LCMS President Harrison preacher for 500th Anniversary Reformation Service at CTSFW

LCMS President Dr. Matthew Harrison preaching in Kramer Chapel

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (CTSFW)— “Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place. Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute with him orally shall do so in their absence by letter. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

So begins the 95 Theses, nailed to the church door in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517, which launched the Reformation with the Scriptural truth of salvation through Christ Jesus alone. Five hundred years later, on October 31, 2017, we will celebrate the Reformation with a worship service at 7:30 p.m. in Kramer Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will serve as preacher. The CTSFW Kantorei and Schola Cantorum, led by Kantor Kevin Hildebrand, will provide special music, as will the Chamber Choir from Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne.

If you can’t join us on campus, the service will be livestreamed at and on Facebook at