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May 20, 2014

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 Communion, 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.

From the Editor…

I would like to take just a moment to thank the entire seminary community for being part of another successful year of the Daily Redactor. While our community here on Seminary Ridge is small both in size and number, it is too large to rely solely on word-of-mouth.  The Daily Redactor continues to be an integral tool for campus communication because of the active participation of both our readers and contributors. I pray for God’s blessing upon our graduating seniors, my fellow outgoing interns and others leaving campus, as well as the campus community in the as of yet unseen form it will take next year. Peace be with you! Sincerely,
Jono Adams, 2013-2014 Redactor Editor


FunFest at Totem Pole Playhouse
Looking for something fun and FREE to do on Memorial Day weekend?  Totem Pole Playhouse is holding Fun Fest on Saturday, May 24th, from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the theater in Caledonia State Park.  With a magic show at 10:00 AM, a Battle of the Bands at 12:00 noon, and balloon animal clowns, kids crafts, food tent, bake sale and yard sale throughout the day, there is truly something for all ages.  The theater is 20 minutes west of Gettysburg just off Rte. 30.  See Dana Witt (Housing Office) or go to www.totempoleplayhouse.com for more information. Hope to see you there!


Leaving Campus this Summer?

Attention all graduating students, as well as those off-campus over the summer and/or next year! Before you leave campus please be sure to stop by the mailroom to return your mailbox key AND fill in a change of address slip so that your first class mail may be forwarded on to your new location.

Academic Advisor Evaluations
Please take a moment to complete an Academic Advisor Evaluation form by clicking on the link below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B3CDBYQ  Please complete the evaluation by June 1.  If you have any questions, contact Julie Ritter, jritter@ltsg.edu

Course Evaluations

Please take a moment to complete a course evaluation for each of your Spring 2014 courses.  You can find the link to the evaluations in the Moodlerooms course website under “News Forum”.  If you have any questions, please email jritter@ltsg.edu




May 16, 2014
Graduation Day Schedule

11am-1pm: Lunch served in refectory (Tickets Required)

1:30pm: Graduation

3:30pm: Eucharist Prelude Concert

4pm: Festival Eucharist

After Eucharist: Picnic Dinner (Tickets Required)


Redactor Summer Publishing

With graduation scheduled for this afternoon, the Daily Redactor will officially be ramping down for the summer. As of Monday, May 19, the Redactor will be published on an “as-needed” basis. There will likely be several redactor editions over the next week or so as campus life continues to wind down, but updates will be sporadic after the conclusion of Internship Teambuilding Workshop and into the summer months. As is tradition, the Daily Redactor will resume normal publishing during summer greek.

From the Editor…

I would like to take just a moment to thank the entire seminary community for being part of another successful year of the Daily Redactor. While our community here on Seminary Ridge is small both in size and number, it is too large to rely solely on word-of-mouth.  The Daily Redactor continues to be an integral tool for campus communication because of the active participation of both our readers and contributors. I pray for God’s blessing upon our graduating seniors, my fellow outgoing interns and others leaving campus, as well as the campus community in the as of yet unseen form it will take next year. Peace be with you! Sincerely, 
Jono Adams, 2013-2014 Redactor Editor



May 14, 2014
Intern Class Officers

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the middler class meeting. The Intern Class officers for next year are:  President- Adam Buff; VP/Secretary- Ellen Lundie; Wellness- Zach Baer; Social Outreach- Erin Marie Burns; Experiential Learning- Amy Wagner.


Summer Address for Grades

Please be sure to forward your Summer address to Julie Ritter,jritter@ltsg.edu at your earliest convenience.  It is important to have a good address for all students as grades will be mailed out in early to mid June.


May 13, 2014
Food Pantry Closing

The official last day for the food pantry for this semester is this Friday. If you have any questions please contact eburns@ltsg.edu. Have a blessed summer!

Compline Notice

Last night was our last compline of the year. Thank you to all those who helped lead throughout the year! If you are interested in being the compline coordinator for next year please contact Adam Buffabuff@ltsg.edu.

Middler Class Meeting Today

The middler class meets today during lunch in the refectory to elect class officers for next year. Please try and make it out for the meeting, it will be brief. If you have any questions please contact Adam Buff abuff@ltsg.edu.

FunFest at Totem Pole Playhouse

Looking for something fun and FREE to do on Memorial Day weekend?  Totem Pole Playhouse is holding Fun Fest on Saturday, May 24th, from 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the theater in Caledonia State Park.  With a magic show at 10:00 AM, a Battle of the Bands at 12:00 noon, and balloon animal clowns, kids crafts, food tent, bake sale and yard sale throughout the day, there is truly something for all ages.  The theater is 20 minutes west of Gettysburg just off Rte. 30.  See Dana Witt (Housing Office) or go towww.totempoleplayhouse.com for more information. Hope to see you there!


Library Materials Due

All library materials are due back by tomorrow, May 14. Please return or renew any materials you have charged out immediately.

May 12, 2014
Leaving campus for good?

In addition to returning mailroom keys, all graduates and non-returning students should turn in their ID cards along with their keys; interns should keep their IDs for their return to campus senior year.  Returning your ID allows us to clean and reuse the keycard itself; thank you for helping us be good stewards of seminary resources!

SA Constitution Passes

Thanks for voting again and using your voice as Student Association members. The results of our constitutional referendum are as follows: Aye - 39 (78%); Nay - 7  (14%); Abstain - 4 (8%); Total - 50 votes.

The total number of SA members participating (50) passed the needed 1/4 threshold for this to be a valid vote.  With Ayes capturing 78% of the vote, the Amendments met the 2/3 threshold necessary for passage. We have a new constitution! Thanks once again to Don Redman, Mike Lengel, and Sean Titus for making online voting possible. The Student Association thanks all of you for a great year in student life!

 


May 9, 2014
Farewell and Godspeed on Wednesday
Farewell and Godspeed for seniors and their families will be part of the Graduation Eucharist.  However, they are not the only folk who won’t be around next fall.  If, for any reason other than graduation, you’ll be away when the summer ends – if you’re beginning internship, studying at another institution, going on sabbatical, becoming president of another institution, for instance – the community will be thanking God for your ministry among us, and praying for your safety and faithfulness in your new location at the Communion service on Wednesday, May 14.  We hope you will be able to be present for that prayer.

Leaving Campus this Summer?

Attention all graduating students, as well as those off-campus over the summer and/or next year! Before you leave campus please be sure to stop by the mailroom to return your mailbox key AND fill in a change of address slip so that your first class mail may be forwarded on to your new location.


May 8, 2014
Christ Lutheran Farewell and Godspeed Service

Christ Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, invites seminary students who are leaving the Gettysburg community at the end of the semester to participate in a Farewell and Godspeed service to be included in the 10:30 a.m. service of Word and Sacrament this Sunday, May 11.  The congregation will be bidding Farewell and Godspeed to Dean Steinke at the service as well.  If you plan on participating please contact Pastor Steve Herr at 334-5212 orpastor@christgettysburg.org


Summer Greek Social Coordinator / Tutor

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Summer Greek combined Social Coordinator / Tutor position. More info here:

http://gettysburgseminary.org/mhoffman/greeksummer14/SumGkr2014.SC.Tutor.pdf


Help your library assess its services

The Library seeks input from all students, faculty and patrons with a quick, online survey that will help the library staff gauge usage, services, and to anticipate future needs.  This valuable assessment tool takes less than five minutes to complete, and we request all Wentz patrons, including seminarians on internship, to fill out the online survey.  Help to keep the library heavenly.  Go to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R2WLW65 .

Croquet & Community Picnic Tonight
The day of reckoning (malleting?) has arrived!  Tonight, May 8, we will welcome the end of the school year with the annual croquet tournament, with eifrst first matches beginning just minutes after afternoon classes end. A community picnic, featuring Nun's Delight, is also on tap for those who RSVPed in advance. It's the perfect place to work out old grudges, writer's block, fear of wooden mallets, and more.  Be there! OR be unendingly curious as to why everyone else is so excited about croquet!

Book Sale Thank You

The A. R. Wentz Library wishes to thank everyone for their participation in the Book Sale during Spring Academy Week. We especially wish to thank Dave Reecher & Dave Davies for setting up the tables in the Pioneer Room and putting it back in order. Also the student workers, Edwina Landry and Pam Illick, along with Ray Bush, for carting the books to the Pioneer Room and setting them up. We appreciate the advertising during Spring Academy to the alumni and guests on campus.


Staff & Faculty Thank SA for Breakfast!

On behalf of all of us who enjoyed a lovely gourmet breakfast in the coffee shop on Wednesday, a big THANKS to the Student Association.  While we receive ongoing expressions of appreciation from so many in the Seminary community, this extra measure of kindness near the end of this academic year was deeply appreciated.

¡Gracias!

Pres. Cooper-White


May 7, 2014
SA Constitution Voting

Voting is now live on the amendments to the new SA Constitution, and it will continue until 8:30 PM on Thursday, May 8. Vote atsvy.mk/Svdy7I. You can find an updated copy of the new constitution at http://bit.ly/1rFv7h2 and an executive summary athttp://bit.ly/1eKrwXj. Questions? Email jgraumann@ltsg.edu orregtvedt@ltsg.edu


Course Extension Petitions

As a reminder, any student who cannot meet course deadlines by the end of the semester must petition for a course extension. The form, located on the Registrar’s page of the web site, must be approved by the course instructor and received in the Registrar’s office by close of business on Wednesday, May 14.


Graduation Day Lunch tickets on sale

The Junior Class is hosting the graduation lunch. Seniors can now purchase tickets in the Bookstore. Tickets are priced at $8/person, with kids 5 and under eating for free. Menu items include sandwich wraps (veggie included), salad, veggie and fruit trays, dessert and drinks. Any questions please contact Brenda Maynorbmaynor@ltsg.edu.

Celtic Worship at Christ

As always on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, there will be 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.


Mesa de Conversación

The last Spanish conversation table for spring semester 2014 takes place next Tuesday, May 13, in the refectory right after chapel service. It has been a while since we have had lunch together. Questions or comments? Contact Beth Smaligo atbsmaligo@gmail.com

May 6, 2014
Graduation Picnic

Because Graduation ends around 5pm and it is also Graduation Weekend for Gettysburg College, the Senior Class has planned a final farewell picnic to commence immediately afterward.  All tickets must be purchased before the close of the Book store on May 13.   The Adult menu includes BBQ Chicken (one half or two pieces) along with 2 sides for $11.50.  The Kids menu includes either Chicken fingers or hamburgers with one side for $7.50.  This Price also includes all plates, plastic ware, napkins, rolls and soft drink.  Side options include:  Baked Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, roasted red potatoes, coleslaw, potato salad, pasta salad, or mixed veggies. This is NOT a fund raiser, but our last community event for the class of 2014. Tickets will NOT be available for sale at the picnic.  The senior class is working on providing a bouncy house for the picnic and you are welcome to bring music and other picnic games.  All are welcome to join in the celebration which will include the availability of ABC’s “Nun’s Delight.”


Beth Smaligo: Rides to Amtrak Station Needed

I am in need of rides to the train station in Harrisburg on Friday, May 23 and Thursday, June 12. We would leave campus at 1pm on both days. Payment will be discussed individually. Please emailbsmaligo@gmail.com or call/text 724-610-1554 as soon as possible if you're able to help out! Eastertide blessings.

Music, Gettysburg! Mothers’ Day Concert

The Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Norman Nunamaker will present Beethoven, Debussy, Bruch and Vaughn Williams for its energetic spring concert on the afternoon of Sunday, May 11th in the Gettysburg Seminary Chapel. This Music, Gettysburg! concert favorite will feature solo violist Mary Hammann, a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and founding member of the Aureole Trio. The 4pm afternoon concert is free and open to the public, and is one of the best attended of the year, so be early to get a good seat!

Mesa de Conversación

The last two Spanish conversation tables for spring semester 2014 take place today, May 6, and next Tuesday, May 13, in the refectory right after chapel service. It has been a while since we have had lunch together. Questions or comments? Contact Beth Smaligo atbsmaligo@gmail.com


May 5, 2014
Stressed? Croquet is on the Way, May 8

Thursday, May 8th, the annual croquet tournament will take place with the first matches beginning minutes after afternoon classes end.  Community picnic, featuring Nun's Delight, is also on tap. It's the perfect place to work out old grudges, writer's block, fear of wooden mallets, and more.


Middler Class Meeting

There will be a Middler Class meeting during lunch in the refectory on Tuesday May 13. We will grab some tables in the corner downstairs. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to elect intern class officers. Please try to attend, I promise we will keep it brief. If you have any questions please contact Adam Buff atabuff@ltsg.edu.


Apply to be the next Redactor Editor

Join the illustrious line of Gettysburg Seminary Editors of The Daily Redactor, the official source for campus news. We are looking for an editor for the 2014-15 academic year. Join the Communications team for this paid position. Send a resume to the Communications Office (hardcopies can go in John Spangler’s staff mailbox, or, electronic copies can be sent to jspangler@Ltsg.edu with a cc tokgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu).

Academic Advisor Evaluations

Please take a moment to complete an Academic Advisor Evaluation form by clicking on the link below:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B3CDBYQ  Please complete the evaluation by June 1.  If you have any questions, contact Julie Ritter,jritter@ltsg.edu


Lawn Treatment Likely May 5th and 6th

Twice a year, the Seminary engages a lawn service to fertilize and treat weeds for certain areas of campus. Next Monday-Tuesday, we expect Tru-Green to be treating some sections of the campus lawns, a few of these areas will be in the vicinity of student housing, and so children and pets should be kept off the affected areas until they are dry.  The Seminary strives not to over treat and avoids treating the same areas every year, to minimize the need for chemicals.


2014/2015 Middler Class Officers

On Friday, the Junior class had elections to select officers for their middler year. Next year’s Middler class officers are:

President - Brenda Maynor

Secretary/Treasurer - Linda Bukowy

Trustee (Communications) - John Marten

Trustee (Social Outreach) - Linda Shank

Trustee (Wellness) - Allison Johnson

Thanks, all of you, for answering God’s call to serve your community.


May 2, 2014
Course Evaluations
Please take a moment to complete a course evaluation for each of your Spring 2014 courses.  You can find the link to the evaluations in the Moodlerooms course website under “News Forum”.  If you have any questions, please email jritter@ltsg.edu

Ride to Amtrak Station Needed

Your fellow seminarian Beth Smaligo is in need of a ride to the train station in Harrisburg on Friday, May 23. We would need to leave campus at 1pm that day. Payment will be discussed individually. Please email bsmaligo@gmail.com as soon as possible if you’re able to help out!


From Puebla to Gettysburg
Local, national and international organizations are partnering to present “From Puebla to Gettysburg: Cinco de Mayo and the Civil War” on Sunday, May 18, from 1-5 p.m. at the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum. The event honors the history of two key battles that changed the course of history for Mexico and the United States.    Activities will kick off at 1 p.m. with a Zumba presentation, followed by dance demonstrations and the main lecture at 2 p.m., focusing on the connection between the Battle of Gettysburg and the Battle of Puebla and featuring Col. Eric Rojo (U.S. Army Ret.), a Vietnam and Cold War veteran who serves as Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. (MOLLUS). (The lecture will be presented in both English and Spanish.) Hands-on activities for families and traditional Mexican music, dance and food will be offered all afternoon. In honor of this event and International Museum Day, Seminary Ridge Museum admission will be free of charge all day (cupola tours not included). All events are free and open to the public and made possible through the generous support of M & T Bank.

April 30, 2014
Junior Class Meeting

There will be a Junior Class Meeting for class officer elections this Friday, May 2 at 1:15pm in the Coffee Shop. Please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@ltsg.edu with any questions or nominations.

Nun's Delight Tonight

Tonight, Wednesday, April 30, at 5:30pm, there will be a release party at ABC's battlefield location for Nun's Delight, a beer brewed in honor of the seminary at Katie Luther. 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.  Come out and enjoy some Nun's Delight!  If you have any questions please contact Zach Baer (zbaer@ltsg.edu) Cheers!


April 29, 2014
Water Alert
The Gettysburg Municipal Authority will be conducting their annual water flushing during the week of April 27 and May 5, 2014, between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.  If you experience any cloudiness or discoloration in our faucet water, simply let the water run for a few minutes.  This doesn’t present  a health hazard. They apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Limited Refectory Seating, Tuesday-Wednesday

On Tuesday, April 29, and Wednesday, April 30, the Refectory will be open ONLY for reserved lunches, meal plan participants, and meal punch card holders. The Refectory will be near capacity due to the number of guests we will have on campus for Spring Academy.  Walk-ins will unfortunately be turned away at the door.


April 28, 2014
Nun’s Delight Release Party

This Wednesday, April 30, at 5:30pm, there will be a release party at ABC's battlefield location.  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.  Come out and enjoy some Nun's Delight!  If you have any questions please contact Zach Baer (zbaer@ltsg.edu) Cheers!


SA Constitution Assembly Today

We will be having an SA Assembly today, 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 Election Results

The results for the SA Executive Committee Elections are in and as follows:

Kelsey Fitting for President (40 votes out of 78)

Jay Eckman for Vice-President (40 votes out of 78)

Mike Lengel for Secretary (49 votes out of 78)

Nikki Miller for Treasurer (76 votes out of 78)


Thank you all for voting, and special thanks to our poll auditors, Mike Lengel, Sean Titus, and Adam Buff. We should all thank those who ran for the Executive Committee for answering God's call to service and taking the risk of student leadership.

 


April 25, 2014
Event to Honor Dean Steinke
Please plan to join the Seminary community in wishing Farewell and Godspeed to Dean Robin Steinke on Wednesday, May 7, beginning at 4:00 pm in the refectory. All are welcome!

Community Picnic - May 8

There will be a community picnic on May 8, at 5:30 pm on the lawn along with the croquet tournament. The evening’s menu will include, BBQ chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, chips, cookies and drinks.  Reservations can be made at the receptionist’s desk or by e-mailing rrivera@ltsg.edu Deadline for reservations is April 30.


April 24, 2014
Gettysburg Green Gathering, April 26

As you may already know, Joe Breighner, Peter Boving and many others have put together the second annual Gettysburg Green Gathering, an Earth Day event for this Saturday, April 26, beginning at noon at the Ag Center opposite Weis Market on Old Harrisburg Rd. The schedule for live music and other information on vendors and participating groups is available at: http://www.gettysburggreengathering.com/

Refectory for Spring Academy

On Tuesday, April 29, and Wednesday, April 30, the Refectory will be open ONLY for reserved lunches, meal plan participants, and meal punch card holders. The Refectory will be near capacity due to the number of guests we will have on campus for Spring Academy.

 


April 23, 2014
Journey of Wellness Results!!!

Drum roll please….The results are in for the LTSG Journey of Wellness.  We traveled a total of 1157.77 miles over three weeks!  That’s more than twice what our original goal was (497 miles).  The Faculty/Staff traveled a total of 73.19 miles.  The Juniors traveled 187.27 miles.  The Middlers made an impressive showing and gave the Seniors a run for their money with a total of 431.04 miles.  And the Seniors traveled 466.27 miles!.  Congrats to the Kate Lawler, who traveled the farthest of anyone in the LTSG community – 190 miles!  A special thank you goes out to the Wellness Committee and especially to Nicole Welke for her fabulous intro video, Patrick Ballard for creating the nice and easy way to record mileage.  And a big thank you to everyone in the LTSG community who participated and contributed miles.  Awesome job!


SA Elections - VOTE NOW

Student Association Elections are now live! Cast your votes now at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/25BX5MG You may vote until 8:30 PM on Thursday, April 24. Each position requires only a plurality of votes to win, meaning that whoever receives the most votes will win, regardless of she/he has a majority of votes. You can access student biographies at http://bit.ly/1hRgDmA . Questions? Email Joe Graumann, SA President atjgraumann@ltsg.edu


World Book Night on April 23

World Book Night takes place on April 23rd, Shakespeare’s birthday, and this year marks the third year it is being celebrated in the United States.  How, you might ask?  By volunteers giving away free copies of books to less-than-avid readers—know anyone like that?  If so, send them down to the square at 6:00 pm for a free copy of  The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown.  It’s a great story and fun to read!

Special Opportunity - Tuesday of Academy Week
Even though Academy Week is all about transformation, Lutherans know well that sin continues to be a very real part of our lives, something against which we must struggle every day, even in the midst of the Spirit’s work conforming us to Christ.  One concrete, vivid example of sin is addition—something many individuals and families face in the course of their lives together.  We are very fortunate that one of our academy speakers next week, Cheryl Peterson, systematic theology professor at Trinity Seminary, has agreed to share with us what Trinity’s Addiction Awareness Group has done in terms of offering educational and awareness events for the campus since forming in 2008-2009.   She will be speaking with the Academy Week class from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 29th, in Val 310.  All are welcome to join the class for that evening. 

Last Chance for Hispanic Ministry Summer Course
Last chance to register for the Hispanic Ministry Summer Term May 25-July2 in Austin, Texas. The course  is designed for ELCA seminary students to develop leadership skills in Hispanic Ministry and build a network of colleagues who share this commitment. Registration information is available at http://bit.ly/1nFrkhC


Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Christian & Muslim Perpectives

The nature of human sin and divine forgiveness has often been a point of contention between Christians and Muslims. The Muslim critique of Christian positions on these topics raises some very important points—posing questions, particularly about “original sin”—that Christians themselves often ask. Experience this inter-religious dialogue on Sunday, April 27 from 4-6pm. The Riggs Library, Healy Hall at Georgetown University. For more info and to RSVP, check out http://bit.ly/1lC7GBV. Contactlmuratore@ltsg.edu with questions.


April 16, 2014
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? Emailjgraumann@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/P3TjLrQuestions? Contact Alex Hayes 717-334-9171 x116; or email:ahayes@ywcagettysburg.org


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!

SMELLS AND BELLS

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!

April 15, 2014
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.

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!


April 14, 2014
Journey of Wellness – Update #6

We’re almost to the end of the Journey of Wellness – you have only until Wednesday at 11:59:59pm to enter you mileage athttp://tinyurl.com/ldct6ay.  And catch the last video interview of the Journey – Matt interviews a very special guest.  Check it out here -http://youtu.be/0GE_t7Lgq9Q.  And yes, the Seniors continue to lead!!!  Can anyone catch up with them???


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!


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Campus Half Day & Battlefield Cleanup events! Your hard work has helped the campus to look better and the environment to be a cleaner place. A special commendation goes to Ellen Lundie for the most unique item found on the Battlefield Cleanup, half a shoe!

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


Food Pantry Holiday Closure

The food pantry will be closed for the holiday from April 24th-27th. It will reopen on April 28th during the lunch hour! Any questions please email eburns@ltsg.edu.


April 10, 2014
Junior Class Meeting Today
The Junior class will have a class meeting today, Thursday, April 10 at 1:45 PM in the coffee shop.  Please contact Mike Lengel at
mlengel@Ltsg.edu with any questions.

International Presentation Today
Today, John Mwasakilali will present on Tanzania and the growth of the Lutheran Church there in Valentine Auditorium at 12:30pm today, Thursday April 10.  Please plan to attend!


Journey of Wellness – Update #5

Talk about covering some serious mileage in the last few days!  We’ve now covered a total of 810.93 miles!  We’re closing in on our finish time with less than a week to go.  It’s looking real good that we’ll blow our revised goal of 1050 miles out of the water.  Great effort everyone!  Check out the latest wellness interview here -http://youtu.be/yOA8J5WwAdc.  Here’s the stats for each team – Seniors continue to maintain the lead with 351.01 miles, Middlers are holding second with 280.54 miles, Juniors are in third with 111.81 miles and faculty/staff team is making is making it interesting with 67.57 miles.  You can continue to record your mileage here -http://tinyurl.com/ldct6ay
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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!


Music, Gettysburg! Presents Bucks County Chamber Choir

Music, Gettysburg! is pleased to present the Central Bucks West Chamber Choir in concert Sunday, April 13th at 4pm in the Seminary chapel. From Doylestown by way of venues from Carnegie Hall to the Louvre, White House, and National Cathedral, and many more, the 40-voice high school ensemble Chamber Choir has received reviews around the world, awards from the American Choral Directors Association, and commissions by some of the nation’s leading composers. The concert, free and open to the public, is your opportunity to see what fabulous music young voices can produce!


April 9, 2014

SA Nominations Closed

As of 12:00 AM Wednesday, April 8, nominations have been closed for student association executive committee elections. Final ballots will be available April15. Each candidate requires only a plurality, not a majority, of the vote. Thanks to all who have made nominations. Questions? Email jgraumann@ltsg.edu.


March Madness Winner

UConn wins the National Title, and our winner of the March Madness Pool was Zach Baer! Congratulations Zach on a job well done. A round of applause also goes out to Nicole Welke and Dr. Rick Carlson with a close second and third place finish. As a community we had 13 people participate buying into the pool with 5 food items or $5, so we will donated this to SCCAP. The bin for food items is still in the coffee shop if you want to add to our donation please add to the bin this week. Great job everyone!

Celtic Worship at Christ w/ Student Preacher
A Celtic, candlelit service is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 40 Chambersburg St., in Gettysburg. Refresh your spiritual life with this contemplative, informal worship followed by a brief fellowship time. This week’s preacher is LTSG Senior Barbara Krumm.  Pastor Herr welcomes seminarian volunteers to serve as assisting minister, leader of prayers, communion assistant and even preaching. Contact him at pastor@christgettysburg.org, or 334-5212. A pick-up band rehearses at 5pm before each service. Advanced-beginner ability is preferred for players on guitar, string bass, flute, penny-whistle, recorder, mandolin, ukelele, fiddle, concertina, harp, auto-harp, etc. See Dr. Folkemer or e-mail him at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.


April 8, 2014

Journey of Wellness – Update #4

LTSG is made up of wellness superstars!  We’ve now covered a total of 532.5 miles!  Yes, you read that right – we exceeded our mileage goal in about a week and a half.  Since we nailed that goal, we have a new goal – 1050 miles.  Wonder how far that is?  That’s the distance from LTSG to Luther Seminary in Minnesota.  Can we do it?  And in case you were wondering, here’s how each team is doing – Seniors maintain a lead with 212.84 miles.  The Middlers have made an impressive run and are within striking distance – 191.04 miles.  The Juniors also kicked it up a notch with 104.81 miles.  And the faculty/staff are at 23.81.  Check out our latest wellness superstar -http://youtu.be/-iezzvfsIoQ.  And of course, continue to record your mileage here - http://tinyurl.com/ldct6ay

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!

 


April 7, 2014
RIC Resolution Passes
The Student Association is happy to announce the passage of our resolution asking the Board of Directors to begin the discernment process on becoming a Reconciling in Christ seminary. Thanks to Don Redman for his hard work, and to Mike Lengel and Sean Titus for auditing our election results. The resolution passed with a vote of 63-16, with 79% voting in favor. Special thanks to Adam Buff and the RIC Task Force for their superb leadership.

Senior Luncheon

The Alumni Council and Advancement Office will be hosting a Senior Luncheon on Tuesday, April 29 at the Singmaster Center.  This is a wonderful time of fellowship and “welcome to the ranks” by members of the Seminary Alumni Association.  Please rsvp by April 8 to ngarretson@ltsg.edu or call 338-3011.


April 4, 2014
Noah!
Tired of the real rain?  How about a little CGI rain instead?  Let's go see "Noah"!  (If you go with a professor, it's really work, right??). Meet Dr. Largen at the Valentine parking lot at 3:20pm on Saturday, April 5 and we'll leave at 3:30pm for the 4:05pm showing at Gateway.  Everyone is welcome!


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.

Multi-Cultural Discussion Lunch

Interested in learning about the Multi-cultural experience at Luther Place Memorial Church and the Steinbruck Center for Urban studies in DC?  Join student Sarah Schofield and Dr. Kristin Largen, the advisor for the Multi-Cultural requirement, for a lunchtime table discussion on April 9. Email sschofield@ltsg.edu with any questions. 


Junior Class Meeting
The Junior class will have a class meeting on Thursday, April 10 at 1:45 PM (location TBD).  Please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu with any questions.

 


April 3, 2014
RIC Process Voting
The vote for recommending that the Board of Directors begin the process for discerning becoming Reconciling in Christ will take place from 4/2 at 7pm through 4/3 at 7pm. All eligible students should have received a ballot. In order to vote you must be a due paying member taking at least six hours of credit. If you have any questions or did not receive a link to the ballot and feel that you are eligible please contact Joe Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu

Journey of Wellness - Update #3
The LTSG community is rocking and rolling.  We’ve now covered 253.35 miles since last Wednesday!  Truly awesome.  And in case you are keeping track here’s how each team is doing – Seniors continue to lead with 112.2 miles, Middles are catching up with 78.84 miles, Juniors are firmly holding onto third with 38.5 miles and we have a new team in the mix – Faculty/staff – with an impressive late start of 23.81.  We also have special guest to keep you motivated – You can watch the interview here – 
http://youtu.be/vKFtC_U9GVk.  And to contribute your own mileage, click on the link and submit your mileage - http://tinyurl.com/ldct6ay.   


Campus (Half) Day is April 11

Swap laptops for rakes, swap Greek texts for wheelbarrows, swap telephones for daffodil bulbs on Friday afternoon, April 11 from 12:30-4:30pm. A flower bed planting and blessing concludes the day (4:00 pm on the south entrance to Heiges Hall). More details will be posted on the Valentine Hall Kiosk in the Reception area beginning Friday, April 4. For questions contact Nicole Miller atnmiller@Ltsg.edu.

Good Friday (And MORE!!!)
On Good Friday the seminary community will join the Gettysburg College community for our mid-day service.  The service will begin at noon at the College Chapel; Pr. Oldenburg will leave from the chapel at 11:40am with the seminary van (let him know if you’d like to come along). We’ve been asked to provide three readers for the Passion story:  Peter, a witness, and Pilate.  Let Pr. Oldenburg know if you’re interested (first come, first served).

