Tuesday, October 13, 2015 • Vol. XXXIX, Issue 29


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!

Discussion led by Rev. Dr. Kenneth Senft

The community is invited to a discussion led by the Rev.  Dr. Kenneth Senft on “Refugees Yesterday and Today” from 10:00am to 11:00am on Oct 14th in Beekmann Auditorium in Valentine Hall.  Dr. Senft will present the subject and answer questions on past Refugee as well as the present Refugee and Immigration problems.  With the Millions of Immigrants leaving the Middle East and trying to get into Europe and United States it is a subject with which we are all concerned. Please join us.

Invitation from ReconcilingWorks D.C. Chapter

Join the Washington, D.C. & Pittsburg chapters of ReconcilingWorks on Saturday, Oct. 10 to attend the Fall Foliage Festival in Bedford, PA. The group will gather at Zion Lutheran in Everett (100 W. Main St., Everett, PA 15537) at 11am and then proceed to the festival. Click here for more information about the festival. For questions contact: lcwashingtondc@gmail.com. To learn more about ReconcilingWorks visit www.reconcilingworks.org/

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.

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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D668GZ2

Minister in Residence

With us, teaching, learning, eating, drinking and preaching this week will be Robert Randolph.  Dr. Randolph is pastor of a small Presbyterian church in Southwest PA, a poet, and chair of the English and Foreign Languages Department at Waynesburg University.  He taught as a Fulbright Scholar in Finland and Greece. He is the author of two books of poetry, R. Cory in Winter and Floating Girl (Angel of War). His writing has also appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, Mid-American Review, The Midwest Quarterly, The Journal of Process StudiesModern Fiction Studies and elsewhere. Randolph was Honors Professor of the Year at Texas State University where he taught for 20 years. On Monday we’ll be joined at lunch by 23 students and faculty from Waynesburg University, who are coincidentally in Gettysburg for a service learning trip, and who really wanted to hear Dr. Randolph preach. 

“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 (LMuratore@ltsg.edu) 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 dwitt@ltsg.edu. 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. 

Wellness Committee Meeting

The wellness committee will meet Tuesday, October 13, during lunch in the Northeast corner of the refectory. Please join us if you're interested in helping plan events that encourage physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental wellness on campus! Contact Laura Dunklin (ldunklin@ltsg.edu) if you have any questions!