Preaching today as part of the Martin Luther Colloquy is the Rev. Dr. Joseph Donnella. Dr. Donnella serves as chaplain at Gettysburg College, and has lectured and taught at LTSG regularly, as well as serving as an internship supervisor.
Receiving Communion Today
“Believing in the real presence of Christ, this church practices eucharistic hospitality. All baptized persons are welcomed to Communion when they are visiting in the congregations of this church.” (from the ELCA’s sacramental practices statement)
We'll be receiving the sacrament at stations today. Simply come forward by the center aisle (in two lines), receive the bread from the person in the center, then go to the side to receive the wine from a common cup or pouring chalice.
As a sign of the unity the sacrament gives, we all share the same elements. If you are unable to receive wheat bread or wine, be sure that in a single element you receive the Presence and all the gifts of the sacrament.
If you are not prepared to receive the elements today, but would like to come forward for a blessing, bring a copy of the bulletin with you -- that'll be the sign of your intention for the distributors.
Leadership During the Great Three Days
While the seminary will not be in session on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Eve, we will have services on those days – 11:55 PM on Thursday and Friday; 9 PM for the Easter Vigil. Leaders of all types are needed for these services. If you’d be interested in serving as a reader, assisting minister, cross-bearer, usher, cantor, or many other ways, please speak with Pr. Oldenburg. More specific sign up sheets will be available in the rear of the chapel and by the mailboxes.