And, of course, we’re having Maundy Thursday (11:55am) and Easter Vigil (8:30pm) here.  Some prime slots are still open for leadership at those times – see Pr. Oldenburg to volunteer!


Experience the Gospel of Mark

Tracy Radosevic is providing an opportunity to experience the Gospel of Mark told, in its entirety, this Sunday, April 6.  Tracy makes her living by storytelling, and she’s one of the few people in the world who has learned Mark’s Gospel by heart, so that people can hear it the way the earliest Christians did.   Come check it out at the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington, DC.


Navy Chaplain on Campus

There will be a Navy Chaplain Recruiter on campus on April 4th.  Lieutenant Brian Allen will be set up in the coffee shop from 8-10am.  Flyers will be posted in the lobby outside the mailroom.

April 2, 2014
HELP A SISTER OUT?!

A student at Lancaster Seminary is working on a project in which she is surveying worship practices at other seminaries.  She visited us earlier in the semester, and is interested in gaining some student  and faculty perspectives.  She has drawn up a short survey, and asks if folk would consider taking it.  If you’d be willing to help her out, just go to http://alturl.com/2qjvs.  As you will see, the submission is anonymous.


Battlefield Clean Up

Don't forget Saturday April 12th is the battlefield clean up. Weather permitting the clean up will take place from 10am until 12:30pm we will meet in the Valentine Coffee shop at 10am and then disperse from there. There is a volunteer sign up sheet in the Valentine coffee shop so please consider participating in this great opportunity to help the environment! Email Nicole Miller at nmiller@ltsg.edu with questions.


Middler Class Meeting

The Middler Class will have a meeting in Valentine 206 on Wed. April 9th at 5:15 pm. We will be having ice cream and talking about elections for next year. If you have any questions please contact Adam Buff abuff@ltsg.edu.


Family & Friends Weekend Thank You

The students of LTSG thank Ellen Lundie for her great Vice-Presidential initiative, Family and Friends Weekend. Turnout was great, and it was an enjoyable experience for all. What a unique opportunity to strengthen the ties of our community! Thank you!

ON CAMPUS NEXT WEEK . . .

...Six presidents, one provost, one dean, one presiding bishop, one director of theological education and one president-elect.

 

I’m pleased to share with the campus community that the annual spring meeting of the seminary presidents (which post-merger at LTSS and PLTS also include a “provost” and a “dean” respectively) will be held on our campus.  Beginning Thursday the group will join in chapel worship, have lunch in the Refectory and meet in the Library Pioneer Room.  Mid-afternoon on Friday Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will be arriving and will join AS group is hosted in the Seminary Ridge Museum by Prof. Erling and Pr. Spangler.  Another regular with the group is ELCA Director of Theological Education, Dr. Jonathan Strandjord.  This gathering will also include a president-elect as Dean Steinke gets a foretaste of the feasts to come, and joins Strandjord in updating the group on progress of the ELCA Theological Education Advisory Council (TEAC) which she co-chairs.  Thanks for welcoming this group of seminary leaders to our campus!  On Palm Sunday, P.B. Eaton will preside at both services of worship at Christ Lutheran Church downtown.


No Celtic Worship This Sunday

Just a reminder that the Celtic services at Christ are on every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.  There will be NO Celtic Worship at Christ Lutheran this Sunday.  


Pub Theology

Feeling lonely with your theological thoughts? Do you want to share the deepest moments of the Book of Concord with someone, or maybe just sit down on a Thursday evening with good company and good drink?  You are invited to Pub Theology this Thursday, April 3 at 8:30pm at Appalachian Brewing Company. This is a great opportunity for theological discussion and reflection with a new theme every week. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact to Salla Hyrkäs shyrkas@Ltsg.edu or Nate Huffman Nhuffman@Ltsg.edu.


April 1, 2014
SA Assembly, This Wednesday
All students are strongly encouraged to attend the Student Association Assembly this Wednesday, April 2, at 5:30 PM in Valentine Auditorium. We will be discussing a resolution asking the Board of Directors to begin the discernment process for becoming a Reconciling In Christ organization. You can access a more in-depth notice at 
bit.ly/1luKPsd. Questions? Contact Adam Buff, RIC Chair atabuff@ltsg.edu. 

Art of Biblical Storytelling Workshop

The earliest Christians didn't read the bible silently or from lecterns. Our stories of faith were formed in an ancient oral culture that we have largely lost in our communities. Learn how to tell biblical stories from the heart (and not just memorize and promptly lose them).  The Rev. Jason Chestnut has been using this technique of biblical storytelling for ten years, and teaches many different groups the basics for adopting this powerful spiritual practice in your own life and ministry.  He will offer a workshop on campus on Thursday, April 10, from 6-8pm in Valentine 206; light appetizers and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Jim Muratore 410-292-3883jmuratore@ltsg.edu.  Please sign up to come at: http://goo.gl/4I1ezW

Middle Ancient Egyptian
Don't forget Ancient Egyptian will be offered as a 3 credit course in Fall 2014! The class will be held on Monday nights from 4:45pm-7:45pm in Valentine.  To register, write the class in on your registration form. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Journey of Wellness – Update #2
Kudos to Kevin Stout for being the first person to record his mileage for the Journey of Wellness challenge.  Thanks for getting us started last week Kevin.  The Seminary community is rocking the mileage!  So far we have traveled  130.95 miles together on our journey of 497 miles!  Keep up the good work.  Our unofficial class mileage tally so far has the Seniors pulling away with 68.75 miles, the Middlers holding onto second place with 31.7 miles and the Juniors nipping at their heels with 30.5 miles. If you need some motivation, see what this wellness star has to say -  http://youtu.be/e3r7pWVEfbk.  To contribute your own mileage, click on the link and submit your mileage - http://tinyurl.com/ldct6ay.


March 31, 2014
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.

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.

March 28, 2014

Journey of Wellness – Update #1

So far, so good.  We’ve traveled 37.84 miles so far on our journey of 497 miles!  What a great start in two days.  So far, the Seniors are leading the community with the most participation and the most mileage.  Want some additional motivation?  Check out this video -http://youtu.be/xBSQiS2CR3U and see what one member of the community is doing to stay well.  To contribute your own mileage, click on the link and submit your mileage - http://tinyurl.com/ldct6ay
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LS President-Elect's Greeting Online
Dean and now President-elect Steinke offered greetings to the Luther Seminary community, including a shout out to Gettysburg community members in the streamed video collection at Luther. View it any time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg-e8QpYnek&list=UUVgLRh4bsnz2xWvBWTkucYA

LTSG Casting Call
A small group of students is working on a short video project to feature members of the LTSG community.  Watch for redactor announcements, facebook invites and emails over the next few days for more information. 

SA Nominations Open

It’s that time of year! Nominations for SA executive officers are now open! Nominate someone you think would be a good fit for student government! Please make all nominations to jgraumann@Ltsg.edu by April 8 at 5pm. Available positions are President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.  Voting will take place April 22-24 via electronic ballot.

Navy Chaplain on Campus
There will be a Navy Chaplain on campus on March 28, March 31 and April 4th.  Chaplain Brian Allen will be set up in the coffee shop on these days from 9:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00.  Flyers will be posted in the lobby outside the mailroom.


March 26, 2014
Journey of Wellness starts today!
Today is the day!  Today the seminary community starts its Journey of Wellness.  We’ll be traveling 497 miles together over the next three weeks.  You can watch the intro video about this here -http://tinyurl.com/mljwhxd. Get out and get moving.  Better yet, grab a friend and get going.  Then record your mileage here -http://tinyurl.com/ldct6ay.  Have fun!


Navy Chaplain on Campus
There will be a Navy Chaplain on campus on March 28, March 31 and April 4th.  Chaplain Brian Allen will be set up in the coffee shop on these days from 9:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00.  Flyers will be posted in the lobby outside the mailroom.

New Website Designs

Today at lunch, there will be a table set up with two laptops on it. Stop by to check out the design options we’ve been given for the new website and give us your feedback! If you’d like to give feedback but won’t be at lunch, please email Julie Stecker (jstecker@ltsg.edu) for the opportunity to do so.


Student Health Insurance

For more information regarding the 2014-15 costs for insurance and the options that are available, please click on the following link:http://www.ltsg.edu/files/49/499cc660-2cf7-4268-b317-a026ff10d0c6.pdf  Please note the Open Enrollment Marketplace deadline is March 31, 2014 for the 2014 calendar year!


March 25, 2014
Presentation on Finland Today
Salla Hyrkas will be giving a lunchtime talk on Finland in room 305 upstairs in the Refectory at 12:30.  Plan to bring your lunch up and attend!


Carpooling to Lutheran Day at the Capitol

The outreach committee is organizing a carpool to the 2014 Lutheran Day at the Capitol. This event takes place Tuesday, May 6.  If you have not registered for this event or want more information please visit:  http://goo.gl/uKUhd4. Once registered, please contact Jay Eckman who is coordinating the campus carpool.


Journey of Wellness

What does Luther nailing his 95 theses to a church door and wellness at LTSG have in common?  Click on this movie trailer to find out:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqI2vxMm12Y&sns=em.   Ready, Set....On Wednesday, March 26, we can go!  Stay tuned for more information.

Elsie Singmaster: Stories of Gettysburg
The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum and the Adams County Historical Society will present “Elsie Singmaster: Stories of Gettysburg” on Tuesday, April 1, at 7pm in Valentine Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public; reservations are not necessary, and donations are welcome.  Local resident Sue Hill will highlight the life of Singmaster, one of Gettysburg’s most intriguing residents and best-known authors, and take a look at her interpretation of the battle though her characters and stories. A town resident from 1901-1958, Singmaster used her local vantage point to create stories and books about the Battle of Gettysburg and its aftermath. She was the daughter of Lutheran Seminary President Dr. John Alden Singmaster, and she lived on campus where significant fighting took place on July 1, 1863. Singmaster studied the battlefield, mining for facts and literary themes, and, as she did so, she developed friendships with citizen survivors and read memoirs of other witnesses. Through her writing, she engaged readers in questions of heroism, idealism, patriotism, religion, memory, and sacrifice as the nation approached the 50th anniversary of the battle in 1913. 

Battlefield Cleanup

Social Outreach will sponsor a battlefield cleanup event on April 12 from 10am-12:30pm. Weather permitting, students, faculty, staff, and friends, are invited to help the park service by picking up trash in areas throughout the park. This will be a great way to get some exercise, help the park service, see the battlefield, and demonstrate good environmental stewardship. To volunteer or for more information email nmiller@ltsg.edu

March 24, 2014
Dean Invites Discussion of World Council "Vision"

The dean welcomes any interested students and faculty colleagues to gather at a table lunch on three consecutive days, March 31, April 1st  and April 2nd to review and provide comments to the WCC on the attached document "Towards a Common Vision". I have particular responsibility for feedback on Chapter 1, Chapter 4 and the conclusion. Let's just fill one table each day with whoever is interested in conversation. If you would like to provide written comments I would welcome that as well. This is your chance to test out your ecclesiology. A copy of the WCC document is being sent to all on the Redactor List serve attached to the Redactor reminder for Monday, March 24th.


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

Family and Friends Weekend Approaches

Family and Friends Weekend is this weekend! All are welcome! See the whole Family and Friends Weekend Schedule:http://goo.gl/oVjY1g and register for Family and Friends Weekend (not required but will help with buying supplies) at:http://goo.gl/Q7NWKk


Mesa de Conversación

In order NOT to create an atmosphere of competition among internationally themed events, the Spanish conversation table has been canceled this week. If you can, you are encouraged to go to the presentation on Finland (3/25). The contact person for the Spanish conversation table is Beth Smaligo, bsmaligo@gmail.com

Newseum Hosts Religious Journalism Forum

On Wednesday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., Religion News Service and the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute are hosting a discussion of the issues facing journalists who cover religion around the world. The event is free, but you must register to attend. The panelists will be Pir Zubair Shah, Pulitzer Prize-winning Pakistani journalist;  Geraldine Fagan, author of “Believing in Russia — Religious Policy after Communism” Johannes Langkilde, U.S. correspondent for Danish Broadcasting Corporation;  Ebtihal Mubarak, Saudi journalist covering women and youth rights; and Sarah Cook, senior research analyst and China media expert at Freedom House. The moderator will be Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. For more information and to register, visit this page: http://www.newseum.org/programs/2014/0409-institute/journalism-between-red-lines.html


March 20, 2014
Rhoads Guest Presenter at Green Task Force

The Seminary's Green Task Force will meet Thursday, March 20 in the Refectory following chapel to consider Green campus activities, Community Garden, institutional commitments to greening efforts and a report in about Lutherans Restoring Creation. David Rhoads, professor emeritus of New Testament from LSTC and founder of Lutherans Restoring Creation will be a guest presenter at this special meeting. The Task Force is open to all interested persons.


PBS' The Abolitionists Showing Sunday in Valentine

The Seminary Ridge Museum continues its History Conversations Film Series this Sunday, March 23, 2pm with "Bonds of Womanhood: Women and Abolitionism," by Dr. Ann Boylan, professor of history and gender studies, University of Delaware. Scope includes women leaders such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Angelina Grimke and others who turned a despised fringe movement into a force that changed the nation. This month's selection is in special observance of Women's History Month. Open to all students - donation invited.

Deadline for Housing Applications, April 4
This is a reminder that all  applications  for housing next year must be submitted to the housing office by April 4. Baughman third floor and Aberly leases end May 19 and all other housing leases run to the end of June.  Everyone who wants housing for next year must submit an application, even if you presently have housing.

Join Celtic Worship at Christ
A Celtic, candlelit service is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 40 Chambersburg St., in Gettysburg. Refresh your spiritual life with this contemplative, informal worship followed by a brief fellowship time. Pastor Herr welcomes seminarian volunteers to serve as assisting minister, leader of prayers, communion assistant and even preaching. Contact him at pastor@christgettysburg.org, or 334-5212. A pick-up band rehearses at 5pm before each service. Advanced-beginner ability is preferred for players on guitar, string bass, flute, penny-whistle, recorder, mandolin, ukelele, fiddle, concertina, harp, auto-harp, etc. See Dr. Folkemer or e-mail him at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.

March 19, 2014

Summer Registration

Summer 2014 Registration materials are now posted on the website at: www.ltsg.edu/Departments/Registrar.aspx  Registration begins on March 24.  Please register by April 25 to avoid paying the $50 late fee.  Also remember to be sure to indicate on your registration form if you would like to receive letter grades or pass/fail grades.  If the space if left blank you will receive pass/fail grades for the semester.


March 18, 2014
2014-2015 Sacristans Wanted
We’ve had another good model this year of how important sacristans are to the life of the community.  They will continue to be important next year!  If you’ll be here next year and are interested in applying for this paid position, now’s the time.  You can find the official description of the sacristans’ tasks in the Student Handbook, and more complete information from Laura Haupt, Amy Krause, or Pr. Oldenburg.  If you discover that you are interested, please email that interest, with a paragraph or so about why, to Pr. Oldenburg by April 1.

Mediation Skills Workshop
The Upper Susquehanna Synod invites participants to participate in a seminar, Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders, to be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran, Bloomsburg, PA, on August 25-29-2014.  Sponsored by the Bishop’s Reconciliation Team of the USS, the seminar will be led by the staff of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, from Lombard, Illinois.  Information and Registration Forms are available at the main entrance to Valentine and the front desk of the Communications Office.

Israel-Palestine Presentation on Campus

As the White House continues to invest significant political capital trying to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, nationally-renowned author, speaker and activist Josh Ruebner will discuss his new book Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace at 2 PM on Sunday, March 30 in the Valentine Hall Auditorium. His talk will shed light on why the United States has been unable to achieve success despite more than twenty years of effort. The event is free and open to the public and is being organized by Middle East Justice and Peace Group of South Central Pennsylvania.


March 17, 2014

Trinity UCC African Dinner

Mandela’s Moment is the theme of the 8th annual African Dinner, to be held on Sunday, March 30 from 5-8pm at Trinity United Church of Christ, 60 E. High Street, Gettysburg.  Anyone with an interest in Africa is invited to attend this potluck supper. Participants are asked to bring a main dish, preferably African cuisine, or fruit to share.  Beverages will be served.  All are encouraged to wear traditional clothing from an African country they may have lived in, worked in or simply visited. The focus of the annual African dinner is to encourage intercultural understanding of the Motherland as well as being updated on several local projects that connect Adams County with Tanzania, Zambia, Senegal, as well as Kenya. The event is free and open to the public, but advance reservations are appreciated. For additional information and to RSVP, contact Wanda Gallimore at wanrichgal@gmail.com or Mary Furlong at mffurlong2000@yahoo.com.

March 14, 2014
Ensemble New Amsterdam, This Sunday
Music, Gettysburg! announces the return of Ensemble New Amsterdam in performance Sunday, March 16, at 4pm in the Gettysburg Seminary Chapel.  For more info, visit: goo.gl/9N6hs1

Dr. Largen to Speak at YWCA

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County will host Rev. Dr. Kristin Largen, associate professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, for the third in a series of Brown Bag Lunch sessions focusing on women’s leadership. The session will be held Tuesday, March 18, at noon at the YWCA. Largen will discuss the roles and contributions of women in the church and in the academic world.  The session is free and the public is invited. Registration is requested at aahayes@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 113.

Anti-Racism Workshop Debriefing
A debriefing session open to all who participated in the January Anti-Racism Workshop will be held Wednesday, March 19, immediately following chapel in the refectory. Drs. Erling, Largen, Oldenburg, and Stjerna will host. Look for them in the front corner of the dining area.

Green Task Force Meets 3/20

Join in the Green Task Force meeting in Refectory after chapel on Thursday, March 20. Help the Seminary get greener!



March 13, 2014
Bookstore Closed Friday Afternoon

 The Bookstore will be open Friday morning, March 14, but will be closed in the afternoon. Please plan accordingly.


March 12, 2014

YWCA Birthday Week

March 10-14 is Birthday Week at the YWCA of Gettysburg and Adams County! Visit the YWCA’s website at:http://www.ywcagettysburg.org/home/ayou-need-to-know/ywca-birthday-week/ to read about the various special events and giveaways related to the Y celebrating its 85th birthday.


RIC Student Assembly

After two productive student forums discussing the Reconciling in Christ process, the Student Association is holding an assembly on Wednesday, April 2 at 5:30pm. Students will be formally discussing and voting on a resolution asking that the seminary begin the discernment process towards eventually becoming a Reconciling in Christ seminary. For more details and explanations, please see the letter to the student body at http://bit.ly/1luKPsd
 or contact Adam Buff, RIC Task Force Chair, at abuff@ltsg.edu.

Communications Survey

As part of the Seminary's ongoing ATS/MSA (Association for Theological Schools/Middle States Association) accreditation reviews, the Community Life Committee instituted assessments of student services on a yearly, rotating basis. This year, the Community Life Committee decided to evaluate student services as they pertain to Communication on campus.


Please complete the on-line Communication Survey at
www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZRBYZ2F at your earliest convenience. The deadline to respond is Wednesday, March 19. The Community Life Committee will review the responses and comments, publish the results and make recommendations to the appropriate department(s). Thank you for your prompt response.

March 10, 2014
Middler Class Lunch Today

All middlers are invited to “tailgate” for the intern match announcements today with a special potluck lunch.  After chapel, we’ll head down to the coffee shop and have lunch together before the official announcements begin at 1pm. RSVP with what you’re bringing at:http://goo.gl/TKrpKV...Sorry juniors and seniors, this event is just for middlers, but we look forward to sharing our excitement about our matches with you later today and throughout the week!

Micheal O'Siadhail Tonight

Don’t miss the reading tonight at 7:00pm in Valentine 206. For questions contact the Communications Office at kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu.

Nadia Bolz-Weber to Speak in Hanover
Nadia Bolz-Weber will be the Keynote Speaker at the Congregations Together in Mission event sponsored by the Lower Susquehanna Synod on Saturday, March 15. Bolz-Weber is the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints, an ELCA mission church in Denver, Colorado, and a leading voice in the emerging church movement. She will address the theme "Radically different. Everyday disciples." Registration for this event filled in just 11 days due in part to the popularity of Bolz-Weber, but her two presentations, at 9:30 am and 2:15 pm, will be live streamed via the synod webpage. Visit http://www.lss-elca.org/events/ctim/ for more info and to access the live stream on the day of the event.

Navy Chaplain on Campus
There will be a Navy Chaplain on campus on March 28, March 31 and April 4th.  Chaplain Brian Allen will be set up in the coffee shop on these days from 9:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 4:00.  Flyers will be posted in the lobby outside the mailroom.

 


March 7, 2014

Family and Friends Weekend Registration

In for fun, family, and friends?  Please take the time to answer a short form (or forward it to a form-loving family member or friend), if you plan to participate.  While not required, answering these questions will be a big help for the organizers.  All members of the Seminary community (students, faculty, and staff) are invited!  Join in the fun on your own or bring 10 family members and friends, all are welcome!  The Registration form can be found here: http://goo.gl/Q7NWKk  Any questions, please contact Ellen Lundie, elundie@ltsg.edu


A Note of Thanks

Please be assured that my visit was a very enjoyable experience.  From Sunday night until lunch on Friday I was treated with extraordinary hospitality and kindness.  Throughout the week I was afforded opportunities to interact with students, faculty, and staff in ways that gave me thorough immersion into life in the seminary community.  What a wonderful place for our future leaders to be prepared for ministry.  I will always be grateful that I saw life in the ELCA from the perspective of LTSG.  It provided a solid boost of encouragement.  Thank you for all you did to make my visit such a pleasant experience.  Sincerely,  Sam Zeiser, 2014 Bishop-in-Residence

New Email Server Settings
In order to improve the overall security of email as well as usability on some mobile devices there are new email configuration settings available on the IT webpage at: http://www.ltsg.edu/Departments/IT/Email-@-LTSG/Email-Settings

 

You may continue to use the previous/existing settings, but to ensure greater security for your LTSG e-mail all users are encouraged to migrate to the new settings.  If you only use webmail you may disregard this notice. If you have any questions or problems please contact IT atIThelp@LTSG.edu.

Senior Class Thank You
The Class of 2014 happily announces the successful completion of its “Luther’s Bock” glass fundraiser!  Our fundraising success was due to your support along with that of the greater LTSG community, alums, families, and friends of the seminary!  With the successful completion of our “Luther’s Bock” glass fundraiser, last fall’s Luther Bowl sales, and outright donations for the local women’s shelter; the Class of 2014 will be tithing $218.38 to Survivor’s Inc. in honor of Elizabeth Eaton’s election as ELCA Presiding Bishop.  Thank you again for your support for these successful fund raising activities!

 


March 5, 2014
Intern Match Tailgating

The announcement of internship matches has been scheduled for Monday, March 10, and the middler class will be “pre-gaming” those announcements with a fun and friendly lunch together as a class.  All middlers (including those who already know their assignment, aren’t going on internship, etc.) are invited to join us in the coffee shop on Monday for a potluck lunch immediately following chapel.  RSVP with what you’re bringing at: http://goo.gl/TKrpKV ...Sorry juniors and seniors, this event is just for middlers, but we look forward to sharing our excitement about our matches with you later on Monday and throughout the week!


Relay For Life Coming to Gettysburg

Gettysburg College will be hosting a Relay For Life event to benefit the American Cancer Society, April 4-5. It is an overnight event from 8pm to 6am and the LTSG Student Association is putting together a team. Come hang out all night for just walk for an hour or two; all are welcome. To sign up follow this linkhttp://relay.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14EC?fr_id=56722&pg=entry and click on sign up > join a team > then select Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg from the drop-down list. If you can't participate, consider donating to the team (by following the same link by searching for our team name). We set a lofty goal of $1000 and every dollar counts. Questions? Contact Patrick Ballard,pballard@Ltsg.edu

Hispanic Ministry Opportunity
The Hispanic Ministry Summer Term at the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) is designed for ELCA seminary students to develop leadership skills in Hispanic Ministry and build a network of colleagues who share this commitment. The first week involves students in the LSPS Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry intensive. Weeks 2 through 6 consist of a weekly seminar and contextual education in teaching parishes, where students engage in Hispanic ministry under the guidance of supervising pastors. Wartburg Theological Seminary will grant 6 credits to students successfully completing the course, which are transferable to the student’s degree program. Further information is available a

http://www.wartburgseminary.edu/template_FutureStudents.asp?id=516


Join Celtic Worship at Christ
A Celtic, candlelit service is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 40 Chambersburg St., in Gettysburg. Refresh your spiritual life with this contemplative, informal worship followed by a brief fellowship time. Pastor Herr welcomes seminarian volunteers to serve as assisting minister, leader of prayers, communion assistant and even preaching. Contact him at pastor@christgettysburg.org, or 334-5212. A pick-up band rehearses at 5pm before each service. Advanced-beginner ability is preferred for players on guitar, string bass, flute, penny-whistle, recorder, mandolin, ukelele, fiddle, concertina, harp, auto-harp, etc. See Dr. Folkemer or e-mail him at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.


March 4, 2014
SA President’s Report for March 3

As March begins, there is a lot going on in Student Association life. President Joseph Graumann offers a report on some of the happenings in student government and some reflections on our work together. You can access this report at http://bit.ly/1kOK3py For questions and feedback, please email jgraumann@Ltsg.edu.


March Madness - Food Drive

Social Outreach will be hosting a Basketball March Madness bracket this year.  The buy in for the bracket will be $5 or 5 canned food items that will be donated to SCCAP. There will be a bin located in the coffee shop where you can place your food items or you can send your $5 to Lauren Muratore. Please sign the sheet with your name and e-mail or attach it with your money so the link to the bracket can be sent to you.  The final day to buy in is March 14th, since brackets need to be filled out March 16th with the tournament starting March 18th!  Please contact Nicole Welkenwelke@Ltsg.edu if you have any questions.

Spring Icons

Celeste Lauritsen (Seminary Fine Arts Council) is offering a spring icon class at her Gettysburg studio beginning April 21. For details, and for images of the two icons, see the kiosk or events bulletin boards on the first floor of Valentine Hall. Call 334-2818 or visit www.treeoflifestudios.com.

Earth Day Events

Friday April 11th and Saturday April 12th, weather permitting, Social Outreach will be hosting several events to celebrate Earth Day. Events will include the planting and dedication of the Peace garden at Heiges and a community clean up. This will be a great opportunity for fellowship, prayer, and practicing good stewardship of the planet. More details to follow but feel free to contact Nicole Miller at nmiller@Ltsg.edu with questions.


March 3, 2014

Holden Evening Prayer for Lent

On Wednesday nights throughout Lent, Holden Evening Prayer will be held at 10pm in the prayer chapel (to the right of the main chancel in the chapel.)  Holden Evening Prayer has a slightly different pace than Compline and could be a great spiritual discipline for Lent for those looking to enhance their prayer life.  Please come and join us beginning Wednesday, March 12.  Contact Nicole Welke for more information:nwelke@Ltsg.edu

St. James Dinner, March 12

The Social Ministry Committee invites Seminarians, their family and friends to dinner on Wednesday, March 12, at 5:30pm. Please note the new time. The Lenten Service at St. James is at 7:00pm, and we would like to offer an opportunity to attend the Service for those who are interested. Please RSVP by Monday, March, 10 to Priscilla Shuba atpfsgburg@aol.com or (717)334-0257. We look forward to seeing you and hope the weather will cooperate.

February 28, 2014

Registration for Family and Friends Weekend

Family and Friends Weekend is a month away!  Please take the time to answer a short form (or forward it to a form-loving family member or friend) if you plan to participate.  While not required, answering these questions will be a big help for the organizers.  All members of the Seminary community (students, faculty, and staff) are invited!  Join in the fun on your own or bring 10 family members and friends, all are welcome!  The Registration form can be found here: http://goo.gl/Q7NWKk  Any questions, please contact Ellen Lundie, elundie@ltsg.edu


February 26, 2014

LAMPa Lutheran Day at the Capitol

Put your faith on the table, and join Lutherans from around the state for worship, learning, advocacy and action. The 2014 Lutheran Day at the Capitol will be Tuesday, May 6.  Lutheran Day at the Capitol will focus on our baptismal call to ministry in the public square and the unique voice of Lutheran Christians addressing hunger and poverty.  The day will include worship, a keynote address, a legislative briefing and visit training, workshops, a continental breakfast and lunch. Come to be inspired, prepared and equipped to act on issues that matter.  For more information and to register (registration IS required), visit: http://goo.gl/uKUhd4

Social Outreach Meeting

The Social Outreach Committee is meeting on Monday, March 3, from 9:30-10:10am in the coffee shop! There will be food! And coffee! And tea! Come for the free stuff, and stay to share your ideas for how LTSG students can serve one another and the wider community this spring. Questions? Contact Lauren Muratore at muratore.lauren@gmail.com

 


February 25, 2014
Second RIC Forum
The Student Association Reconciling in Christ(RIC) Task Force will be hosting a forum Thursday 2/27 from 5-6:30pm in the Valentine Auditorium. This will provide a time for students to learn about RIC and how as students we can be more welcoming and inclusive of gender and sexual minorities on campus. It will start with the same powerpoint as last week's forum, but it will have an extended discussion time available afterwards. There will be a pizza dinner provided (Gluten free option available). If you have any questions please contact Adam Buffabuff@ltsg.edu.

Junior Class Meeting

The Junior class will be having its first meeting this semester immediately following the Student Forum this Thursday (Feb. 27 around 6 PM).  Please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@ltsg.edu with any questions.


February 24, 2014
BibleWorks and other Tech for Seminarians

Prof. Mark V Hoffman will be available from 1:30-2:30pm on Monday, Feb. 24 in Valentine 310 to provide training in BibleWorks and other tech you can use. If this turns out to be worthwhile for enough people, it may be offered on a regular basis. Bring your portable computing device (yes, even Apple devices and smartphones)!

