Wednesday, October 14, 2015 • Vol. XXXIX, Issue 30


Poetry with Dr. Randolph

Thursday, October 15 at 2:00pm in Valentine 215 join our 2015 minister-in-residence Robert Randolph for an informal poetry & spirituality discussion. Pretzels and metaphors provided. For questions contact the Communication Office.   

Thank You to the Seminary Choir & Brass Ensemble

The Advance Office would like to extend our deep gratitude and thanks to the members of the Seminary Choir and Brass Ensemble for their hospitality and talent extended this past  Saturday. You are true ambassadors for Gettysburg Seminary and we are so glad you are here.

Evangelical Lutheran Worship: Why did we do that?!?

Have you ever wondered why some hymns in the hymnal are in harmony and others only have a melody? Or why have ten musical settings of Holy Communion? Or, what are some of the principles or criteria for making decisions about the contents of the music and ritual material? How is ELW different from LBW, really? Come to Valentine 308 at 12:30 after chapel on Nov. 12th [for those students on the meal plan, boxes will be provided from the Refectory so you can bring your lunch] to hear Mark Mummert present on the evolution of the ELCA's commended book of worship from the experience of a contributor, editor, and task force member.  Choir is even cancelled that day, so y’all better come!

Symposium Marking the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

The Forgotten Luther: Advocate For The Poor. Come Nov 6-7, 2015 and hear from prominent scholars about Martin Luther’s surprising response to the hard realities of hunger and poverty. Might his creative response inform our response today? For students there is a special rate for everything, lectures and dinner: $15. Registration is via Eventbrite or Facebook.

CPE Interviews

Students needing CPE Interview please sign up at the Field Ed. office by October 23.

Student Association Council President Election

Our Student Association Council President election is now open and will remain open until 11:59pm Thursday night. Please take a moment to go vote! The link to the election is:

“United To Stop Gun Violence”

On Nov.3rd, The National Cathedral in Washington D.C. is hosting an interfaith program on gun violence. We’ve been invited to participate, along with faith leaders from many traditions, members of congress, and the President of the United States. Join with others to deepen your understanding of the toll gun violence takes. Admission is free, and we’ll be carpooling from the seminary (departing at 4pm). This event takes on a particular perspective, but you need not share it to participate in this experience. All are welcome. RSVP to Lauren ( by Wednesday, October 14th.

Kazoo Band Rehearsals

Rehearsals for the Kazoo Band have been scheduled and will take place in Valentine 310 on: Wed, Oct 14 – 1:15 – 2:00 pm; Thur, Oct 15 – 1:15 – 2:00 pm; Mon, Oct 19 – 11:15 – 11:45 am; Wed, Oct 21 – 1:15 – 2:00 pm; Thur, Oct 22 – 1:15 – 2:00 pm; Mon, Oct 26 – 11:15 – 11:45 am; Tues, Oct 27 – Halloween Parade.  You do not need to attend all rehearsals, but please try to attend at least 2.  If none of the rehearsal times fit into your schedule, please contact Dana at Our repertoire will include When the Saints Go Marching In, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, and Jeremiah Was a Bullfrog (Joy to the World). Kazoos will be put in the mailboxes of those who have signed up for them.  If you haven’t signed up yet, and still want to, there’s still time!  The sign-up sheet will be at the Receptionist’s Desk.