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Call Day Is April 25 at Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, cordially invites the public to share in the joy of Call Day on Wednesday, April 25. Approximately 130 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. Daniel Gilbert, president of the Northern Illinois District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will serve as preacher.

During a 7:00 p.m. worship service, approximately 168 candidates for the pastoral ministry will receive their first calls to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in the LCMS. Rev. Kenneth Hennings, president of the Texas District of the LCMS, will serve as preacher. Both services will be held in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus.

Also on that day, six deaconess students are expected to receive their internship assignments, and there is one deaconess candidate. This will be the fourth year that deaconess students from Concordia Seminary receive placement.

In response to a request made by Concordia Seminary’s fourth-year class, a limited number of tickets will be issued for the 7:00 p.m. service. The purpose for this new policy is to ensure that members of candidates’ families are guaranteed a seat in the chapel. Four tickets will be distributed to each candidate, and only those who have tickets will be allowed into the chapel. However, overflow seating will be available.

Those unable to attend the April 25 services will be able to view a Webcast of the services from the Seminary’s Web site, Both audio and video will be available. For more information, visit the Resources section of the Seminary’s Web site one week prior to 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 may do so at or may contact Rev. Thomas at A complete listing also will be featured in the summer 2007 issue of FOCUS. 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 Communications, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; (314) 505-7374;