LCMS president to preach in Seymour on Sunday

The president of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Rev. Matthew Harrison, will be the guest preacher Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church at 605 S. Walnut St.

He is preaching as part of Immanuel’s 150th anniversary celebration. Founded in 1870, Immanuel has been a member of the synod since 1879. The synod includes more than 6,000 congregations around the United States, operates two seminaries and eight universities, and does mission work in more than 80 countries around the world.

It is also Reformation Sunday, marking how Dr. Martin Luther posted 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg church in 1517, an event which gave birth to the Reformation of the church and a restoration of the teaching of the Bible that we are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone. President Harrison will preach during the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services and will hold a question-and-answer session between them in the fellowship hall.

Later that evening at 6 p.m,, he will preach a different sermon for the Reformation Rally at Immanuel sponsored by the Lutheran Mission Federation. The federation is marking its 90th year of establishing mission congregations, sponsoring programs like Know Your Bible aired each morning at 6:55 a.m. on WZZB AM 1390 and FM 99.3, and airing The Lutheran Hour each Sunday at 11 a.m.

All are welcome to attend. The 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. services also will be live-streamed at and broadcast live on WZZB AM 1390 and FM 99.3.

The overall anniversary theme, “Celebrating our Past, Embracing our Future,” is based on Psalm 90:1, 16: “Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations…. Let your work be shown to your servants, and Your glorious power to their children.”

An anniversary committee chaired by Craig and Linda Moore and Mark and Jane Nolting is coordinating the celebration.

For information, call the church at 812-522-3118, email [email protected], or go to