Thursday, February 23, 2017 • Vol. XL, Issue 106


Chapel Today

Come to chapel a little early today and hear Margaret Folkemer, A.J. Houseman, Wicky Barnes and Dr. Folkemer, along with volunteers from the Seminary Choir, spin some traditional Appalachian tunes and songs.

Seminary to Host Abolitionists Day Celebration

The Seminary is hosting and sponsoring an event that is motivated by the potential for a second confederate flag day observance in Gettysburg. To avoid the prospect of compromising the messages of peaceful protest, due to the presence last year of anarchists, the Seminary said yes to the request of the Adams County Human Relations Council proposal for a separate event observing Abolitionists Day. Come and hear Thaddeus Stevens and Harriet Beecher Stowe on Saturday March 4 from 2-4pm at the northeast corner of campus.

Winter Arts Salon

Come to Valentine 315 from 5:30-6:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 23 for an arts-and-spirituality happy hour. For questions contact Katy in the Communications Office at

Mother Schmuckers Acapella Group

Are you a woman who enjoys singing with other women? Join the Mother Schmuckers for an informational meeting and breif rehearsal on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7:30pm in Val. 206. Contact Kelsey Fitting Snyder or Melissa Woeppel with questions. 

Third Day Blog

If Angela Zimmann had a nickel for every time... a horn went off at the wrong time... See today's Third Day Blog:

Beer and Hymns

Come out to the Altland House Brewery in Abbottstown, PA for Beer & Hymns on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6pm. Half price chicken and waffles! If you have any questions please contact A.J. Houseman at

Worship Workshop

The next worship workshop is this Sunday, Feb. 26 at 6:30pm in Val. 206. We will be doing a Labyrinth worship with communion. Contact A.J. Houseman  or Pr. Lauren Murature for more information.


Student Taxes

On Thursday, March 2, Carol Seick, an IRS Enrolled Agent of over 30 years and Seminary volunteer financial coach, will be joining us on campus for lunch and thereafter to answer any questions students might have regarding the filing of your 2016 individual income tax return. Please have your questions ready. See Bea if you need additional information.

Blog Set to Debut

"On the Glorious Hill" is a new blog being published on the seminary which will run for fifteen consecutive weeks. With seven different authors contributing, each entry will showcase a different aspect of life here on the Ridge. The idea for the blog originated with President Michael Cooper-White, who, in the midst of the transition to United Lutheran Seminary, has been reflecting with "a great cloud of witnesses" on this special place-- the crossroads of history and hope. You can access the blog here. Please share the link on your social media outlets and help us celebrate the legacy that is LTSG.

Proclaim Retreat

Proclaim Retreat set for July 16-19, 2017 in Chicago, IL. Proclaim is the professional community for publicly identified LGBTQ Lutheran rostered leaders, candidates and seminarians pursuing rostered ministry. This event is for community building and renewal. Workshops, music, speakers and more. More at:

New Library Blog Post

There is a new post on the Library Blog entitled “Movement Towards Diversity at LTSG” by intern Meriah Swope. Check it out at

Ordination Invitation

Seminarian Vicki Charitonuk Beilfuss has accepted a call to be the pastor of Holy Shepherd Parish of the Allegheny Synod. The LTSG community is invited to the Ordination to Word and Sacrament on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7pm at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1515 Emmorton Road, Bel Air MD 21015. Reception to follow. Rostered leaders are invited to vest. The color of the day is red.

Documentary Follow-Up

For students who were present for viewing of the documentary movie “13th” on Wednesday evening in Valentine, here is a link for more details about the 16-year old student who was incarcerated for three years at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. He never went to trial and was never convicted of anything. Democracy Now! covered his journey and eventual suicide.