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September 22, 2014

Go directly to jail!
A group of about 15 students will be able to spend part of Oct. 27 at the state correctional institution at Camp Hill, PA.  Hosted by the chaplains of that institution, they'll get a tour of the facility and an idea of the ministries that are possible there.  While anyone might be interested in such a trip, it would be particularly interesting to those who might want to explore fulfilling the multi-cultural requirement there.  For more information, talk with Dr. Oldenburg, or if you're already interested in taking part, simply send him an email with your name, address, and social security number (moldenburg@Ltsg.edu).  There's some time constraints: we'll need to start working on getting security clearance for visitors next Monday, so please submit your interest by Friday, Sept 26.

Refund checks
Refund checks from Federal Student Loans were distributed to campus mail boxes on Friday, Sept. 19. Refund checks resulting from Fall 2014 scholarships will be distributed to campus mail boxes by Friday, Sept. 26. Questions may be directed to Financial Services.

Scheduled internet and TV outage
There will be an internet and cable TV outage the Wednesday morning between midnight and  5:30am. This outage is to repair damage to our incoming fiber line from Comcast. Updates will be posted to our twitter feed at http://twitter.com/ltsg_it . Questions or concerns can be  sent to ITHelp@Ltsg.edu.

Keep a sweater at hand in Valentine
The boiler has been taken off line temporarily (two weeks expected) in Valentine Hall for repairs and alterations that will make the system more efficient and durable.  The new design and additional high efficiency furnace will also guard against future breakdowns of the boiler in winter months.  Normally, we are not yet in heating season, but cool nights might make the building a little cooler than usual.

Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Workshop
The Sexual Abuse Prevention Education workshop will be on Wednesday, from 9am-6pm.  All candidates preparing for rostered ministry within the ELCA will be required to complete the one-day workshop prior to graduation.  The cost of the workshop is $50.  Please email Julie Ritter (jritter@ltsg.edu) to register for the workshop.

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

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

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



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

From your LTSG Admissions Team
We looked through the entire dictionary and couldn’t find a single word to describe how incredible the community was for #TheWeekend14. Your witness was one of radical hospitality, defined this way by Angela Zimmann in her GETT Talk on Saturday: “This is my home. Be assured that this is your home. Because first and foremost this is God’s home.” That’s what you said to those who gathered to discern their call here on Seminary Ridge this past weekend. That’s good preachin’. Thank you! 
Love,
Lauren, Julie, Susie, and Allison


Monday parking lot closure
In order to move a high efficiency boiler into the basement of Valentine Hall, part of the parking area on the north end of the Valentine parking lot will be closed today. Best bet is to park in the red areas behind the library and avoid a tangle.



Common Ground

Common Ground will be held Sept. 26-28, on Seminary Ridge! There will be great concerts, music workshops, and more, that will look at war and the Church, civil rights, veterans, and the underground railroad. Plus, you can sing and jam with the string band, sing in the Common Ground Gospel Choir and learn about 19th century cooking. A variety of presenters and artists will share their stories and knowledge, including Kim & Reggie Harris, Dr. Maria Erling, the Martin Family Band, Walt Michael, Jill Titus, and more. Friday night will feature a Music, Gettysburg! concert followed by a dance led by Drs. Briant and Karin Bohleke and Dearest Home. Saturday night will feature “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital” at Christ Lutheran (Gettysburg). All events are free for seminary students and faculty, while families may register with the group rate. To register, visit 
http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/common_ground_gettysburg.html


Residency opportunity
Rev. Peter Marty from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, IA will be visiting to talk to interested seniors regarding a pastoral residency program.  Please contact Ms. Tammy Hermanson to schedule a time on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning at 
tammy@stpaulqc.org to meet in Valentine 312.  Brochures are also available on the Field Ed. table outside of Katie Dodd's office.  

Seminary student essay contest
The Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund invites students to participate in a 700-1,000 word essay contest. The essay should address the question, “In our world today which is filled with self-help books and gurus, preaching the benefits of “mindfulness,”  how would Luther advise us regarding our frantic search for meaning and peace in our stressful live?” The prize for first place is $750! This opportunity is open to any student in an ELCA seminary. Gritsch was Gettysburg Seminary's Emeritus Professor of Church History. Submissions must be postmarked by midnight, October 5, 2014. For details, see the flyer on the Valentine Hall Kiosk or visit
www.ericwgritsch.org.