ELCA Federal Chaplaincy Discussion Today
Pastor Eric Wester, Assistant to the Presiding Bishop and Director, Federal Chaplaincies will be on campus Monday, February 24th.  Pastor Wester is based in Washington DC and works with seminary students and ordained clergy discerning a call to specialized ministries:  chaplaincy service in the US military, in VA hospitals, and at federal correctional institution. Currently, the ELCA has just over 200 pastors serving in federal chaplaincy ministries and 20 seminary students as Chaplain Candidates.  You can greet Pastor Wester and his wife Paula in chapel or during lunch.  He will meet with any members of the LTSG community who may want more information about chaplaincy in the Coffee Shop Monday afternoon, 1:15 - 2:00 pm.  If you would like to reach Pastor Wester by phone or email, you can contact him at 
eric.wester@elca.org or (202) 417-369

Local CPE Openings

Students still researching CPE sites:  Hershey Medical Center has openings for their summer unit-contact Rev. Elizabeth Martin at emartin6@hmc.psu.edu;  WellSpan Health:  Gettysburg and York also seeks students.


Getting Ready for Lent

Lent is more than just an excuse to give up chocolate!  How will you use the season to purify and deepen your relationship with God, and to prepare to take part in the Great Three Days?  For some reasons and ideas about how to keep Lent, Dr. Oldenburg is offering a short introduction to the season, its reasons, and a lively approach to its disciplines.  He'll actually offer it twice -- once at 12:55 - 1:25 PM on Friday, Feb. 28 and then again at 10:30 - 11:30 AM on Monday, Mar. 3, both times in Valentine 206.  For more information, see him!


February 21, 2014

Family and Friends Weekend Schedule

Looking for a time to spend with your fellow classmates AND your family and off-campus friends?  Plan on spending March 28-30, 2014 with the Seminary community!  On-campus students, commuter students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate the weekend and get to know each other and their families and friends better.  Come for the whole weekend or stop by for one event.  On-campus housing is also available, see separate announcement.

Here’s a preliminary schedule of events: http://goo.gl/oVjY1g


Thank you from the senior class

The senior class would like to thank the entire community for all of your prayers and support during the assignment process.  We look forward to continuing on this journey with each if you.

Join Celtic Worship at Christ

A Celtic, candlelit service is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 40 Chambersburg St., in Gettysburg. Refresh your spiritual life with this contemplative, informal worship followed by a brief fellowship time. Pastor Herr welcomes seminarian volunteers to serve as assisting minister, leader of prayers, communion assistant and even preaching. Contact him at pastor@christgettysburg.org, or 334-5212. A pick-up band rehearses at 5pm before each service. Advanced-beginner ability is preferred for players on guitar, string bass, flute, penny-whistle, recorder, mandolin, ukelele, fiddle, concertina, harp, auto-harp, etc. See Dr. Folkemer or e-mail him at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu.

From Dublin Bay to Seminary Ridge

The Office of the Dean and the Seminary Fine Arts Council present a reading and discussion with Irish poet Micheal O'Siadhail on Monday, March 10 at 7:00pm. Enjoy light refreshments and a chance to hear this award-winning poet and scholar. A fluent speaker of Norwegian, Icelandic, German, Welsh and Japanese the themes of his poems run from jazz to vocation to science to bereavement to urban culture. Learn more about O’Siadhail at http://osiadhail.com/ . For questions about the event contact Katy in the Communications Office at kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu.


Sportsman’s Hall Rollerskating Fundraiser

On Monday, March 3, Sportman's Hall Rollerskating Center in Upperco, MD is going to have a fundraising event to help Lazarus Church which was destroyed by fire on Dec. 3, 2013. There will be a  'Church Challenge' to see which church can have the most people in attendance.  Load up a van and have some fun! Contact Stephen Hoffman for more information at: 410-429-6030.

 



February 18, 2014
Turkey, anyone?

Interested in traveling in the footsteps of Paul and the early Church? Dr. Stevens is leading a study tour to Turkey in January 2015. Come to an informational meeting on Tuesday, March 4 in the refectory after chapel. Dr. Stevens will be at a table in the corner to answer any questions.

Upcoming Bookstore closure
The bookstore will be closed from Feb. 19-25! If there are any times it will be open during that period, the hours will be posted on the Bookstore door.

The Bookstore will be open on reduced hours Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am to noon.


February 17, 2014

Housing for Family and Friends Weekend

On-campus lodging is available for Family and Friends Weekend, March 28-30, 2014.  Please contact Housing and Events Coordinator, Wendy Mizenko (wmizenko@ltsg.edu or 717-338-3004), directly to reserve rooms, as well as receive information about prices and arrange for key pick-up.  To do this, go to the Events web page (http://www.ltsg.edu/Events)  and complete the lodging reservation form and submit it to Wendy.  Ellen Lundie, elundie@ltsg.edu, is also available for any other questions about Family and Friends Weekend, including question about housing.


Luther Bock glasses nearly gone!

If you’ve been meaning to get a Luther’s Bock Glass for a birthday gift or your personal stash, you are hereby warned that there are only 7 left in the Book Store


Save the Dates!

Please save the following three dates on your calendar to learn more about our current international students and their home countries!  Fady Lous will be speaking about Egypt in Valentine Auditorium on Thursday March 13, at 12:30—after chapel.  Bring a bag lunch or a snack!  Salla Hyrkas will be talking about Finland at a lunchtime roundtable on Tuesday, March 25, in Refectory Room #305.  Finally, John Mwasakilali will present on Tanzania and the growth of the Lutheran Church there in Valentine Auditorium at 12:30 on Thursday April 10.  Please plan to attend all three of these discussions!

Thank You from the Middlers

On behalf of the middler class and all of the prospective interns from LTSG & LTSP, we would like to say thank you for the many and various ways you supported us throughout last week’s internship matching workshop.  By plowing snow, preparing and serving food, offering hospitality, lifting us up in prayer and many other ways, you showed the true value of the Christian community found on Seminary Ridge.  It will be an exciting few weeks as we await our internship matches, and we look forward to sharing our joys with this wonderful community.

Thank You from Field Ed

The Field Education office would like to thank everyone who helped us host the recent Intern Matching Workshop. It went very well considering what Mother Nature had in mind instead. Thanks again!

 


February 14, 2014
Pray with the Seniors

The Senior Class invites all members of the Seminary Community to stop by the Prayer Chapel within the Church of the Abiding Presence between 11:30 and 11:50am on Monday, February 17, to join in a time of prayer for the Seniors and the participants in the assignment process. Questions? Contact Nancy Knol (nknol@ltsg.edu)


Learn Ancient Egyptian

Want to learn the language of one of the world's greatest civilizations? Looking for a fun challenge? Want to know what your friends tattoo really says? Now is your chance! Ancient Middle Egyptian will be offered by Dr. Bohleke in Fall 2014 for 3 elective credits, so don't miss this exciting and unique opportunity! If you have questions please contact Dr. B. Bohleke at bbohleke@ltsg.edu.


Regional Assignment Reveal Party

The time has come for the class of 2014 to learn our regional assignments! Join us on Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30pm on the second floor of Valentine Hall for an Olympics-themed party. There will be food, fellowship, and games as the seniors await Dr. Carlson’s arrival to reveal regional assignments. Once he arrives (between 7:30 and 8pm), the seniors and their families will go into Valentine 206 for the “medal ceremony” while the party continues in the second floor lobby. If you're able to bring refreshments, you may sign up in this Google doc:http://tinyurl.com/ops2zbx.



February 13, 2014

RIC Forums

The Student Association’s Reconciling in Christ(RIC) Task Force will be hosting two forums to discuss Reconciling in Christ. This will provide a time for students to learn about RIC and how as students we can be more welcoming and inclusive of gender and sexual minorities on campus. The first forum will be on Wed Feb. 19 from 1:15-2:15pm  and a second will be held on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5-6pm. Both forums will be held in the Valentine Auditorium. We will be attempting to make these accessible online for those who cannot be here in person.  If you have any questions please contact Adam Buff abuff@ltsg.edu or Joseph Graumannjgraumann@ltsg.edu

February 11, 2014
Bishop-in-Residence Schedule for Tuesday

Our 2014 Bishop-in-Residence is the Rev. Dr. Samuel Zeiser, Bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod.  Today, Bishop Zeiser will be at chapel and lunch in the refectory with students before attending Dr. Stjerna's Luther and the Reformations class.  To see the Bishop’s full schedule, visit: http://goo.gl/ayi5z7

Eric W. Gritsch Symposium
Come to the historic Adlersaal of Zion Church of the City of Baltimore at 400 E. Lexington St., Baltimore, Md. on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 1-5pm for a symposium entitled “Celebrating Luther’s September Testament (1522)”.  This event will introduce the Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund to benefit and support Luther research and scholarship. The late Rev. Dr. Eric W. Gritsch was an internationally renowned Luther scholar who taught at LTSG and retired to Baltimore being an active member of Zion Church of the City of Baltimore for many years.  For more information and details about how to register, check out the flyer available at: 
http://goo.gl/lwzz9Q

Family and Friends Weekend

Mark your calendars for March 28-30, 2014 and invite your family and friends for a visit during Family and Friends Weekend, sponsored by the Student Association!  Group activities, so that our friends and family can get to know each other, as well as time on your own to spend with those you invite will be on the schedule.  Fellowship at the new fire pit, a wiffle ball tournament, tours of campus, shared mealtimes, and much more fun are all in the works!  Some seminary housing will be available and a more detailed schedule is coming soon.  Please contact Ellen Lundie,elundie@ltsg.edu, with any questions, if you have an idea for an event/activity, or would like to help out.  


Mesa de Conversación

Welcome back from break and welcome to the start of a new semester! The Spanish conversation table is today, February 11! We will meet every Tuesday during lunch hour, right after chapel service, in the Refectory. The mesa was so successful last semester! Questions or comments? Email Beth Smaligo at bsmaligo@gmail.com.



February 10, 2014

ELCA Federal Chaplaincy

Pastor Eric Wester, Assistant to the Presiding Bishop and Director, Federal Chaplaincies will be on campus Monday, February 24th.  Pastor Wester is based in Washington DC and works with seminary students and ordained clergy discerning a call to specialized ministries:  chaplaincy service in the US military, in VA hospitals, and at federal correctional institution. Currently, the ELCA has just over 200 pastors serving in federal chaplaincy ministries and 20 seminary students as Chaplain Candidates.  You can greet Pastor Wester and his wife Paula in chapel or during lunch.  He will meet with any members of the LTSG community who may want more information about chaplaincy in the Coffee Shop Monday afternoon, 1:15 - 2:00 pm.  If you would like to reach Pastor Wester by phone or email, you can contact him at eric.wester@elca.org or (202) 417-3692

Spring Worship Schedule & Opportunities

The chapel schedule for the spring has been posted on the seminary website, as well as the bulletin board in the back of chapel.  There are also hard copies on the bulletin board by the mailboxes.

 

You’ll notice that there are several dates without leaders assigned.  If you’d like to take responsibility for any of those dates – either alone, with a partner, or as a group, there’s a signup sheet in the back of chapel.  Simply fill your name into an empty date, and prepare to be inundated with resources from Pr. Oldenburg.

YWCA Brown Bag Lunch

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County will host Kristin Rice, Adams County’s chief public defender, for the second in a series of Brown Bag Lunch sessions focusing on women’s leadership. The session will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, at noon at the YWCA. Rice will discuss her experience as a woman in criminal defense in a presentation entitled “From Prison to Courtroom: A Woman Defense Attorney Traversing a Man’s World.”  The session is free and the public is invited. Registration is requested ataahayes@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 113.


Bishop-in-Residence Schedule for Monday

Our 2014 Bishop-in-Residence is the Rev. Dr. Samuel Zeiser, Bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod.  Today, Bishop Zeiser will be preaching in chapel and having lunch in the refectory with students.  To see the Bishop’s full schedule, visit: http://goo.gl/ayi5z7
 

Tangle Free Ministry Reception Today
You are cordially invited to join with the attendees of the "Tangle Free Ministry" event to a wine/soda and cheese reception in the common rooms of Singmaster House on Monday, Feb. 10, 4:30-6pm. This is an opportunity for women clergy and seminarians to gather and network to build support for their respective work in the church, especially for those anticipating their first calls.  This event is free for seminarians and is hosted by the Women Clergy Leadership Colloquium and Lower Susquehanna Synod Leadership Support Committee. We look forward to seeing you there!

Volunteer with On Eagle’s Wings

If you are interested in a servant experience in an adventurous context and enjoy working with children, a multicultural experience volunteering for one or two weeks with On Eagle’s Wings may be a great match for you. On Eagle’s Wings is an ecumenical organization which proclaims Jesus Christ and serves the Church and individuals in remote and isolated areas of northern Canada.  Our most visible ministry is our Bible Camps, where volunteers serving on teams of two or more are flown into small communities, mostly comprised of an aboriginal population, to spend a week with the people in conversation, in participating in local customs, and in leading a group of children to learn about God’s love. Volunteers use a curriculum written by On Eagle’s Wings, and guide the children using Bible stories, songs, crafts, and games tailored to a yearly theme; this year’s theme is GLOW (God’s Love in Our World).


Volunteer participants are responsible for the cost of airfare (typically $1000-1300 roundtrip) to and from one of our ministry bases (Yellowknife, Northwest Territories or Fort McMurray, Alberta), a $350 contribution toward a fund for fuel/other organizational expenses, and volunteers’ groceries for the week. Accommodation is provided. Dates are flexible in order to match a volunteer team’s schedule with the needs of various communities. Contact Melissa May (Melissa@oneagleswings.org) or the On Eagle’s Wings office (info@oneagleswings.org) for more information. We would be thrilled to have you join us in this life-changing adventure in ministry!


 

February 7, 2014

Hispanic Ministry Courses
The Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest in Austin, Texas is offering the following initiatives for enhancing preparation for Hispanic Ministry among ELCA candidates for ministry:

 

1. A Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive to be held May 25-30, 2014 in Austin.

2. A Summer Term course, which includes the Spanish Language and Hispanic Ministry Intensive, to be held May 25-July 2, 2014. This course grants students 6 Master of Divinity credits. Full scholarships are available for the tuition. Only cost to ELCA students  for these programs is housing and transportation.  


The registration link for the Summer Term is available at:
http://www.wartburgseminary.edu/template_FutureStudents.asp?id=516

Join Celtic Worship at Christ

A Celtic, candlelit service is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 40 Chambersburg St., in Gettysburg. Refresh your spiritual life with this contemplative, informal worship followed by a brief fellowship time. Pastor Herr welcomes seminarian volunteers to serve as assisting minister, leader of prayers, communion assistant and even preaching. Contact him at pastor@christgettysburg.org, or 334-5212. A pick-up band rehearses at 5pm before each service. Advanced-beginner ability is preferred for players on guitar, string bass, flute, penny-whistle, recorder, mandolin, ukelele, fiddle, concertina, harp, auto-harp, etc. See Dr. Folkemer or e-mail him at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu.


February 6, 2014

A Message from Our Friends at St. James

The Social Ministry Committee of St. James was sad to have to cancel the dinner yesterday. We were very concerned about the icy weather and opted to be on the side of caution; we felt that we did not want to put any of our Committee members in danger. We  were delighted with the anticipated turnout and hope weather permitting you will join us for dinner on March 12, 2014. A new notice will be posted closer to that date. 

Spirit of Gettysburg Logo Contest

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is once again asking members of the community to submit a logo for our 24th annual Spirit of Gettysburg 5K and kids’ race, which are scheduled for June 21, 2014.  For more info and to submit your design, see the official entry form at: http://goo.gl/qTmLPZ

Pub Theology

The next Pub Theology is February 12, 7:00pm at the Garryowen Irish Pub.  If possible, if you are planning to eat supper at the Garryowen at 6pm, please contact Pastor Folkemer at pastorbethfolk@centurylink.net or 334-4334, so that we can be more accurate with reservations.  This month we will have more of an open discussion format related to the theme “There is no law against such things.” In March we will gather on the second Tuesday, March 11, to avoid conflicting with the Lenten midweek events. Pub Theology is sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church.

Thank You, Seminary Community

At our Wednesday service of Holy Communion, the Seminary community prayed for my 92-year-old mother, Alice Cooper.  Within an hour of concluding our worship, she breathed her last and moved on into the larger life of God.  Following our own goodbyes, my brother and I shared the sad news with our 99-year-old father, who was able to visit and say goodbye to his wife of 75 years the day before her death.  On behalf of our family I express profound gratitude to the Seminary community for your prayers and many expressions of care and condolence.

In the promise of the Resurrection, President Cooper-White

 


February 5, 2014

Two Hour Delay Announced

President Cooper-White has announced that the Seminary will be open with a two hour delay today, Wednesday. The Seminary will open at 10:15am to give maintenance crews the chance to make the campus safe in the expected icing conditions. Faculty members will indicate to individual classes how early morning sessions will be covered, but 8:30am classes will not meet in residence. For those who live off campus, please do not drive to or park a car in the campus lots before 10:15am.


Worship will take place in the chapel at its regular time, and we expect the Refectory food service to be operating as usual. As always, students, faculty and staff need to make wise decisions about conditions for travel. Icy conditions are predicted, and while our maintenance crew does an outstanding job at clearing and salting, some areas will remain slippery. So exercise caution in driving and walking.  Updates will be made available on the web and through the normal channels of information.

St. James Dinner Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that the St. James dinner scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, Feb. 5 has been cancelled.


Senior/Middler Internship Meeting

The Senior and Middler classes WILL be meeting at 5:30pm for their previously planned informal dinner discussion of internship.  With the St. James dinner cancelled, pizza will be provided (including gluten-free options) and it is asked that those in attendance bring a few dollars to help defray the cost of the meal.  Look for an email from your class officers for more information.  This discussion will be followed by the “Official” Internship Matching meeting for middlers at 7pm in the Library Lecture Room.

 


February 4, 2014
Bishop-in-Residence 2014 
Our 2014 Bishop-in-Residence is the Rev. Dr. Samuel Zeiser, Bishop of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod.  Bishop Zeiser will be joining us next week, Feb. 9-14 and participating in a variety of different activities on campus including preaching, presiding at Wednesday Eucharist, sharing meals with students and faculty, and attending several of our classes.  To see the Bishop’s full schedule, visit: http://goo.gl/ayi5z7


February 3, 2014

Game Night this Thursday
We are all new to the year, and we are happy to welcome those who are new for the first time! We also have some new table games in the Coffee Shop!  Let’s put the two together and have some fun! The Student Association will be hosting a game night this Thursday, February 6 at 6pm. Come and meet your new fellow students, and enjoy the improved space. Everyone is encouraged to bring a snack or beverage to share! Questions? Contact Joe Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu

Mesa de Conversación

Welcome back from break and welcome to the start of a new semester! The Spanish conversation table starts on February 11! We will meet every Tuesday during lunch hour, right after chapel service, in the Refectory. The mesa was so successful last semester! Questions or comments? Email Beth Smaligo at bsmaligo@gmail.com.

Forgiveness and Faith Event
In the wake of horrific events at a school in Nickel Mines, PA, powerful stories of forgiveness and reconciliation took place. Terri Roberts, the mother of the lone gunman who entered the school and killed five young school girls, brings her story to a meeting in the Lower Susquehanna Synod on Saturday, February 22, in an event hosted by the Lower Susquehanna Synod Criminal Justice System Ministry. We hope that you will join us to hear this story of walking through unthinkable circumstances, and by the grace of God and the love of family, friends, and neighbors, Roberts found strength and even joy along the journey to forgiveness and healing.

 

A brochure is posted on the kiosk in Beekmann Commons. Event is designed for congregations, friends, and anyone who wonders about issues of faith and criminal justice. There is no charge, but we ask that you r.s.v.p. by e-mailing Chaplain and Gettysburg Seminary alumna Sadie Pounder atspounder718@yahoo.com. The event will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street, Camp Hill, PA, 17011. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m., and the event will end around 11:30 a.m.



January 31, 2014

WTC Lecture, Feb. 6

The Washington Theological Consortium presents Dr. Justo Gonzalez, noted church historian and theologian from the Hispanic Theological Initiative as he presents a lecture entitled: “On Being Catholic? Implications for the Whole Church.”  This lecture will take place at Wesley Theological Seminary on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5-8pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information, visit: http://washtheocon.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Figel-2014-flyer.pdf and RSVP towtc@washtheocon.org.

Seminary Brass Ensemble

The Seminary Brass Ensemble will begin rehearsals for the Spring Semester, Wednesday, February 5, at 5:20 pm in the seminary chapel.  New players are sought and welcome.  Interested players should have at least an “advanced-beginner” level of competency on their instruments.  If you would like to join this merry band of folks "blowing their own horns" (in most “cases”), please email Dr. Folkemer at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu asap.  Rehearsals are held every Wednesday, from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm in the seminary chapel.

Ping Pong, Foosball, and Thank you!

Brought to you by the Student Association, a new ping pong table arrived in Valentine Hall in December and an addition of a foosball table was made this week. Funds from Student Association were used to improve the space and provide more opportunities for fellowship. A special thanks to Jono Adams, Zach Baer, Patrick Ballard, and Adam Buff for taking the time to order and assemble the tables! They are already being enjoyed by the community!


January 30, 2014

Welcome Back!

Today marks the first day of the Spring semester. Welcome back to all who have been away from campus, and welcome to new students who are joining us on campus for the first time!

Help Wanted for Matching Workshop

A first year M.Div. student is needed to work at the evening social for Intern Matching Workshop Feb. 13, 2014.  This is a paid position and a great way to meet future supervisors. Contact Katie Dodds (kdodds@ltsg.edu) in the Field Ed. office.


January 29, 2014

Moodlerooms Orientation
If you would like to attend a Moodlerooms Orientation with William Leslie, please attend one of the sessions in the Valentine Auditorium #115 to learn more about how Moodlerooms is used on campus by instructors.  The orientation dates are: Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 1pm and Thursday, Jan. 30 at 4:30pm

Folk Instrumentalists Needed

We will use the Of the Land and Seasons liturgy in chapel on Feb. 12, and as always, instrumentalists are needed!  If you play any type of “folk” instrument, please contact Dr. Folkemer at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu ASAP.

Food Pantry Hours

The Food Pantry will reopen for the semester on Thursday 11/30. Hours for the semester will be M-F from 12-1pm during the lunch hour. Please also feel free to come take advantage of the selection of donated clerical clothing and suits available in the food pantry outer area. If you have any questions, please contact Erin M. Burns at eburns@ltsg.edu


January 28, 2014
Tangle Free Ministry Reception
You are cordially invited to join with the attendees of the "Tangle Free Ministry" event to a wine/soda and cheese reception in the common rooms of Singmaster House on Monday, Feb. 10, 4:30-6pm. This is an opportunity for women clergy and seminarians to gather and network to build support for their respective work in the church, especially for those anticipating their first calls.  This event is free for seminarians and is hosted by the Women Clergy Leadership Colloquium and Lower Susquehanna Synod Leadership Support Committee. We look forward to seeing you there!


January 27, 2014

Welcome Alumni Council

Please welcome members of the Alumni Council to campus on Tuesday 1/28 and Wednesday 1/29.  Students interested in assisting Council members with phonathons to reach out to our alums please contact Nina Garretson at ngarretson@ltsg.edu or phone 338-3011.

St. James Dinners

The Social Ministry Committee of St. James Lutheran Church invites the Seminarians, their families and friends to dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at 6pm. We hope you have had a good holiday and look forward to seeing you. Please  RSVP by Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 to Priscilla Shuba atpfsgburg@aol.com or (717) 334-0257. The March dinner will be Wednesday, Mar. 12. Please put it on your calendar.

New and Returning Singers Needed

The Seminary Choir is in need of new singers to join those continuing from the fall semester.  The Seminary Choir is a wonderful fellowship opportunity and serves an important educational and community ministry.  But, this ministry is greatly hampered if we don’t have enough singers.  Please consider joining the choir for the Spring Semester!  Choir rehearses 4 days each week - singers are expected to attend at least 3 rehearsals weekly (exceptions can be made in some cases for commuters).  Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:55 pm to 1:25 pm and on Wednesdays from 1:25 pm to 1:55 pm.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer in person or by email at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu


January 20, 2014
Welcome baby Eva!
On Wednesday, January 15th at 3:20pm, Evangeline Victoria Haupt was finally born weighing 10 lbs 1oz, 21.5 inches long. Laura, Eric, Rhys, and Eva thank the whole community for all of your prayers, well wishes, and continued support.

Thank You!
The Diaconal Formation Event planning team would like to thank the Seminary community for their hospitality and assistance given to all who attended the recent event. Everyone was made to feel welcomed.

January 15, 2014
Israel, Palestine, Jordan Trip Blog
Follow along with the seminary group as they travel throughout the lands of the Bible. Links to other blogs by trip participants can also be found.
http://gettysburgseminary.wordpress.com/

Justice & Peace Group Film Night this Thursday
The Middle East Justice and Peace Group of South Central PA invites you to a free showing of the documentary film The Stones Cry Out, this Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7pm in the Valentine Hall Auditorium.   Did you know there are approximately 200,000 Christians living in the Holy Land, descendants of some of the oldest Christian communities in the world? Christianity was born in Palestine more than 2000 years ago. From there it spread throughout out the Middle East and to the rest of the world. Yet many are unaware that Christians still live in the Holy Land. For more than 60 years Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim, have suffered displacement, expulsion, wars, occupation and oppression. But the Palestinian Christian voices have all too often been drowned out by the headlines of turmoil in the region. These voices can now be heard in the film The Stones Cry Out. This is their story, in their voices, from the Nakba (Catastrophe) of 1948 until today.   Refreshments and discussion will follow.

January 13, 2014

Urgent Appeal for January Worship Leaders

To date, we still  have no persons who have volunteered to lead a chapel service on the following dates:  1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/20, 1/21 and 1/23.  All of these days are 20 minute, non-communion dates.  Leadership can be as simple as an Invocation, Psalm, Lesson, Hymn and some form of Prayers (Great or Vespers Litanies, Suffrages, etc.), Lord’s Prayer and Benediction.  Leaders are also welcome to use Matins, or preach if they so desire.  If you are willing to help, please email Dr. Folkemer directly atsfolkemer@ltsg.edu.  There is also a sign-up sheet in the chapel.

LTSG Featured on “In Trust” Magazine

In Trust Magazine, a journal for those involved in governance of theological education institutions, features Gettysburg Seminary in its cover story this issue:http://www.intrust.org/Portals/39/docs/NewYear2014_Glass.pdf


Bad News on Batteries and Recycling

Our source for non-rechargeable battery recycling has ended, unfortunately, so we cannot accept batteries until we discover another recycling method and agent.

Christ Lutheran Preschool Open House

Christ Lutheran Preschool will hold its annual open house Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6:30-8pm. (snow date is January 29 at the same time).  The school is located at 44 Chambersburg Street, in the rear of the building.

Christ Lutheran Preschool offers both a preschool and pre-kindergarten program.  The  preschool program is for children 3-4 years old and meets Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The pre-kindergarten program is for children 4-5 years old and meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Parents, guardians, and children are invited to visit the open house to observe the facilities and talk with the teaching staff.  Refreshments will be served.  Registration forms will be accepted at the open house.  Forms are also available on the preschool website, www.christgettysburg.net under the “preschool” tab.  For further information concerning Christ Lutheran Preschool, please call 334-6532.

January Preaching Perspectives

The Preaching Perspectives program covering the seasons of Lent and Easter is a day-long working session on sermon preparation, Jan. 30, 2014, led by the Rev. Dr. John Largen and the Rev. Dr. Kristin Johnston Largen at the Seminary. Seminarians may sit in free of charge. Preaching Perspectives provides the time away for exegetical and homiletical planning for preaching the seasons. Led by theologians and pastoral and preaching experts, Preaching Perspectives has been a highly successful resource to preachers four times each year. The Largens will be presenting their insights under the theme, “From Ashes to Glory: Spiritual Discipline for Life in the World.”  For these and more opportunities visitwww.Ltsg.edu/Lifelong-Learners


YWCA Brown Bag Lunch

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County will host Robin Fitzpatrick, president of the Adams County Economic Development Corporation, for the first in a series of Brown Bag Lunch sessions focusing on women’s leadership. The session will be held Tuesday, Jan. 21, at noon at the YWCA.  Robin will discuss feminine leadership styles and how the qualities of shared leadership and nurturance are becoming sought after in today’s workplace.  The session is free and the public is invited. Registration is requested at aahayes@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 113.  Throughout 2014, the YWCA will host local female leaders for monthly Brown Bag Lunch sessions. Upcoming speakers include Kristin Rice, Adams County’s chief public defender, Rev. Dr. Kristin Largen, associate professor of systematic theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Shannon Harvey, vice president of the Harrisburg Area Community College Gettysburg campus, and Janet Morgan Riggs, president of Gettysburg College.


January 6, 2014

Food in the Coffee Shop

Looking for quick bite to eat, or a refreshing glass of OJ? There are bagels, cream cheese, veggies, and orange juice in the refrigerator in the coffee shop. Please help yourself! Compliments of the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Wagner.


Spring Consortium Events

The Washington Theological Consortium invites you to participate in its Spring 2014 public events.  These events include the February 6, lecture at Wesley Theological Seminary entitled,” On Being Catholic?” a February 27, lecture entitled “Who are the ‘People of the Book?’” and a March 19 lecture on “Emerging Trends in Interreligious Dialogue.  All lectures are open to the general public (but especially intended for students, faculty, and friends of the WTC.)  For more information and to RSVP, visithttp://goo.gl/6plfdm


Pub Theology at the Garryowen, this Wednesday!

