Friday, January 23, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 81



Junior Class Pizza Party

The deadline has been extended for the Junior Class Pizza Party to be held on Thursday, January 29 at 5:30pm in the Coffee Shop. Please rsvp to Nina Garretson via email at or call 717-338-3011 by this afternoon. This event is hosted by the Seminary Advancement Office and members of the Alumni Council.

DR. FOLKEMER and CORMORANT'S FANCY to perform in chapel Friday night

Come Friday evening at 7:30pm to hear Dr. Folkemer and the rest of the Cormorant's Fancy Celtic Band perform in the Music, Gettysburg! "Burns Night." Great Scottish poetry interpreted by a fantastic actor and music of Scotland performed by Dr. Folkemer and friends makes for a genuinely entertaining evening. A reception open to all in the Refectory will follow the concert.

Baby and Toddler Gear 

A Gettysburg Seminary Alum and his wife with two small children have some baby and toddler gear that they are looking to give to a nice home. This includes a baby swing (Cosco brand, different speeds, music option), a foldable baby activity table (wheels on the bottom), an infant bouncer/toddler seat (with detachable mobile), a car mirror for a backward-facing car seat, and a mobile replacement stand (just the stand; they'd have to be creative like we were and add parts to the mobile, but it has a really nice music box inside). If interested please contact Bob Swartz at and arrangements can be made to get these items. If there are any questions contact Kelsey at

Celtic Worship Service at Christ

You are invited to attend Celtic worship service held at 6pm on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at Christ Lutheran Church (30 Chambersburg Street, Gettysburg). Drawing on Celtic spirituality and music, the service is designed to reach both believers and unbelievers, churched and unchurched. You are also invited to serve as a lector, assisting minister, or member of the Celtic music ensemble. Contact Pastor Steve Herr (334-5212, if you are interested. We hope you can join us for worship and participate in its leadership.

Baxter Ordination

All are invited to the ordination of Cynthia Baxter, on Saturday, Jan. 31, at St. Benjamin's Lutheran Church (700 Krider's Cemetery Road, Wesminster, MD), at 2pm. Baxter has been called to serve as pastor of Rider Lutheran Church in West Sunbury, PA. Clergy and lay roster leaders are invited to vest-- the color of the day is red. All are welcome!

Supply Preaching Opportunities

Do you want more practice proclaiming the Word before you head off for internship? Perhaps you miss the pulpit and desire to keep improving on your preaching? Worry no longer— there are supply preaching opportunities available for you! If you are an LTSG student that has completed "Intro to Preaching" you are encouraged to sign up to be a supply preacher. You will earn some cash (including mileage) and have the chance to preach in different contexts while serving local congregations. If you have any questions or would like to sign up to hear about supply opportunities, please email Courtney at Students already signed up for supply preaching will remain on the list unless asked to be removed. 

Bookstore Closed Today

The bookstore will be closed Friday afternoon.

Discussion on "The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African American Experience"

The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum will kick off its History Conversations Book Series this Sunday, Jan. 25, at 3pm in Schmucker House. This month's featured speaker is author Samuel Black discussing "The Civil War in Pennsylvania: The African-American Experience." Black goes beyond the battlefield and usual Civil War history to examine civil rights, emigration, abolitionism, armed resistance, service in war, and more. The public is invited for a suggested donation of $5 per person, and books will be available for purchase and signing. The program is presented by the museum in partnership with the Adams County Historical Society.

Spring Meal Plan

Please notify the Events/Housing office if you would like to be on the spring semester meal plan. The plan costs $355/semester and covers all lunches when classes are in session.
Full time Aberly Hall residents are required to be on the plan.

Redactor Between Now and Spring Semester

Dear Gentle Reader, The Redactor will be on holiday  for the remainder of the year and through the January Term. The Redactor will be updated sporadically during that time, based on the volume of announcements. You can expect one more issue before we ring in 2015, and then two to three posts a week during January. As always, please submit your Redactor announcements (or questions) to Have a blessed and relaxful vacation!

Food Pantry During January

The Food Pantry will be closed during J-Term, but will re-open the first week of the spring semester. In case of an emergency please do not hesitate to contact Kelsey Fitting-Snyder at and we can arrange for the pantry to be open for you. Have a great break!

Student briefing on new curriculum

Please plan to attend the student briefing on the new curriculum on February 6th at 1:00pm in Valentine Auditorium #115.   

Screening of Gaza Documentary

The Middle-East Justice and Peace Group of South Central Pa invites the public to a free screening of the documentary "Flying Paper," on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7pm in Valentine Auditorium. We will be joined by Haya Mohanna, a sophomore economics major at Gettysburg College and lifelong resident of Gaza, who will tell about her experience 'Growing Up in Gaza.' Light refreshments and discussion will follow the film. "Flying Paper" is a feature-length documentary co-produced by young filmmakers of Gaza who have been part of a youth media program called Voices Beyond Walls. This is an inspiring story of resilient Palestinian youth on a quest to break the Guinness World Record for the most kites flown. The movie cinematically captures the fascinating culture of kite making and flying, among youth and a remarkable record-breaking event, as a form of creative resistance. The film follows Musa, a charismatic kite-maker in the village of Seifa, and Abeer, an aspiring young journalist in Jabalya refugee camp. Co-Directors Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill hope that this film will "showcase the creative voices of Palestinian youth". Please send any questions to Rev. Sandra Mackie at