Edmonton celebrates 25th graduation and rebuilds student aid fund
Friday, April 24, 2009
Curtis Boehm and Murray Keith await their first calls during the 2008 CLS Sacred Convocation
EDMONTON Today’s general economic stress and a declining level of donations caused Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton to consider how it will maintain the current level of funding for student aid. Donations are the life-blood of this fund which helps seminarians with tuition, supplies and life necessities as they complete their four-year ministerial program.
Next month, as CLS celebrates its 25th Graduation, the seminary president, Dr. Manfred Zeuch is asking members of Lutheran Church–Canada congregations to make Student Aid Fund donations in honour of this milestone: $25, $250, $2500 or more.
“The Lord has blessed Lutheran Church–Canada through the pastors who have studied here at the seminary,” said Dr. Zeuch. “We hope the church community will help us celebrate this silver anniversary event with an offering of thanksgiving.”
The president noted that seminary administration has already made substantial cuts and delayed other projects to avoid spending operating funds to support the seminarians. He explained that a “healthy student aid fund makes seminary education affordable.”
Dr. Zeuch also explained that “the seminary is aware of a number of potential seminary students currently doing undergraduate work, preparing for pastoral ministry.” By rebuilding the Student Aid Fund, new students can see that seminary education is affordable.
To help build the Student Aid Fund at Concordia Lutheran Seminary, DONATE TO THE SEMINARY ONLINE, or send a cheque to Concordia Lutheran Seminary, 25-Onward Fund, 7040 Ada Blvd, Edmonton, AB T5B 4E3.
The seminary’s 25th Sacred Convocation starts at 7 p.m. in the Tegler Centre at Concordia University College, 7128 Ada Blvd, Edmonton.
More Information: http://www.concordiasem.ab.ca