Faith, Hope, Love and Beer! Purchase your favorite drink at the bar and head upstairs for presentation and discussion with new friends and old. For people of all faiths and no faith. This month: Brooks Schramm on Christians and Moses. If you'd like to eat dinner together, look for Beth and Stephen Folkemer in the dining room at 6pm. This event repeats on the 2nd Wed. of the month. Email pastorbethfolk@centurylink.net for more information.  Check out the Facebook event at:https://www.facebook.com/events/1382175385374516/


December 20, 2013
Mailroom Notice
The Mailroom will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2. Mail will be sorted and distributed to mailboxes on: Tuesday Dec 12/24, Friday 12/27, Monday 12/30, and Tuesday 12/31.  Mail should be ready for pick up by 11am.  If you are expecting an oversize package you may pick that up between 9:30-10:30am on the days listed.  UPS will continue to deliver on the days listed but there will be no Fedex deliveries after Dec. 23.  To pick up mail you will need your ID/Access card to gain entrance to the mailroom hallway and have your mailbox key.


December 19, 2013

Redactor over Break & J-Term

The last day of the Daily Redactor for the Fall 2014 semester will be Friday, Dec. 20.  There will be no Redactor during the Christmas holiday.


The Redactor will resume for J-term on Jan. 2, publishing Mon/Wed/Fri on an “as-needed” basis only when there are new announcements or articles.


The Redactor will resume normal Monday-Friday publication on Jan. 27 in anticipation of the start of the Spring semester.  Any questions can be directed to the redactor editor, redactor@Ltsg.edu.


Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas break and J-term!

Celtic Christmas Candlelight Service

Christ Lutheran in Gettysburg will have its annual Celtic Christmas service this Sunday evening, Dec. 22, at 6 pm.  All are welcome to sing beautiful Celtic carols, hear wonderful music from the band (augmented for this service!), hear the Word and receive the Meal.  The regular 2nd and 4th Sundays Celtic services resume in January.

 


December 18, 2013

Congratulations to the 100-milers!

Congratulations are in order to the covenant group that includes Christine Roe, Betty Lou Deuchler, Sarah Schofield, Courtney Weller, Kristen Papson, Nancy Knol and Matthew Best.  For December they focused on physical wellness and as a result the seven traveled as a group over 100 miles (108.2 miles to be exact) in a two-week period.  They did this by running, walking, bicycling and even ice-skating the distance.  Just in case you are wondering how many calories they burned collectively – it would equal about 14,000 calories.  Great job!!!


December 17, 2013

Mesa de Conversación

The last Spanish conversation table for fall semester 2013 takes place TODAY immediately following chapel service in the Refectory. Spanish conversation table will not be held during J-term. It will resume in the beginning of spring semester, and an announcement listing the exact start date will be posted in the Redactor at the end of J-term. Questions? Comments? Want to sound off? Email Beth Smaligo atbsmaligo@gmail.com


Thank you

I wish to send a Thank you to all who shared their thoughts, prayers, and cards concerning the loss of my young sister.  I sincerely appreciate the kindness of the entire LTSG community. -Ashraf Beshay


December 16, 2013

New Year's Eve at Christ Lutheran
A Celtic First Night with Cormorant's Fancy! Celtic songs, carols, jigs, reels and polkas from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and North America to ring in the New Year and celebrate the 7th Day of Christmas. Sing along, tap your toes, and even dance in the aisles! And don't forget to move to Gettysburg Square to hear Margaret Folkemer sing Auld Lang Syne and see the fireworks at midnight! 10:30-11:30pm. This hour is part of an evening-long celebration in Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church for the Gettysburg Community New Year's Eve celebration. Handicap accessible.


Here's the complete schedule:

Main Sanctuary

7:00 to 7:45 -- music: Gettysburg Community Theatre presents "American Pop Forever: Songs of the 50's, 60's, 70's and today!" 8:30 to 9:15 -- magician -- Joe ‘The Professor’ Kerrigan, Civil War–era magic

9:30 to 10:15 -- sing-along -- seasonal and traditional songs led by Christ Lutheran musicians

10:30 to 11:30 -- music performance by Cormorants Fancy --A Celtic New Year and Yuletide Celebration

11:40 to 11:50 -- a brief worship service to thank God for our blessings in 2013, and to seek God’s guidance and blessings in 2014

Social Room, ground floor

7:30 to midnight -- free refreshments and fellowship -- an ideal place to meet friends and neighbors, and to get in from the cold

Cormorant's Fancy is Margaret Folkemer, Stephen and Beth Folkemer, Chuck Krepley and Dan Diviney.


For more information, see the Facebook event:

www.facebook.com/events/554014398023503/



December 13, 2013

J-Term worship leaders needed

Will you be on campus in January? Please consider volunteering to lead worship during the J-term. Nine opportunities are available, a sign-up sheet with available dates has been posted on the bulletin board in the chapel. Please sign up ASAP and plan to attend a brief worship planning meeting on Tues, Dec. 17 at 4:30pm in Schmucker house. Questions? Emaillhaupt@ltsg.edu


Attention:  Visionaries, Conceptual Thinkers, Artists, -- and YOU!!!

Student Association (SA) invites all current or former LTSG students, alumni, faculty, or staff to help us design the first LTSG Student Athletic Logo/Mascot!  Submissions are due to the SA mailbox (Attn: Logo/Mascot Task Force) by the close of business on Feb. 14, 2014.  Submissions must include the following items #1 and #4 at a minimum:  1) A drawing for each design; 2) A written explanation (including theological, historical, cultural, or like reasons) for each design as applicable; 3) Any associated team names and/or mottos; and 4) Full contact information.  SA athletic colors are Maroon and Old White.  The SA website carries an explanation for these colors at http://www.ltsg.edu/Students/SA.  Help make history – submit your design(s) by 14 February.

J-Term lunches

There is no meal plan during January Term.  If you are on campus and would like to eat lunch in the refectory, you need to submit a lunch request form to Julie Ritter as soon as possible. J-term term lunches cost $7 and MUST be ordered in advance.  The form is available on the registrar’s webpage at: http://www.ltsg.edu/Departments/Registrar.aspx


Christmas Morning Service

Everyone is invited to begin Christmas Day gathered around Word and Sacrament, as we celebrate together the joy of the incarnation at 9am in the Chapel.  Please plan to attend!


YWCA to host fourth indoor triathlon

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County will host its fourth annual indoor triathlon Saturday, Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The triathlon will consist of a 500-meter swim in the YW’s indoor pool, a 9-mile ride on Schwinn Magnetic Resistance stationary bikes, and a 3-mile treadmill run. Competitors must be age 16 or older. Entry fee is $35 and all proceeds will benefit the YWCA aquatics department. Participants may register online at active.com or at the YWCA service desk. For more information, email Aquatics Director Cora Rhoads at crhoads@ywcagettysburg.org or call 717-334-9171, ext. 129.


Mesa de Conversación

The last Spanish conversation table for fall semester 2013 takes place on Tuesday, December 17 immediately following chapel service in the Refectory. Spanish conversation table will not be held during J-term. It will resume in the beginning of spring semester, and an announcement listing the exact start date will be posted in the Redactor at the end of J-term. Questions? Comments? Want to sound off? Email Beth Smaligo atbsmaligo@gmail.com


December 12, 2013

Caroling cancelled

Due to forecasted low temperatures and anticipated "feels like" in the single digits, Christmas caroling with the Mother Schmuckers is cancelled.

Free Snacks!

There are donuts, chips, and bananas in the coffee shop for everyone to enjoy! They were donated to the students from the Food Pantry on campus and the South Central PA Food Bank. Everyone is welcome to stop by the food pantry, there is a large box of bananas on the table. All new parents on campus please stop by to find the box of baby clothes, blankets, formula, diapers, and more! As of Thursday, Dec. 19, the food pantry will be closed till spring semester. Please keep this in mind if you need to grab your last minute items before next week. Please contact eburns@ltsg.edu with questions.

Mailroom Closed Friday

The mailroom will be closed on Friday, Dec. 13, but mail will be sorted and distributed to mail boxes as normal. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 16.

December 11, 2013

PARTY TONIGHT!

The annual Christmas Party is tonight, and you're invited! The festivities start at 6pm in Singmaster, and will carry on throughout the evening. There's no official dress code for this soiree, but you're most welcome to dress up if fancy is your thing! Don't forget a dish or a beverage to share. Come, eat, drink, and be merry!  Not sure what to bring? Check this Google Doc (http://goo.gl/2Co0BK) to see what others are bringing and sign up with what you’re planning on taking!

Luther’s (still) Bock!

Did You know ABC Camp Hill still has Luther’s Bock on tap?  Fill a growler (about 4.5 pints) or buy a new one (they have several kinds) and have it filled at ABC’S Camp Hill brewpub.  Once your growler is filled you can still buy Luther’s Bock glasses if you want to have a full out “Luther’s Bock” Christmas.  Stocking stuffer glasses are for sale in the Book Store or by talking with a Senior.  There are only about 70 left so get your “Luther’s Bock”  glasses before supplies run out.  Don’t forget,  10% of all income from the sale of “Luther’s Bock” glasses will be donated to the Gettysburg women’s shelter (Survivors Inc.) in honor of the installation of Elizabeth Eaton as ELCA Presiding Bishop.  (Note:  Growler beer will last into the New Year if it is kept closed, cold, and in a dark place.)  Have a Merry Chrismas!

 


December 10, 2013

Weather Notice, Policy, Status Info
Anticipating an additional winter weather advisory for Dec 10th, the Seminary urges care and priority for safety for staff and students who commute to class from off campus and all who traverse parking lots and sidewalks. The Seminary tends not to close unless there is an extended interruption in electrical power. Check the website for the most up to date information.

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Seminary Policy regarding weather issues:

In the event of inclement weather in Gettysburg and the surrounding area, which makes it hazardous for Seminary personnel to travel, senior staff may determine to close administrative offices and cancel scheduled programs. Notification will be posted on the  Seminary website and distributed through other available media.  Under such circumstances, essential personnel (e.g. maintenance and grounds, communications, etc.) will be expected to report for work at such time as it is safe to do so.


Professors of scheduled classes will determine whether or not to hold class (on campus if safety permits or via residential course website and utilizing other available technology), and will make every effort to notify their students.  In the event a class is held, all reasonable efforts will be made to deliver course materials to those who were unable to attend.  In making decisions whether or not to travel or move about on campus under potentially hazardous conditions, all members of the Seminary community are encouraged to give utmost attention to their own and others’ safety and well-being.


Weather related delays, cancellation of classes or closing of offices will be announced via the Seminary’s web site:  www.ltsg.edu; on email through the Redactor list serve (Email);

Off Campus methods we use include broadcasters on WITF (radio) and WGAL NBC 8, and ABC 27 (television). We will also be placing any weather related news on the seminary’s text messaging system and the seminary’s page on Facebook.  If there is no one staffing the phone on the school’s main switchboard, there will be a phone message indicating any decision for delay or closing.


December 9, 2013
Dinner with the Middlers

The Middler Class invites you out to dinner at Hoss’s in Gettysburg on Tuesday, Dec. 10. In cooperation with Hoss’s, 20-25% of your bill will be donated to the middler class fund; in addition to supporting your classmates, a portion of the proceeds will be tithed to support LDR’s relief efforts in the Phillipines following the Nov. 8 Super Typhoon Haiyan.  Simply print the flyer at: http://goo.gl/aox58o and present it when ordering to ensure your purchase is credited to the middlers.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Covenant Groups' New "Shepherd"
I am delighted to share with the Seminary community that the Rev. Dr. Michelle Holley Carlson, already well-known on campus as our Director of Lifelong Learning, has agreed to succeed Pr. Ginny Price in serving as Covenant Groups liaison and support person for the remainder of the academic year.  We anticipate this role continuing to be linked with the Admissions Office when a new director is called to serve.  Thanks, Dr. Carlson!

President Cooper-White

Thank You!

Dear LTSG Community:  We give thanks to God for you and for all of your support, prayers, and notes during this week of heartbreak for the Lazarus Lutheran and UCC communities.  Please continue to hold these congregations in your prayers as many decisions must be made in the coming weeks and months.  At this time, both congregations are starting the process of healing and courageously moving forward. The needs of the community are not yet clear; your continued prayers are most needed and appreciated, but if you would like to make a contribution you can do so by clicking the following hyperlink: Lazarus Lutheran and UCC donation.

Peace,

Cora, Celeste, Elise and Lamar Bailey

I Corinthians 1:18

Self Care Week Starts Today! (New Signups)

Self care is a serious concern among rostered leaders, especially pastors. Pastoral ministry is among the most at risk professions for drug abuse, alcoholism, depression, divorce, obesity, and suicide. With that in mind it is ever so critical to impress upon this preparatory community the need to establish healthy self care practices NOW! This week - conveniently during one of our most stressful weeks - will provide opportunities to experience and perhaps recognize worthwhile practices for health of mind, body, and spirit.


Join us in the Coffee Shop Monday Night (8pm) to kick off the event while we pack healthy snacks for the week to share. More sign ups to come! For more information or if the links are not working, contact Jim Muratore jmuratore@ltsg.edu

New! Pet Therapy - Volunteer your pooch to participate or see when dogs will be availabe.  Located in the 1st Floor Valentine Hall lounge, near the restrooms and elevator.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al-0NpF27v0bdG1YdzYzS28yVEhnUTJrUG9QaVkyV3c&usp=sharing#gid=0


Massage Therapy Sign Up

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al-0NpF27v0bdEFmdU0xRVVNUENxcmdkVlJxYlZQRGc&usp=sharing

Professional Counseling Sign Up

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al-0NpF27v0bdHdxV0hwbklqSElMdldOLXFPcDFlY1E&usp=sharing

YWCA Yoga and Group Classes

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al-0NpF27v0bdGl1QWMzTUp0WkFlVUNvdkZGSkdyR0E&usp=sharing

 



December 6, 2013

The Lock-Out is TONIGHT!

Come to the square at 7pm for a brief candlelight prayer service, led by Joe Graumann and Adam Buff. Bring your donations of canned food, new or gently used blankets, sleeping bags, winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. These items will be donated to local organizations that serve the Adams County area. If you feel so moved (and the weather permits), plan to stay at the square for a while, or for the entire night! Questions? Concerns? Need info? Contact Nikki Miller (nmiller@Ltsg.edu).


Middler Class Fundraising Dinner

The Middler Class invites you out to dinner at Hoss’s in Gettysburg on Tuesday, Dec. 10. In cooperation with Hoss’s, 20-25% of your bill will be donated to the middler class fund; in addition to supporting your classmates, a portion of the proceeds will be tithed to support LDR’s relief efforts in the Phillipines following the Nov. 8 Super Typhoon Haiyan.  Simply print the flyer at: http://goo.gl/aox58o and present it when ordering to ensure your purchase is credited to the middlers.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Counseling Services Lunch Wednesday

In order to care for others we have to care for ourselves.  Come to lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 11 to hear about counseling services in the area and let's take a step together towards caring for our mental health.

Self Care Week Starts Monday!

Self care is a serious concern among rostered leaders, especially pastors. Pastoral ministry is among the most at risk professions for drug abuse, alcoholism, depression, divorce, obesity, and suicide. With that in mind it is ever so critical to impress upon this preparatory community the need to establish healthy self care practices NOW! This week - conveniently during one of our most stressful weeks - will provide opportunities to experience and perhaps recognize worthwhile practices for health of mind, body, and spirit.


Join us in the Coffee Shop Monday Night (8pm) to kick off the event while we pack healthy snacks for the week to share. More sign ups to come! For more information or if the links are not working, contact Jim Muratore jmuratore@ltsg.edu


Massage Therapy Sign Up

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al-0NpF27v0bdEFmdU0xRVVNUENxcmdkVlJxYlZQRGc&usp=sharing

Professional Counseling Sign Up

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al-0NpF27v0bdHdxV0hwbklqSElMdldOLXFPcDFlY1E&usp=sharing

YWCA Yoga and Group Classes

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Al-0NpF27v0bdGl1QWMzTUp0WkFlVUNvdkZGSkdyR0E&usp=sharing


December 5, 2013

Bookstore closed this afternoon

The LTSG bookstore will be closed Thursday afternoon. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Community Christmas Caroling with the Mother Schmuckers

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to come caroling with the Mother Schmuckers!  All are invited to gather in front of Baughman Hall at 6:15 PM on Thursday, December 12 to go caroling around the neighborhood.  We'll be singing songs from the ELW, so feel free to bring your copy along.  There will also be a few other pieces of music provided.  Hope to see you there!  Questions? Contact Ellen Lundie,elundie@Ltsg.edu

M&M Mystery Solved

Wondering where the M&M’s came from? As you may have noticed, some peanut butter M&M’s made their way into student mailboxes this week. We received them as free samples, and the company that sent them to us would love to see photos of our students enjoying M&M’s. So get creative, take some pictures, and send them to jstecker@Ltsg.edu. If you’ve already eaten your M&M’s (and there is absolutely no shame in that), stop by Julie’s office to pick up another pack or two. Who knows what they’ll send us next!


December 4, 2013

NO MIDDAY CHAPEL

There will not be a midday chapel service today, Wednesday, Dec. 4.  The weekly Holy Communion service will be held in the evening at 6:30pm.  A community meal (for those who RSVP’d in advance) will be held at 5:30pm in the refectory.


Self Care Week! Dec. 9-12

Next week is LTSG’s first “Self Care Week” an entire week dedicated to Sabbath-ing amidst busy schedules. Co-sponsored by the SA Communications and Wellness Committees, the week will offer a wide variety of opportunities for self-care. Take advantage of: healthy snacks, free professional counseling, peer ministry opportunities, prayer room & Taize Evening Prayer, Group Exercise at the YWCA, and more! Google Doc Sign ups will be posted on the redactor in the days ahead along with a complete schedule of activities.  For more information contact Jim Muratore @ 410.292.3883 or jmuratore@Ltsg.edu

Join Celtic worship at Christ

A Celtic, candlelit service is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 40 Chambersburg St., in Gettysburg. Refresh your spiritual life with this contemplative, informal worship followed by a brief fellowship time. Pastor Herr welcomes seminarian volunteers to serve as assisting minister, leader of prayers, communion assistant and even preaching. Contact him at pastor@christgettysburg.org, or 334-5212. A pick-up band rehearses at 5pm before each service. Advanced-beginner ability is preferred for players on guitar, string bass, flute, penny-whistle, recorder, mandolin, ukelele, fiddle, concertina, harp, auto-harp, etc. See Dr. Folkemer or e-mail him at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu.


Luther’s Bock glasses make great gifts!

Do you need stocking stuffers for Christmas?  Now’s the time to get them in the Book Store or by talking to a Senior.  There are only about 80 left and when their gone, there won’t be any more.  Get your souvenir “Luther’s Bock”  glass before supplies run out.  Remember that 10% of all income from the sales of “Luther’s Bock” glasses will be presented to the local women’s shelter (Survivors Inc.) in honor of the installation of the new ELCA Presiding Bishop—Elizabeth Eaton.

December 3, 2013

YWCA Holiday Celebration

The YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County will host a free family holiday celebration with food, crafts, music, and dance, including a mini Native American powwow, on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1-3pm in the YW Community Room. All children and their families are invited.  Featured holidays include Diwali, Eid al-Adha, Hanukkah, and Christmas. The powwow will include traditional Native American dancing and music as well as vendors. For more information, email Ashley Andyshak Hayes ataahayes@ywcagettysburg.org or call 717-334-9171, ext. 113.

New Redactor submission deadline

As we move toward the end of the semester and beyond, it is requested that all submissions for the Daily Redactor be received by the editor (Redactor@Ltsg.edu) no later than 5:30pm the night before. Submissions received after that deadline may still be published at the editor’s discretion but cannot be guaranteed.  Questions or concerns can be directed to Jono Adams, editor.

SA Christmas Party!

The Student Association is hosting their annual Christmas Party on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and you're invited! The festivities start at 6pm in Singmaster, and will carry on throughout the evening. There's no official dress code for this soiree, but you're most welcome to dress up if fancy is your thing! Come, eat, drink, and be merry!

Native American Immersion

Interested in doing an immersion experience on a Native American Reservation?  Would you like to find out more about life on a reservation and Native American Culture?  Come to a round-table lunch discussion in the Refectory - Upstairs in room 301 - with Edwina Landry on Wednesday,  Dec. 11th as she shares insight and information from her multi-cultural immersion experience on a reservation in North Dakota this summer. 

Gettysburg CARES Training

Gettysburg CAREs and so do we. Gettysburg CARES (Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter) will be holding a volunteer information and training session for the homeless shelter and soup kitchen here in town. The training will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, 109 York Street on Dec. 16, at 7pm. All seminarians and staff at LTSG are welcome to participate in this important mission to help the homeless during this winter season. There is a great need. There are presently approximately 60 children in the Gettysburg School District that are homeless. You can register by calling the Resource Center for C.A.R.E. at (717) 334-4195 and speak with Mr. Nussbaum. Any questions may be directed to Nancy at the YWCA nlilley@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 115 or Ray Bush at LTSG at rbush@Ltsg.edu.


December 2, 2013

Advent Photo Challenge

If you haven't joined in on our Advent Photo-A-Day project yet, it's not too late! Experience Advent through a new lens, following along with our Advent Star Devotional. To learn how to participate, go tohttp://gettysburgseminary.blogspot.com/2013/11/advent-photo-day.html. We can't wait to see your reflections!


Native American Immersion

Interested in doing an immersion experience on a Native American Reservation?  Come to a round-table lunch discussion in the Refectory with Edwina Landry on Dec. 11th.

Krause/Wagner Wedding

You are invited to the wedding of Amy Krause & Andy Wagner! Please join us on Jan. 4, 2014 at 2pm at the Church of the Abiding Presence as we exchange vows and are joined together in Holy Matrimony. There will be Eucharist during the service. On Feb. 1, 2014 at 7pm, we will have a reception in the Coffee Shop for all seminarians and faculty. Cake and A&W root beer floats will be served. If you haven’t done so already and plan to attend the Reception please RSVP to Amy (akrause@Ltsg.edu) or Andy (awagner@Ltsg.edu). We look forward to celebrating our marriage with the LTSG community and would be honored if you were able to attend.


November 27, 2013

Valentine, Library Closed Wednesday, Chapel & Food Service on Regular Schedule

Due to the Valentine HVAC system being down and the fact that there are no classes scheduled for Wed. Nov 27th, Valentine Hall will be closed all day Wednesday. Also closing will be the Library and there will be no mail sorting or service Wednesday. Food service in the Refectory will be operating as normal on Wednesday following worship in the chapel. Worship (Wednesday Eucharist) will take place in the chapel at 11:55am, and worship will also take place on Thanksgiving morning at 9AM led by the Rev. Dr. Kristin Largen.  The maintenance staff will be on call for winter storm related emergencies. 

Need a gift?

Drink in Thanksgiving with Luther Bock Glasses this year!  Do you need stocking stuffers for Christmas?  Now’s the time to get them either from the Book Store or by talking to a Senior.  There are only about 80 left and when their gone, there won’t be any more.  Get your souvenir “Luther’s Bock”  glass before supplies run out.  Remember that 10% of all income from the sales of “Luther’s Bock” glasses will be presented to the local women’s shelter (Survivors Inc.) in honor of the installation of the new ELCA Presiding Bishop—Elizabeth Eaton.
 

No Lectio Divina this week

Our regular meetings of Lectio Divina are postponed for the upcoming week.  Lectio Divina will resume on Dec. 3 for its Tuesday, Thursday, Friday meetings in the prayer chapel at 7:50am. All are welcome to come and attend. There is nothing to bring, and we promise to have you out on time for your first class.  For more information contactsdougherty@ltsg.edu

Thanksgiving Service - 9AM
Before you eat turkey and watch football on Thanksgiving, how about gathering around another table first?  All are welcome to the Thanksgiving morning service held in the chapel at 9am.  Please plan to attend!

Redactor on Vacation
The Daily Redactor will NOT be published on Thursday, Nov. 28 or Friday Nov. 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The Redactor will resume normal publication on Monday, Dec. 2.


Free fitness coaching

Starting after Thanksgiving the Wellness committee is offering free fitness coaching through several volunteers. The coaches are willing to work with any fitness goal, walking, running, biking, hiking or strength conditioning. If you would like advice on general fitness, someone to help lay out a fitness plan or someone that will spend time with you helping you meet your fitness goals please contact one of them. John, jmarten@ltsg.edu is available after 4:30pm M,T,F in the YWCA lobby and Matt,mattbest@pa.net is available 10:30 - 11:30 T, Th also at the YW. Please contact them by email if you are interested. If you have some fitness skills that you would like to share with the community contact either Matt or John.


November 26, 2013

Valentine, Library Closed Wednesday

Due to the Valentine HVAC system being down and the fact that there are no classes scheduled for Wed. Nov 27th, Valentine Hall will be closed all day Wednesday. Also closing will be the Library and there will be no mail sorting or service Wednesday. Food service in the Refectory will be operating as normal on Wednesday following worship in the chapel. Worship (Wednesday Eucharist) will take place in the chapel at 11:55am, and worship will also take place on Thanksgiving morning at 9AM led by the Rev. Dr. Kristin Largen.  The maintenance staff will be on call for winter storm related emergencies.

Festival Choral Vespers

Music, Gettysburg’s! Schola Cantorum will begin the season of Advent and light up the winter darkness with a festive choral setting for vespers on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 7:30pm in the chapel. The 25-voice Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg will augment the evening prayer liturgy with a lovely choral setting of the “Magnificat” by Michael Praetorius. Other early music motets will include works by Palestrina, Schein, and more.  Lighting of the second annual Hospice Tree of Light on the north edge of the seminary campus will take place at 5:30pm, viewable from outside the chapel on its portico, provided by Lutheran Home Care and Hospice in memory of the many loved ones served by the Hospice staff.

Redactor on Vacation
The Daily Redactor will NOT be published on Thursday, Nov. 28 or Friday Nov. 29 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  If you have announcements or information that need to be published before the holiday, please be sure to submit them as early as possible today to be included in the Wednesday edition.  The Redactor will resume normal publication on Monday, Dec. 2.


Mesa de Conversación

While many will be leaving straight away after classes are finished for Thanksgiving break, we want to send those still on campus off with a little fun. We will have Spanish conversation table as usual TODAY right after chapel service in the Refectory. Come join us! If nothing else, we will teach you how to wish your friends a happy Thanksgiving--en español. If you have questions or comments, email Beth Smaligo atbsmaligo@gmail.com.

 


November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Service

Before you eat turkey and watch football on Thanksgiving, how about gathering around another table first?  All are welcome to the Thanksgiving morning service held in the chapel at 9am.  Please plan to attend!


Mesa de Conversación

While many will be leaving straight away after classes are finished for Thanksgiving break, we want to send those still on campus off with a little fun. We will have Spanish conversation table as usual on Tuesday (that is, Nov. 26) right after chapel service in the Refectory. Come join us! If nothing else, we will teach you how to wish your friends a happy Thanksgiving--en español.

Mailroom closed for Thanksgiving

The mailroom will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28-29.  Mail will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and will resume after the holiday on Monday, Dec. 2

Lock-Out in the Square

In an effort to raise awareness and resources for our brothers and sisters who do not sleep with a roof over their heads, the student body (and friends and family!) are invited to spend just one night outside. Beginning with a candlelight service at 7pm on Friday, Dec. 6 and running until 7am on Saturday, Dec. 7, LTSG will be a very real presence in the center of town, offering a prophetic witness and gathering blankets, winter clothes, and canned food items. Participate by hanging out for the evening, bringing items to donate, and/or by spreading the word! Questions? Concerns? Need info? Contact Nikki Miller (nmiller@Ltsg.edu) or Lauren Muratore (muratore.lauren@gmail.com)

 


November 21, 2013

Advent devotionals

We have extra Advent devotionals throughout campus which you may share with others.  We have found the Advent piece to be a strong representation of our mission for the Church, and people enjoy the prayerful words our community has to offer.  These reflections are original, from the heart, and from a mix of our students, family members, alumni, board of directors, faculty and staff.  If you cannot locate or need a supply please contact ngarretson@ltsg.edu


Turkey?

As the nation celebrates Turkey-day, check out the study trip to Turkey in January 2015 led by Dr. Stevens. Itinerary includes early underground churches in Cappadocia, seven churches of Revelation, Ephesus, Troy, Istanbul and a lot more. Email Dr. Stevens or go to the web site to see an informational flyer.  Visit http://www.gettysburgseminary.org/mstevens/Travel.htmfor more info!

Music, Gettysburg! presents Birthdays Concert

Wayne Hill, Gerald “Jerry” Christianson and Michael Matsinko are celebrating their big year birthdays with a concert for those who age gracefully in a Music, Gettysburg! Saturday concert, 4:00pm Nov. 23. It may be a birthday bash, said Mark Oldenburg, chair of Music, Gettysburg!, “but we get the gifts.” Baritone Wayne Hill will team up with pianist Michael Matsinko to perform wide ranging works from Oscar and Hammerstein to Tommy Dorsey, W.A. Mozart, Giuseppe Verdi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and more.  

 


November 20, 2013

Campus visitors on Thursday

On Thursday, Nov. 21, we will welcome members of Country Meadows who will be joining the Seminary community for Chapel and lunch. We will also welcome to our campus members of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Ocean City, MD. Please say hello to our guests if you get the opportunity!


Thanksgiving dinner RSVP's needed!!!

We will be holding a Thanksgiving Dinner for those staying on campus at 2pm on Thanksgiving day in the refectory. If you think you might attend please RSVP by this Friday to cfair@ltsg.edu.

“Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital”
On Saturday, Nov. 23, Christ Lutheran Church will present “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital.” This program is presented in one of Gettysburg's most historic buildings, Christ Lutheran Church. Along with the Gettysburg Seminary and Gettysburg College, this church was founded by Samuel S. Schmucker and associates in the early 1800s. Known in 1863 as “The College Church,” it was converted into a hospital on the first day of the Battle, and remained a hospital for about 6 weeks. The program is free, and the music begins at 7:30. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Visit www.candlelightatchrist.org for more info.


