The Seminary announced plans for its on campus observance of the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States. The Seminary will observe Wednesday September 14th as the 10th anniversary of the Day of Prayer requested by then President Bush following the 9/11 attacks. Gettysburg Seminary will mark the day with two events, each involving alumni who were involved in the day and its aftermath.
First, at 11:55 AM, there will be a community forum, with three guest speakers – Christine Connell (’00), a diaconal minister who served as point person for the Lutheran Social Services at Ground Zero in New York City; Bob Way (’01), the pastor in whose parish the Shanksville crash occurred; and Rick Egtvedt (’14), who worked in the Pentagon during and after the attacks. They will reflect on how the attacks affected themselves, their ministry, and their communities. There will also be time for questions and comments from the assembled community members. Later Wednesday, at 6:30 PM, the weekly Communion Service will include observance of this world-historical tragedy – Pastor Way will preach at this service, at which President Cooper-White will preside, while Ms. Connell will serve as assisting minister. The public is welcome to both events, currently scheduled for the seminary chapel, 147 Seminary Ridge.