Navy chaplain on campus

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



September 19, 2014

It’s Today!

The Weekend is here! Late this afternoon, participants and guests will begin to arrive for The Weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. As you see new faces on campus, please greet them warmly and welcome them to our community. We are looking forward to seeing so many of you gathered tonight to meet those participating in The Weekend. Even if you did not sign up for dinner, you are invited to join in Holden Evening Prayer at 8:30pm,in the chapel. Thank you for making Gettysburg Seminary such a welcoming place for those who are discerning God’s call!

Keep a sweater at hand in Valentine
The boiler has been taken off line temporarily (two weeks expected) in Valentine Hall for repairs and alterations that will make the system more efficient and durable.  The new design and additional high efficiency furnace will also guard against future breakdowns of the boiler in winter months.  Normally, we are not yet in heating season, but cool nights might make the building a little cooler than usual.

Sexual Abuse Prevention Education Workshop

The Sexual Abuse Prevention Education workshop will be on Sept. 24, from 9am-6pm.  All candidates preparing for rostered ministry within the ELCA will be required to complete the one-day workshop prior to graduation.  The cost of the workshop is $50.  Please email Julie Ritter (
jritter@ltsg.edu) to register for the workshop.

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

14th Annual Tachmindji Event

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

wtc@washtheocon.org .



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



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



Cormorant’s Fancy at The Shamrock

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



Common Ground

Common Ground will be held Sept. 26-28, on Seminary Ridge! There will be great concerts, music workshops, and more, that will look at war and the Church, civil rights, veterans, and the underground railroad. Plus, you can sing and jam with the string band, sing in the Common Ground Gospel Choir and learn about 19th century cooking. A variety of presenters and artists will share their stories and knowledge, including Kim & Reggie Harris, Dr. Maria Erling, the Martin Family Band, Walt Michael, Jill Titus, and more. Friday night will feature a Music, Gettysburg! concert followed by a dance led by Drs. Briant and Karin Bohleke and Dearest Home. Saturday night will feature “Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital” at Christ Lutheran (Gettysburg). All events are free for seminary students and faculty, while families may register with the group rate. To register, visit 
http://www.commongroundonthehill.org/common_ground_gettysburg.html


Residency opportunity
Rev. Peter Marty from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, IA will be visiting to talk to interested seniors regarding a pastoral residency program.  Please contact Ms. Tammy Hermanson to schedule a time on Monday afternoon, Sept. 22 or Tuesday morning, Sept. 23 at 
tammy@stpaulqc.org to meet in Valentine 312.  Brochures are also available on the Field Ed. table outside of Katie Dodd's office.  

People’s Climate March
Join fellow Lutherans at the People’s Climate March on Sept. 21, in New York City! Not able to make the trip to NYC? Join a Climate March closer to home (find an event near you by visiting peoplesclimate.org/global/) or sign the ELCA’s Interfaith Climate Petition at http://tinyurl.com/lsqczb6.

Seminary student essay contest
The Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund invites students to participate in a 700-1,000 word essay contest. The essay should address the question, “In our world today which is filled with self-help books and gurus, preaching the benefits of “mindfulness,”  how would Luther advise us regarding our frantic search for meaning and peace in our stressful live?” The prize for first place is $750! This opportunity is open to any student in an ELCA seminary. Gritsch was Gettysburg Seminary's Emeritus Professor of Church History. Submissions must be postmarked by midnight, October 5, 2014. For details, see the flyer on the Valentine Hall Kiosk or visit
www.ericwgritsch.org.

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

Outdoor storage bin

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


September 17, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


September 15, 2014

Sign a welcome card

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


AGAPE concert

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

Cormorant’s Fancy at The Shamrock

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


Seminary food pantry hours

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

Rides to Christ Church for a seminarian

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


Last chance for free food!

Tuesday is the last day to sign up for dinner on Friday night! All members of the community are invited to a taco dinner where we will welcome The Weekend participants to campus. Please sign up at
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RvJFKaqtjkP2V8M-n7gtlb6RrxHsX2oThadorRRsA6g/edit?usp=sharing.


