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VOL. 32, ISSUE 1              "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me." Matthew 11: 29
Opening Worship Service

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
10:45 a.m. in the CLS Chapel
Preacher:  Dr. Gimbel

Join our eleven students, faculty and staff, and the Board of Regents for the start of our academic year under the theme, "take My yoke upon you and learn from Me" (Matthew 11:29). 

All are welcome for this celebration of commitment to our mission of forming "servants for Jesus' sake." 

Installation Service  - Dr. John Hellwege
September 21, 2015 @ 10:45 am 
CLS Chapel

Please join us in our celebration!

Rev. Dr. John Hellwege will be installed as Assistant Professor of Theology on Monday, September 21, 10:45 a.m. at the seminary chapel.  We welcome him to our faculty to serve many of the roles that were filled by Dr. Kettner in systematic and historical theology. He and his family are relocating to Edmonton by mid-September to begin his first year of teaching here. Thanks be to God for enabling this transition as we strive to provide the best pastoral training possible under our mission to "form servants for Jesus' sake." 

Caring for People with Addictions with Rev. Dr. Marv Ziprick
Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Friday, Sept. 18
8:30am - 12:30pm at Concordia Lutheran Seminary

Open Studies students welcome, enrolment is limited to 7 Open Studies students.
Tuition and fees: $875
A further option for LCC churchworkers is to audit the course for $100.

Those wishing to receive full credit for the course pay the regular fee, however, a grant is available to cover up to half of the cost for LCC churchworkers.
Contact the Registrar, Jeff Nachtigall ( for more info. 
There’s still time to get in on this year’s course in Biblical Hebrew with Prof. Kraemer!

September 8, 2015 until the end of May.

The class meets via videoconference on a weekly basis, and works through a textbook and online tutorials for 9 months. At the end of the course, students are ready to enter first year Master of Divinity courses that use the Hebrew scriptures as a primary source.
“Once you have committed to taking the course order the “Learn Biblical Hebrew Pack,” ISBN: 0310513952. It contains all the required materials for the course. You can order the items separately, but ordering the bundle just makes it easier. Do this well in advance of our start date so you are ready to go. שָׁלוֹם ! (Shalom, Peace)” -Prof. Jonathan Kraemer

Contact the Registrar, Jeff Nachtigall, for more details.
Fall Quest Course Begins September 29, 2015
“Religion and Pop Culture”

Dr. Bill Anderson
This four-part Quest series explores the connections between religious faith, especially Christianity, and popular expressions of culture. The instructor is the Rev. Dr. Bill Anderson, professor of Biblical Studies at Concordia University of Edmonton. Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament and is rostered as a pastor in LCC. His longstanding interest in pop culture connects well with his role as founder and director of Concordia’s “Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith.”   
Please join us on four Tuesday evenings in a row, between September 29 and October 20, from 7-9 p.m.  on the CLS campus or via web-based audio-video link. There is no cost to participate, but please register for the course by email ( or phone (780-474-1468, ext. 225). 
Looking for past Quest courses!  
You will find them on our CLS YouTube Channel.
CLS YouTube Channel
CLS welcomes ABC District office into our building.  As of August 6th, 2015, ABC District has made their new home at Concordia Lutheran Seminary.  We are happy to welcome Dr. Glenn Schaeffer, Janice Ruf and Candace Rivet into their new office space.  Rev. Nolan Astley, Interim Pastoral Leader for ABC District, also has an office available at CLS when he is in Edmonton.  
OPENING PICNIC for students, faculty, staff, guild and their families.
September 21, 2015 @ ACT Centre, Rundel Park( 2909 113 Avenue)
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Come and celebrate the beginning of a new school year at the CLS Family Picnic. Its a great time for our whole seminary family to get to know each other and to begin to form new friendships. 
This year we will also be celebrating the installation of Dr. John Hellwege, our new faculty member. The Seminary Guild is sponsoring this event, so just bring your appetite! 

4:30 Gather and Greet 
4:45 Games for the whole family
5:30ish BBQ Burgers and Hotdogs
6:00ish Dessert and Devotion
Join us for chapel at 10:45 each day: M, W, and F at the seminary chapel or
on T and Th at the Tegler Auditorium of Concordia University of Edmonton. 

Chapel Schedule for
Week of September 8th

 10:45 a.m. Daily

September 8 @ CLS
Opening Service

Dr. Gimbel

September 9 @ CLS
Dr. Chambers

September 10 @ CUE

September 11 @ CLS
Rev. Vern Raaflaub

Acolyte for week:   Keith Hoveland
  • August 28 Faculty/Staff Meeting 9 am
  • August 31 CUE Chapel @ CLS 10:30 am
  • September 1 Faculty Meeting 9 am
  • September 2  CUE Chapel @ CLS 10:30 am
  • September 3 & 4 MDiv Student Retreat - Star of the North Retreat Centre, St. Albert
  • September 4 CUE Chapel @ CLS 10:30 am
  • September 7 Labour Day - Office Building Closed
  • September 8 Opening Service 10: 45 a.m. @ CLS Chapel
  • September 8 First Day of Short Term I
  • September 8 & 9 Board of Regents Meeting
  • September 10 Founders' Day
  • September 16 Field Education Assignments & Commissioning @ Chapel 10:45 a.m.
  • September 18  Last Day of Short Term I
  • September 21 First day of Semester I
  • September 21 Installation of Dr. Hellwege 10:45 a.m.@ CLS Chapel
  • September 29 Winter Quest Course: Part I @ 7pm
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has faithfully supported Concordia Lutheran Seminary through our challenges this past year, and for your ongoing partnership as we strive joyfully to "form servants for Jesus' sake."
It has been a busy time getting the library restored after our fire on November 12,2014.  On June 29, 2015 the work on the library fire restoration was signed off on.  Due to the support of people through the Capital Campaign, we painted and re-carpeted 5 offices, the main reception area and also had the chapel repainted.  The Guild bought the students lockers which have been installed.  We are thrilled with the work that has been completed.  Through a grant from LWMLC we are continuing to upgrade our technology in our classrooms and chapel.  We invite you to come and visit us to see what has been accomplished with the support of generous people in our churches.
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