November 19, 2013

Norma Wood Lecture this Wednesday

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, LTSG welcomes international scholar and theologian, the Rev. Dr. Monica Melancthon to deliver this year’s Norma Wood Lecture.  Church worker, theological educator, and a student of the Bible, Dr. Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon belongs to the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church, India. A graduate of the United Theological College, Bangalore, and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (Ph.D.), she currently teaches Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the United Faculty of Theology, MCD University of Divinity, Melbourne.  Dr. Melanchthon’s lecture, entitled “Fracturing the Iconic Feminine: Biblical Interpretation and Indian Feminisms" will take place in the seminary chapel, this Wednesday at 2:15pm.

Wengert Party!

Rev. Dr. Timothy Wengert, LTSP will be is giving his retirement lecture titled "The Final Word: Martin Luther's Freedom of a Christian for Today's Church" in the Schaeffer-Ashmead Chapel on the LTSP campus on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 11:30. Let the good people at Gettysburg Seminary’s join him “virtually” at Library Lecture Room, where we can listen to his lecture without leaving the campus.

November 18, 2013

Holiday worship leadership

If you are going to be around on either Thanksgiving or Christmas Day, and you'd like to help lead the 9:00 am worship services we are having those days, please email Kristin Largen (klargen@Ltsg.edu) as soon as possible.  Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Wellness Tip of the Week

You may have noticed a new addition last week to the left-hand side of the Daily Redactor’s homepage.  The Student Association Wellness Committee is now sponsoring a “Wellness Tip of the Week” to provide helpful and thought-provoking tips about the wellness of the seminary community.  Look for a new tip every week, and thanks to the wellness committee for providing this new resource.

Faith over lunch

This week, on Wednesday, Nov. 20 after chapel, there will be another opportunity to learn and share with faculty over lunch. Come to the Refectory (you may take a bag lunch), look for the reserved table, and join fellow students to hear the faith journey of the Rev. Dr. Gerald (“Jerry”) Christianson, professor emeritus of church history. Professor Christianson taught at the Seminary for forty-three years and is still very active in the community, including working with Music, Gettysburg. Please join us!


November 15, 2013

Volunteers needed for chapel leadership
There are 2 opportunities coming up for chapel leadership on Nov. 26 and Dec. 17. Both days are regular Tuesday midday services. If you are willing and able to lead worship for one of the days please speak with one of the sacristans, and they will give you the readings and guidance for planning the service. The sacristans, Amy (akrause@Ltsg.edu) and Laura (Lhaupt@Ltsg.edu) are looking forward to hearing from you!
 

Free ESV Study Bible web app

VH recommends this resource (with some reservations) which can be obtained for free through November 2013. Read more and get the links at:http://goo.gl/X7UhNx


Bring a sweater to Valentine Today

Today, in Valentine Hall, there will be an interruption in the heating system for a repair that takes the boiler off line for a period of time. It is difficult to predict how long the repair will take, so bring a sweater to work/study to make sure that you will be comfortable.

Community Meal - Dec. 4

You are invited to a seminary community meal to be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30pm in the refectory. The menu for the evening will include marinated flank steak and baked potatoes as well as a hot vegetable.  Reservation deadline is 12:00 noon on  Tuesday, Nov. 26 and can be made by contacting the receptionist, Raquel Rivera at rrivera@Ltsg.edu, or by signing the reservation sheet on the counter at the receptionist’s office.  No reservations will be accepted after the deadline.

 

Middler class meeting

There will be a Middler class meeting this coming Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 4:30pm in the Library Lecture Room. We will be meeting to make plans for the spring semester as well as to talk about tithing class funds.

November 14, 2013

AGAPE* concert

The Washington County Conference of the Delaware-Maryland Synod would like to invite you to be a part of the AGAPE* concert on Sunday, Nov 17, at 2:30pm.  AGAPE* (Dave Scherer) is a nationally-known Lutheran rapper/hip hop artist who performed at the last several ELCA National Youth Gatherings.  AGAPE*’S mission is to “spread God’s love through hip hop” but does not limit his ministry just to the youth.  The concert is taking place at at Ringgold Church of Christ, 14414 Barkdoll Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Tickets are $5.00 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 301-733-2878, ext 211.

WTC ecumenical essay contest

The Ecumenical Committee and Student Board would like to invite submissions to the Seventh annual Ecumenical Essay Contest.  Essay should be between 12 and 18 pages (double spaced), and should be a graduate level paper.  Submissions will be accepted electronically until April 15, 2014.  Topics for the essay and guidelines can be found atwww.washtheocon.org and the winners will receive a monetary reward, public recognition and online publication.

WTC presents “Ministry in the Media” event

The WTC Student Board presents: "Ministry in the Media: Who Do They Say That I Am?"  8-10 pm Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Join students from across the Consortium for an evening of conversation and socializing.  Presentations and Discussions with: The Rev Dr Justin Lewis-Anthony (Associate Dean of Students Virginia Theological Seminary) and Fr. John D. Corbett, OP (Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies).  Event will take place at “Café 1823” @ Virginia Theological Seminary in the Refectory, near Scott Lounge 3737 Seminary Road; Alexandria, VA 22304.

Senior class meeting

Greetings Seniors! It's time for some serious PLANNING FOR GRADUATION!!! Our next meeting will be lunchtime (after Chapel) on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Please reserve that date & time -- We need your input and support! We'll have hotdogs & trimmings, & drinks. SEE YOU THEN! For more info, contact bkrumm@Ltsg.edu or cfair@Ltsg.edu.


Junior class meeting

The Junior Class will have a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 3:15pm (location TBD).  Please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu with any questions.

November 13, 2013

NO MIDDAY CHAPEL
The weekly Eucharist service for this week is scheduled for this evening, at 6:30pm.  There will be no midday chapel service.  Members of the Seminary Choir are asked to report to the chapel at 11:55 as usual for abrief rehearsal before lunch.

New emergency call number

As of Wednesday, Nov 13 seminary residents or others needing to reach a maintenance or staff person after hours in the evening or on weekends should call a new number: 717-357-2420. This would be for urgent needs that cannot wait until morning or Monday regular hour responses. This number is posted on the newly placed emergency call sheets placed all around campus, and distributed to all staff and faculty.

Adams Unity Coalition to host “The State of Hate in Pennsylvania…and the Good News”

The Adams Unity Coalition will host civil rights investigator and trainer Ann Van Dyke for a presentation on the activity of hate groups in Pennsylvania and how communities can take action on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, 909 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg.


Van Dyke’s presentation, entitled “The State of Hate in Pennsylvania…and the Good News,” will give an overview of hate group activity in the state and the reasons why it is important for community members to speak up when hate groups come to town. The session will include time for discussion about how all members of the community can take action to ensure that our community remains a place where unity and respect for others can thrive.  The session is free and open to the public, and no registration is required. For more information, email Ashley Andyshak Hayes at aahayes@ywcagettysburg.org or call 717-334-9171, ext. 113.


Social Outreach meeting today

The Social Outreach Committee is meeting Nov. 13 at 8pm. Come to the coffee shop to share your input. All are welcome, always. Questions?muratore.lauren@gmail.com


Extended food pantry hours

New Hours for the Food Pantry are M-F during lunch time at the refectory. If you are unable to make it during these hours but would like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity on campus please contacteburns@Ltsg.edu. Also, there are baby items (blankets, shoes, socks, and more) located on top of the large freezer outside of the food pantry for any of our recent tiny additions.

Bring a sweater to Valentine Friday

Friday in Valentine Hall, there will be an interruption in the heating system for a repair that takes the boiler off line for a period of time. It is difficult to predict how long the repair will take, so bring a sweater to work/study to make sure that you will be comfortable.

November 12, 2013

Interim admissions director announced

I am delighted to share the news that Ms. Jean LeGros will be spending part of her time in the Admissions Office as Interim Director.  Many may be aware that before she came to the Seminary as a student (and then joined our Advancement team after graduation), Jean worked in development and alumni relations at Gettysburg College for many years.  Prior to that work she was the College’s Associate Director of Admissions, and also worked in a similar position at another institution earlier in her career.  Thus, we have an experienced “pro” stepping in to work with the other colleagues in sustaining our momentum in Admissions.  Thanks to Ms. Legros for taking on these added responsibilities while we search for a permanent successor to Pr. Price!  Other aspects of Pr. Price’s work will be shared by colleagues as well.  Chelle Huth, director of Theological Education with Youth, will assume responsibilities for overseeing the Eastern Cluster’s Project Connect activities.  We hope to identify soon a faculty or staff member who can be a resource person for the covenant groups. -President Cooper-White


Green lunch reminder

Join us for a brief get-together in the Refectory after Chapel today, Nov. 12. The Gettysburg Seminary Green Task Force welcomes drop-ins for your feedback and for updates about “green” issues on campus (staff, faculty, students and student spouses are all welcome).

November 11, 2013

Christian-Muslim relations film study

As early as 1219, there was outreach between the Christian world and the Muslim society in the Middle East with the visit by St. Francis of Assisi with Sultan of Egypt, Malik Al-Kamil. Francis was offering a different path of relationships with the Muslim world while the kings of Europe and the papacy were pushing for more "crusades" to reacquire land in what is today's Israel. Based on a book by John Tolan, Saint Francis and the Sultan: the Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter, the film, Saint and Sultan, will be shown in the auditorium in Valentine Hall on Wednesday Nov. 13 at 7 pm. A discussion and refreshments will follow the film.

Gobble Gobble Gobble

If you are unable to make it home for Thanksgiving or you need a place to hang for Thanksgiving dinner we have just the place for you!!!  LTSG will be having a Thanksgiving dinner on November 28th (Thanksgiving Day) with all the traditional dishes and perhaps a few untraditional ones as well, right here on campus in the refectory.  Dinner will be served at 2:00 but you're welcome to come early to help prepare the meal or just hang in the kitchen.  Please RSVP to Chad at cfair@Ltsg.edu by November 25th with the number of people and what you're going to bring (not required but appreciated).  All are welcome. 

Frederick Mosque visit

On December 13th, you are invited to attend the Frederick mosque for their weekly communal service.  We will meet at the Valentine fountain at 11:15, in time to meet our hosts, Rukhsana Rahman and Athar Rafiq, for lunch at The Clay Oven at 12:00 pm before the 1:30 service.  [Bring money for lunch!]  If you are interested, please RSVP to Dr. Largen atklargen@Ltsg.edu no later than December 10th.

Put Lectio in your morning cup

Would you like to feel more energized than if you drank a full pot of coffee?  Come join us at Lectio Divina every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday morning at the Prayer Chapel inside the Church of the Abiding Presence where we allow God's word to fill us up with new and invigorating insights into God's Word for our daily living.   Your sisters and brothers will serve you fresh perspectives from what we each hear as we read and meditate on this week's lectionary texts.   Lectio Divina begins at 7:50am and ends at 8:20am, giving you plenty of time to fill your coffee cup before arriving at your first class with a robust spring to your morning walk.  Questions?  Contact sdougherty@Ltsg.edu


Chapel projector alert

The LCD projector in the Chapel is current inoperable.  At this time we do not have an estimate of when it will be repaired or replaced. If this presents problems for upcoming events or activities please notify ithelp@Ltsg.eduas soon as possible.

FISH NITE FOREVER!

That seemed to be the sentiment of all who attended Fish Nite ’13 (which we believe is in fact its 13th anniversary!) Our thanks to Prof. Erling and Pastor Spangler for hosting another grand evening of fish, fellowship and fun around the piano.

Charley needs a friend

Junior Linda Bukowy is in need of a dog-sitter Jan. 5-16 during J-term.  She will be participating in the Diaconal Ministry Formation Event and will be on-campus but needs someone to stop in during the day to take her dog Charley out and play with him.  If you’d like to experience the joys of playing with a dog without the responsibilities of full-time pet ownership and are willing to help out your fellow classmate, contact Linda atLBukowy@Ltsg.edu

 



November 8, 2013

Free books at Christ Lutheran

Dear seminarian friends in Christ,

I am in the process of reviewing my library and I have placed books on a table outside of the Christ Lutheran Church office.  They are free to a good home.  Please stop by and take what you would like.  I’ll have the table up for a few more weeks and plan on taking it down and donating what is remaining before Thanksgiving. Peace, Pastor Steve Herr

November 7, 2013
KKK returns, Adams Unity Coalition responds
As you may have heard, the KKK is coming back to Gettysburg on Saturday, Nov. 9. They have received a borough permit to march downtown and a permit from the National Park Service to rally at the Gettysburg National Military Park.  The Adams Unity Coalition is hosting a unity vigil on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm at Christ Chapel on the Gettysburg College campus (corner of Washington and Stevens).  Please bring signs and/or candles to show your support for unity in our community. Let’s show the world that hate has no home in Adams County!

Farewell, Ginny!

The community is invited to a farewell reception for Pr. Ginny Price on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 1:15 pm in the refectory where you will have opportunity to express appreciation for her work as Director of Admissions and Spiritual Formation here at the seminary during the last three years.  


We have valued Ginny's dedicated service and her many fine contributions to this community's life and work and will miss her as treasured colleague and friend.  Please keep Pastor Price in your prayers as she begins a new journey serving the Lord at New Hope Lutheran Church, Columbia, MD.


November 6, 2013
Fish Night has arrived!
The night you've all been waiting for is finally here.  Tonight, Wednesay, Nov. 6 is FISH NIGHT, the highlight of the seminary social calendar!  The Erling Spangler home plays host to the Mid-Atlantic's largest fish potluck. Bring your finest fish dishes to 123 Springs Ave. for fishy fun and merriment starting around 6pm.

Library's first snow contest
The annual snow contest is underway in the library.  THINK SNOW…Sign up for the day you think Gettysburg will get the first measurable snow.  NOT JUST A FEW FLAKES!  The contest is open to all seminary patrons..students, spouses, staff, faculty! One person per date only.  Day officially ends at 4:30 P.M.  Hurry to the library to select your date. 

Academy Week thank you

Our warmest thanks for everyone who participated in the Fall Academy Week 2013 and in the Luther Colloquy 2013. We are especially thankful for the students who kicked off the week with a dance blast – we will definitely do that again next fall – and ended the week with some serious football. We could not manage an event like this without our diligent staff – thank you. Our guests enjoyed their visit and were impressed by our event and by the Gettysburg Spirit they witnessed. It was a meaningful week of learning, fellowship and fun for us all. We are already planning next year’s event and we welcome your feedback and ideas and, especially, your involvement. Cordially, Kirsi Stjerna, Briant Bohleke and Brooks Schramm, the Graduate Studies Committee.

 
Museum presents film series
The Seminary Ridge Museum will present “The Civil War and America’s Culture of Death,” part of its new History Conversations Film Series, Sunday, Nov. 10, at 1pm  in the Valentine Hall Auditorium. Suggested donation is $5, and tickets are available in advance at www.seminaryridgemuseum.org. (Members of the Seminary community who have ID have free admission). The film series is presented by the museum and WITF.

Dr. Mark D. Schantz, the featured humanities scholar for the event, will use scenes from the PBS/”American Experience” film “Death in the Civil War” to explore the culture of death in the Civil War era. The “conversations” format allows for audience questions and participation.  From acclaimed filmmaker Ric Burns, “Death and the Civil War” examines the many ways the staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic, and the psyche of the American people.

November 5, 2013
Fish Night Wed.
Fish Night is just a day away, slated for Nov. 6 at the Erling Spangler home on Springs Avenue. The Mid-Atlantic’s largest fish potluck, this tradition began in 2001, and the rules haven’t changed. Creative fish dishes wanted, fishy fun and merriment will be had by all! Starting time is 6ish.

New Date for Green Task Force

Join us Tuesday, Nov. 12 in the Refectory after Chapel for the next Green Task Force meeting. Students, student family members, staff and faculty are invited. (The meeting originally scheduled today has been rescheduled for next week.) For questions contactkgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu.

Establishment of LTSG athletic colors

During its Nov. 4 meeting the LTSG Student Association (SA) approved use the use of the colors Maroon and Old White as the official LTSG Athletic Colors.  In order for the mandated Student Association Constitution change to occur, a vote of the student body will be conducted next spring (probably in conjunction with the 2014-2015 SA Officer Elections) to properly amend our Constitution. Students interested in reading the full SA resolution can do so at:http://goo.gl/FwQp92

Bylaws Committee appointed

The Student Association Council has appointed a Special Bylaws/Constitution Committee to review and update our existing documents.  The only requirement is that each class must have at least one representative.  If you are interested in serving in this important review, please let your Class President and the Bylaw’s Committee Chairman (Rick Egtvedt- REGTVEDT@LTSG.EDU) know as soon as possible!



November 4, 2013
Minister-in-Residence
This week, we welcome our 2013 Minister-in-Residence, Pastor Vilma Rodriquez of the Lutheran Church in El Salvador.  She will be attending classes, special events and lunch in the refectory, so please take a moment to say hello!

Monday:
11:55am - Preach in Chapel
12:15pm - Lunch in Refectory

Tuesday:

8:30am - Attend Rural and Small Church Ministry class

11:55am - Chapel

12:15pm - Lunch and conversation with students

1:30pm - Attend Lutheran Confessions class

Wednesday:

9:00am - Attend IS-3 class

11:55am - Preside at Eucharist w/Bishop Maas preaching

12:55pm - Lunch with faculty

2:00pm - Attend Intro to Ethics

Later - Fish Night!

Thursday:

11:55am - Chapel

12:15 pm - Lunch with Faculty

Friday:

11:55 am - Preach in Chapel

12:15 pm - Lunch and conversation with students

St. James dinner
The Social Ministry Committee at St. James Lutheran Church invites you, your family and friends to dinner, Friday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 to Priscilla Shuba atpfsgburg@aol.com or (717)334-0257.

Thanks Dr. Folkemer
The Seminary Student Association would like to thank Dr. Folkemer for leading our music for Luther Bowl Eucharist. Thanks, as always, for supporting our student community.

THE BISHOPS ARE COMING!

Seniors are reminded that November 5-6 is your opportunity to meet with 5 bishops from around the ELCA.  On Tuesday evening, please join the bishops in the Refectory at 7 p.m. for an introduction to their regions, anticipated call opportunities and some tips on preparing for the first call process.  Spouses are also encouraged to join the Tuesday evening session.  On Wednesday, IS3 begins at 9:00 a.m. in Valentine 308 for continued conversation with the bishops and to gain their insights on ELCA polity etc.  Bishop Brian Maas of Nebraska will be preacher for the Wednesday service of Holy Communion.  All students will have a chance to meet the bishops during Wednesday lunch time.  Joining Bp. Maas will be Bp. Marie Jerge of Upstate New York, Bp. Martin Wells of E.Washington-Idaho, Bp. Kurt Kusserow of SW Pennsylvania, and Bp. Rodger Prois of Western Iowa.

Senior Intent to Graduate forms
Attention Seniors: Please be sure to submit your INTENT TO GRADUATE form to the Dean’s office by Nov. 25. Forms can be found on the Graduation webpage:
http://www.ltsg.edu/Departments/Registrar/Graduation If you have any questions, email Julie Ritter, jritter@ltsg.edu

New Valentine hours

In response to student requests for additional access to the Valentine Coffee Shop, key card entrance is now available to all students Monday-Friday from 7:30am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday from 9am to 10pm. Valentine Hall will continue to be locked at 4:30 pm each day.  Please use the doors on the west side of Valentine and the elevator doorway of Valentine for entrance and exiting after business hours.  Additional information will be forthcoming.


Thanks for a great few weeks
There have been many great weeks here on Seminary Ridge.  Few compare to the last week in October and All Saints Weekend, during which the Seminary community hosted the first Fall Academy, Luther Colloquy, fabulous Music, Gettysburg! Friday hymn sing, and LutherBowl XLVIII.  Over and over again I heard accolades from our hundreds of guests for the hospitality extended.  To all who were involved in planning, organizing, hosting, singing, preaching, speaking, cooking, conducting, coaching, cheerleading and in all other ways I say “well done, good servants, well done!”  In advance, thanks for another week of welcoming as we now will be blessed by our 2013 Minister in Residence and the five visiting bishops who come to campus on Tuesday, as well as several congregational visiting groups scheduled to be among us this week.
-President Michael Cooper-White.

Brewing news
I bet you thought Luther’s Bock had faded into history after a glorious run during the Fall Academy, but you would be wrong!  While we may not have any left here in Gettysburg, Tuesday night 5 November will see the Inaugural release of Luther’s Bock at 5:30 PM at the Appalachian Brewing Companies brew pub in Lititz, PA (55 North Water Street).  This release coincides with an LTSG alumni social planned to occur at the same time and place!

“Luther’s Bock” commemorative pint glasses are going fast, but are still available in the book store or through arrangement by talking to a senior.  While supplies last, Luther’s Bock are being sold for $5.00 each which (after expenses) will include a tithe to “Survivors Inc.” (Gettysburg Women’s Shelter) in honor of our newly installed ELCA Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton.  Luther’s Bock may be gone in Gettysburg … but Tuesday night, LUTHER’S BOCK in Lititz, PA!!!

October 31, 2013
Junior class meeting today
The Junior Class will be having a meeting today, Thursday, Oct 31 at 3:30 PM in the Library Lecture Room.  We will be nominating 5 members to serve on the Housing Committee, further agenda items will be announced via email.  Please contact Mike Lengel,mlengel@ltsg.edu with any questions.

Luther Bowl chili dinner
Luther Bowl is two days away! Come out and support our team! Following the games we will be having dinner, we are hosting any remaining guests and teams, so we are asking that those planning on coming to please bring something to share. Please see the link for the Google Doc to sign-up! Please come and join us for a time of fellowship at 6:30 in the refectory following Luther Bowl.  If you have any questions please contact Brenda Maynor, bmaynor@ltsg.edu. Sign up for what you can bring at: http://bit.ly/1bkvepl

LWR Kits at Luther Bowl

Luther Bowl is fast approaching, and we are looking forward to assembling Personal Care Kits for LWR! If the forecast is right and the weather is nice, tables for assembling the kits will be set up near the fields, so you'll be able to watch and work! If you are able to help "staff" the tables for part of the day, please email Kerri (kclark@ltsg.edu).

October 28, 2013

Spring semester registration
Spring 2014 registration materials are now posted on the Registrar’s webpage: 
http://www.ltsg.edu/Departments/Registrar.aspx Registration opens on Nov. 5. A $50 late fee will apply for anyone registering for classes after Dec. 6.

Learning about Prison Ministry

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, LTSG alumna Ursula Schreffler will speak at a roundtable lunchtime discussion in the Refectory about her experience with prison ministry.  If you are interested in hearing more about that ministry [and thinking about doing that kind of work for your Multicultural requirement!], don’t miss this opportunity to talk with Ursula.  Put Nov. 13 on your calendar now!

Mesa de Conversación

We were unable to meet during reading days last week, but we are resuming Tuesday, Oct. 29, as normal: immediately after Chapel service in the Refectory. Contact Beth Smaligo with any questions atbsmaligo@gmail.com.

YWCA Trick or Treat

The YWCA will be having its annual Halloween parade for its daycare kids this Thursday October 31st starting at 10:30am. They have invited any interested seminarians to participate in giving out candy to the kids as they parade around the YWCA building. This is a great opportunity to show our support for the community! They are expecting about 65 kids this year. If you have any questions email Nicole Miller atnmiller@ltsg.edu

No Lectio Divina during Fall Academy

Lectio Divina will not meet during the Fall Academy week. It will resume in the Prayer Chapel the following Tuesday at 7:50am where we will joyfully dive into the Lord's Word and find meaning for life in the company of one another. We look forward to seeing you then!

 


October 25, 2013

Junior class meeting
The Junior Class will be having a meeting on Thursday, Oct 31 2013 at 3:30 PM location TBA.  We will be nominating 5 members to serve on the Housing Committee, further agenda items will be announced via email.  Please contact Mike Lengel, mlengel@ltsg.edu with any questions.


Study Tour to Istanbul, Turkey

Check out the Engaging in a World of Difference Study Tour to Istanbul -Turkey, June 5-17, 2014, sponsored by Virginia Theological Seminary.  This cross-cultural study tour aims to provide participants a first-hand experience of a Muslim-majority country and to expand their awareness of a different culture. Participants will attend lectures by Muslim and non-Muslim scholars. They will visit historic churches, mosques, and museums in Istanbul and meet leading figures of religious minority groups (viz., Jewish and Christian). The group will also make a trip to the cities of Nicea (Iznik) and Ephesus (Efes). Throughout, participants will have the opportunity to engage in conversations with Muslims in order to enhance their knowledge of Islam in its living dimension. The trip is open to everyone. Student participants enrolled in member institutions of the Washington Theological Consortium can receive 3.00 Graduate Academic Credits based on the assignments.  For more information, please email Dr. Largen klargen@ltsg.edu.

"What’s Brewing?" update

Finally, this is the last week before Fall Academy and the release of Luther’s Bock!  The bad news I heard today is that “Luther’s Bock” was almost totally lost….  The good news however is that, by Grace Alone, Luther’s Bock didn’t literally go down the drain.  I invite you to hear Brew Meister Tony tell you the whole story, in his own words, during next Tuesday night's release party which starts at 5:30 PM.  While the beer was saved, it now requires three more days in the brightening tanks.  This means that “Luther’s Bock” will not be finished until the day before its inaugural release.  This also means that our beer will have to spend three more days in the tank for carbonation which will enable the yeast to increase its already high alcohol by volume (ABV).  While Brew Meister Tony was already anticipating “Luther’s Bock” to top out with a very high 7 something ABV, three more days in the tank means “Luther’s Bock” may finally emerge with an ABV in the low 8’s.  Some additional details for you to contemplate until its release:  “Luther’s Bock” has developed a very pleasant orange color; it has a very smooth taste; and has topped out with a pleasant 21 IBU rating.  Remember, due to the quick action of our Brew Meister --there are only 4 more days until… “LUTHER’S BOCK!!!”


Luther Bowl chili dinner

Just a reminder that Luther Bowl Chili night is coming up fast! We will be hosting a Chili dinner after the games on Saturday, Nov 2. There will still be a few teams in town and they will be joining our community for dinner. We are asking that those attending bring something to contribute to dinner. The Wellness committee will be providing the paper products, we are still looking for chili/soups, bread and desserts. Please indicate what you will be bringing using the google doc linked to below, if you have already let Brenda know what you will be bringing, you will do not need to sign-up. If you have any questions please contact Brenda Maynor, bmaynor@ltsg.edu. Sign up for what you can bring at: http://bit.ly/1bkvepl



October 24, 2013
Academy Week wedding dance - EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEAK
Academy week is less than a week away! Wondering what to do on Monday night to kick it off?  The wellness committee can help you out with that! Come over to Valentine 206 from 7-9pm with a party snack or drink to share.  We will be wedding dancing, learning new dances and having a great time. 

The staff of the Daily Redactor has received this EXCLUSIVE video sneak peak of what's in store for this exciting event!  See the exclusive video at: http://tinypic.com/r/21ah300/5

Interested?  Make sure to stop by Valentine 206 next Monday night and contact Nicole Welke for more info,
nwelke@Ltsg.edu


October 23, 2013

Lutheran Services in American hosts healthcare reform webinar

Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment began on October 1, and with all the focus on the uninsured, many still have questions about how health reform impacts other populations. Hear from three national experts to learn what the ACA means for seniors, children, and those with mental health needs. Don't miss the opportunity to join us this Thursday, Oct. 24 for a free webinar! 4:00-5:00 PM EDT.  Register at: http://bit.ly/1a5LSbV, after registering you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the webinar.

Social Outreach meeting

The Social Outreach Committee is meeting over lunch on October 30th. Come to the Refectory to share your ideas for how the LTSG community can be an ever more vibrant part of the local, regional, and global communities! All are welcome, always.


October 22, 2013
Academy Week wedding dance
Academy week is just under a week away. Wondering what to do on Monday night to kick it off?  The wellness committee can help you out with that! Come over to Valentine 206 from 7-9pm with a party snack or drink to share.  We will be wedding dancing, learning new dances and having a great time.  Stay tuned for a sneak peak… Contact Nicole Welke for more info, nwelke@Ltsg.edu


October 21, 2013

Green Task Force meeting invitation

The Gettysburg Seminary Green Task Force invites students, alumni/ae, student spouses, staff and faculty to the next meeting on Tuesday, November 5 after Chapel in the Refectory. Mark those calendars. For questions contact the Office of Communication.


Book sale

The Library’s Semi-Annual Book Sale will begin Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Pioneer Room. All proceeds from the book sale are collected specifically to raise money for the purchase of materials and supplies for the A. R. Wentz Library.  The hours & prices for the book sale are as follows:


Tuesday, Oct. 29 / 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / $2 per book

Wednesday, Oct. 30 / 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / $2 per book

Thursday, Oct. 31 / 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. / $1 per book

Friday, Nov. 1 / 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. / 25 cents per book

Saturday, Nov. 2 / 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. / free


Minister-in-Residence
Pastor Vilma Rodriquez of the Lutheran Church in El Salvador will be on campus as our minister-in-residence the week of November 4-8.  Pastor Rodriquez serves a congregation and coordinates all theological education for the Salvadoran Church.  She will be attending classes, preaching in chapel and will be available to students during lunch times in the refectory or for private conversations.  AND, she'll be attending her first-ever "Fish Night" at the Erling-Spangler residence! We are looking forward to welcoming Pr. Rodriquez to campus and will have a schedule for her visit soon!

Taking of the statue
Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30pm as the Junior Class tries to take over the Luther statue which will be defended by the middlers so that they may honor the annual tradition of dressing it as a member of the faculty or staff.  More details to come!


October 18, 2013
Luther Bowl update

Luther Bowl is rapidly approaching. If you are interested in buying an official tournament t-shirt please email Adam at abuff@ltsg.edu.  Also please contact Brenda bmaynor@ltsg.edu if you are able to help bring food for the community meal.  Below is a schedule for Luther Bowl on Nov. 2 highlighting LTSG's games, a more complete schedule will be released closer to gameday:

8:15 Field Blessing                                                             

8:30am LTSG vs. LTSS                                             

10:50am LTSG vs. LTSP                                       

1:40pm LTSG vs. Trinity Episcopal                        

4:00pm Luther Bowl XLIV Championship Game

5:30pm Eucharist

6:30pm Community Meal

7:30pm Fellowship


No chapel on reading days
As part of the Seminary's observance of Fall semester reading days, there will not be chapel services on Monday or Tuesday, Oct. 21 & 22.

