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Call Day 2024 set for April 23

Students to receive ministry calls, assignments

Anticipation is building for Call Day 2024, set for April 23, when concluding Concordia Seminary, St. Louis students will receive their first pastoral or diaconal ministry placements, and second-year students will receive their vicarage or internship assignments in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. All calls and assignments for service are to churches or ministries within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Students who will serve a year as vicars or deaconess interns will receive their assignments at a worship service starting at 3 p.m. (CDT). Rev. Michael Mohr, president of the LCMS Central Illinois District, will preach.

“As the new director of Vicarage and Deaconess Internships, I’m just as excited as the students and their families to see them out among Christ’s church continuing their formation during a year of vicarages and internships,” said Rev. Joel P. Fritsche, assistant professor of Exegetical Theology.

At 7 p.m. (CDT), candidates for the pastoral and diaconal ministry will receive their first calls to serve as pastors, deaconesses, chaplains or missionaries in the LCMS. Dr. Brian Saunders, president of the LCMS Iowa District East, will preach.

“The faculty and staff of Concordia Seminary welcome students to campus at the beginning of their Seminary studies. We watch them grow and mature into servants for the church. Now we look at our candidates with thankfulness as they are ready to serve,” said Director of Placement Dr. Glenn Nielsen. “In April, the faculty will certify them for the pastoral and diaconal offices, and we will sing a high doxology to our God for the gifts He will give to the church with their placements.”

A livestream of Call Day services will be available at csl.edu/call-day, Facebook and YouTube. Calls and assignments will be shared on Twitter in real time during both services. Everyone is encouraged to share their celebratory comments and photos with the hashtag #callday2024 on social media.

For more information, visit csl.edu/call-day.

About Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit csl.edu.