New student orientation & Ecumenical Prayer Service

There is a Consortium Prayer service and orientation on Sept. 18, from 4:30-8:30pm, to be held at Catholic University. If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP to Dr. Largen (
klargen@ltsg.edu) no later than today.

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

Lecture by Rev. Dr. Paul Déouyo

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

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

http://www.gettysburgseminary.org/mhoffman/2014FallGreek/softwaresale.htm
for more details and recommendations.



September 12, 2014

AGAPE concert

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



Civil War Commemorative Luminary

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

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

Cormorant’s Fancy at The Shamrock

Want to see Dr. Folkemer’s alter ego?  Looking for a great meal, at a reasonable price, and fun music?  Come to The Shamrock Restaurant and here the seminary’s own, Cormorant’s Fancy celtic band.  The band features Dr. Folkemer, his wife, Beth, and daughter, Margaret!  The Shamrock is 25 minutes south on Rt. 15 just this north of Thurmont, MD.  The band is playing this Friday (5-8:30pm) and Sunday (1-8pm).  CF is also performing at the Shamrock the next weekend, Sept. 20 (5-8:30pm) and Sept. 21 (4:30-8pm).  Reservations are recommended (301-271-2912).  Ask to be seated near the band as they play without amplification!

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

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

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

Attention all brass players

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

New student orientation & Ecumenical Prayer Service
There is a Consortium Prayer service and orientation on Sept. 18, from 4:30-8:30pm, to be held at Catholic University. If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP to Dr. Largen (
klargen@ltsg.edu) no later than next Monday.
  
Second year student’s works published 
James Fritz, a second semester MAR student, completed two publications over the summer. The first is Gathering Storm Clouds: The Anabaptist Experience in York County During the American Revolution, which was published in the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Societies Journal. A copy of the article is available in our Seminary library. Another article, Writs of Habeas Corpus issued from the Bench of famous Revolutionary War Judiciary to Noteworthy Respondents Regarding Registration of Slaves, is soon to be published in the Adams County Historical Societies Journal.

Lecture by Rev. Dr. Paul Déouyo

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

Bible Software sale

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

http://www.gettysburgseminary.org/mhoffman/2014FallGreek/softwaresale.htm
for more details and recommendations.

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

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

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

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

Invocation leader needed
100th Anniversary of the Local Union 520-Plumbers & Pipefitters seeks invocation leader for their Banquet held Oct. 25, at Hershey Lodge.  Will pay travel, meal, lodging, and fee. If interested, contact Tammy James at (717) 652-3135, ext. 11 orlocal520@local520.com.



September 11, 2014

AGAPE concert

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



Civil War Commemorative Luminary

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

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

Cormorant’s Fancy at The Shamrock

Want to see Dr. Folkemer’s alter ego?  Looking for a great meal, at a reasonable price, and fun music?  Come to The Shamrock Restaurant and here the seminary’s own, Cormorant’s Fancy celtic band.  The band features Dr. Folkemer, his wife, Beth, and daughter, Margaret!  The Shamrock is 25 minutes south on Rt. 15 just this north of Thurmont, MD.  The band is playing this Friday (5-8:30pm) and Sunday (1-8pm).  CF is also performing at the Shamrock the next weekend, Sept. 20 (5-8:30pm) and Sept. 21 (4:30-8pm).  Reservations are recommended (301-271-2912).  Ask to be seated near the band as they play without amplification!

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

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

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

Attention all brass players

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

New student orientation & Ecumenical Prayer Service
There is a Consortium Prayer service and orientation on Sept. 18, from 4:30-8:30pm, to be held at Catholic University. If you are interesting in attending, please RSVP to Dr. Largen (
klargen@ltsg.edu) no later than next Monday.
  
Second year student’s works published 
James Fritz, a second semester MAR student, completed two publications over the summer. The first is Gathering Storm Clouds: The Anabaptist Experience in York County During the American Revolution, which was published in the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Societies Journal. A copy of the article is available in our Seminary library. Another article, Writs of Habeas Corpus issued from the Bench of famous Revolutionary War Judiciary to Noteworthy Respondents Regarding Registration of Slaves, is soon to be published in the Adams County Historical Societies Journal.

Lecture by Rev. Dr. Paul Déouyo

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

Bible Software sale

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

http://www.gettysburgseminary.org/mhoffman/2014FallGreek/softwaresale.htm
for more details and recommendations.

