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Photos by Robin Consier and Tobin Beck


by Hope Moural

The celebration of 500th anniversary of the Reformation concluded with a German Fest Dinner and Reformation Festival Service. Over 700 people packed the Walz Arena to celebrate on October 29th.

“As the Gospel was rediscovered in today, it’s celebrated and lived out in our lives.” said president of the university, Mr. Brian Friedrich.

The university’s A Capella choir performed multiple anthems such as “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” amongst others and Concordia’s wind ensemble opened and closed the ceremony. The sermon was given by Rev. Dr. Timothy Saleska, who teaches at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

“When it comes to God, it’s not us that concerned, it’s God who is concerned about His distance to us,” Saleska said in the message he presented.

Artwork by senior Sarah Johnson, which was titled “Thy Strong Word” was featured near the altar during the service and a door offering was collected to be donated the Concordia Fund which helps the university in areas such as scholarships and day-to-day operations.

photo by Tobin Beck

Chartwells catered the occasion with specialty German foods. Photo by Tobin Beck


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