession was Joseph Reineke, a recent graduate from Concordia Seminary. He was not wearing a red stole — yet. However, that red stole on the altar would soon lay on his shoulders, after he had spoken his ordination vows and the pastors had placed their blessings on him. Joseph and Emily ReinekeThe congregation, with a worship attendance of more than 700, a Lutheran elementary school of [...]Continue reading.
Hundreds of friends and supporters of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis joined together this Giving Tuesday and set another record for donations during the national day of philanthropy held the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Some [...]Continue reading.
With an ever-increasing number of churches embracing hybrid services, video conferencing and other digital means, it’s important for pastors and ministry leaders to think through the benefits and limitations of [...]Continue reading.
After a year of gathering input and planning, the Board of Regents approved a new five-year strategic plan Nov. 3 that reflects upon, articulates and rededicates Concordia Seminary’s identity, mission and [...]Continue reading.