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The Gospel of Mark presentations scheduled

The dramatic presentation The Gospel of Mark will tour throughout 2018-19, with stops in Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri and New York. Upcoming presentations include: Saturday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2301 E. Court St., Iowa City, IA 52245 Wednesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church Harvester, 3866 Old Hwy 94 S, […]

Art exhibition on display through Oct. 19

A special art exhibition that visualizes the theology of the cross will be on display at the Kristine Kay Hasse Memorial Library on campus through Oct. 19. The exhibition on the library’s first floor features 36 pieces from contemporary professional artists. The exhibition is available during regular library hours. From Oct. 3 through Oct. 12: […]

Faithful Guild member, Seminary supporter

by Melanie Ave Years ago, Carol Petering’s friend who lives nearby asked her about the Concordia Seminary Guild. “You’re going to join the Sem Guild, aren’t you?” Petering remembers Joan Schlichter asking her. At the time, Petering’s son, Jonathan, was a seminarian who was preparing to be a pastor at Concordia Seminary. Pretty soon Petering […]

Call Day: From confusion to joy

by Tiffany Hudson Call Day 2015 remains a vivid memory for Rev. Matthew Schuler. Soon after hearing his first call as sole pastor at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Oxford, Mich., he and his wife, Liz, cried. Their eyes were still red when they took a group photo with Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Michigan District President […]

Who are they? Where are they going?

A Snapshot of new vicars, pastors, graduates by Tiffany Hudson and Melanie Ave Spring is a busy time on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis as many of our students receive their assignments as vicars and deaconess interns, and our concluding students receive their first calls as pastors and deaconesses. It also marks Commencement […]

Ministering in times of need, trauma

by Kendra Whittle The call into the pastoral office is one that comes with a prescribed set of responsibilities — serving a congregation in Word and Sacrament ministry and overseeing the needs of Christians in their care. These duties are amplified in times of trauma — such as in a man-made or weather-related crisis. Such […]