Thursday, January 19, 2017 • Vol. XL, Issue 82


Library Announcement

The library will be experiencing an upcoming Ex-Libris migration beginning on Monday, January 23. It should take 1 ½ to 3 days for completion. Some problems with online requests and/or renewals may be experienced. If you have any problems or questions, please contact the circulation desk in the library.

Paintings for Sale in Valentine Hall

Andrea Theisson, our colleague in Reception and Advancement, is a painter and tapestry weaver with works for sale. If you see something you are interested in when looking into the Reception office, ask for a price list in Reception or in the Communications Office. Visit to learn more about her work.

Lenten Devotion Writers Needed

Each year, the seminary provides a daily lenten prayer to the public. Each prayer is based on the lectionary reading for the day, written by faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and students. If you are interested in contributing a prayer, please e-mail Pr. Marty Zimmann at no later than Jan. 24. Give the gift of the Word during Lent.

Give Thanks Event

On Feb. 1, the Advancement Team and the Alumni Council invite members of the seminary community to join them in contacting donors in an evening of thanks. Bring your cell phone, your appetite for good food, and your God-given attitude of gratitude to share with the good people who make our life together possible. We will be making calls from 6–9pm. Please e-mail Pastor Marty Zimmann at if you can participate.

Trip to Christa Exhibit in NYC.

Save the date for an exciting seminary trip. On Saturday, Feb. 4, we will travel to Saint John the Divine Cathedral in New York City to view their “Christa Project Exhibit.” We will get a tour of the cathedral as well as the exhibit, and have a little time in NYC. Sign up with the dean at Please RSVP by Jan. 20.



Meal Plan

If you want to be on the spring 2017 meal plan, please e-mail by the first week of classes. The cost is $355/semester (lunches when classes are in session). Aberly residents are automatically placed on the plan.

Lost and Found

Money was found in the parking lot of Heiges this week and the finder would like to return it to the owner.  Contact and Marlene will be glad to return it.  

Chalk and Wire E-Portfolio Assignment

Just a friendly reminder for all students (excluding Juniors and Interns) that the Chalk and Wire e-portfolio assignment is due Jan. 23, 2017. If you have any questions about the assignment or your e-portfolio, please contact Laura Dunklin (ldunklin@ltsg,edu). If you do not yet have a Chalk and Wire e-portfolio and you are not a Junior or on Internship, please contact Laura as soon as possible.

New Library Blog Post

Check out the Library Blog’s new post to read two sermons from the Seminary Archives in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Visit

WTC Service for Unity

The Washington Theological Consortium service for Christian unity, will be held on Feb. 9 from 6-8:30pm at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family, Washington, DC. Preaching will be by the Rev. Dr. John Erickson, former Dean and Professor Emeritus of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary.

YWCA Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

The 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be hosted at Gettysburg College's Christ Chapel on Monday, January 23 from 7-8:30pm with keynote speaker Troy Datcher. The evening will include musical performances by the Morgan State University Choir, the Chamber Chorale of the Gettysburg Children's Choir, and a prelude by the Biglerville High School Jazz band at 6:30pm.