September 17, 2014  •   Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 12



Mon.: Bourbon Glazed Chicken Thights, rice pilaf

Tues.: Salisbury Steak, smashed potatoes

Wed.: Homestyle Turkey Rice Soup, salad bar, breads

Thurs.: TBA

Fri.: TBA


Sept. 17: Teaching Parish matches

Sept. 19-21: The Weekend (discernment retreat)

Sept. 24: Senior Approval Panels; Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop; No classes


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Navy chaplain on campus
Navy Chaplain and JAG Program Director, LT. Brian Allen, will be in the coffee shop on Oct. 8, from 8:30am-4pm. He will have information on being a Navy Chaplain and more. To make an appointment please contact him directly at In addition, the Field Ed. office seeks a student host to take LT Allen to chapel and lunch (free lunch for both). If interested, please see Katie in the Field Ed. office  

Outdoor storage bin
The storage bin, located in the residential quad between Steumpfle and Heiges, is available for storing outdoor activity equipment. The bin already has some great items, including sidewalk chalk and a wiffleball set. Please note that these items are for the whole seminary community to enjoy, so we ask that you do not take them home and remember to place them back in the bin when you are finished. You are also welcome to contribute items. Thanks and enjoy!

Sign a welcome card
To show The Weekend participants how excited we are to have them here, please come to the Coffee Shop before today at 4:30pm to sign the “Welcome to Gettysburg!” cards we will put in participants’ bags. There are 42 cards, so we need lots of signatures. Grab a few friends and have a signing party, because there’s a special treat in it for anyone who signs all 42!

AGAPE concert
St. Peter Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA, invites the seminary community to hear hip-hop artist AGAPE on Oct. 4, at 7:30pm. AGAPE is a hip-hop artist who combines dancing, rap and storytelling to spread the message of God’s love through Christ. Tickets are $5 at the door. There will be a potluck and a chance to meet the artist at 6pm.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and come meet Dave Scherer (AGAPE) before the concert. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Pastor Naomi Sease Carriker (

Horizon International internship
Students who are planning to go on internship in 2015-16 and are interested in Horizon International internships are invited to stop by the Field Ed. office (Val. 123) to receive information.

14th Annual Tachmindji Event
Joseph Montville, from George Mason University, will lead a presentation on “Christian Jewish Reconciliation: The Unfinished Business” for the 14th Annual Tachmindji Event on Oct. 26, at 5:30-8:30pm. The event will take place at American University School of International Service (4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC). Please RSVP by emailing .

January term registration
January term registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the seminary web site. Registration will open Oct. 1.

Middler class meeting
There will be a brief Middler class meeting Wednesday, during lunch (following chapel), in the main dining room of the Refectory. All Middlers should try to attend. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask,

Rides to Christ Church for a seminarian
Beth Smaligo, second-year student, is in need of transport to Christ Lutheran Church here in Gettysburg on Sundays for 8:15am. This is a one-way trip for teaching parish. She will need transport each Sunday of the semester until Dec. 7, except the Sundays before and after Thanksgiving. If you are able to help out, please email as soon as possible. Beth thanks you very much in advance!

Cormorant’s Fancy at The Shamrock
Want to see Dr. Folkemer’s alter ego?  Looking for a great meal, at a reasonable price, and fun music?  Come to The Shamrock Restaurant and here the seminary’s own, Cormorant’s Fancy celtic band.  The band features Dr. Folkemer, his wife, Beth, and daughter, Margaret!  The Shamrock is 25 minutes south on Rt. 15 just this north of Thurmont, MD.  The band is playing this weekend, Sept. 20 (5-8:30pm) and Sept. 21 (4:30-8pm).  Reservations are recommended (301-271-2912).  Ask to be seated near the band as they play without amplification!