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Call Day Is April 25 at Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary cordially invites the public to share in the joy of Call Day on Tuesday, April 25. Approximately 159 students who will serve as vicars (a one-year internship) next year will receive their assignments during a 3:00 p.m. worship service. Rev. Arleigh Lutz, president of the North Wisconsin District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will serve as preacher.

During a 7:00 p.m. worship service, approximately 110 candidates for the pastoral ministry will receive their first calls to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in the LCMS. Both services will be held in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Rev. William Ameiss, president of the Northern Illinois District of the LCMS, will serve as preacher.

Also on that day, two deaconess students are expected to receive their internship assignments, and there are approximately nine deaconess candidates for placement. This will be the third year that deaconess students from Concordia Seminary receive placement.

Those unable to attend may listen to the services via the Seminary’s Web site ( For more information, visit the Events section of the Seminary’s Web site.

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.

“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 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 on April 25 at 9:00 p.m. (CST). Lists also will 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 25 services in order to receive the lists should contact Rev. Thomas at A complete listing also will be featured in the summer 2006 issue of FOCUS. Audio recordings of the sermons for both services will be available for listening on the Seminary’s Web site within 48 hours.

For more information, contact Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7375;