"What's Brewing?" update
Martin Luther’s most favorite commercially brewed beer, according to many references from letters or stories, was Einbeck Beer.  Historically, Einbeck beer included a mixture which included a total of ”2/3 barley malt and 1/3 wheat malt” mix.  This malt combination was not dependent upon kiln-dried malt but is known to have produced a beer that was, “yellow in color and clear.”  I hope you’ve seen Luther’s Bock picture on the Seminary Facebook page as it was transferred into the Appalachian Brewing Company’s fermentation tank at Gettysburg’s Battlefield location.  Besides providing the posted picture of our young, yellow, and clear Luther’s Bock the Brew Master recently told me that Luther’s Bock was brewed with two types of hops.  Specifically, Luther’s Bock was brewed using both Hallertau and Millennium hops.  Only 11 days and counting until…”Luther’s Bock!!!”

October 17, 2013
LWR Kits at Luther Bowl
This year at Luther Bowl we will be assembling Personal Care Kits for Lutheran World Relief. Each team will be collecting money in the weeks leading up to the tournament, and will work together to assemble the kits while the games are taking place. We need your monetary donations to make this project a success! With only $200 collected per school, we could assemble 24 dozen kits! Please give your donation to Kerri Clark in person or via the mailroom. Checks can be made out to "LTSG SA".  Contact Kerri with questions, kclark@Ltsg.edu


Luther’s Bock glasses

Official “Luther’s Bock” glasses are now available for $5 each in the LTSG Bookstore or by talking to a senior. These glasses are being sold as a senior class graduation fundraiser with a tithe going to local Women’s Shelter, “Survivors Inc.” in honor of Elizabeth Eaton’s installation as Presiding Bishop of the ELCA!  Luther’s Bock is a special craft beer being brewed in partnership with the Appalachian Brewing Company; the official release for this beer will be Oct. 29 at 5:30pm at ABC’s Gettysburg “Battlefield” location across from campus.

October 16, 2013

Editor’s note:

We are now aware that the Daily Redactor email has not been being received by subscribers since late last week. This was likely caused by issues with the LTSG email servers which are believed to have been resolved. As a reminder, you can always access the most recent Daily Redactor at www.LTSG.edu/redactor

Celebrate Octoberfest at Hauser Winery

Join a few of the international students and friends as they go to Hauser Winery on Saturday evening to celebrate Octoberfest with food, drink and good music. We'll leave from the campus at 6:15, meeting by the fountain in front of Valentine. If you want to come, please RSVP to Kristin Largen (klargen@ltsg.edu) by noon on Friday so she can coordinate rides.

October 15, 2013

Luther Bowl Chili Dinner

It’s that time of year again, Luther Bowl is quickly approaching! There will be a Chili/Soup Potluck Dinner Saturday, Nov 2, after the games. All are invited to attend, and we ask that everyone planning on attending contribute to the dinner in some way, as it will be our student community along with any teams still in town! We are asking that you bring one of the following paper products, drinks, soup/chili, or dessert. Please contact Brenda Maynor, bmaynor@ltsg.edu, to sign-up and please include what you will be bringing, as well as any questions you may have.


Trunk or Treat

Students, faculty, and staff of LTSG - celebrate Halloween by decorating the trunk of your car in holiday fashion and join us in the parking lot next to the Quad for some Halloween fun Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7 pm. Come in costume if you'd like and bring goodies for the kids!


Families of LTSG - bring your ghosts, goblins, witches, and princesses to the trunk or treat event before the neighborhood Trick or Treat. Questions? Contact Christina Fair at cmcgrathfair@gmail.com
 

CPE interview signups
The signup sheet for CPE Interview Day is now available outside of the Field Education office, Valentine 123.  Students wishing to participate in the interviews are asked to sign up by Oct. 23.

“Ritual and Tradition in Pennsylvania Folk Culture”

The Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum will present “Ritual and Tradition in Pennsylvania Dutch Culture” on Tuesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. in Valentine Hall Auditorium on the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg’s campus. The public is invited for a suggested donation of $5 per person, but students and seminary community members may attend without cost.

The program is presented by the museum in partnership with the Adams County Historical Society.

 

Featuring Patrick Donmoyer, site manager at the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University, the evening will feature a look at ritual culture including the use of objects, inscriptions, blessings and procedures, including items sealed within buildings’ walls. 

During construction for the museum, items with links to Pennsylvania Dutch culture were found within the walls. The museum’s special exhibit, “Within These Walls,” displays those objects. The special exhibit is on display through spring 2014.

 


Donmoyer, formerly of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, speaks fluent Pennsylvania Dutch and is an avid translator of early German. His work blends cultural, linguistic, and vernacular architecture in his folk life research. He is the author of numerous articles and two books, the most recent of which is entitled “Hex Signs: Myth and Meaning in Pennsylvania Dutch Barn Stars.”  


Tickets are available in advance at 
www.seminaryridgemuseum.org or by calling 717-339-1300 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.). Books will be available at the program for purchase and signing.



October 14, 2013
Suehr installation
Members of the seminary community are invited to the installation of The Rev. Christopher Suehr at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church at 8070 Rowan Road, Cranberry Township, PA on Sunday Oct. 27, 2013 at 4pm. All clergy and rostered lay leaders are invited to vest. The color of the day is red. Dinner reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP for the dinner by October 23. (724.776.3141 orfredieann@hopelutherancranberry.org)

October 11, 2013

Children's message planned for Monday chapel

Are your children out of school for the Columbus Day holiday? Bring them to Chapel at 11:55 am! A children's message will be included in the noontime worship this Monday, Oct. 13.  For more information, contact Barb Krumm, bkrumm@ltsg.edu.

YWCA Brown Bag Lunch

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County will host Dora Townsend for a discussion of the women’s suffrage movement in America on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at noon.   Townsend’s presentation will begin with the Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, N.Y, where a Declaration of Sentiments was drafted by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, ultimately serving as the genesis of the 19th Amendment.  These two documents are the bookends of an incredible story of courage, commitment and perseverance in the face of physical violence, anger, and public efforts to hurt and humiliate the women who championed the cause, Townsend said. Her own great-grandmother, Dora Kelly Lewis, played a significant role in many aspects of the movement.  The session is free and the public is invited. Registration is requested ataahayes@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 113.

"What's Brewing?" update
Just 18 more days until Luther’s Bock is released at Appalachian Brewing Company’s Battlefield location here in Gettysburg!  Plan to be there on the Tuesday night during the Seminary’s Fall Academy. Festivities will begin at 5:30 PM on October, 29th with Brew Master “Tony” introducing “Luther’s Bock” in the downstairs Brew Room Lounge.  To mark this date this year’s senior class is selling commemorative pint glasses as a graduation fund raiser starting today.  These glasses include the ABC logo on one side with the beer name “Luther’s Bock” and “Gettysburg Seminary” on the other.  “Luther’s Bock” commemorative pint glasses are available at $5.00 each which (after expenses) will include a tithe to “Survivors Inc.” (Gettysburg Women’s Shelter) in honor of our newly installed ELCA Presiding Bishop, Elizabeth Eaton.  Nicole and Rick from the senior class will have glasses for sale starting today. Luther’s Bock” glasses will be for sale in the Seminary Book Store starting October 15th as long as supplies last.

LutherBowl shirts

It’s that time of year again. The 48th annual Luther Bowl tournament will be Saturday Nov. 2nd at 8am. As in years past we will be selling a Luther Bowl Tournament t-shirt for $15. If you would like to order a shirt please send your size to Adam Buff at abuff@ltsg.edu

October 10, 2013
Library committee seeking students
If you can read this message, chances are that you have an interest in keeping our library running. The library committee is looking for up to two students to represent the interests of the library's most valued customers: you. This committee meets on the first monday morning of each month. Interested? Email Joe Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu


Bookstore closed

The bookstore will be closed starting Friday, Oct. 11, but will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 15.


Valentine computer lab

"Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler… " -Milton Waddams, "Office Space" (1999).  Please remember that the Student Association takes care of providing staples and other small office supplies like tape and paperclips in the Valentine Hall computer lab.  If there is a problem such as the stapler going missing or becoming empty with no refill available, please contact SA Vice-President Ellen Lundie,elundie@ltsg.edu.  Please see the signs in the computer lab for additional information about the computers and where/how to get paper as well. 


October 9, 2013

Lectio Divina in the prayer chapel

Begin your mornings with more than a cup of coffee, give it that "oomph" that will help you look at the entire day differently.   Lectio Divina is a meditative prayer study on the current week's Lectionary readings.   We meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the Prayer Chapel at 7:50am. We finish before your first class begins, so there is plenty of time to refill your coffee cup before that first class!  For more information, contact Sean Dougherty sdougherty@ltsg.edu.

Cheer squad meeting

There will be a brief cheer squad meeting in the coffee shop in valentine today, Wednesday Oct. 9 at 5:00pm. Come as you are able. If you still want to be involved, contact Joe Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu

“Flat Jesus” time change

Because today’s Eucharist service is in the evening, we will instead gather for the photo with Flat Jesus (see original announcement below) at 11:55 a.m. outside of the chapel for a quick picture before lunch.

Welcome visitors!

On Thursday, October 10 please welcome members of Christ Lutheran Church, Lavale, Maryland who will be on campus. They will be joining the seminary community for Chapel and lunch in the Refectory.

October 8, 2013

Fish Night scheduled for Nov 6th

Fish Night is one month away, slated for Nov. 6 at the Erling Spangler home on Springs Avenue. The Mid-Atlantic’s largest fish potluck, this tradition began in 2001, and the rules haven’t changed. Creative fish dishes wanted. Watch for more details to be posted.


Please slow down
When driving on campus please be mindful of the many people walking around campus at any given time. 
Following posted speed limits and coming to complete stops at stop signs are crucial to ensuring a safe community for all.

Evening eucharist this week

The weekly eucharist service for this Wednesday, Oct. 9 will be held at 6:30pm.  As a result, there will be no midday worship service at 11:55am.

Covenant group breakfast
Members of Covenant Group #1 (convened by Jono Adams) are invited to stop by and visit Jono in the coffee shop for breakfast and fellowship between 7:45-8:20am today, Oct. 8.

 

Refrigerator cleaning
The refrigerator in the coffee shop will be cleaned on Wednesday, Oct. 9.  All old food will be thrown out, so please label your items if you do not wish them to be removed.

Flu shots cancelled

The flu shot clinic scheduled for Oct. 9 has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
 

Flat Jesus Comes to Gettysburg!

The youth of Faith Lutheran Church in Janesville, Wisconsin have a mission: to learn about where others see Jesus at work across the country. To help in their mission, they have sent us a “Flat Jesus” so that we can share how Jesus is working in Gettysburg. All members of the community are invited to gather on the steps of the chapel on Wednesday, October 9, after the Eucharist service, for a photo with Flat Jesus. We will share with them the seminary’s role in the Voices of Unity event this past Saturday, so please bring any signs you have left from the event (or feel free to make a new one!). The youth of Faith Lutheran will then add the seminary and our photo to their “Adventures of Flat Jesus” journal, map, and facebook page. Please contact Julie Stecker with any questions. All are welcome!

 
C.M. Almy display

C. M. Almy will be here displaying their clergy items (Albs, Clerics, etc) on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the coffee shop. Stop by and say hello to Mark between 8am-3pm and see all the products Almy has to offer!

CPE orientation

There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office.


October 7, 2013
Senior class meeting
The senior class will be holding a class meeting this Wednesday, Oct. 9 at noon in Valentine 206.  We will be ordering pizza so please RSVP to Chad at cfair@ltsg.edu. 


Ethics fellowship opportunity

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2014 fellowships.  FASPE Seminary, a component of a larger program that works with students in various fields, uses the conduct of the clergy in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust as a launching point for an intensive course of study on the ethical challenges of religious leadership.  For more information, check out this flyer: http://www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/documents/SeminaryFlyer-2014-v.2.pdf

Refrigerator cleaning

The refrigerator in the coffee shop will be cleaned on Wednesday, Oct. 9.  All old food will be thrown out, so please label your items if you do not wish them to be removed.

Living the Dream award
The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is seeking nominations for the annual Living the Dream award. The award honors an individual or group committed to the ideals of freedom and justice that King strived for during his life. A cash prize is awarded to the winner, sponsored by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the United Way of Adams County.

 

The award will be presented at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, scheduled for Jan. 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Gettysburg College’s Christ Chapel. Nominations for the Living the Dream Award should be submitted to Adrienne Camel, co-chair of the Celebration Committee, at acamel@sccap.org or c/o SCCAP, 153 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, PA 17325. Nominations should be received by November 30.


C.M. Almy display

C. M. Almy will be here displaying their clergy items (Albs, Clerics, etc) on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the coffee shop. Stop by and say hello to Mark between 8am-3pm and see all the products Almy has to offer!

Luther's Bock update

ABC’s Gettysburg Head Brewer has confirmed that “Luther’s Bock” is in the fermentation tanks and will be kegged later this month in case you decide to visit the downstairs Brewing Lounge.  Head brewer Tony reports a successful brew day where “Luther’s Bock,” “… hit all the numbers we tried to hit.”   Our beer will remain in ABC’s fermentation tank until approximately October 18th when it will be kegged for release on 28 October.  Tony also reports “Luther’s Bock” was brewed as a Lager instead of an Ale as reported in earlier announcements. Remember there are just 24 days and counting before… Luther’s Bock!!! 

CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office. 

Flu shots available
Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


October 4, 2013

Blessing of the Animals
Having a little trouble with Fluffy at home?  Wondering about the possibility of an exorcism for Fido?  No need to take such drastic steps--bring them to the Blessing of the Animals service instead!  Cats, dogs, turtles, snakes--you bring them, we'll bless them!  See you all outside the chapel!

Party on!

The Social Outreach Committee is throwing a party TONIGHT from 6:30-9:30 in the Valentine Coffee Shop/Auditorium! Come be Social (there will be food, drinks, games, and a kid-friendly movie going) AND Reach Out to the wider community (we'll be making signs for this Saturday's Voices of Unity event). Make a sign for yourself, or for someone else to carry in your absence. Make two signs. Make three. Go crazy! After all, there will be glitter. Don't miss it.  Contact Lauren Muratore with questions at muratore.lauren@gmail.com.


Ethics fellowship opportunity

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2014 fellowships.  FASPE Seminary, a component of a larger program that works with students in various fields, uses the conduct of the clergy in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust as a launching point for an intensive course of study on the ethical challenges of religious leadership.  For more information, check out this flyer: http://www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/documents/SeminaryFlyer-2014-v.2.pdf

Refrigerator cleaning

The refrigerator in the coffee shop will be cleaned on Wednesday, Oct. 9.  All old food will be thrown out, so please label your items if you do not wish them to be removed.

Living the Dream award
The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is seeking nominations for the annual Living the Dream award. The award honors an individual or group committed to the ideals of freedom and justice that King strived for during his life. A cash prize is awarded to the winner, sponsored by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the United Way of Adams County.

 

The award will be presented at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, scheduled for Jan. 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Gettysburg College’s Christ Chapel. Nominations for the Living the Dream Award should be submitted to Adrienne Camel, co-chair of the Celebration Committee, at acamel@sccap.org or c/o SCCAP, 153 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, PA 17325. Nominations should be received by November 30.


Flu shots available
Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


Voices of Unity rally
The Ku Klux Klan is planning a rally on the battlefield on Saturday, Oct. 5. In response, the Adams County Unity Coalition will be hosting a "Voices of Unity" rally on the seminary grounds on October 5 from 1:00PM -4:00 PM. All members of the seminary community are welcome and encouraged to bring as many people in on the effort. Please join us in supporting the diversity and unity of our community. Questions? Contact Social Outreach Chair Lauren Muratore at
muratore.lauren@gmail.com or Joseph Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu. More information will follow.

C.M. Almy display

C. M. Almy will be here displaying their clergy items (Albs, Clerics, etc) on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the coffee shop. Stop by and say hello to Mark between 8am-3pm and see all the products Almy has to offer!

Luther's Bock update

ABC’s Gettysburg Head Brewer has confirmed that “Luther’s Bock” is in the fermentation tanks and will be kegged later this month in case you decide to visit the downstairs Brewing Lounge.  Head brewer Tony reports a successful brew day where “Luther’s Bock,” “… hit all the numbers we tried to hit.”   Our beer will remain in ABC’s fermentation tank until approximately October 18th when it will be kegged for release on 28 October.  Tony also reports “Luther’s Bock” was brewed as a Lager instead of an Ale as reported in earlier announcements. Remember there are just 24 days and counting before… Luther’s Bock!!!

 
Seminary Musicians Enhance LSS Bishop’s Installation

Sitting in the front pew at St. Matthew’s Church in York last Saturday for Bishop James Dunlop’s (LTSG Class of 2005) installation, what a joy it was to see so many familiar faces in the choir and at the organ bench!  Thanks to Dr. Folkemer, who coordinated and conducted all music for the Lower Susquehanna Synod’s celebratory eucharist, at which Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson delivered one of his final sermons in office.  And thanks to the Seminary Choir members whose voices added so much to the celebration.  You did us proud! -President Cooper-White

NPS shutdown
One of the most visible marks of the federal government shutdown is seen in the national park that surrounds our campus.  Most National Park Service property and roadways, except for roads providing through-access to private property, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for the duration of the shutdown.  This unfortunately includes Confederate Avenue, a favorite walking and bicycling route for many members of the seminary community.  Please respect the areas and roads that are marked as closed; park rangers are patrolling and will issue warnings or citations to those caught on park property.

Advent devotional stars

Orders will be being taken until Oct. 4 for the 2014 Advent Devotional star.  We distribute these devotionals to all our individual constituents and congregations for their use.  In the past we have made the Advent Devotional available for students to take to their teaching parish, CPE and internship sites and wish to do that again.  We have found the Advent piece to be a strong representation of our mission for the Church, and people enjoy the prayerful words our community has to offer.  The fact that these reflections are original, from the heart, and from a mix of students, family members, board, faculty and staff makes it work.   Please contact ngarretson@Ltsg.edu with the quantity needed, name of congregation and address, and if you have an on campus mailbox to make the delivery.


Oct. 9 Community meal

A community meal is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30pm in the refectory.  All members of the seminary community are invited.  The menu for the evening will include tuscan chicken, roasted red potatoes and a tossed garden salad. Reservations are required and can be made by signing-up at the receptionist’s desk or by e-mailing her atrrivera@ltsg.edu  Reservation deadline is noon on Friday, Oct. 4.  No reservations will be accepted after that date/time.

CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office.



October 3, 2013

Green Task Force meeting today
Join us at lunch in the Refectory after Chapel today, October 3, for the first green gathering of the semester. Students, staff and family members are welcome. Contact Katy at kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu.


Blessing of the Animals

Having a little trouble with Fluffy at home?  Wondering about the possibility of an exorcism for Fido?  No need to take such drastic steps--bring them to the Blessing of the Animals service this Friday instead!  Cats, dogs, turtles, snakes--you bring them, we'll bless them!  See you all outside the chapel this Friday.

Ethics fellowship opportunity

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2014 fellowships.  FASPE Seminary, a component of a larger program that works with students in various fields, uses the conduct of the clergy in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust as a launching point for an intensive course of study on the ethical challenges of religious leadership.  For more information, check out this flyer: http://www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/documents/SeminaryFlyer-2014-v.2.pdf

Refrigerator cleaning

The refrigerator in the coffee shop will be cleaned on Wednesday, Oct. 9.  All old food will be thrown out, so please label your items if you do not wish them to be removed.

Living the Dream award
The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is seeking nominations for the annual Living the Dream award. The award honors an individual or group committed to the ideals of freedom and justice that King strived for during his life. A cash prize is awarded to the winner, sponsored by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the United Way of Adams County.

 

The award will be presented at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, scheduled for Jan. 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Gettysburg College’s Christ Chapel. Nominations for the Living the Dream Award should be submitted to Adrienne Camel, co-chair of the Celebration Committee, at acamel@sccap.org or c/o SCCAP, 153 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, PA 17325. Nominations should be received by November 30.


Middler class meeting

There will be a Middler class meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 3pm in Valentine 310. We will be electing a housing committee member as well as discussing the Luther Statue. If you have any questions please contact Adam Buff at abuff@Ltsg.edu


Flu shots available
Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


Voices of Unity rally
The Ku Klux Klan is planning a rally on the battlefield on Saturday, Oct. 5. In response, the Adams County Unity Coalition will be hosting a "Voices of Unity" rally on the seminary grounds on October 5 from 1:00PM -4:00 PM. All members of the seminary community are welcome and encouraged to bring as many people in on the effort. Please join us in supporting the diversity and unity of our community. Questions? Contact Social Outreach Chair Lauren Muratore at
muratore.lauren@gmail.com or Joseph Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu. More information will follow.


Seminary Musicians Enhance LSS Bishop’s Installation

Sitting in the front pew at St. Matthew’s Church in York last Saturday for Bishop James Dunlop’s (LTSG Class of 2005) installation, what a joy it was to see so many familiar faces in the choir and at the organ bench!  Thanks to Dr. Folkemer, who coordinated and conducted all music for the Lower Susquehanna Synod’s celebratory eucharist, at which Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson delivered one of his final sermons in office.  And thanks to the Seminary Choir members whose voices added so much to the celebration.  You did us proud! -President Cooper-White


Social outreach party
The Social Outreach Committee is throwing a party this Friday, October 4th from 6:30-9:30 in the Valentine Coffee Shop/Auditorium! Come be Social (there will be food, drinks, games, and a kid-friendly movie going) AND Reach Out to the wider community (we'll be making signs for this Saturday's Voices of Unity event). Make a sign for yourself, or for someone else to carry in your absence. Make two signs. Make three. Go crazy! After all, there will be glitter. Don't miss it.


NPS shutdown
One of the most visible marks of the federal government shutdown is seen in the national park that surrounds our campus.  Most National Park Service property and roadways, except for roads providing through-access to private property, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for the duration of the shutdown.  This unfortunately includes Confederate Avenue, a favorite walking and bicycling route for many members of the seminary community.  Please respect the areas and roads that are marked as closed; park rangers are patrolling and will issue warnings or citations to those caught on park property.

Advent devotional stars

Orders will be being taken until Oct. 4 for the 2014 Advent Devotional star.  We distribute these devotionals to all our individual constituents and congregations for their use.  In the past we have made the Advent Devotional available for students to take to their teaching parish, CPE and internship sites and wish to do that again.  We have found the Advent piece to be a strong representation of our mission for the Church, and people enjoy the prayerful words our community has to offer.  The fact that these reflections are original, from the heart, and from a mix of students, family members, board, faculty and staff makes it work.   Please contact ngarretson@Ltsg.edu with the quantity needed, name of congregation and address, and if you have an on campus mailbox to make the delivery.


Oct. 9 Community meal

A community meal is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30pm in the refectory.  All members of the seminary community are invited.  The menu for the evening will include tuscan chicken, roasted red potatoes and a tossed garden salad. Reservations are required and can be made by signing-up at the receptionist’s desk or by e-mailing her atrrivera@ltsg.edu  Reservation deadline is noon on Friday, Oct. 4.  No reservations will be accepted after that date/time.

CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office.



October 2, 2013

Ethics fellowship opportunity

The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2014 fellowships.  FASPE Seminary, a component of a larger program that works with students in various fields, uses the conduct of the clergy in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust as a launching point for an intensive course of study on the ethical challenges of religious leadership.  For more information, check out this flyer: http://www.mjhnyc.org/faspe/documents/SeminaryFlyer-2014-v.2.pdf


Blessing of the Animals
Having a little trouble with Fluffy at home?  Wondering about the possibility of an exorcism for Fido?  No need to take such drastic steps--bring them to the Blessing of the Animals service this Friday instead!  Cats, dogs, turtles, snakes--you bring them, we'll bless them!  See you all outside the chapel this Friday.


Refrigerator cleaning

The refrigerator in the coffee shop will be cleaned on Wednesday, Oct. 9.  All old food will be thrown out, so please label your items if you do not wish them to be removed.

Living the Dream award
The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee is seeking nominations for the annual Living the Dream award. The award honors an individual or group committed to the ideals of freedom and justice that King strived for during his life. A cash prize is awarded to the winner, sponsored by the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the United Way of Adams County.

 

The award will be presented at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, scheduled for Jan. 20, 2014, at 7 p.m. in Gettysburg College’s Christ Chapel. Nominations for the Living the Dream Award should be submitted to Adrienne Camel, co-chair of the Celebration Committee, at acamel@sccap.org or c/o SCCAP, 153 N. Stratton St., Gettysburg, PA 17325. Nominations should be received by November 30.


Faith over lunch

Now is your opportunity to learn and share with faculty members, staff, and board members at lunch. Come to the Refectory (remember, you may take a bag lunch), gather at a table off to the right as you enter and join fellow students as they hear the faith journeys of your brothers and sisters in Christ. Our next Wednesday lunch discussion is Oct. 2 at 1pm, when we will hear from Board member and Assistant to the Bishop of the De/Md Synod, Ms. Linda Chinnia.


Social Outreach Commitee

Have you heard that the KKK is coming to town on October 5th? Feeling bothered? Us too. The Social Outreach committee is hosting a conversation and information session during lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 2, upstairs in the Refectory: Come hear about the plans for a community-wide response, and stay for conversation about how the Church can faithfully and prophetically respond to racism and hate. For more information, contact Lauren Muratore (muratore.lauren@gmail.com).

Workshop debriefing
A debriefing session open to all who participated in last Wednesday's Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop will be held this Wednesday, immediately following chapel in the refectory.  Drs. Bohleke, Schramm and Folkemer will host. Look for them in the front corner of the dining area.

Middler class meeting

There will be a Middler class meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 3pm in Valentine 310. We will be electing a housing committee member as well as discussing the Luther Statue. If you have any questions please contact Adam Buff at abuff@Ltsg.edu


Flu shots available
Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


Junior class meeting

The junior class will be having a class meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 2 during the lunch hour in the Refectory. For more information, please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu


Seminary Musicians Enhance LSS Bishop’s Installation

Sitting in the front pew at St. Matthew’s Church in York last Saturday for Bishop James Dunlop’s (LTSG Class of 2005) installation, what a joy it was to see so many familiar faces in the choir and at the organ bench!  Thanks to Dr. Folkemer, who coordinated and conducted all music for the Lower Susquehanna Synod’s celebratory eucharist, at which Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson delivered one of his final sermons in office.  And thanks to the Seminary Choir members whose voices added so much to the celebration.  You did us proud! -President Cooper-White


Social outreach party
The Social Outreach Committee is throwing a party this Friday, October 4th from 6:30-9:30 in the Valentine Coffee Shop/Auditorium! Come be Social (there will be food, drinks, games, and a kid-friendly movie going) AND Reach Out to the wider community (we'll be making signs for this Saturday's Voices of Unity event). Make a sign for yourself, or for someone else to carry in your absence. Make two signs. Make three. Go crazy! After all, there will be glitter. Don't miss it.


Cheer practice cancelled
With apologies, cheer practice for today is canceled due to conflict with the community meal. Our initial meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Monday, Oct. 7. Questions? Email jgraumann@Ltsg.edu


NPS shutdown
One of the most visible marks of the federal government shutdown is seen in the national park that surrounds our campus.  Most National Park Service property and roadways, except for roads providing through-access to private property, will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for the duration of the shutdown.  This unfortunately includes Confederate Avenue, a favorite walking and bicycling route for many members of the seminary community.  Please respect the areas and roads that are marked as closed; park rangers are patrolling and will issue warnings or citations to those caught on park property.

Advent devotional stars

Orders will be being taken until Oct. 4 for the 2014 Advent Devotional star.  We distribute these devotionals to all our individual constituents and congregations for their use.  In the past we have made the Advent Devotional available for students to take to their teaching parish, CPE and internship sites and wish to do that again.  We have found the Advent piece to be a strong representation of our mission for the Church, and people enjoy the prayerful words our community has to offer.  The fact that these reflections are original, from the heart, and from a mix of students, family members, board, faculty and staff makes it work.   Please contact ngarretson@Ltsg.edu with the quantity needed, name of congregation and address, and if you have an on campus mailbox to make the delivery.


Oct. 9 Community meal

A community meal is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30pm in the refectory.  All members of the seminary community are invited.  The menu for the evening will include tuscan chicken, roasted red potatoes and a tossed garden salad. Reservations are required and can be made by signing-up at the receptionist’s desk or by e-mailing her atrrivera@ltsg.edu  Reservation deadline is noon on Friday, Oct. 4.  No reservations will be accepted after that date/time.

Voices of Unity rally
The Ku Klux Klan is planning a rally on the battlefield on Saturday, Oct. 5. In response, the Adams County Unity Coalition will be hosting a "Voices of Unity" rally on the seminary grounds on October 5 from 1:00PM -4:00 PM. All members of the seminary community are welcome and encouraged to bring as many people in on the effort. Please join us in supporting the diversity and unity of our community. Questions? Contact Social Outreach Chair Lauren Muratore at
muratore.lauren@gmail.com or Joseph Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu. More information will follow.

CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office.

October 1, 2013

Faith over lunch

Now is your opportunity to learn and share with faculty members, staff, and board members at lunch. Come to the Refectory (remember, you may take a bag lunch), gather at a table off to the right as you enter and join fellow students as they hear the faith journeys of your brothers and sisters in Christ. Our next Wednesday lunch discussion is Oct. 2 at 1pm, when we will hear from Board member and Assistant to the Bishop of the De/Md Synod, Ms. Linda Chinnia.


