Tuesday, September 27, 2016 • Vol. XL, Issue 19

Social Outreach Committee to Meet

The Social Outreach Committee will be meeting in the Refectory during lunch on Thursday, September 28. We want to brainstorm an engaging service project to accompany Luther Bowl. Contact Abby Cress with questions: acress@Ltsg.edu

St. James Community Meal

St. James Lutheran Church will be hosting dinner for the Seminary community on Wednesday, September 28 at 6:00pm in the Refectory. Contact Kayla Edmonds at: kedmonds@Ltsg.edu or Priscilla Shuba at pfsgburg@aol.com.

CPE Group Meeting

For students returning from CPE, Dr. Norma Wood will be holding a group meeting on Wednesday, September 28th at 9:30am in Valentine 308.

International Conference of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation

The 18th International Conference of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) will take place on Saturday October 15 at the Georgetown Marriott Hotel in DC. An offer has been made to cover the registration costs for Gettysburg students. Email stevecorbin@verizon.net to take advantage of this offer or for more information.

Prison Ministry Visit

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.

J-term Registration

January-term registration materials have been posted on the Registrar’s page of the seminary website. Students who are full-time in the fall semester may take up to 3 credits in J-term for no extra tuition charge. All registration forms must be approved by the academic advisor before submission. Registration opens October 3.

Voter Registration on Campus

For those who have moved and haven’t yet registered to vote, the deadline to register is October 11th for the November 8th election. You can register online (https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us) or you can register in person on campus in Beekmann Commons (Valentine Hall entrance) on Wed. Sept 28th. Spread the word among friends and make sure your vote counts this election cycle. The polling place for the precinct is the College Union Building (CUB), and the Seminary will provide transportation by van at various times during the election day Nov 8th.

Taking it to the Hill Event

The Howard Divinity class "Ministry and the Criminal Justice System" will be attending an event called Taking it to the Hill #getonthebus to advocate against mass incarceration. This event is though the Exodus Foundation (ExodusFoundation.org). Contact Amy Wagner with questions: awagner@Ltsg.edu or 410-615-5655.

 

Green Team to Gather

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 29. The first fall semester meeting of the Seminary Green Team will take place in the Refectory after Chapel. Our sustainability coordinator will be joining us. All members of the Seminary community are heartily welcome to attend. For questions contact the Comm. Office at kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu.

Catholic Lutheran Dialogue Presentation

On Friday, September 30, in the Valentine auditorium, leading figures in the Catholic Lutheran dialogue will be giving presentations at 3 and 4:30pm with a complimentary wine hour at 4. There is no charge for this event for seminary students. All are welcome to join.

Instrumentalist Needed

An instrumentalist is needed to perform classical music at the Victorian Tea at Singmaster House on Sunday, December 4 from approximately 12:45 to 2:00pm. A stipend will be paid. Please consider bringing your gift of music and sharing in a High Tea Luncheon. If interested, contact Bea Schultz or Wendy Mizenko.

A.R. Wentz Library Blog

The A.R. Wentz Library has a new archives exhibit featuring our newest acquisition: a signed biography of Mother Teresa. There are also two exhibit displays in celebration of the fall season curated by Library Assistant, Karen Hunt. Check out www.arwentzlibraryblog.blogspot.com for more information.

LTSG All Saints Kazoo Band

We will be marching again in the Gettysburg Halloween Parade on Tuesday, October 25th (rain date: October 26th). We provide the kazoos and sashes, and would like to add percussion this year, so drummers are welcome. Family and friends are welcome, too. Sign up at the Receptionist Desk to participate. Please wear dark clothing, and a funny hat or headband (if you wish). We will play songs everyone knows, and will rehearse right before the parade. Contact Dana Witt for more information: dwitt@Ltsg.edu

Sundays and Seasons Resource Available 

Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the ELCA offers the online worship planning resource SundaysandSeasons.com to all seminarians for free educational use. The site may only be used for educational purposes; access may not be granted to congregations or used to plan worship regularly in congregations.

The site will be available for registration until September 30, 2016. To register, click here and log in with username mstevens1 and password LTSGseminarian (case sensitive). Click on My Account in the upper right, then on User Profiles, and then on Add User. Type in your username, First and Last Name, LTSG email address, phone, and your own password. Then log out. To use the site, log in again using the username and password you created. Contact Dr. Stevens with questions.