AGAPE concertSt. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com to sign up (nametags will be issued and required).
Cormorant’s Fancy at The ShamrockWant 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
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 (email@example.com).