Tuesday, August 16, 2016 • Vol. XXXIX, Issue 143


Dog Sitting Opportunity

Dog sitting on September 3,4,5 at 825 Camp Gettysburg Road (about 10 minutes from campus toward Fairfield).  1 chocolate lab (Guinness).  Lovable guy that runs free in the yard as long as you have a stick or a ball in your hand and a treat in your pocket!! Fee negotiable.  Contact Bea Schultz bschultz@ltsg.edu.

Digital Journal Archive 

The library now has a Digital Journal Archive that is available to the public. It offers free access to 100 issues from sixteen journals and will be continually updated. The link to this archive is: http://www.ltsg.edu/resources-services/library/journal_archives


Presession is scheduled for August 30th.  http://www.ltsg.edu/community-life/events-calendar/presession


Gather around the performance platform in Schmucker Grove (between Valentine and Schmucker House) on Sunday, August 21 at 6 PM for a concert by Cormorants Fancy, one of the area’s more beloved and honored bands.  You’ll get to see a new side of Dr. Folkemer!  Like all Music, Gettysburg! concerts, it’s free and open to all. In fact, if you’d like to make some money listening, we’re always looking for ushers – see Ashlin for more information and to volunteer.


The world’s newest Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been built in Philadelphia and will be dedicated this fall. Until then, it is available for anyone to tour – thereafter, only Mormons will be allowed inside. Now’s your chance to see this important religious site and interact with eager tour guides. We’ve got 15 reservations for Labor Day, and will need to be at the Temple at 8:30 AM – the van is reserved, so you can sleep on the way! Please talk with Pr. Oldenburg for more information, or send him your interest in taking part. 


On Sept. 11 people from around the ELCA will be stewarding their time in hands-on service to their neighborhood.  It’s easy to get involved in that effort here in Adams County!  Eight activities are already set up and awaiting volunteers (including one which involves providing supplies, just in case you’ve got time earlier, but none on that day).  Just go to  http://signup.com/go/QabBYg for more information and to sign up!  Grab some friends and get your hands dirty with God’s work!


Fri., Sept. 23, 12:30 – 1:30 PM    Intro to Survivors, Inc. Survivors, Inc. is a local agency which provides education and a safe haven for those affected by domestic violence or human trafficking. They’re regular recipients of our chapel offerings, and 2 members of the seminary community serve on their board. They’ll be speaking to students interested in these issues (like who wouldn’t be!) over lunch on Friday, Sept. 23 in Valentine 310 (you’re welcome to brown bag – beverages provided) about this important ministry. For more information, see Pr. Oldenburg or Pr. Zimmann. 


A group will be going to Camp Hill state prison on Monday, Oct. 24 to learn about ministry within those walls.  Since Camp Hill is perfect site for people to use to fulfill their multicultural requirement, this might be a great chance to explore that!  Clearance requires applications, which should be in four weeks in advance, so don’t delay to send an email to Pr. Oldenburg expressing interest. 

Seminary Choir

The Seminary Choir is the most important extracurricular student organization on campus, a fun activity, and a great place to meet your fellow students. This group leads our community in its weekly Wednesday midday services helping us worship using a wide variety of different musical styles of worship. We support the community in its songs of praise, proclamation and petition. The choir also sings anthems, songs and motets based upon the readings or themes for the day. The choir rehearses MondaysTuesdays and Thursdays from12:55 pm to 1:25 pm and on Wednesdays from 1:40 pm to 2:10 pm. Singers are welcome even if they can only make 3 of 4 weekly rehearsals. Seminary choir is open to all interested persons regardless of musical skill or experience! Please volunteer by contacting Dr. Folkemer at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu (so you can be added to the email list) or speak with him at any time.  

Brass Ensemble 

The Seminary Brass Ensemble is open to all players of at least intermediate ability level. Interested players must contact Dr. Folkemer at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu. The ensemble rehearses once weekly. The date and time of rehearsal will be arranged once we have heard from all interested. 

Other instrumentalists

All persons able to help our community in worship musically are encouraged to volunteer. We use liturgies employing every possible instrument (traditional, folk, contemporary, latin, blues/jazz/gospel, etc.). If you would be willing to offer your talents please contact Dr. Folkemer asap at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu


If you are able to lead the community in its hymns and liturgies on the piano or organ, and would be willing to be on a list of substitutes for Dr. Folkemer, please contact him atsfolkemer@ltsg.edu.

Redactor Editor Position Available 

The position Redactor Editor is open for the 2016-2017 school year. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Rev. John Spangler at: jspangler@ltsg.edu. Any questions regarding this position can be directed to the current editor, Ariel Williams at awilliams@ltsg.edu.