October 21, 2014 • Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 36

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Taking of the Luther Statue

The Middler Class would like to challenge the Junior Class to the taking of the Luther Statues. Please come out this Wednesday, at 7pm, to witness a battle of the wits as the Middler Class defends Luther! If you have any questions please contact Brenda Maynor at bmaynor@ltsg.edu.


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.

Middler Class meeting

There will be a Middler Class meeting in the Refectory on Wednesday, during lunch. Discussion will be around the annual tradition of taking of the Luther statue, so please come with ideas to share! If you have any questions, please email Brenda Maynor at bmaynor@ltsg.edu.

Senior class meeting

The Senior Class will meet on Wednesday, in Val 310, at 9am.

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 Oct. 31, from 5-7pm, on the south side of the Valentine Parking lot in front of the pavilion.  This is an event where students, faculty, and staff are welcome to come out, decorate their cars (or trucks/bikes/wagons/etc.), and hand out candy to our neighbors 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! We're looking for help in a variety of areas.  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, we will also be accepting candy donations to hand out that night.  There will be a box located in the coffee shop starting Thursday to collect the donations. Keep an eye on the redactor for updates as the day draws near!  If there are any questions, please contact Amanda at amccaffery@ltsg.edu.

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.


There will be a blessing of the new bell tower on campus on 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.