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

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

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

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

Invocation leader needed
100th Anniversary of the Local Union 520-Plumbers & Pipefitters seeks invocation leader for their Banquet held Oct. 25, at Hershey Lodge.  Will pay travel, meal, lodging, and fee. If interested, contact Tammy James at (717) 652-3135, ext. 11 orlocal520@local520.com.



September 10, 2014

Bible Software sale

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

http://www.gettysburgseminary.org/mhoffman/2014FallGreek/softwaresale.htm for more details and recommendations.



Celtic Worship at Christ

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


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

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



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



Rides to Christ Church for a seminarian

Beth Smaligo is starting teaching parish at Christ Church in Gettysburg on Sept. 14, and is in need of transport to the church for 8:15am. If you are able to help out, please email 
bsmaligo@gmail.com as soon as possible. There will be a rotation such that no one should be assigned twice in a row (if at all possible). Beth thanks you very much in advance!

Serve as an Admissions Tour Guide
Do you love LTSG? (Of course you do!) Would you love to introduce prospective students to the awesomeness that is this community? (Great!) Become an Admissions Tour Guide! Come for a free lunch and super-official Tour Guide Training today in Valentine 206, immediately following chapel. Please let Lauren Muratore know you’re coming by Tuesday morning (
lmuratore@ltsg.edu).

Almost time for “The Weekend”!
“The Weekend” is a new kind of discernment retreat that will be held on our campus Sept. 19-21, and we already have more than 35 people registered! On the evening of Sept. 19, there will be dinner and hospitality in the Refectory, beginning at 6:30pm, followed by Holden Evening Prayer in the chapel at 8:30pm. All students & their family members, faculty, and staff are invited to attend dinner and worship to welcome The Weekend participants. If you are coming for dinner, you must sign up no later than Sept. 12 so we know how much food to order. You can sign up at http://tinyurl.com/TheWeekend2014 (and please note that it is a two-page document where you can also sign up to provide snacks and drinks to be available during registration). Thanks for helping others experience the excellent community that is Gettysburg Seminary! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stecker (jstecker@Ltsg.edu).

Invocation leader needed
100th Anniversary of the Local Union 520-Plumbers & Pipefitters seeks invocation leader for their Banquet held Oct. 25, at Hershey Lodge.  Will pay travel, meal, lodging, and fee. If interested, contact Tammy James at (717) 652-3135, ext. 11 orlocal520@local520.com.

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

Pub Theology tonight
Pub Theology is a place for sharing ideas, having good beer, and enjoying open conversation about stuff that matters. The next Pub Theology will be today at 7pm, at Garryowen Irish Pub, and will continue on the second Wednesday of every month. Purchase your favorite drink at the bar (soft drinks are available as well as great beers and wine), and head upstairs for conversation, where questions are encouraged, and where differing ideas are respected. Or arrive at 5:45pm to enjoy Garryowen's delicious dinner menu together before going upstairs. Please contact Pastor Beth Folkemer (pastorbethfolk@centurylink.net) by the Monday before the event if you’d like dinner reservations. Everyone is invited: Pub Theology is for people of all faiths and no faith. The current plan loosely alternates between a presentation/discussion format and an open-ended question format. September’s topic is a discussion of images for/of God. You can also catch up with the Pub Theology, Gettysburg, PA group on Facebook.

Cormorant’s Fancy at The Shamrock

Want to see Dr. Folkemer’s alter ego?  Looking for a great meal, at a reasonable price, and fun music?  Come to The Shamrock Restaurant and here the seminary’s own, Cormorant’s Fancy celtic band.  The band features Dr. Folkemer, his wife, Beth, and daughter, Margaret!  The Shamrock is 25 minutes south on Rt. 15 just this north of Thurmont, MD.  The band is playing this Friday (5-8:30pm) and Sunday (1-8pm).  CF is also performing at the Shamrock the next weekend, Sept. 20 (5-8:30pm) and Sept. 21 (4:30-8pm).  Reservations are recommended (301-271-2912).  Ask to be seated near the band as they play without amplification!



