From your LTSG Admissions Team
We looked through the entire dictionary and couldn’t find a single word to describe how incredible the community was for #TheWeekend14. Your witness was one of radical hospitality, defined this way by Angela Zimmann in her GETT Talk on Saturday: “This is my home. Be assured that this is your home. Because first and foremost this is God’s home.” That’s what you said to those who gathered to discern their call here on Seminary Ridge this past weekend. That’s good preachin’. Thank you!
Lauren, Julie, Susie, and Allison
Monday parking lot closure
In order to move a high efficiency boiler into the basement of Valentine Hall, part of the parking area on the north end of the Valentine parking lot will be closed today. Best bet is to park in the red areas behind the library and avoid a tangle.
Common Ground will be held Sept. 26-28, on Seminary Ridge! There will be great concerts, music workshops, and more, that will look at war and the Church, civil rights, veterans, and the underground railroad. Plus, you can sing and jam with the string band, sing in the Common Ground Gospel Choir and learn about 19th century cooking. A variety of presenters and artists will share their stories and knowledge, including Kim & Reggie Harris, Dr. Maria Erling, the Martin Family Band, Walt Michael, Jill Titus, and more. Friday night will feature a Music, Gettysburg! concert followed by a dance led by Drs. Briant and Karin Bohleke and Dearest Home. Saturday night will feature “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital” at Christ Lutheran (Gettysburg). All events are free for seminary students and faculty, while families may register with the group rate. To register, visit http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/common_ground_gettysburg.html
Rev. Peter Marty from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, IA will be visiting to talk to interested seniors regarding a pastoral residency program. Please contact Ms. Tammy Hermanson to schedule a time on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning at email@example.com to meet in Valentine 312. Brochures are also available on the Field Ed. table outside of Katie Dodd's office.
Seminary student essay contestThe Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund invites students to participate in a 700-1,000 word essay contest. The essay should address the question, “In our world today which is filled with self-help books and gurus, preaching the benefits of “mindfulness,” how would Luther advise us regarding our frantic search for meaning and peace in our stressful live?” The prize for first place is $750! This opportunity is open to any student in an ELCA seminary. Gritsch was Gettysburg Seminary's Emeritus Professor of Church History. Submissions must be postmarked by midnight, October 5, 2014. For details, see the flyer on the Valentine Hall Kiosk or visit www.ericwgritsch.org.
Navy chaplain on campusNavy Chaplain and JAG Program Director, LT. Brian Allen, will be in the coffee shop on Oct. 8, from 8:30am-4pm. He will have information on being a Navy Chaplain and more. To make an appointment please contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the Field Ed. office seeks a student host to take LT Allen to chapel and lunch (free lunch for both). If interested, please see Katie in the Field Ed. office.