September 12, 2014  •   Vol. XXXVIII, Issue 9



Mon.: Hot dogs and beef Sloppy Joes

Tues.: Mediterranean grilled chicken strips, peppers and onions, flatbreads

Wed.: Soup and Salad, warm breads, homemade cherry cobbler

Thurs.: Pasta with sausage, red sauce, salad bar, garlic bread

Fri.: Ham and cheddar pretzel melts, potato wedges


Sept. 11: Washington Theological Consortium Prayer Service (Washington, D.C.)

Sept. 14: Music, Gettysburg!: Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra with Wayne Hill & Pamela Cooper-White (4pm)

Sept. 16: 2014 Norma Schweitzer Wood Lecture with speaker Rev. Dr. Paul Déouyo (chapel, 10:15am); end of drop/add period

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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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 (

Civil War Commemorative Luminary
The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum will light more than 500 luminary candles on the museum grounds on Saturday 13, as the museum commemorates the Civil War soldiers who were patients in the seminary hospital—the last of whom left on Sept. 16, 1863. Commemorative Luminary activities begin at 6:30pm in the chapel, followed by the luminaria at 7:30pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Seminarians and families invited to Annual Legacy Weekend events
The Seminary Ridge Museum invites the LTSG community and their families to attend, free of charge, some of the programs on Sept. 13 during the Annual Legacy Weekend. As guests of the SRM, you are invited to attend first-person interpretation with Generals John Buford and John Reynolds (8:30am), 147th NY Camp Life and Inspection & Field Medicine Demonstration (10:15am), Battlefield walk led by Dr. Carol Reardon and the 147th NY (2pm, walking easy-moderate and under one mile; participants are given an ID badge with their rank and regimental information of a soldier who fought on Seminary Ridge), and the evening program featuring Civil War music and readings by Dearest Home, Taps and Luminaria. If you wish to go on the battlefield walk, email to sign up (nametags will be issued and required).

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 Friday (5-8:30pm) and Sunday (1-8pm).  CF is also performing at the Shamrock the next 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!

Seminary food pantry hours
The Food Pantry will be open over lunch Monday through Friday.  If you are unable to come at those times because of different circumstances please email Kelsey ( and a time can be set up for the pantry to be open for you. The Food Pantry is grateful for all the donations received over the summer and is currently blessed with a large supply of pasta so please help yourself, but don't forget to sign the book!

Call for papers
The Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary-U.S.A invites seminarians to submit proposals for the 2015 ESBVM-U.S.A. conference, the theme of which is “The Virgin Mary in Christian Dialogue: Controversy, Convergence, and Vision.” Papers should feature perspectives on the progress and implications of previously published dialogues (from within your own particular tradition) about the Virgin Mary. Submit proposals consisting of a 350 to 500-word abstract and your contact information to the review committee at by Nov. 15.

Jazz musicians needed
Instrumentalists are needed for a Jazz Service on Wednesday, Sept.17! Our community will be using ELW Setting 6, the jazz/blues/gospel setting.  If you play sax, clarinet, trumpet, electric or stand-up bass, or drums, please contact Dr. Folkemer ASAP (!

Attention all brass players
If you play a brass instrument, at an intermediate level or above, and would like to participate in the Seminary Brass Ensemble, you must contact Dr. Folkemer ASAP! Rehearsals are once per week and the Ensemble plays two to three times a semester at eucharists and makes a day trip to a congregation in Region 8 late in the Spring Semester. Please email Dr. Folkemer with days and times that you could attend a weekly rehearsal (

New student orientation & Ecumenical Prayer Service
There is a Consortium Prayer service and orientation on Sept. 18, from 4:30-8:30pm, to be held at Catholic University. If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP to Dr. Largen ( no later than next Monday.
Second year student’s works published

James Fritz, a second semester MAR student, completed two publications over the summer. The first is Gathering Storm Clouds: The Anabaptist Experience in York County During the American Revolution, which was published in the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Societies Journal. A copy of the article is available in our Seminary library. Another article, Writs of Habeas Corpus issued from the Bench of famous Revolutionary War Judiciary to Noteworthy Respondents Regarding Registration of Slaves, is soon to be published in the Adams County Historical Societies Journal.

Lecture by Rev. Dr. Paul Déouyo
The Rev. Dr. Paul Déouyo will be the speaker for the 2014 Norma Schweitzer Wood Lecture in the chapel on Sept. 16, at 10:15am.
Rev. Dr. Déouyo teaches at the Lutheran Theological Institute in Meiganga, Cameroon. His lecture is titled “When a Church Finds Itself Entangled within a Secular Leadership and Becomes Powerless and Voiceless: the Challenge of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Cameroon within the Mayo-Rey Division in the Northern Cameroon.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Bible Software sale
BibleWorks9 is available for $265, a price only available to LTSG faculty, students, and staff. Order in the bookstore by Sept. 16. Discounts are also available directly from Logos and Accordance. Visit
for more details and recommendations.

Celtic Worship at Christ
Celtic Worship at Christ continues throughout the summer on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 6pm. This Celtic worship is a contemplative service of Holy Commusion, using musical and liturgical resources from the celtic tradition at Christ Lutheran Church in downtown Gettysburg. If you’d like to play in the band for this service, simply speak with Dr. Folkemer or show up at Christ at 5pm on Sunday.

Thrivent resource person on campus
John Fehringer, Vice President of the local Thrivent chapter board, is available as a resource for questions regarding Thrivent policies and investments, as well as local financial assistance for program and projects on campus or in the community. You are invited to be on the local mailing list, which will keep you informed of programs sponsored by Thrivent in our area. You can stop by John’s office (Library, Room 315, around the corner from the second floor lecture room) or call the seminary extension 1315.

Free haircuts for men and boys
Men and boys can get a free haircut by a junior student at the Chambersburg Beauty School (171 Cedar Avenue, Chambersburg, PA) from 10am to noon, or a discounted haircut by a senior from 10am-3pm, Monday through Friday.

Discount Seminary YWCA passes
Join the YWCA on campus. A membership discount is valid for all students, faculty and staff for the 2014-15 academic year. Purchase passes in the Seminary Bookstore before Oct. 17. Adult full-year membership: $38. Adult half-year membership: $19. Only checks or cash are accepted for memberships. Once the Seminarian or employee has purchased their card, bring it to the YWCA service desk where family discounts are then available for $116 "Seminary Family," $48 "Single Parent Family" and $41 "Senior Family" (if the Seminarian or employee is 60 years + this discount applies to their family member(s) regardless of their ages). Learn about the YWCA’s facilities, hours and programming at:

Invocation leader needed
100th Anniversary of the Local Union 520-Plumbers & Pipefitters seeks invocation leader for their Banquet held Oct. 25, at Hershey Lodge.  Will pay travel, meal, lodging, and fee. If interested, contact Tammy James at (717) 652-3135, ext. 11 or