Social Outreach Commitee

Have you heard that the KKK is coming to town on October 5th? Feeling bothered? Us too. The Social Outreach committee is hosting a conversation and information session during lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 2, upstairs in the Refectory: Come hear about the plans for a community-wide response, and stay for conversation about how the Church can faithfully and prophetically respond to racism and hate. For more information, contact Lauren Muratore (muratore.lauren@gmail.com).

Mesa de Conversación

The Spanish conversation table meets every Tuesday over lunch hour in the Refectory. It is very informal and we do not speak exclusively in Spanish. Best of all, there are no grades, exams, or attendance requirements. Contact Beth Smaligo at bsmaligo@gmail.com for more information.

Workshop debriefing
A debriefing session open to all who participated in last Wednesday's Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop will be held this Wednesday, immediately following chapel in the refectory.  Drs. Bohleke, Schramm and Folkemer will host. Look for them in the front corner of the dining area.


Middler class meeting

There will be a Middler class meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 3pm in Valentine 310. We will be electing a housing committee member as well as discussing the Luther Statue. If you have any questions please contact Adam Buff at abuff@Ltsg.edu



Flu shots available

Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


Junior class meeting

The junior class will be having a class meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 2 during the lunch hour in the Refectory. For more information, please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu


Emergency number change
Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.

 

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.   

CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office.

Pep squad meeting postponed
This campus overflows with anticipation for our upcoming football tournament. However, we all know school spirit is an "already… not yet" experience. Due to scheduling conflicts, the pep squad's initial meeting will be moved back one week to Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30pm on the Luther Bowl Field. Questions? Concerns? Emailjgraumann@Ltsg.edu

Advent devotional stars
Orders will be being taken until Oct. 4 for the 2014 Advent Devotional star.  We distribute these devotionals to all our individual constituents and congregations for their use.  In the past we have made the Advent Devotional available for students to take to their teaching parish, CPE and internship sites and wish to do that again.  We have found the Advent piece to be a strong representation of our mission for the Church, and people enjoy the prayerful words our community has to offer.  The fact that these reflections are original, from the heart, and from a mix of students, family members, board, faculty and staff makes it work.   Please contact ngarretson@Ltsg.edu with the quantity needed, name of congregation and address, and if you have an on campus mailbox to make the delivery.


Oct. 9 Community meal

A community meal is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30pm in the refectory.  All members of the seminary community are invited.  The menu for the evening will include tuscan chicken, roasted red potatoes and a tossed garden salad. Reservations are required and can be made by signing-up at the receptionist’s desk or by e-mailing her at rrivera@ltsg.edu  Reservation deadline is noon on Friday, Oct. 4.  No reservations will be accepted after that date/time.

Voices of Unity rally
The Ku Klux Klan is planning a rally on the battlefield on Saturday, Oct. 5. In response, the Adams County Unity Coalition will be hosting a "Voices of Unity" rally on the seminary grounds on October 5 from 1:00PM -4:00 PM. All members of the seminary community are welcome and encouraged to bring as many people in on the effort. Please join us in supporting the diversity and unity of our community. Questions? Contact Social Outreach Chair Lauren Muratore at 
muratore.lauren@gmail.com or Joseph Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu. More information will follow.


St. James seminary dinner
Welcome back to Gettysburg, Seminarians! The Social Ministry Committee of St. James is again inviting you, your families and friends to enjoy dinner and fellowship on WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, at 6pm in the Refectory.  Please note the day as this has changed from previous years.

YWCA membership deadline
The last day to get or update a YWCA membership card is Tuesday, Oct. 1.  You may pay $35 (cash or check) at the bookstore on Tuesday or email Sherry at srippman@Ltsg.edu

Ambassadors wanted

Do you love to talk with others about your experiences here at Gettysburg?  Student representatives are needed for campus tours and to speak with visiting individuals and groups. Become a Gettysburg Seminary Ambassador for theological education.  Contact ngarretson@Ltsg.edu or call 338-3011 if you'd be interested in helping with this vital seminary ministry.

French horn available

Do you play French Horn?  If you would like to play the French Horn in our Seminary Brass Ensemble but don't have a horn available, we have good news!  Dr. Folkemer has procured/borrowed a French Horn from Gettysburg College for this fall semester. If you play and would like to join the ensemble, contact Dr. Folkemer asap at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.  If he doesn't hear from anyone who wants to use the horn, it will be returned to the college next week.


September 30, 2013
Social Outreach Commitee

Have you heard that the KKK is coming to town on October 5th? Feeling bothered? Us too. The Social Outreach committee is hosting a conversation and information session during lunch on Wednesday, Oct. 3, upstairs in the Refectory: Come hear about the plans for a community-wide response, and stay for conversation about how the Church can faithfully and prophetically respond to racism and hate. For more information, contact Lauren Muratore (muratore.lauren@gmail.com).

Internship orientation
Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held TODAY, Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  If you're unable to attend, please stop in the field education office as soon as possible.

Mesa de Conversación

The Spanish conversation table meets every Tuesday over lunch hour in the Refectory. It is very informal and we do not speak exclusively in Spanish. Best of all, there are no grades, exams, or attendance requirements. Contact Beth Smaligo at bsmaligo@gmail.com for more information.

Workshop debriefing
A debriefing session open to all who participated in last Wednesday's Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop will be held this Wednesday, immediately following chapel in the refectory.  Drs. Bohleke, Schramm and Folkemer will host. Look for them in the front corner of the dining area.


Middler class meeting

There will be a Middler class meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 3pm in Valentine 310. We will be electing a housing committee member as well as discussing the Luther Statue. If you have any questions please contact Adam Buff at abuff@Ltsg.edu


WTC student board
The SA needs to make appointments for two seats to represent LTSG on the Washington Theological Consortium Student Board.  In the words of a past Consortium representative, "The board meetings are actually fairly fun...You get to see the different campuses, and there is always a lunch, which, in addition to good fellowship, led to a large number of good discussions on our differing theologies."  Nominations are due October 4, to be confirmed at the next SA Council meeting.  This is a great opportunity to interact with students from our fellow WTC institutions! Contact Joe Graumann to find out more,jgraumann@Ltsg.edu

Thank you from the seniors

A big thank you from the senior class to the wellness committee for setting up the prayer labyrinth and the entire community for lifting us up in prayer.  It was greatly appreciated!!!


Flu shots available

Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


Junior class meeting

The junior class will be having a class meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 2 during the lunch hour in the Refectory. For more information, please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu


Emergency number change
Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.

 

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.

Oct. 9 Community meal

A community meal is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30pm in the refectory.  All members of the seminary community are invited.  The menu for the evening will include tuscan chicken, roasted red potatoes and a tossed garden salad. Reservations are required and can be made by signing-up at the receptionist’s desk or by e-mailing her at rrivera@ltsg.edu  Reservation deadline is noon on Friday, Oct. 4.  No reservations will be accepted after that date/time.

Voices of Unity rally
The Ku Klux Klan is planning a rally on the battlefield on Saturday, Oct. 5. In response, the Adams County Unity Coalition will be hosting a "Voices of Unity" rally on the seminary grounds on October 5 from 1:00PM -4:00 PM. All members of the seminary community are welcome and encouraged to bring as many people in on the effort. Please join us in supporting the diversity and unity of our community. Questions? Contact Social Outreach Chair Lauren Muratore at 
muratore.lauren@gmail.com or Joseph Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu. More information will follow.

St. James seminary dinner
Welcome back to Gettysburg, Seminarians! The Social Ministry Committee of St. James is again inviting you, your families and friends to enjoy dinner and fellowship on WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, at 6pm in the Refectory.  Please note the day as this has changed from previous years. Please RSVP by Monday, Sept. 30 to Priscilla Shuba at pfsgburg@aol.com or (717) 334-0257. We look forwarding to meeting you!

YWCA membership deadline
The last day to get or update a YWCA membership card is Tuesday, Oct. 1.  You may pay $35 (cash or check) at the bookstore on Tuesday or email Sherry at srippman@Ltsg.edu

Ambassadors wanted

Do you love to talk with others about your experiences here at Gettysburg?  Student representatives are needed for campus tours and to speak with visiting individuals and groups. Become a Gettysburg Seminary Ambassador for theological education.  Contact ngarretson@Ltsg.edu or call 338-3011 if you'd be interested in helping with this vital seminary ministry.

French horn available

Do you play French Horn?  If you would like to play the French Horn in our Seminary Brass Ensemble but don't have a horn available, we have good news!  Dr. Folkemer has procured/borrowed a French Horn from Gettysburg College for this fall semester. If you play and would like to join the ensemble, contact Dr. Folkemer asap at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.  If he doesn't hear from anyone who wants to use the horn, it will be returned to the college next week.


Pep squad meeting postponed

This campus overflows with anticipation for our upcoming football tournament. However, we all know school spirit is an "already… not yet" experience. Due to scheduling conflicts, the pep squad's initial meeting will be moved back one week to Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30pm on the Luther Bowl Field. Questions? Concerns? Emailjgraumann@Ltsg.edu


Refectory needs highchairs

The Refectory is in need of lightly used and unwanted booster seats and/or highchairs.  Most of the ones currently available are at least 15 years old and in bad condition; if you have one that you’d like to get rid of, donations would be graciously accepted.  Speak to Anne Zabawa at the Refectory front desk during lunch or email her at
aszabawa@yahoo.com if you have one you’d be willing to part with.


CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office



September 27, 2013
Middler class meeting

There will be a Middler class meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 3pm in Valentine 310. We will be electing a housing committee member as well as discussing the Luther Statue. If you have any questions please contact Adam Buff at abuff@Ltsg.edu

Dearest Home at Hauser

Still trying to figure out what to do for Friday night?  The Dearest Home Band will be performing tonight, Friday Sept. 27 starting at 5pm at Hauser Winery’s “19 on the Square” location in Lincoln Square in Downtown Gettysburg.  Dearest Home plays a wide repertoire of traditional American music, especially from the Civil War era, and includes seminary Cantor, Dr. Stephen Folkemer.


WTC student board

The SA needs to make appointments for two seats to represent LTSG on the Washington Theological Consortium Student Board.  In the words of a past Consortium representative, "The board meetings are actually fairly fun...You get to see the different campuses, and there is always a lunch, which, in addition to good fellowship, led to a large number of good discussions on our differing theologies."  Nominations are due October 4, to be confirmed at the next SA Council meeting.  This is a great opportunity to interact with students from our fellow WTC institutions! Contact Joe Graumann to find out more,jgraumann@Ltsg.edu

Thank you from the seniors

A big thank you from the senior class to the wellness committee for setting up the prayer labyrinth and the entire community for lifting us up in prayer.  It was greatly appreciated!!!


Flu shots available

Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


Junior class meeting

The junior class will be having a class meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 2 during the lunch hour in the Refectory. For more information, please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu


WIFI comes to campus housing

LTSG supported wireless is now available in Baughman Hall, Aberly Hall and the Hay St. Garden Apts.  The network name is LTSGres1, the password is the same as that for the LTSGw1 network and will be posted in the buildings shortly.  Expansion of wireless coverage will continue with Heiges and Stuempfle being the next buildings to be assessed.  Currently 10 buildings on campus have LTSG supported wireless access.

Emergency number change
Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.

Internship orientation

Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  Mark your calendars!

 

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.   

Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.

 
"Thomistic Circles" at the Dominican House
The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Concept at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC presents “Thomistic Circles” a theological symposium on Catholic theology after modernism.  The symposium will take place on Oct. 4-5 at the Dominican House; more information is available at their website,
www.thomisticinstitute.org and a flyer will be posted in the mailroom

What's Brewing? update 

Luther’s Bock which is being brewed by Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC), for release during Fall Academy to honor Martin Luther, is based upon a beer that is known to have been brewed as early as 1325.  This original “Einbeck” beer was considered the most famous beer of the Middle Ages and was available throughout Germany and as far away as Jerusalem.  Unlike the Einbeck lager beer brewed today, Martin Luther’s Middle Ages version was a top fermented, or ale style, beer which was normally brewed only between St. Martin’s Day (Nov. 11th, date of Martin Luther’s baptism in 1483) and the first of May.


In his letters, Martin Luther often wrote how he enjoyed Katie’s home-brewed beer.  One Luther scholar (Luther Peterson) notes “Martin frequently began invitations with a notice that Katie had brewed another barrel of beer.” Martin’s letters frequently compared local beers in his travels with those of Katie's and/or Einbeck beer.   The modern producer of “Einbeck Beer” (a lager or bottom-fermented beer) actually has a slogan derived from a rhyme Martin Luther reputedly wrote about this beer while he was at the Imperial Diet of Worms:  “Den Besten Trank, den einer kennt, der wird Einbecker Bier gennent.”  The Culinaria Germany translates this as “The best drink known to human ken is Einbecker beer, such is its name.” “Luther’s Bock” will be released on October 28th, but only at ABC’s “Battlefield” store in Gettysburg.


Ambassadors wanted

Do you love to talk with others about your experiences here at Gettysburg?  Student representatives are needed for campus tours and to speak with visiting individuals and groups. Become a Gettysburg Seminary Ambassador for theological education.  Contact ngarretson@Ltsg.edu or call 338-3011 if you'd be interested in helping with this vital seminary ministry.

St. James seminary dinner

Welcome back to Gettysburg, Seminarians! The Social Ministry Committee of St. James is again inviting you, your families and friends to enjoy dinner and fellowship on WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, at 6pm in the Refectory.  Please note the day as this has changed from previous years. Please RSVP by Monday, September 30th. to Priscilla Shuba at pfsgburg@aol.com or (717) 334-0257. We look forwarding to meeting you!


French horn available

Do you play French Horn?  If you would like to play the French Horn in our Seminary Brass Ensemble but don't have a horn available, we have good news!  Dr. Folkemer has procured/borrowed a French Horn from Gettysburg College for this fall semester. If you play and would like to join the ensemble, contact Dr. Folkemer asap at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.  If he doesn't hear from anyone who wants to use the horn, it will be returned to the college next week.


Pep squad meeting postponed

This campus overflows with anticipation for our upcoming football tournament. However, we all know school spirit is an "already… not yet" experience. Due to scheduling conflicts, the pep squad's initial meeting will be moved back one week to Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30pm on the Luther Bowl Field. Questions? Concerns? Emailjgraumann@Ltsg.edu


Refectory needs highchairs

The Refectory is in need of lightly used and unwanted booster seats and/or highchairs.  Most of the ones currently available are at least 15 years old and in bad condition; if you have one that you’d like to get rid of, donations would be graciously accepted.  Speak to Anne Zabawa at the Refectory front desk during lunch or email her at
aszabawa@yahoo.com if you have one you’d be willing to part with.


CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office!


Hymn Fest featuring Dr. David Cherwien

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA invites you to a special Hymn Fest on Sept. 29 at 4pm.  The hymn fest will feature an impromptu choir led by Dr. David Cherwien, Cantor of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN and artistic director of the National Lutheran Choir.  Those interested in performing with the choir need only show up for a rehearsal from 2-3:30pm immediately prior to the performance itself.  A flyer with more information will be posted in the mailroom for anyone interested in attending.

 



September 26, 2013
WTC student board
The SA needs to make appointments for two seats to represent LTSG on the Washington Theological Consortium Student Board.  In the words of a past Consortium representative, "The board meetings are actually fairly fun...You get to see the different campuses, and there is always a lunch, which, in addition to good fellowship, led to a large number of good discussions on our differing theologies."  Nominations are due October 4, to be confirmed at the next SA Council meeting.  This is a great opportunity to interact with students from our fellow WTC institutions!

Thank you from the seniors

A big thank you from the senior class to the wellness committee for setting up the prayer labyrinth and the entire community for lifting us up in prayer.  It was greatly appreciated!!!


Flu shots available

Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


Junior class meeting

The junior class will be having a class meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 2 during the lunch hour in the Refectory. For more information, please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu


WIFI comes to campus housing

LTSG supported wireless is now available in Baughman Hall, Aberly Hall and the Hay St. Garden Apts.  The network name is LTSGres1, the password is the same as that for the LTSGw1 network and will be posted in the buildings shortly.  Expansion of wireless coverage will continue with Heiges and Stuempfle being the next buildings to be assessed.  Currently 10 buildings on campus have LTSG supported wireless access.

Emergency number change
Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.

Internship orientation

Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  Mark your calendars!

 

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.   

Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.

Ambassadors wanted
Do you love to talk with others about your experiences here at Gettysburg?  Student representatives are needed for campus tours and to speak with visiting individuals and groups. Become a Gettysburg Seminary Ambassador for theological education.  Contact ngarretson@Ltsg.edu or call 338-3011 if you'd be interested in helping with this vital seminary ministry.

St. James seminary dinner

Welcome back to Gettysburg, Seminarians! The Social Ministry Committee of St. James is again inviting you, your families and friends to enjoy dinner and fellowship on WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, at 6pm in the Refectory.  Please note the day as this has changed from previous years. Please RSVP by Monday, September 30th. to Priscilla Shuba at pfsgburg@aol.com or (717) 334-0257. We look forwarding to meeting you!


French horn available

Do you play French Horn?  If you would like to play the French Horn in our Seminary Brass Ensemble but don't have a horn available, we have good news!  Dr. Folkemer has procured/borrowed a French Horn from Gettysburg College for this fall semester. If you play and would like to join the ensemble, contact Dr. Folkemer asap at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.  If he doesn't hear from anyone who wants to use the horn, it will be returned to the college next week.


Pep squad meeting postponed

This campus overflows with anticipation for our upcoming football tournament. However, we all know school spirit is an "already… not yet" experience. Due to scheduling conflicts, the pep squad's initial meeting will be moved back one week to Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30pm on the Luther Bowl Field. Questions? Concerns? Emailjgraumann@Ltsg.edu


Refectory needs highchairs

The Refectory is in need of lightly used and unwanted booster seats and/or highchairs.  Most of the ones currently available are at least 15 years old and in bad condition; if you have one that you’d like to get rid of, donations would be graciously accepted.  Speak to Anne Zabawa at the Refectory front desk during lunch or email her at
aszabawa@yahoo.com if you have one you’d be willing to part with.


CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office

"Thomistic Circles" at the Dominican House

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Concept at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC presents “Thomistic Circles” a theological symposium on Catholic theology after modernism.  The symposium will take place on Oct. 4-5 at the Dominican House; more information is available at their website,
www.thomisticinstitute.org and a flyer will be posted in the mailroom


Hymn Fest featuring Dr. David Cherwien

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA invites you to a special Hymn Fest on Sept. 29 at 4pm.  The hymn fest will feature an impromptu choir led by Dr. David Cherwien, Cantor of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN and artistic director of the National Lutheran Choir.  Those interested in performing with the choir need only show up for a rehearsal from 2-3:30pm immediately prior to the performance itself.  A flyer with more information will be posted in the mailroom for anyone interested in attending.



September 25, 2013

Senior panels today
Senior Panel Day is today, Sept. 25. Please keep our seniors in your thoughts and prayers as they engage in conversation with faculty!


Flu shots available

Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


Junior class meeting

The junior class will be having a class meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 2 during the lunch hour in the Refectory. For more information, please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu


WIFI comes to campus housing

LTSG supported wireless is now available in Baughman Hall, Aberly Hall and the Hay St. Garden Apts.  The network name is LTSGres1, the password is the same as that for the LTSGw1 network and will be posted in the buildings shortly.  Expansion of wireless coverage will continue with Heiges and Stuempfle being the next buildings to be assessed.  Currently 10 buildings on campus have LTSG supported wireless access.

Alumni Council confers honor
At its regular fall meeting on September 17th, the Seminary’s Alumni Council conferred the status of “honorary alumna” to Ms. Nina Garretson.  The council rarely exercises this prerogative, which is permissible under its bylaws.  In his announcement, Council President Jeremiah Sassaman thanked Nina “for all you do for all of us alumni/ae.”  When you see her, you can congratulate Nina. 

Emergency number change

Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.

Internship orientation

Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  Mark your calendars!

 

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.   

Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.

French horn available
Do you play French Horn?  If you would like to play the French Horn in our Seminary Brass Ensemble but don't have a horn available, we have good news!  Dr. Folkemer has procured/borrowed a French Horn from Gettysburg College for this fall semester. If you play and would like to join the ensemble, contact Dr. Folkemer asap at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.  If he doesn't hear from anyone who wants to use the horn, it will be returned to the college next week.


Pep squad meeting postponed

This campus overflows with anticipation for our upcoming football tournament. However, we all know school spirit is an "already… not yet" experience. Due to scheduling conflicts, the pep squad's initial meeting will be moved back one week to Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30pm on the Luther Bowl Field. Questions? Concerns? Emailjgraumann@Ltsg.edu


Refectory needs highchairs

The Refectory is in need of lightly used and unwanted booster seats and/or highchairs.  Most of the ones currently available are at least 15 years old and in bad condition; if you have one that you’d like to get rid of, donations would be graciously accepted.  Speak to Anne Zabawa at the Refectory front desk during lunch or email her at
aszabawa@yahoo.com if you have one you’d be willing to part with.


CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office

"Thomistic Circles" at the Dominican House

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Concept at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC presents “Thomistic Circles” a theological symposium on Catholic theology after modernism.  The symposium will take place on Oct. 4-5 at the Dominican House; more information is available at their website,
www.thomisticinstitute.org and a flyer will be posted in the mailroom


Hymn Fest featuring Dr. David Cherwien

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA invites you to a special Hymn Fest on Sept. 29 at 4pm.  The hymn fest will feature an impromptu choir led by Dr. David Cherwien, Cantor of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN and artistic director of the National Lutheran Choir.  Those interested in performing with the choir need only show up for a rehearsal from 2-3:30pm immediately prior to the performance itself.  A flyer with more information will be posted in the mailroom for anyone interested in attending.



September 24, 2013

Flu shots available
Flu vaccines will be available 1-2pm on Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the Events/Housing office, room #129, Valentine Hall.  Pre-registration is required and can be done at the receptionist’s desk in Valentine.  Registration will close on Oct. 7.  The cost is $23 and is to be paid when receiving the vaccine.


Junior class meeting

The junior class will be having a class meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 2 during the lunch hour in the Refectory. For more information, please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu


WIFI comes to campus housing

LTSG supported wireless is now available in Baughman Hall, Aberly Hall and the Hay St. Garden Apts.  The network name is LTSGres1, the password is the same as that for the LTSGw1 network and will be posted in the buildings shortly.  Expansion of wireless coverage will continue with Heiges and Stuempfle being the next buildings to be assessed.  Currently 10 buildings on campus have LTSG supported wireless access.

Sexual abuse workshop
It’s not too late to register for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Education workshop being offered on Sept. 25 from 9am-6pm in the Auditorium.  If you would like to register, please email Julie Ritter at jritter@Ltsg.edu

Alumni Council confers honor

At its regular fall meeting on September 17th, the Seminary’s Alumni Council conferred the status of “honorary alumna” to Ms. Nina Garretson.  The council rarely exercises this prerogative, which is permissible under its bylaws.  In his announcement, Council President Jeremiah Sassaman thanked Nina “for all you do for all of us alumni/ae.”  When you see her, you can congratulate Nina. 

Emergency number change

Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.

Internship orientation

Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  Mark your calendars!

 

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.   

Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.

Pep squad meeting postponed
This campus overflows with anticipation for our upcoming football tournament. However, we all know school spirit is an "already… not yet" experience. Due to scheduling conflicts, the pep squad's initial meeting will be moved back one week to Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 5:30pm on the Luther Bowl Field. Questions? Concerns? Email jgraumann@Ltsg.edu


Refectory needs highchairs

The Refectory is in need of lightly used and unwanted booster seats and/or highchairs.  Most of the ones currently available are at least 15 years old and in bad condition; if you have one that you’d like to get rid of, donations would be graciously accepted.  Speak to Anne Zabawa at the Refectory front desk during lunch or email her at
aszabawa@yahoo.com if you have one you’d be willing to part with.


CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office

"Thomistic Circles" at the Dominican House

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Concept at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC presents “Thomistic Circles” a theological symposium on Catholic theology after modernism.  The symposium will take place on Oct. 4-5 at the Dominican House; more information is available at their website,
www.thomisticinstitute.org and a flyer will be posted in the mailroom.

Mesa de Conversación

Based on the huge success of our launch, we plan to meet every Tuesday over lunch hour in the Refectory. Our next Spanish conversation table is Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Hymn Fest featuring Dr. David Cherwien

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA invites you to a special Hymn Fest on Sept. 29 at 4pm.  The hymn fest will feature an impromptu choir led by Dr. David Cherwien, Cantor of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN and artistic director of the National Lutheran Choir.  Those interested in performing with the choir need only show up for a rehearsal from 2-3:30pm immediately prior to the performance itself.  A flyer with more information will be posted in the mailroom for anyone interested in attending.

 

Supply preaching opportunities

Interested in serving as a Supply Preacher?  This important ministry helps to ensure that God's word is faithfully proclaimed when pastors need a substitute. You are eligible if you have completed 1.5 credit hours of preaching.  Contact David Sensenig atdsensenig@Ltsg.edu for more information.

September 23, 2013
Junior class meeting
The junior class will be having a class meeting next Wednesday, Oct. 2 during the lunch hour in the Refectory. For more information, please contact Mike Lengel at mlengel@Ltsg.edu


WIFI comes to campus housing

LTSG supported wireless is now available in Baughman Hall, Aberly Hall and the Hay St. Garden Apts.  The network name is LTSGres1, the password is the same as that for the LTSGw1 network and will be posted in the buildings shortly.  Expansion of wireless coverage will continue with Heiges and Stuempfle being the next buildings to be assessed.  Currently 10 buildings on campus have LTSG supported wireless access.

Pep squad meeting
As the temperatures cool, our blood warms to the good spirit of competition. Does your heart overflow with love for our halls of learning? Do you secretly wish for our hearty and hale people on the competition field to truly embody a theology of glory? Are you interested in dressing up like a piece of fruit and making a fool of yourself? If you answered, "YEA VERILY!" or "I'm just bored," to any of these questions, the Lutherbowl Pep Squad is for you (and anyone you can bring). We will have our first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 5:30pm on the LutherBowl Field. Bring lots of ideas and a willing spirit. Questions? Email Joseph Graumann at jgraumann@Ltsg.edu


Sexual abuse workshop

It’s not too late to register for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Education workshop being offered on Sept. 25 from 9am-6pm in the Auditorium.  If you would like to register, please email Julie Ritter at jritter@Ltsg.edu

Alumni Council confers honor

At its regular fall meeting on September 17th, the Seminary’s Alumni Council conferred the status of “honorary alumna” to Ms. Nina Garretson.  The council rarely exercises this prerogative, which is permissible under its bylaws.  In his announcement, Council President Jeremiah Sassaman thanked Nina “for all you do for all of us alumni/ae.”  When you see her, you can congratulate Nina. 

Emergency number change

Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.

Internship orientation

Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  Mark your calendars!

 

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.

Refectory needs highchairs
The Refectory is in need of lightly used and unwanted booster seats and/or highchairs.  Most of the ones currently available are at least 15 years old and in bad condition; if you have one that you’d like to get rid of, donations would be graciously accepted.  Speak to Anne Zabawa at the Refectory front desk during lunch or email her at
aszabawa@yahoo.com if you have one you’d be willing to part with.


CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office

"Thomistic Circles" at the Dominican House

The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Concept at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC presents “Thomistic Circles” a theological symposium on Catholic theology after modernism.  The symposium will take place on Oct. 4-5 at the Dominican House; more information is available at their website,
www.thomisticinstitute.org and a flyer will be posted in the mailroom.

Mesa de Conversación

Based on the huge success of our launch, we plan to meet every Tuesday over lunch hour in the Refectory. Our next Spanish conversation table is Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Hymn Fest featuring Dr. David Cherwien

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA invites you to a special Hymn Fest on Sept. 29 at 4pm.  The hymn fest will feature an impromptu choir led by Dr. David Cherwien, Cantor of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN and artistic director of the National Lutheran Choir.  Those interested in performing with the choir need only show up for a rehearsal from 2-3:30pm immediately prior to the performance itself.  A flyer with more information will be posted in the mailroom for anyone interested in attending.

 

Supply preaching opportunities

Interested in serving as a Supply Preacher?  This important ministry helps to ensure that God's word is faithfully proclaimed when pastors need a substitute. You are eligible if you have completed 1.5 credit hours of preaching.  Contact David Sensenig atdsensenig@Ltsg.edu for more information.

Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.


September 20, 2013
WIFI comes to campus housing

LTSG supported wireless is now available in Baughman Hall, Aberly Hall and the Hay St. Garden Apts.  The network name is LTSGres1, the password is the same as that for the LTSGw1 network and will be posted in the buildings shortly.  Expansion of wireless coverage will continue with Heiges and Stuempfle being the next buildings to be assessed.  Currently 10 buildings on campus have LTSG supported wireless access.

Join Celtic worship at Christ
A Celtic, candlelit service is held every 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 40 Chambersburg St., in Gettysburg. Refresh your spiritual life with this contemplative, informal worship followed by a brief fellowship time. Pastor Herr welcomes seminarian volunteers to serve as assisting minister, leader of prayers, communion assistant and even preaching. Contact him at
pastor@christgettysburg.org, or 334-5212. A pick-up band rehearses at 5pm before each service. Advanced-beginner ability is preferred for players on guitar, string bass, flute, penny-whistle, recorder, mandolin, ukelele, fiddle, concertina, harp, auto-harp, etc. See Dr. Folkemer or e-mail him at sfolkemer@ltsg.edu.  This weeks preacher/presider is LTSG's own President Michael Cooper-White!

