2017 is a big year for Lutherans – it is the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

While Synod is preparing for this anniversary in some special ways, so are each of the districts.

Rev. Sean Daenzer (task force chair of LIFE TOGETHER: Ordained and Commissioned Ministers) and I have been working on this together.


Please put this on your 2017 Calendars:


October 14 & 15, 2017


Main Speaker

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, President, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN



  1.    October 14, Messiah Lutheran Church, Mandan
  2.    October 15, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo



  • 4:00pm – Early Vespers, Preacher to be announced
  • 4:30-5:00pm – Social Time
  • 5:00-6:30pm – Rev. Dr. Larry Rast Presentation, “The Significance of the Reformation Then and Now”
  • 6:30-7:00pm – Question and Answer with Rast
  • 7:00pm – Oktoberfest Meal and Gemütlichkeit



(Dr. Rast is also tentatively scheduled to preach at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mandan, on October 14).

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