October 23, 2014 • Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 38

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Chili Cook-off

Your chili is needed for the Schmucker Schmack Down Chili Cook-off, so please sign up! Let's end the day of Luther Bowl with great food. Dinner will be follow chapel service at 6:30pm. Please contact Christine Roe at croe@ltsg.edu with any questions. The sign up can be found at http://tinyurl.com/lqb52g9.

Celtic Service at Christ Lutheran

A Celtic worship service is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at Christ Lutheran Church (Gettysburg), at 6pm. All are invited to experience this meditative worship steeped in the ancient prayers of the Celtic Christian tradition. A pick-up band leads the music and rehearses at 5pm before each service. New instrumentalists are always invited to join in! Advanced-beginner ability is preferred for players on instruments such as: guitar, string bass, flute, penny-whistle, recorder, mandolin, ukulele, fiddle, concertina, harp, auto-harp, etc., etc. IF you would like to participate, please contact Dr. Folkemer at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu. 

Creation Celebration

You are invited to enjoy a the Creation Celebration at Governor Dick Park (Mt. Gretna) on Sunday, at 3pm! Come for a hike in the woods. The leaves should be amazing! Come for community and time with friends. Hang out with old friends and make some new ones. Come for some song, prayer, and inspiring words in a unique setting. Come for come yummy fall snacks and climb the observation tower (by ladder :) Musicians are invited to hike with instrument, if you want to join in playing— just let us know and we will get you the song sheets. Carpools are available from the Harrisburg, Gettysburg, and Lancaster areas. Contact Jennifer Crist for more information at cristfarm@gmail.com or 717-364-4090.

Discussion on Full Communion Agreements

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches will present Witness in Common: An Exploration of Full Communion Agreements on Nov. 10, from 10am to 3:30pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church (2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, PA). Rev. Dr. Tom Ferguson, former Ecumenical Officer for The Episcopal Church, will deliver the plenary address and our own Pastor President Cooper-White will be one of the panelists! Registration begins at 9:30am. For more information or to register, call (717) 545-4761 or go to www.pachurches.org and click on the conference link.

SA Halloween Party

Attention ghouls and monsters: save the date of Oct. 30 for the SA Halloween Party, from 7-10pm in Singmaster! Please plan to bring something to share with everyone. There will be costume contests, trivia, and a trick or treat for charity with all proceeds benefiting the seminary campus library! We hope to see you there! Questions? Contact Nikki at nmiller@ltsg.edu.

Junior class meeting

The Junior class meeting will be held on Thursday, at 7pm in Valentine (room to be announced). There will be a potluck dinner so bring something to share if you are able. Families are welcome. If you have any questions contact Robert Carr at rcarr@ltsg.edu.

Academy week student assistants

Student assistants are needed on Monday through Thursday of Fall Academy Week (Oct. 27-30) to register students attending the lectures.   The times needed will not interfere with participating in the lectures.  Please contact Danielle Garber, dgarber@ltsg.edu, for further information or the available time slots, or stop in to Valentine 122 to sign up.

Trunk or Treat

The SA Social Outreach Committee is hosting a Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 31 from 5-7pm, on the south side of the Valentine Parking lot in front of the pavilion.  Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to come out, decorate their cars (or trucks/bikes/wagons/etc.), and hand out candy on the night of the community trick-or-treat. What better way to connect with our neighbors than to host a safe, convenient location for their children to do their trick-or-treating! If you are interested in coming out and decorating your vehicle, there will be a sign-up sheet starting Thursday, located in the coffee shop (please sign up before Oct. 27).  If you cannot attend, but would like to contribute, there will be a box located in the coffee shop starting Thursday to collect donations of candy.  Please send any questions to Amanda at amccaffery@ltsg.edu.

Luther gets a makeover

The Junior Class will be decorating the Luther statue this afternoon! They will be starting between 2-3pm. Come out and see which faculty/staff member will be "honored" this year!

Bust a move

No, really. Come bust a move to start off your Fall Academy week! Come to the Aberly Room (Val 206) at 7pm, on Monday, Oct. 27! Dr. Bohleke will be teaching some dances, and maybe even Dr. Schramm will bust out the Texas Two-Step! You will also have the opportunity to show your dance moves to the Cha Cha Slide, Electric Slide, and other dance party favorites! Bring a snack or drink to share and come break a leg!

ABC "Table Talks" and Fall Academy

On Tuesday, Oct. 28, Appalachian Brewing Company will be hosting an event for seminary students, faculty, and alumni at 6pm, at their Gettysburg location across from the seminary. ABC brewer Nate Voss will be giving a talk on how ABC brews their beer. Appetizers will be provided by the seminary. This will be a great chance to connect with friends, students, alumni, and faculty as we continue our relationship with ABC! Come on out!

Blessing of the Emanuel Bell Tower

There will be a blessing of the new bell tower on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10am, immediately following Festival Worship during Fall Academy. Please come! The peal of three bells, cast in 1869, came to Seminary Ridge from their original home at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Center City Philadelphia. The Emanuel Bell Tower is dedicated to the veterans and missionaries who have served the greater mission of peace around the world. 

Teichmann installation

You are invited to the installation of Pastor Sarah Teichmann (graduating class of 2010) and Sister Dottie Almoney on Sunday, at 3pm at St. Peter's Lutheran Church (10 Delp Rd. Lancaster PA). Gettysburg graduates Rev. Craig Ross and Rev. Thomas Slater will be leading the service. Come for the celebration and stay for fellowship during St. Peter's annual Reformation Dinner at 5pm. The color of the day is red and rostered leaders are invited to process in.

Green Task Force

Green Task Force will meet on Friday, over lunch in the Refectory. Brown bag it or purchase lunch and join us at the table.

Speaker on public policy and ministry

The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson will speak at Gettysburg Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, at 7 pm. Dr. Nelson is the Director of the Office of Public Witness (OPW) for the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. (PCUSA).  Dr. Nelson and the OPW advocate, and help grassroots people of faith to advocate, for a more just society through public policies that address issues related to poverty, education, and violence. The OPW of the PCUSA has maintained a public policy ministry in our nation’s capital for 68 years, “speaking truth to power, in love.” Dr. Nelson will speak in the sanctuary followed by an opportunity to ask questions on peace and justice issues. All are invited to attend. Gettysburg Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Baltimore and E. High Streets. If you have any questions, please email Jean at jlegros@ltsg.edu .

What is Happening in Jerusalem and Bethlehem?

The Mid-east Peace and Justice Group of South Central Pa. will host the Rev. Dr. Martin Zimmann and Courtney Weller, two speakers who have recently returned from working and serving in Jerusalem, to talk about their experiences serving in Jerusalem and Bethlehem on Thursday, at 7pm, in Valentine Hall. Zimmann served the English Congregation of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem from 2013-2014, and Weller served as a Young Adults in Global Mission (ELCA) volunteer in Bethlehem from 2011-2012. This is a great opportunity to obtain firsthand information and have your questions answered by professionals who have lived among those affected by conflict. Light refreshments will be provided; the event is free and open to the public. Send any questions to Rev. Sandra Mackie at smackie8@embarqmail.com.

CPE interview sign up

Students participating in CPE Day: Please sign up for an interview spot on the sheet outside Field Ed. office (Valentine 123).  See Katie Dodds if you have any questions.