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Call Day Is April 27 at Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, cordially invites the public to share in the joy of Call Day on Tuesday, April 27. Approximately 120 students who will serve as vicars (a one-year internship) next year will receive their assignments during a 4:00 p.m. worship service. Rev. James E. Keurulainen, president of the New England District of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS), will serve as preacher. During a 7:00 p.m. worship service, approximately 85 candidates for the pastoral ministry will receive their first Calls to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in the LCMS. Rev. Robert D. Newton, president of California-Nevada-Hawaii District of the LCMS, will serve as preacher. Both services will be held in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus.

Those unable to attend may listen to the services via the Seminary’s Web site ( The Webcast will be disseminated using RealAudio technology. The vicarage service will be joined in progress beginning at 4:15 p.m. (Central Time). The service during which Calls will be distributed will be Webcast in its entirety. Prior to the services, those wanting to make sure that they have the necessary software on their computer may visit the Webcast page and click on the test link provided there.

“Anyone who has a computer with speakers and Internet access will be able to listen to both services on their computer,” commented Rev. Glen Thomas, the Seminary’s vice president for seminary relations. “The RealAudio software necessary to play the audio signal is included with many computers. Yet, anyone without this software can download it free of charge through a link provided on our Web site one week in advance of the services.”

The vicarages and Calls will be posted on Concordia Seminary’s Web Site at on April 27 at 9:00 p.m. (CST). Lists will also be e-mailed at the same time via the Seminary’s e-mail list services, CSLNEWS and CSLPRESEM. Those who desire to subscribe to CSLNEWS prior to the April 27 services in order to receive the lists should contact Rev. Thomas at

A complete listing will also be featured in the summer 2004 issue of FOCUS, the Seminary’s magazine. Audio recordings of the sermons for both services will be available for listening on the Seminary’s Web site within 24 hours.

For more information, contact Seminary Relations, Concordia Seminary, 801 DeMun Ave., St. Louis, MO 63105; 314.505.7370.