April 16, 2014  •   Vol. XXXVII, Issue 141



Wednesday, April 16, 2014:


May 6: LAMPa Lutheran Day at the Capitol

May 20-21: Intern Teambuilding Workshop


When recycling, know what is and is not accepted. A single inappropriate item mixed in with your recycling can sometimes result in the entire bag or load being trashed.


Meditate.  Learn to be silent and clear your mind of the many thoughts bouncing around.  You may just find that you become more relaxed and have a clearer mind.


Job Opportunities in the area or in churches and agencies.


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Holy Week Services
  • Maundy Thursday - 11:55am, Seminary Chapel
  • Good Friday - Noon, Gettysburg College Chapel. Pr. Oldenburg leaving from Seminary Chapel at 11:40am in the seminary van, let him know if you'd like a ride.
  • Easter Vigil - 8:30pm, Seminary Chapel
Talk to Pr. Oldenburg about worship leadership, as some prime reading/leading spots may still be open!


Two ways to prepare for the Triduum!  (1)Footwashing will be offered at the Maundy Thursday service on Thursday at 11:55.  If you think you might take part in this activity, please don’t wear pantyhose or leggings.  (2) At the Vigil, you’ll be invited to ring bells or use other noisemakers every time we sing or speak the Word Which May Not be Mentioned Until Then.  While there will be some noisemakers available in the chapel, you’re welcome to bring your own.

Last Day for Redactor

Today, Wednesday April 16 is the last day for the Daily Redactor until next Wednesday, April 23.

Student Help Needed

We are looking for student helpers on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of Spring Academy Week to register students attending the lectures.   The times needed will not interfere with participating in the lectures.  Please contact Danielle Garber, dgarber@ltsg.edu, for further information or the available time slots or stop in to Valentine 122 to sign up.

Fall Intro to Preaching

Introduction to Preaching (1.5 credits) has been added to the schedule for Fall 2014. Registration materials have been updated on the web site. Please use the Registration Changes form to make any changes to registration forms already submitted.

Journey of Wellness – Ends Today!!!

Today is the last day of the Journey of Wellness!  Get your last mileage in by 11:59pm tonight.  You can click here to record your mileage - http://tinyurl.com/ldct6ay.  We’ll announce the official results in next week’s Redactor when we return from break.  Let’s finish strong!

A Special Thank You

Dear friends, I would like to express my deep gratitude for the individual and communal prayers that were lifted up on my behalf and in behalf of my family at the time surrounding my dad’s death. Please know they were felt and powerfully so. I am almost speechless by the depth of your care and support. I truly cannot fully express how much it means to me and pray you know the love is mutual. I am grateful to this community and I am grateful for this community. In Christ, Adrienne Martin

International Dinner, May 9

Attention all students, family, and faculty! May 9 at 6:30pm will be a potluck international night for all students and families in the refectory. It will be to honor our friends and celebrate the end of year all together. Please bring a dish of your favorite heritage foods, even if they’re a “domestic” specialty! Questions email eburns@ltsg.edu

DE-MD Synod Ordinations

The Delaware-Maryland Synod, cordially invites you to attend a Service of Holy Communion with the Rite of Ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament for Lauren Muratore, Meheret Yonas Caruthers and Karin Albaugh, and with a Rite of Welcome to the Roster of the ELCA through Transfer for The Rev. Moses Gobah. This service is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 3pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 701 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland.  Clergy, Associates in Ministry, Deaconesses and Diaconal Ministers are invited and encouraged to vest and process. The color of the day is red. Please come to support these new colleagues as they begin their ministries among us.  For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/265577156936132/
Museum wins Award

The Seminary Ridge Museum earlier this week received the Director’s Award from PA Museums as recognition for opening as a legacy project of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and for its dedication to historic preservation and education. The award was presented at PA Museum’s annual luncheon, which took place in Pittsburgh. PA Museums is Pennsylvania’s statewide museum organization. Congratulations to everyone who has helped make the museum what it is!

Turkey Tour Filling Fast
Any student considering the Turkey Study Tour in January 2015 should contact Dr. Stevens immediately. There are only a few seats left for this amazing journey to central and western Turkey. See the flyer on the Registrar’s page of the web site!