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



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



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

Attention all brass players

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


September 9, 2014

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



Rides to Christ Church for a seminarian

Beth Smaligo is starting teaching parish at Christ Church in Gettysburg on Sept. 14, and is in need of transport to the church for 8:15am. If you are able to help out, please email bsmaligo@gmail.com as soon as possible. There will be a rotation such that no one should be assigned twice in a row (if at all possible). Beth thanks you very much in advance!



Seminary Choir has begun
The Seminary Choir is open to everyone, regardless of singing ability, music education or musical experience. The Seminary Choir serves as the musical leadership for Wednesday (and special event) eucharists. singing anthems, psalm settings, hymn stanza arrangements and settings of assigned scripture readings. It is a safe, welcoming place to share your talents, great or modest, and for community members to enjoy a recreational release from the pressures of everyday seminary life. Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 12:55-1:25pm and Wednesdays from 1:25-1:55pm. Even if you can only make two of the four rehearsals weekly, you are most welcome.  

Serve as an Admissions Tour Guide

Do you love LTSG? (Of course you do!) Would you love to introduce prospective students to the awesomeness that is this community? (Great!) Become an Admissions Tour Guide! Come for a free lunch and super-official Tour Guide Training on Sept. 10 in Valentine 206, immediately following chapel. Please let Lauren Muratore know you’re coming by Tuesday morning (lmuratore@ltsg.edu).

Almost time for “The Weekend”!
“The Weekend” is a new kind of discernment retreat that will be held on our campus Sept. 19-21, and we already have more than 35 people registered! On the evening of Sept. 19, there will be dinner and hospitality in the Refectory, beginning at 6:30pm, followed by Holden Evening Prayer in the chapel at 8:30pm. All students & their family members, faculty, and staff are invited to attend dinner and worship to welcome The Weekend participants. If you are coming for dinner, you must sign up no later than September 12 so we know how much food to order. You can sign up at http://tinyurl.com/TheWeekend2014 (and please note that it is a two-page document where you can also sign up to provide snacks and drinks to be available during registration). Thanks for helping others experience the excellent community that is Gettysburg Seminary! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stecker (jstecker@Ltsg.edu). 

Seminary food pantry hours

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



Call for papers

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



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

Attention all Brass Players

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

Invocation leader needed

100th Anniversary of the Local Union 520-Plumbers & Pipefitters seeks invocation leader for their Banquet held Oct. 25, at Hershey Lodge.  Will pay travel, meal, lodging, and fee. If interested, contact Tammy James at (717) 652-3135, ext. 11 or local520@local520.com.


2014 Luther Bowl

Hear ye, hear ye! Mark your calendars: Luther Bowl, our annual seminary vs. seminary flag football tournament, will be Nov.1!  In order to be fully prepared, we will have an interest meeting today, at 5pm in Valentine 206, when we will discuss the history of Luther Bowl, practice times, and any other questions you might have.  If you are unable to come to this meeting and have an interest in participating please contact Allison Johnson (ajohnson@ltsg.edu). Go Fighting Schmuckers!

Prayerful Reading of Scriptures (lectio divina) 
Starting on today, interested folk will be gathering in Valentine 311 to use Luther’s version of lectio divina on the next Sunday’s readings. These meetings will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 8-8:25am.  Anyone is welcome; just show up for any of these, or see Pr. Oldenburg. 


September 8, 2014

Rides to Christ Church for a seminarian
Beth Smaligo is starting teaching parish at Christ Church in Gettysburg on Sept. 14, and is in need of transport to the church for 8:15am. If you are able to help out, please email bsmaligo@gmail.com as soon as possible. There will be a rotation such that no one should be assigned twice in a row (if at all possible). Beth thanks you very much in advance!


Seminary Choir begins today
The Seminary Choir, which begins today at 12:55pm in the chapel basement, is open to everyone, regardless of singing ability, music education or musical experience. The Seminary Choir serves as the musical leadership for Wednesday (and special event) eucharists. singing anthems, psalm settings, hymn stanza arrangements and settings of assigned scripture readings. It is a safe, welcoming place to share your talents, great or modest, and for community members to enjoy a recreational release from the pressures of everyday seminary life. Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 12:55-1:25pm and Wednesdays from 1:25-1:55pm. Even if you can only make two of the four rehearsals weekly, you are most welcome.  

