Friday, April 24, 2015 • Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 139



Phased Roll-Out of E-Portfolios

This is your chance to learn and add your input. All Junior, Middlers and Interns are invited to join a 60-minute session on EITHER Tuesday, May 5 (7:30am breakfast) OR Friday, May 8 (lunch after chapel). RSVP is required to

Croquet is Coming

Thursday, Apr. 30 is our annual croquet tournament! In conjunction we will also be bidding farewell to Dr. Stjerna during this time. Meet at Schmucker House at 3:30pm wearing your croquet best. We will do the ceremonial ball toss at Schmucker then head over to Spangler Field behind the Refectory to play, eat and be merry! Hot dogs, burgers and beverages will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share with the community. If you have any questions please contact Allison ( or Dr. Erling (

Library's Semi-Annual Book Sale

The Library's Semi-Annual Book Sale will begin Tuesday, Apr. 28, at 8:30am in the Pioneer Room. A sale just for students, faculty, and staff will be held Monday, Apr. 27, for two hours only between 3-5pm. A valid LTSG I.D. will be required. The books will be $2 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, $1 on Thursday, $0.25 on Friday and free on Saturday and the following Monday morning (May 4) while we are packing up. The money received will be used to purchase new materials for the library.

Service Day Update 

The Social Outreach Committee regrets to announce that the plans for a service day this Saturday have been cancelled.  The committee would like the thank the community for an excellent year of service and outreach and we are excited for what is to come next fall!

Thank You for The Weekend

Dearest Seminary Community, Thank you for showing such outstanding hospitality to The Weekend participants. The Admissions Office has received nothing but glowing feedback about the welcome and graceful accompaniment participants received from faculty, staff, and- of course!- the students and families of this seminary. Honestly, The Weekend works because we work together. Through the giving of your enthusiasm, invitation, time, energy, stories, and talents you have provided a model of how powerful an intentional community of discernment can be, as well as a model for holy community in the wider church. You're actually amazing, and we're so grateful. Peace! Lauren, Diane, Susie, and Allison
P.S. The Weekend will be back before ya know it- our next event is Sept. 25-27. If you'd like to volunteer on staff, let us know!

Join the 2015 Summer Greek Action Team

Applications now being accepted for summer Greek tutor and social coordinator. More info at Deadline for application is Apr. 28.

Part-time Summer Catering Positions Available

Students and/or spouses: Biggerstaff's Catering is looking to fill their part time staff list for our upcoming summer events. Everything from college graduation parties, weddings, political events, reunions, to biker rallies. Anybody who needs extra cash now and again and is willing to help, can come see Anne in the Refectory or call 338- 3027.

Senior Class Banquet

Attention all senior seminarians, faculty members, and staff personnel: Invitations have been sent your way for the event of the year, the Senior Banquet! RSVP as soon as possible for an evening of great food and even better fellowship. If any senior, faculty or staff member did not receive an invitation please contact Stephanie J Zinn Setley at


Because of the amazing variety of activities going on Apr. 27-May 2, the schedule of worship services is a bit complicated. Here it is in one place for your convenience:
Monday, Apr. 27
12:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Camp Hill PA: Holy Communion as part of Lutheran Day at the Capital, with Michael Cooper-White presiding
Tuesday, Apr. 28
9am at the chapel: Opening Prayer, led by Paul Tomkiel
Wednesday, Apr. 29
3:30pm at the chapel: Holy Communion with David Oravec (chaplain and pastor) presiding and Linda Manson (pastor, Living Gospel Ministries) preaching
Thursday, Apr. 30
11:55am at the chapel: Morning Prayer led by Mark Oldenburg
Friday, May 1
7pm in the chapel: Prayer for the Nations, as part of the Glocal Mission Event
Saturday, May 2
3pm in the chapel: Closing Worship for the Glocal Mission Event

Reminder About "The New Jim Crow"

Don't forget about the community-wide book discussion of "The New Jim Crow" that is going to be happening at 9am on Thursday, May 14, in Valentine 206. This is such an important, timely book, and copies are still available in the Dean's office. You don't want to miss this opportunity.

Table Talks

Come join the Seminary Community during Table Talks at Sharpshooters at Herr Tavern on Wednesday, Apr. 29. This has been a wonderful event attended by students, staff, faculty and friends. You can enjoy some appetizers provided by the Seminary, and purchase your favorite beverage. It's always a fun and energizing evening with friends and making new ones! Festivities start at 6pm; see you there!

How To Submit A Redactor Announcement

Have you ever wondered how to get your announcement posted?  Follow these easy steps and you can be announcing things to your hearts desire:

1. Write your announcement as you would hope to have it appear (in paragraph form) and include the name of the event, what the event is, the date, the time, and the location. Please remember that event locations cannot be announced before the room/space request has been approved through the Events Office (visit here to do that: Please also remember to include a contact name and email with your announcement should any readers have questions.
2. Email your announcement (with a preferred title if you'd like) to by 5pm the day before you would like your announcement to appear. Announcements that are submitted after that time will run in the next available Redactor. If you have specific dates you would like your announcement to appear, please include those— we will try our best to honor that request.

For more information on guidelines and what can and cannot be posted in the Redactor, please visit

As always, thank you for keeping the community informed and remember to read your Redactor!