Proclaim Retreat
Proclaim, the professional community for Lutheran pastors, rostered lay leaders and seminarians who publicly identify as LGBTQ will hold a retreat at Heartwood Conference Center in Trego, WI on May 4, 2014.  For more information, see the Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries website, www.elm.org/retreat
or pick up a brochure in the field education office.

SA Constitution Assembly

We will be having an SA Assembly on Monday, April 28 at 1:30 PM to discuss the proposed constitutional amendments and a referendum on the amendments. We’ll have another online poll with voting from May 6, 8:30 AM to May 8, 8:30 PM.  

View the new constitution here: http://bit.ly/1noed4b

Here’s an executive summary of our proposed changes: http://bit.ly/1eKrwXj

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask at jgraumann@ltsg.edu

SA Elections

SA Executive Elections are scheduled for April 22-24. Your 2014-2015 candidates are as follows:

President: Tristan Benson, Kelsey Fitting, James Smith

Vice President: Jay Eckman, Allison Johnson, Brenda Maynor

Secretary: Linda Bukowy, Mike Lengel

Treasurer: Nikki Miller.

You can access their biographies and pictures at: http://bit.ly/1hRgDmA

Elections will open at 8:30 AM on April 22 and continue until 8:30 PM on April 24. We only need a plurality of votes to have an election, meaning that the person with the most votes wins, regardless of how many votes he or she receives.  Questions? Email jgraumann@ltsg.edu

Help Needed: Race Against Racism

YWCA is looking for volunteer help for the Race Against Racism on April 26. This race benefits the many YWCA programs that are specifically geared towards our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Volunteers only need to give about two hours of their time in the morning, but their contribution is crucial to make the run a success. Please consider inviting your friends, family and coworkers to join you. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt, so if you are available please email ahayes@ywcagettysburg.org and let them know what size to order for you and any others who will be joining you.

If you prefer to run, you can register at: http://bit.ly/P3TjLr Questions? Contact Alex Hayes 717-334-9171 x116; or email: ahayes@ywcagettysburg.org

Hors D'oeuvres before Dinner, May 9th

Our very own Anne Z. from the Refectory is once again presenting some of her photography! The newly renovated Federal Pointe Inn (just down the street on Springs Avenue) is hosting an open house and photography showing for Anne on May 9, from 5-8pm. Anne would like to invite anyone from campus, students, staff and faculty alike to come and see her work and enjoy free hors d'oeuvres etc. before the international dinner at the Refectory that night. The Federal Pointe Inn will have their new Pub open and available as well! Any questions? Contact Anne at aszabawa@yahoo.com. See you there!

Something's Growing!

The Peace Garden has been planted on the parking lot side of Heiges! Take time to walk by relax, contemplate, and see the flowers that have already come up and watch as other plants begin to grow and blossom.

The Return of Nun's Delight

Spring is here, which can only mean one thing.  Yes, the favorite beer of the seminary, Nun's Delight, is being brewed at ABC!  All are invited to the release party at ABC's battlefield location on April 30th at 530 pm.  Like the fall, the party will be down stairs and the brewer, Tony, will be there to tell the brewing story and answer questions about Nun's Delight.  If you have any questions please contact Zach Baer (zbaer@ltsg.edu) Cheers!

After-Hours Book Charging

For those who have been granted after-hours access to the library (and ONLY for these individuals), the library now has a paper form at the circulation desk for you to "self-charge" a book or bound periodical to yourself.  This procedure will help to account for all the books taken from the library.  (You may NOT charge a book to or for anyone else but yourself.) General stacks books will circulate for the semester, whereas bound periodicals and Reserve books can circulate overnight and be due the next morning by 9:00 a.m., hand-carried to the circulation desk. Current periodicals (anything unbound) may not leave the Periodicals Room. If you have any questions about this new service, please see a library staff member.


LWF Advocacy Internship

The Lutheran World Federation is seeking to hire an Advocacy Intern in the Office for International Affairs and Human Rights, Department for Theology and Public Witness to be based in Geneva, Switzerland starting September 1, 2014. Applications are due April 30, 2014; to see the full job posting, visit: http://goo.gl/WdelPx

Fall 2014 Registration

The Fall 2014 Registration materials are now posted on the web at: http://www.ltsg.edu/Departments/Registrar.aspx  Registration opens on April 7.  A late fee will apply to those who register after May 14.