There will be an internship orientation for students planning to go on internship during the 2015-2016 year on Oct. 6, at 1:30pm in Valentine 310.
There will be a CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) orientation for students planning to apply for CPE units this next year. The orientation will be held Oct. 7, at 3pm in Valentine Auditorium.
First call meeting for Seniors
Reminder for Seniors: The meeting with Nancy Gable to go over first call details will be Oct. 8, at 6:30pm in Valentine 310.Do you want more practice proclaiming the Word before you head off for internship? Perhaps you miss the pulpit and desire to keep improving on your preaching? Worry no longer— there are supply preaching opportunities available for you! If you are an LTSG student that has completed "Intro to Preaching” you are encouraged to sign up to be a supply preacher. You will earn some cash (including mileage) and have the chance to preach in different contexts while serving local congregations. You can sign up by filling out the form at http://tinyurl.com/SupplyPreaching. If you have any questions, please email Courtney, at cweller@Ltsg.edu.
Supply Preaching opportunities
From your LTSG Admissions Team
We looked through the entire dictionary and couldn’t find a single word to describe how incredible the community was for #TheWeekend14. Your witness was one of radical hospitality, defined this way by Angela Zimmann in her GETT Talk on Saturday: “This is my home. Be assured that this is your home. Because first and foremost this is God’s home.” That’s what you said to those who gathered to discern their call here on Seminary Ridge this past weekend. That’s good preachin’. Thank you!
Lauren, Julie, Susie, and Allison
Common Ground will be held Sept. 26-28, on Seminary Ridge! There will be great concerts, music workshops, and more, that will look at war and the Church, civil rights, veterans, and the underground railroad. Plus, you can sing and jam with the string band, sing in the Common Ground Gospel Choir and learn about 19th century cooking. A variety of presenters and artists will share their stories and knowledge, including Kim & Reggie Harris, Dr. Maria Erling, the Martin Family Band, Walt Michael, Jill Titus, and more. Friday night will feature a Music, Gettysburg! concert followed by a dance led by Drs. Briant and Karin Bohleke and Dearest Home. Saturday night will feature “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital” at Christ Lutheran (Gettysburg). All events are free for seminary students and faculty, while families may register with the group rate. To register, visit http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/common_ground_gettysburg.html
Rev. Peter Marty from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, IA is visiting this week to talk to interested seniors regarding a pastoral residency program. Please contact Ms. Tammy Hermanson to schedule a time this morning email@example.com to meet in Valentine 312 (or talk with Rev. Marty). Brochures are also available on the Field Ed. table outside of Katie Dodd's office.
Seminary student essay contestThe Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund invites students to participate in a 700-1,000 word essay contest. The essay should address the question, “In our world today which is filled with self-help books and gurus, preaching the benefits of “mindfulness,” how would Luther advise us regarding our frantic search for meaning and peace in our stressful live?” The prize for first place is $750! This opportunity is open to any student in an ELCA seminary. Gritsch was Gettysburg Seminary's Emeritus Professor of Church History. Submissions must be postmarked by midnight, October 5, 2014. For details, see the flyer on the Valentine Hall Kiosk or visit www.ericwgritsch.org.