Mar 17, 2009 Print This Article

Call Day is April 22

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, cordially invites the public to share in the joy of Call Day on Wednesday, April 22. Students who will serve as vicars (a one-year internship) next year will receive their assignments during a 3:00 p.m. worship service. In addition, deaconess interns, Alternate Route vicars, and Center for Hispanic Studies (CHS) vicars and deaconess interns will receive their assignments. Rev. Dr. Gerhard C. Michael, Jr., Florida-Georgia District President, will serve as preacher.

During a 7:00 p.m. worship service, candidates for the pastoral ministry will receive their first calls to serve as pastors, missionaries and chaplains in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Rev. Dr. Ray Mirly, a member of the Seminary’s Board of Regents and president of the Missouri District, will serve as preacher. Both services will be held in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus.

Also on that day, deaconess candidates, CHS candidates and DELTO (Distance Education Leading To Ordination) candidates are expected to receive their calls.

Those unable to attend may listen to the services online via 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 22 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 22 services in order to receive the lists may do so at A complete listing also will be featured in the summer 2009 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;