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On October 25th, 2020 Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wichita is hosting the annual joint-circuit Reformation Festival of circuits 10 and 11. All are invited to join the festivities! We first gather around our Lord's gifts given to us in the Divine Service. Our guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher. A circuit-wide choir will lead the Church's song. After the service we'll gather for a banquet dinner. When most are ready for coffee, we'll sit at the feet of Dr. Fickenscher for a Reformation Lecture. Banquet tickets are $15/plate, children 10 and under eat free. The offering from the service will support the Joint-Seminary Fund. We rejoice at the opportunity to gather Lutherans from around Kansas to celebrate our Lord's faithfulness to us from generation to generation! Hope to see you October 25th!

4:00pm - Divine Service
5:30pm - Dinner
6:15pm - Lecture - Rev Dr Carl Fickenscher
7:30pm - Closing Prayer

To plan for the meal, we need an approximate headcount by Monday, October 19th. Please RSVP to Immanuel: (316) 264-0639 or Please pay at the door. Clergy wishing to participate are to contact Rev. Geoff Boyle (316) 264-0639 or (

The Rev. Dr. Carl C. Fickenscher II is Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and Chairman of the Pastoral Ministry and Missions Department of Concordia Theological Seminary, teaching primarily in the area of homiletics. He is also Director of Pastoral Formation Programs of the seminary.

Dr. Fickenscher received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University in May 1976 and a Master of Business Administration there as well in August 1978. After working in business and politics, he earned his Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary in May 1984. Dr. Fickenscher pursued his doctoral degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving the PhD in Homiletics from that institution in May 1996, making him the first man in the LCMS to hold a PhD in this field.

Dr. Fickenscher is Editor of Concordia Pulpit Resources, the synod's preaching journal published by Concordia Publishing House, and Chairman of the LCMS Preach the Word Project, celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. He has published numerous articles, essays, sermons, and curricular pieces, receiving an award from Concordia Historical Institute in 2012 for a series of articles on the preaching of C. F. W. Walther. Currently he is working on a book for CPH, Looking Forward to Sunday Morning.

Please plan to attend this joyous Reformation Festival in Wichita!

+sola gratia, sola fide, sola scriptura, solus Christus!+

Immanuel Lutheran Church
909 S. Market St.