Tuesday, November 25, 2014 • Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 61



Grounds and Maintanence

Dave Reecher will be on Vacation Dec. 1-7.
While Dave is away hunting, fishing and gathering, you should call Dave Davies during business hours and in an emergency, the after-hours number 717-357-2420 from 4:30pm to 7am.


On these two festivals there will be Communion services in the chapel at 9:30am. Everyone, of course is welcome; if you'd like to help with leadership of those services, simply express your interest to Dr. Oldenburg (moldenburg@Ltsg.edu).

Landry Ordination

Edwina Landry, LTSG class of 2014, has been called to serve as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Manchester, PA, in the Lower Susquehanna Synod. Edwina's ordination will take place on Friday, Dec. 5, at 7pm at Paradise Lutheran Church (3241 Church Road, Thomasville, PA). All are welcome to attend. Clergy are invited to vest and process. The color of the day is red.

Midweek Advent service in Hanover

St. David's Lutheran Church (1032 Musselman Road, Hanover, PA) will host a Wednesday evening Advent worship on December 3, 10, & 17, at 7pm. The service will be Marty Haugen's Holden Evening Prayer. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Pastor LaDonna Thomas at 717-688-0652.

Mail Room Hours

The mail room will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 27 and 28. Mail will be distributed to mailboxes as normal on Friday Nov. 28. Regular service will resume on Monday, Dec. 1.

Music, Gettysburg! Advent Choral Vespers this Sunday

Music, Gettysburg's! Schola Cantorum will begin the season of Advent and light up the winter darkness with a festive choral setting for vespers on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 7:30pm, in the chapel. The candlelight event is set in a meditative and stimulating concert-like setting combining sung prayers, psalms, motets and readings together in the acoustically incomparable seminary chapel. The one hour choral vespers will follow the order of a typical 17th century evening prayer service, featuring the finest settings of psalms, chorales and motets from four centuries, including a Magnificat by Heinrich Schütz, a setting of Psalm 122 and Fling Wide the Door composed and arranged by Stephen P. Folkemer, an arrangement of "O Savior Rend the Heavens Wide" by Hugo Distler and Vigilate for two choirs by William Byrd. The event is free and open to the public.

Green Task Force Meeting

The next Green Task Force meeting is Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Refectory after chapel. Students and all members of the Seminary community are welcome to join us for an update of green issues on campus. For questions contact kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu.


Beginning Nov. 26, bicycles without tags will be removed and disposed of. If you have a bicycle and need a tag for it, you may request one by emailing Dana Witt in the Events/Housing Office (dwitt@ltsg.edu). Thank you.

Opportunity to meet and observe military chaplains 

Military chaplains minister to a diverse population of soldiers by providing worship, counseling, and the ministry of presence. Chaplains also play a key role in the military's ongoing efforts to prevent sexual assault & suicide and offer guidance to military leaders on issues of ethics, morale, and religious affairs. The Pennsylvania Army National Guard is currently looking to fill several chaplain and chaplain candidate positions. On Saturday, Dec. 13, you are invited to join Tony Setley for a few hours (11am-1pm) at his Battalion's drill weekend. This will be an opportunity to meet chaplains and soldiers while learning more about military chaplaincy and experiencing this unique mission field first hand. This is only a visit and it requires absolutely no commitment. If you are interested in attending please RSVP by Dec. 8. For more information, including eligibility requirements and benefits, visit  www.nationalguard.com/chaplain. Tony shares: "I thank God for and love this ministry. It is a powerful part of my life, and my call, and I pray it may be for you as well." Please feel free to contact me Tony with any questions (610-223-8772 or tonysetley@gmail.com) and to share this information with any colleagues you believe could have the gifts to serve God's people in this way.