Pep squad meeting
As the temperatures cool, our blood warms to the good spirit of competition. Does your heart overflow with love for our halls of learning? Do you secretly wish for our hearty and hale people on the competition field to truly embody a theology of glory? Are you interested in dressing up like a piece of fruit and making a fool of yourself? If you answered, "YEA VERILY!" or "I'm just bored," to any of these questions, the Lutherbowl Pep Squad is for you (and anyone you can bring). We will have our first meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 5:30pm on the LutherBowl Field. Bring lots of ideas and a willing spirit. Questions? Email Joseph Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu


Sexual abuse workshop

It’s not too late to register for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Education workshop being offered on Sept. 25 from 9am-6pm in the Auditorium.  If you would like to register, please email Julie Ritter at jritter@ltsg.edu

Alumni Council confers honor

At its regular fall meeting on September 17th, the Seminary’s Alumni Council conferred the status of “honorary alumna” to Ms. Nina Garretson.  The council rarely exercises this prerogative, which is permissible under its bylaws.  In his announcement, Council President Jeremiah Sassaman thanked Nina “for all you do for all of us alumni/ae.”  When you see her, you can congratulate Nina. 

Emergency number change

Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.

Internship orientation

Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  Mark your calendars!

Lectio Divina
Anyone interested in meditating on the readings for the upcoming Sunday is welcome to join us for Lectio Divina on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the Prayer Chapel at 7:50am. We finish before your first class begins.  For more information, contact Sean Dougherty sdougherty@ltsg.edu.

Anniversary celebration at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village

The Auxiliary to the Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA, Gettysburg Chapter, invites the LTSG community to celebrate Anniversary Day at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, 1075 Old Harrisburg Rd., on Saturday, September 21st from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The day includes entertainment, food, kids' games, white elephant sale, jewelry sale, crafts, used book sale and more!  All proceeds benefit the residents of the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village. The auxiliary has supported residents over the years through providing a fitness center, library, awnings & BBQ areas, remodeling the bathing rooms and through various other projects.

Refectory needs highchairs
The Refectory is in need of lightly used and unwanted booster seats and/or highchairs.  Most of the ones currently available are at least 15 years old and in bad condition; if you have one that you’d like to get rid of, donations would be graciously accepted.  Speak to Anne Zabawa at the Refectory front desk during lunch or email her at
aszabawa@yahoo.com if you have one you’d be willing to part with.


CPE orientation
There will be an orientation for Clinical Pastoral Education held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3pm in the auditorium.  Any questions stop by field ed. office

"Thomistic Circles" at the Dominican House
The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Concept at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC presents “Thomistic Circles” a theological symposium on Catholic theology after modernism.  The symposium will take place on Oct. 4-5 at the Dominican House; more information is available at their website,
www.thomisticinstitute.org and a flyer will be posted in the mailroom.

Mesa de Conversación

Based on the huge success of our launch, we plan to meet every Tuesday over lunch hour in the Refectory. Our next Spanish conversation table is Tuesday, Sept. 24.


"What's Brewing?" Update

Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC) will be releasing “Luther’s Bock,” with a beer release celebration on the evening of Oct. 29. This ale style bock beer is being released in honor of Martin Luther during this year’s Fall Academy events. “Luther’s Bock” is the Seminary’s second collaborative beer development effort with ABC Gettysburg. The first beer, “Nun’s Delight”  (a traditional Spring Bock) was brewed to honor Katie Luther who actually brewed all the beer produced in their former monastery home in Wittenburg.


Hymn Fest featuring Dr. David Cherwien

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA invites you to a special Hymn Fest on Sept. 29 at 4pm.  The hymn fest will feature an impromptu choir led by Dr. David Cherwien, Cantor of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN and artistic director of the National Lutheran Choir.  Those interested in performing with the choir need only show up for a rehearsal from 2-3:30pm immediately prior to the performance itself.  A flyer with more information will be posted in the mailroom for anyone interested in attending.


Free transportation

Maybe not all of you are aware that we have a FREE shuttle service in and around Gettysburg this year.  Even better, this shuttle stops on Seminary Ridge six times per day, Tuesday – Saturday, May – November!  Please go to the following link for all three shuttle lines, their schedules, and stops:http://www.rabbittransit.org/Schedules/FreedomTransit.aspx.  Enjoy the scenery or save some gas and take it to your next appointment.  However you decide to use it, it’s free!

 

Supply preaching opportunities

Interested in serving as a Supply Preacher?  This important ministry helps to ensure that God's word is faithfully proclaimed when pastors need a substitute. You are eligible if you have completed 1.5 credit hours of preaching.  Contact David Sensenig atdsensenig@ltsg.edu for more information.

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.

Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.

September 19, 2013

Sexual abuse workshop
It’s not too late to register for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Education workshop being offered on Sept. 25 from 9am-6pm in the Auditorium.  If you would like to register, please email Julie Ritter at jritter@ltsg.edu


Alumni Council confers honor

At its regular fall meeting on September 17th, the Seminary’s Alumni Council conferred the status of “honorary alumna” to Ms. Nina Garretson.  The council rarely exercises this prerogative, which is permissible under its bylaws.  In his announcement, Council President Jeremiah Sassaman thanked Nina “for all you do for all of us alumni/ae.”  When you see her, you can congratulate Nina. 


Emergency number change

Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.


Internship orientation

Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  Mark your calendars!

Lectio Divina
Anyone interested in meditating on the readings for the upcoming Sunday is welcome to join us for Lectio Divina on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the Prayer Chapel at 7:50am. We finish before your first class begins.  For more information, contact Sean Dougherty sdougherty@ltsg.edu.

Anniversary celebration at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village

The Auxiliary to the Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA, Gettysburg Chapter, invites the LTSG community to celebrate Anniversary Day at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, 1075 Old Harrisburg Rd., on Saturday, September 21st from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The day includes entertainment, food, kids' games, white elephant sale, jewelry sale, crafts, used book sale and more!  All proceeds benefit the residents of the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village. The auxiliary has supported residents over the years through providing a fitness center, library, awnings & BBQ areas, remodeling the bathing rooms and through various other projects.

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.

Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.

"What's Brewing?" Update
Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC) will be releasing “Luther’s Bock,” with a beer release celebration on the evening of Oct. 29. This ale style bock beer is being released in honor of Martin Luther during this year’s Fall Academy events. “Luther’s Bock” is the Seminary’s second collaborative beer development effort with ABC Gettysburg. The first beer, “Nun’s Delight”  (a traditional Spring Bock) was brewed to honor Katie Luther who actually brewed all the beer produced in their former monastery home in Wittenburg.


Hymn Fest featuring Dr. David Cherwien

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA invites you to a special Hymn Fest on Sept. 29 at 4pm.  The hymn fest will feature an impromptu choir led by Dr. David Cherwien, Cantor of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN and artistic director of the National Lutheran Choir.  Those interested in performing with the choir need only show up for a rehearsal from 2-3:30pm immediately prior to the performance itself.  A flyer with more information will be posted in the mailroom for anyone interested in attending.


You are the Green Task Force
 All Gettysburg Seminary students, spouses and staff are invited to the first Green Task Force meeting of the semester. Join us in the Refectory after Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 3 for a brief chat about green issues on campus. For questions contact the Communications Office atkgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu

Free transportation

Maybe not all of you are aware that we have a FREE shuttle service in and around Gettysburg this year.  Even better, this shuttle stops on Seminary Ridge six times per day, Tuesday – Saturday, May – November!  Please go to the following link for all three shuttle lines, their schedules, and stops:http://www.rabbittransit.org/Schedules/FreedomTransit.aspx.  Enjoy the scenery or save some gas and take it to your next appointment.  However you decide to use it, it’s free!


Wellness committee seeking volunteers

Want to help create some of the most memorable events of your seminary experience?  Want to contribute to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and vocational well-being of the student body?  Then come to the wellness committee meeting at the refectory, during lunch, on Thursday, September 19th.  Together, we can create a better student experience!  Questions?  Contact Zach Baer at zbaer@ltsg.edu.

 

Supply preaching opportunities

Interested in serving as a Supply Preacher?  This important ministry helps to ensure that God's word is faithfully proclaimed when pastors need a substitute. You are eligible if you have completed 1.5 credit hours of preaching.  Contact David Sensenig atdsensenig@ltsg.edu for more information.

September 18, 2013

Alumni Council confers honor
At its regular fall meeting on September 17th, the Seminary’s Alumni Council conferred the status of “honorary alumna” to Ms. Nina Garretson.  The council rarely exercises this prerogative, which is permissible under its bylaws.  In his announcement, Council President Jeremiah Sassaman thanked Nina “for all you do for all of us alumni/ae.”  When you see her, you can congratulate Nina.


Faith over lunch

Now is your opportunity to learn and share with faculty members, staff, and board members at lunch. Come to the Refectory (remember, you may take a bag lunch), gather at a table off to the right as you enter and join fellow students as they hear the faith journeys of your brothers and sisters in Christ. Our next Wednesday lunch discussion is Sept. 18 at 1pm, when we will hear from Dean Steinke.


Emergency number change

Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.


Internship orientation

Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  Mark your calendars!

Lectio Divina
Anyone interested in meditating on the readings for the upcoming Sunday is welcome to join us for Lectio Divina on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the Prayer Chapel at 7:50am. We finish before your first class begins.  For more information, contact Sean Dougherty sdougherty@ltsg.edu.

Anniversary celebration at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village

The Auxiliary to the Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA, Gettysburg Chapter, invites the LTSG community to celebrate Anniversary Day at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, 1075 Old Harrisburg Rd., on Saturday, September 21st from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The day includes entertainment, food, kids' games, white elephant sale, jewelry sale, crafts, used book sale and more!  All proceeds benefit the residents of the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village. The auxiliary has supported residents over the years through providing a fitness center, library, awnings & BBQ areas, remodeling the bathing rooms and through various other projects.

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.

Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.

Hymn Fest featuring Dr. David Cherwien
The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA invites you to a special Hymn Fest on Sept. 29 at 4pm.  The hymn fest will feature an impromptu choir led by Dr. David Cherwien, Cantor of the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN and artistic director of the National Lutheran Choir.  Those interested in performing with the choir need only show up for a rehearsal from 2-3:30pm immediately prior to the performance itself.  A flyer with more information will be posted in the mailroom for anyone interested in attending.


Senior class meeting

The senior class will hold their first class meeting on Wednesday, September 18th during the lunch hour in the refectory.  We will gather downstairs for a brief meeting to talk about the events surrounding our senior year, including graduation and approval panels. Feel free to bring a packed lunch or dine in the refectory.  If you have anything to add to the agenda or any questions please contact Chad Fair at cfair@ltsg.edu


Screening of "Among the Righteous"
Did any Arabs save Jews during the Holocaust? Seeking a response to the plague of Holocaust denial in the Arab world, Robert Satloff, head of a respected Washington policy center, set off in the wake of 9/11 on what would become an eight-year journey to find an Arab hero whose story would change the way Arabs view Jews, themselves and their own history. Along the way, Satloff found not only the Arab heroes whom he sought, but a vast, lost history of what happened to the half-million Jews of the Arab lands of North Africa under Nazi, Vichy and Fascist rule. Robert MacNeil narrates this PBS documentary which will be shown in the LTSG Alumni Auditorum Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7pm.  Join the Middle East Justice and Peace Group for this free showing and then join in the discussion over refreshments following the film.

You are the Green Task Force
All Gettysburg Seminary students, spouses and staff are invited to the first Green Task Force meeting of the semester. Join us in the Refectory after Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 3 for a brief chat about green issues on campus. For questions contact the Communications Office at kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu

Free transportation

Maybe not all of you are aware that we have a FREE shuttle service in and around Gettysburg this year.  Even better, this shuttle stops on Seminary Ridge six times per day, Tuesday – Saturday, May – November!  Please go to the following link for all three shuttle lines, their schedules, and stops: http://www.rabbittransit.org/Schedules/FreedomTransit.aspx.  Enjoy the scenery or save some gas and take it to your next appointment.  However you decide to use it, it’s free!


Wellness committee seeking volunteers

Want to help create some of the most memorable events of your seminary experience?  Want to contribute to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and vocational well-being of the student body?  Then come to the wellness committee meeting at the refectory, during lunch, on Thursday, September 19th.  Together, we can create a better student experience!  Questions?  Contact Zach Baer at zbaer@ltsg.edu.

 

Supply preaching opportunities

Interested in serving as a Supply Preacher?  This important ministry helps to ensure that God's word is faithfully proclaimed when pastors need a substitute. You are eligible if you have completed 1.5 credit hours of preaching.  Contact David Sensenig at dsensenig@ltsg.edu for more information.

September 17, 2013

Emergency number change
Dave Reecher will be on vacation until Oct. 2, and so Dave Davies (717-752-5138) is currently the emergency number for Seminary emergencies until Dave Reecher’s return.


Internship orientation
Internship orientation for students intending to go on internship next year will be held Monday, September 30 at 10:00am in Valentine 310.  Mark your calendars!

Lectio Divina
Anyone interested in meditating on the readings for the upcoming Sunday is welcome to join us for Lectio Divina on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the Prayer Chapel at 7:50am. We finish before your first class begins.  For more information, contact Sean Dougherty sdougherty@ltsg.edu.

Anniversary celebration at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village

The Auxiliary to the Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA, Gettysburg Chapter, invites the LTSG community to celebrate Anniversary Day at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, 1075 Old Harrisburg Rd., on Saturday, September 21st from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The day includes entertainment, food, kids' games, white elephant sale, jewelry sale, crafts, used book sale and more!  All proceeds benefit the residents of the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village. The auxiliary has supported residents over the years through providing a fitness center, library, awnings & BBQ areas, remodeling the bathing rooms and through various other projects.


Free clergy shirts

Four free clergy shirts are available in the field education office.  See Katie Dodds to find out if there's one that might fit you!

Faith over lunch

Now is your opportunity to learn and share with faculty members, staff, and board members at lunch. Come to the Refectory (remember, you may take a bag lunch), gather at a table off to the right as you enter and join fellow students as they hear the faith journeys of your brothers and sisters in Christ. Our next Wednesday lunch discussion is Sept. 18 at 1pm, when we will hear from Dean Steinke.

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.

Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

THIS WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 11:55 AM, we need guitarists, trumpets, bass, flutes, whoever would enjoy accompanying the Spanish language, ELW Setting 7. Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are interested and willing.  Rehearsal tba.


Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.


Bible software sale

BibleWorks9 is available to LTSG faculty, staff and students for $265.  Order in the bookstore by Sept. 17. Discounts are also available for Logos and Accordance. Go HERE for more details and recommendations. 

Mesa de Conversación Today
¿Hablan español? ¿Quieren practicar y mejorar? Or maybe you’re not quite sure what those sentences said? Spanish conversation table is a way to practice, learn, and improve your bilingual skills. The Mesa de Conversación LAUNCHES TODAY during lunch hour in the Refectory and is intended to be open to all regardless of Spanish language ability. Do join us! This is a brand-new endeavor on campus! Contact Beth Smaligo for more information at
bsmaligo@gmail.com.

Screening of "Among the Righteous"

Did any Arabs save Jews during the Holocaust? Seeking a response to the plague of Holocaust denial in the Arab world, Robert Satloff, head of a respected Washington policy center, set off in the wake of 9/11 on what would become an eight-year journey to find an Arab hero whose story would change the way Arabs view Jews, themselves and their own history. Along the way, Satloff found not only the Arab heroes whom he sought, but a vast, lost history of what happened to the half-million Jews of the Arab lands of North Africa under Nazi, Vichy and Fascist rule. Robert MacNeil narrates this PBS documentary which will be shown in the LTSG Alumni Auditorum Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7pm.  Join the Middle East Justice and Peace Group for this free showing and then join in the discussion over refreshments following the film.

You are the Green Task Force
 All Gettysburg Seminary students, spouses and staff are invited to the first Green Task Force meeting of the semester. Join us in the Refectory after Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 3 for a brief chat about green issues on campus. For questions contact the Communications Office atkgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu

Free transportation

Maybe not all of you are aware that we have a FREE shuttle service in and around Gettysburg this year.  Even better, this shuttle stops on Seminary Ridge six times per day, Tuesday – Saturday, May – November!  Please go to the following link for all three shuttle lines, their schedules, and stops:http://www.rabbittransit.org/Schedules/FreedomTransit.aspx.  Enjoy the scenery or save some gas and take it to your next appointment.  However you decide to use it, it’s free!


Wellness committee seeking volunteers

Want to help create some of the most memorable events of your seminary experience?  Want to contribute to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and vocational well-being of the student body?  Then come to the wellness committee meeting at the refectory, during lunch, on Thursday, September 19th.  Together, we can create a better student experience!  Questions?  Contact Zach Baer at zbaer@ltsg.edu.


Senior class meeting

The senior class will hold their first class meeting on Wednesday, September 18th during the lunch hour in the refectory.  We will gather downstairs for a brief meeting to talk about the events surrounding our senior year, including graduation and approval panels. Feel free to bring a packed lunch or dine in the refectory.  If you have anything to add to the agenda or any questions please contact Chad Fair at cfair@ltsg.edu

 

Supply preaching opportunities

Interested in serving as a Supply Preacher?  This important ministry helps to ensure that God's word is faithfully proclaimed when pastors need a substitute. You are eligible if you have completed 1.5 credit hours of preaching.  Contact David Sensenig atdsensenig@ltsg.edu for more information.

September 16, 2013

Anniversary celebration at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village

The Auxiliary to the Lutheran Social Services of South Central PA, Gettysburg Chapter, invites the LTSG community to celebrate Anniversary Day at the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village, 1075 Old Harrisburg Rd., on Saturday, September 21st from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The day includes entertainment, food, kids' games, white elephant sale, jewelry sale, crafts, used book sale and more!  All proceeds benefit the residents of the Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village. The auxiliary has supported residents over the years through providing a fitness center, library, awnings & BBQ areas, remodeling the bathing rooms and through various other projects.


Free clergy shirts

Four free clergy shirts are available in the field education office.  See Katie Dodds to find out if there's one that might fit you!

Faith over lunch

Now is your opportunity to learn and share with faculty members, staff, and board members at lunch. Come to the Refectory (remember, you may take a bag lunch), gather at a table off to the right as you enter and join fellow students as they hear the faith journeys of your brothers and sisters in Christ. Our next Wednesday lunch discussion is Sept. 18 at 1pm, when we will hear from Dean Steinke.

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.

Mesa de Conversación

¿Hablan español? ¿Quieren practicar y mejorar? Or maybe you’re not quite sure what those last two sentences said? A group of students is having a Spanish conversation table during lunch hour as a way to practice, learn, and improve their bilingual skills. This Mesa de Conversación launches on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the Refectory and is intended to be open to all regardless of language skill. Do join us, this is a brand-new endeavor on campus! Contact Beth Smaligo for more information at bsmaligo@gmail.com.


Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

THIS WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 11:55 AM, we need guitarists, trumpets, bass, flutes, whoever would enjoy accompanying the Spanish language, ELW Setting 7. Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are interested and willing.  Rehearsal tba.


Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.


NYC and Annie

Join the Gettysburg Band Boosters on Saturday, Dec. 14, as they travel to NYC for the day for free time to shop and explore and to see a Broadway show. The cost is $145 per ticket. This includes the deluxe motor coach to and from NYC and orchestra seating to see the classic Broadway show Annie.  Food and shopping are at each person's expense.  Tickets are first come, first serve until we fill the motor coach with all reservations due by Monday Sep 23, 2013.  To sign up, email
sallyabma@hotmail.com with your name and the number of tickets you would like.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Stjerna, kstjerna@Ltsg.edu

Bible software sale

BibleWorks9 is available to LTSG faculty, staff and students for $265.  Order in the bookstore by Sept. 17. Discounts are also available for Logos and Accordance. Go HERE for more details and recommendations.

Supply preaching opportunities

Interested in serving as a Supply Preacher?  This important ministry helps to ensure that God's word is faithfully proclaimed when pastors need a substitute. You are eligible if you have completed 1.5 credit hours of preaching.  Contact David Sensenig at dsensenig@ltsg.edu for more information.

Screening of "Among the Righteous"

Did any Arabs save Jews during the Holocaust? Seeking a response to the plague of Holocaust denial in the Arab world, Robert Satloff, head of a respected Washington policy center, set off in the wake of 9/11 on what would become an eight-year journey to find an Arab hero whose story would change the way Arabs view Jews, themselves and their own history. Along the way, Satloff found not only the Arab heroes whom he sought, but a vast, lost history of what happened to the half-million Jews of the Arab lands of North Africa under Nazi, Vichy and Fascist rule. Robert MacNeil narrates this PBS documentary which will be shown in the LTSG Alumni Auditorum Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7pm.  Join the Middle East Justice and Peace Group for this free showing and then join in the discussion over refreshments following the film.

You are the Green Task Force
All Gettysburg Seminary students, spouses and staff are invited to the first Green Task Force meeting of the semester. Join us in the Refectory after Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 3 for a brief chat about green issues on campus. For questions contact the Communications Office at kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu

Free transportation

Maybe not all of you are aware that we have a FREE shuttle service in and around Gettysburg this year.  Even better, this shuttle stops on Seminary Ridge six times per day, Tuesday – Saturday, May – November!  Please go to the following link for all three shuttle lines, their schedules, and stops: http://www.rabbittransit.org/Schedules/FreedomTransit.aspx.  Enjoy the scenery or save some gas and take it to your next appointment.  However you decide to use it, it’s free!


MOTET choir seeks singers

If you are planning to sing with the Motet Choir this semester, please contact Dr. Folkemer asap.  More male singers in particular are needed but all are welcome. Singers must have "signed up" by early next week as rehearsals have begun.  Next rehearsal:  Wednesday, September 18.


Wellness committee seeking volunteers

Want to help create some of the most memorable events of your seminary experience?  Want to contribute to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and vocational well-being of the student body?  Then come to the wellness committee meeting at the refectory, during lunch, on Thursday, September 19th.  Together, we can create a better student experience!  Questions?  Contact Zach Baer at zbaer@ltsg.edu.

YWCA Brown Bag Lunch

The YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County will host Bob Appleton and Erma Barnhart for a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on non-governmental organizations in Russia on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at noon in the Community Room, 909 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg.  Appleton and Barnhart, who have been following issues related to the work of NGOs through their Russian language class, will discuss the travails and triumphs of NGOs in Russia. NGOs, many of which perform charitable work with the Russian population, must register with the Russian government, and if they receive funds from abroad, they may have to register as “foreign agents,” which Appleton says is a euphemism for “spy.”  The session is free and the public is invited. Registration is requested at aahayes@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 113.

Senior class meeting

The senior class will hold their first class meeting on Wednesday, September 18th during the lunch hour in the refectory.  We will gather downstairs for a brief meeting to talk about the events surrounding our senior year, including graduation and approval panels. Feel free to bring a packed lunch or dine in the refectory.  If you have anything to add to the agenda or any questions please contact Chad Fair at cfair@ltsg.edu


September 13, 2013

Faith over lunch

Now is your opportunity to learn and share with faculty members, staff, and board members at lunch. Come to the Refectory (remember, you may take a bag lunch), gather at a table off to the right as you enter and join fellow students as they hear the faith journeys of your brothers and sisters in Christ. Our next Wednesday lunch discussion is Sept. 18 at 1pm, when we will hear from Dean Steinke.

J-Term registration

Registration for the January 2014 Term opens September 30. Registration materials are posted on the Registrar’s page of the Seminary web site. A late fee will be imposed on current students who register after Nov 15.

Mesa de Conversación

¿Hablan español? ¿Quieren practicar y mejorar? Or maybe you’re not quite sure what those last two sentences said? A group of students is having a Spanish conversation table during lunch hour as a way to practice, learn, and improve their bilingual skills. This Mesa de Conversación launches on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in the Refectory and is intended to be open to all regardless of language skill. Do join us, this is a brand-new endeavor on campus! Contact Beth Smaligo for more information at bsmaligo@gmail.com.


Instrumentalists needed for upcoming chapel services!

NEXT WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 11:55 AM, we need guitarists, trumpets, bass, flutes, whoever would enjoy accompanying the Spanish language, ELW Setting 7. Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are interested and willing.  Rehearsal tba.


Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the midday chapel service we will be using the newly published, Revised Of the Land and Seasons liturgy.  Anyone playing any "folk" instrument is needed:  guitar, mandolin, ukelele, bass, piano, concertina, flute, pennywhistles, violin/fiddle, etc., etc.  Please contact Dr. Folkemer asap if you are willing to offer your talents.  Rehearsal tba.


NYC and Annie
 

Join the Gettysburg Band Boosters on Saturday, Dec. 14, as they travel to NYC for the day for free time to shop and explore and to see a Broadway show. The cost is $145 per ticket. This includes the deluxe motor coach to and from NYC and orchestra seating to see the classic Broadway show Annie.  Food and shopping are at each person's expense.  Tickets are first come, first serve until we fill the motor coach with all reservations due by Monday Sep 23, 2013.  To sign up, email 
sallyabma@hotmail.com with your name and the number of tickets you would like.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Stjerna, kstjerna@Ltsg.edu

Bible software sale

BibleWorks9 is available to LTSG faculty, staff and students for $265.  Order in the bookstore by Sept. 17. Discounts are also available for Logos and Accordance. Go HERE for more details and recommendations. 

Supply preaching opportunities

Interested in serving as a Supply Preacher?  This important ministry helps to ensure that God's word is faithfully proclaimed when pastors need a substitute. You are eligible if you have completed 1.5 credit hours of preaching.  Contact David Sensenig atdsensenig@ltsg.edu for more information.

Calling for nominations!

The SA Council must appoint student members for the following committees:  the MAMS/MAR Committee, the Graduate Studies Committee, the Leadership Academy Committee, and the Library Committee. Nominations are due Saturday, September 14 & can be sent to the S.A. president, Joe Graumann at jgraumann@ltsg.edu

Annual YWCA membership cards now available 
The 2013–2014 YWCA membership cards can be purchased at the Seminary Bookstore. The cost this year is $35.00. Pay with cash or check (to Gettysburg Seminary), no credit cards. Contact Bookstore manager Sherry Rippman srippman@Ltsg.edu.

You are the Green Task Force

All Gettysburg Seminary students, spouses and staff are invited to the first Green Task Force meeting of the semester. Join us in the Refectory after Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 3 for a brief chat about green issues on campus. For questions contact the Communications Office at kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu

Free transportation

Maybe not all of you are aware that we have a FREE shuttle service in and around Gettysburg this year.  Even better, this shuttle stops on Seminary Ridge six times per day, Tuesday – Saturday, May – November!  Please go to the following link for all three shuttle lines, their schedules, and stops:http://www.rabbittransit.org/Schedules/FreedomTransit.aspx.  Enjoy the scenery or save some gas and take it to your next appointment.  However you decide to use it, it’s free!


MOTET choir seeks singers

If you are planning to sing with the Motet Choir this semester, please contact Dr. Folkemer asap.  More male singers in particular are needed but all are welcome. Singers must have "signed up" by early next week as rehearsals have begun.  Next rehearsal:  Wednesday, September 18.


Wellness committee seeking volunteers

Want to help create some of the most memorable events of your seminary experience?  Want to contribute to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, intellectual, and vocational well-being of the student body?  Then come to the wellness committee meeting at the refectory, during lunch, on Thursday, September 19th.  Together, we can create a better student experience!  Questions?  Contact Zach Baer at zbaer@ltsg.edu.


YWCA Brown Bag Lunch

The YWCA of Gettysburg & Adams County will host Bob Appleton and Erma Barnhart for a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on non-governmental organizations in Russia on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at noon in the Community Room, 909 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg.  Appleton and Barnhart, who have been following issues related to the work of NGOs through their Russian language class, will discuss the travails and triumphs of NGOs in Russia. NGOs, many of which perform charitable work with the Russian population, must register with the Russian government, and if they receive funds from abroad, they may have to register as “foreign agents,” which Appleton says is a euphemism for “spy.”  The session is free and the public is invited. Registration is requested ataahayes@ywcagettysburg.org or 717-334-9171, ext. 113.

Senior class meeting

The senior class will hold their first class meeting on Wednesday, September 18th during the lunch hour in the refectory.  We will gather downstairs for a brief meeting to talk about the events surrounding our senior year, including graduation and approval panels. Feel free to bring a packed lunch or dine in the refectory.  If you have anything to add to the agenda or any questions please contact Chad Fair at cfair@ltsg.edu


Food Pantry hours
The Food Pantry located in the basement of the refectory will be open starting Sept. 9th. It will be open Monday-Friday during the lunch hour and Wednesdays from 5-8pm. If you are unable to make it at this time or have any questions, please contact
eburns@Ltsg.edu or sdougherty@Ltsg.edu



September 12, 2013

Communications committee meeting today

The SA Communications Commitee will be meeting today, Thursday, Sept 12, at 5pm in Valentine Conf. Room 222.  Interested in producing formative events and presentations for the LTSG community? The SA Communications Committee is looking for current students to join the team. Help generate topics for presentations, select presenters, and support in getting the word out.  Questions? Contact Jim Muratore at jmuratore@ltsg.edu or 410-292-3883

Indoor Compline

Fortunately, last night’s rain passed over the seminary without making Compline a washout, but we can only be so lucky so often.  If and when foul weather interferes with Compline in the future, the Heiges common room will be the alternate location.  Watch the Redactor for announcements about “permanently” moving indoors for the season once the weather starts to turn colder.

NYC and Annie

Join the Gettysburg Band Boosters on Saturday, Dec. 14, as they travel to NYC for the day for free time to shop and explore and to see a Broadway show. The cost is $145 per ticket. This includes the deluxe motor coach to and from NYC and orchestra seating to see the classic Broadway show Annie.  Food and shopping are at each person's expense.  Tickets are first come, first serve until we fill the motor coach with all reservations due by Monday Sep 23, 2013.  To sign up, email sallyabma@hotmail.com with your name and the number of tickets you would like.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Stjerna,kstjerna@Ltsg.edu

Bible software sale

BibleWorks9 is available to LTSG faculty, staff and students for $265.  Order in the bookstore by Sept. 17. Discounts are also available for Logos and Accordance. Go HERE for more details and recommendations. 

Supply preaching opportunities

Interested in serving as a Supply Preacher?  This important ministry helps to ensure that God's word is faithfully proclaimed when pastors need a substitute. You are eligible if you have completed 1.5 credit hours of preaching.  Contact David Sensenig at