Wednesday, August 31, 2016 • Vol. XL, Issue 1


Drivers Needed

The Seminary pays between $55 and $75 per trip for transporting Seminary guests to surrounding airports, bus and train stations (depending upon location). If you are interested in becoming a driver please sign up in the mailroom or contact Grainne Davies at All driver candidates are required to take an online driver safety course and have their driving histories checked. If selected, your name will go on a list; drivers are assigned based on your availability.

New Redactor Editor

We welcome Melissa Woeppel as the 2016-17 Redactor editor. Send brief news items for the campus community to or put hardcopy announcements in the Redactor slot in the mailroom (near the faculty and staff mailboxes).

Dog Sitting this weekend

Dog sitting for one dog on Sept. 3,4,5 at 825 Camp Gettysburg Road (about 10 minutes from campus toward Fairfield). Fee negotiable. Contact Bea Schultz

Digital Journal Archive 

The library now has a Digital Journal Archive that is available to the public. It offers free access to 100 issues from sixteen journals and will be continually updated. The link to this archive is:


The world’s newest Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been built in Philadelphia and will be dedicated this fall. Until then, it is available for anyone to tour – thereafter, only Mormons will be allowed inside. Now’s your chance to see this important religious site and interact with eager tour guides. We’ve got 15 reservations for Labor Day, and will need to be at the Temple at 8:30 AM. Talk with Pr. Oldenburg for more information. 


On Sept. 11 people from around the ELCA will be stewarding their time in hands-on service to their neighborhood. Eight Adams County activities are already set up and awaiting volunteers (including one which involves providing supplies, in case you’ve got time earlier, but none on that day). Visit for details and to sign up.

Potential International program for interns 

Are you a students going on internship next year? If you desire to serve a church with our global partners, for example in Europe, South America or other locations, then the exciting Horizon International Program could be for you. Check in with Dr. Rick Carlson to discuss further. The Field Ed. office has paperwork.     

Prison Ministry

A group will be going to Camp Hill state prison on Monday, Oct. 24 to learn about ministry within those walls. Since Camp Hill is perfect site for people to use to fulfill their multicultural requirement, this might be a great chance to explore that. Clearance requires applications, which should be in four weeks in advance, so don’t delay to send an email to Pr. Oldenburg expressing interest. 

Seminary Choir

The Seminary Choir leads our community in its weekly Wednesday midday services using a wide variety of musical styles. Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from12:55 to 1:25pm and on Wednesdays from 1:40 to 2:10pm. Singers are welcome even if they can only make 3 of 4 weekly rehearsals. Seminary choir is open to all interested persons regardless of musical skill or experience! Contact Dr. Folkemer at or speak with him at any time.  

Brass Ensemble 

The Seminary Brass Ensemble is open to all players of at least intermediate ability level. Contact Dr. Folkemer at The ensemble rehearses once weekly. The date and time of rehearsal will be arranged once we have heard from all interested. 

Other instrumentalists

All persons able to help our community in worship musically are encouraged to volunteer. We use liturgies employing every possible instrument (traditional, folk, contemporary, latin, blues/jazz/gospel, etc.). Contact Dr. Folkemer asap at

Keyboard Substitutes 

If you are able to lead the community in its hymns and liturgies on the piano or organ, and would be willing to be on a list of substitutes for Dr. Folkemer, please contact him