Serve as an Admissions Tour Guide
Do you love LTSG? (Of course you do!) Would you love to introduce prospective students to the awesomeness that is this community? (Great!) Become an Admissions Tour Guide! Come for a free lunch and super-official Tour Guide Training on Sept. 10 in Valentine 206, immediately following chapel. Please let Lauren Muratore know you’re coming by Tuesday morning (lmuratore@ltsg.edu).

Almost time for “The Weekend”!
“The Weekend” is a new kind of discernment retreat that will be held on our campus Sept. 19-21, and we already have more than 35 people registered! On the evening of Sept. 19, there will be dinner and hospitality in the Refectory, beginning at 6:30pm, followed by Holden Evening Prayer in the chapel at 8:30pm. All students & their family members, faculty, and staff are invited to attend dinner and worship to welcome The Weekend participants. If you are coming for dinner, you must sign up no later than September 12 so we know how much food to order. You can sign up at http://tinyurl.com/TheWeekend2014 (and please note that it is a two-page document where you can also sign up to provide snacks and drinks to be available during registration). Thanks for helping others experience the excellent community that is Gettysburg Seminary! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stecker (jstecker@Ltsg.edu).

Study Tour to Turkey in January 2015
There are still a few seats remaining for the Study Tour to Turkey, January 9-24, 2015, led by Dr. Stevens. See the informational flyer on the Registrar’s page of the web site and talk to Dr. Stevens by the end of September if you’re interested. Study tour may be taken for course credit, for multicultural credit, or for no credit. Students and other friends of the Seminary are welcome. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!

Jazz musicians needed

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

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

Invocation leader needed

100th Anniversary of the Local Union 520-Plumbers & Pipefitters seeks invocation leader for their Banquet held Oct. 25, at Hershey Lodge.  Will pay travel, meal, lodging, and fee. If interested, contact Tammy James at (717) 652-3135, ext. 11 or
local520@local520.com.

2014 Luther Bowl
Hear ye, hear ye! Mark your calendars: Luther Bowl, our annual seminary vs. seminary flag football tournament, will be Nov.1!  In order to be fully prepared, we will have an interest meeting on Sept. 9, at 5pm in Valentine 206, when we will discuss the history of Luther Bowl, practice times, and any other questions you might have.  If you are unable to come to this meeting and have an interest in participating please contact Allison Johnson (ajohnson@ltsg.edu). Go Fighting Schmuckers!

Forum on race, police and justice
Join Harrisburg Hope and Rep. Patty Kim today, at 6pm, at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore (Harrisburg, PA) for a forum entitled "Ferguson: Can we prevent it from happening here?" Panelists include elected officials, law enforcement, community leaders, advocates, and youth. Refreshments provided. Free admission. 

Prayerful Reading of Scriptures (lectio divina)
Starting on Tuesday, interested folk will be gathering in Valentine 311 to use Luther’s version of lectio divina on the next Sunday’s readings. These meetings will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 8-8:25am.  Anyone is welcome; just show up for any of these, or see Pr. Oldenburg. 


September 5, 2014

Admissions Tour Guide
s Needed
Do you love LTSG? (Of course you do!) Would you love to introduce prospective students to the awesomeness that is this community? (Great!) Become an Admissions Tour Guide! Come for a free lunch and super-official Tour Guide Training on Sept. 10 in Valentine 206, immediately following chapel. Please let Lauren Muratore know you’re coming by Tuesday morning (
lmuratore@ltsg.edu).

Almost time for “The Weekend”!
“The Weekend” is a new kind of discernment retreat that will be held on our campus Sept. 19-21, and we already have more than 35 people registered! On the evening of Sept. 19, there will be dinner and hospitality in the Refectory, beginning at 6:30pm, followed by Holden Evening Prayer in the chapel at 8:30pm. All students & their family members, faculty, and staff are invited to attend dinner and worship to welcome The Weekend participants. If you are coming for dinner, you must sign up no later than September 12 so we know how much food to order. You can sign up at http://tinyurl.com/TheWeekend2014 (and please note that it is a two-page document where you can also sign up to provide snacks and drinks to be available during registration). Thanks for helping others experience the excellent community that is Gettysburg Seminary! If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stecker (jstecker@Ltsg.edu).

Study Tour to Turkey in January 2015
There are still a few seats remaining for the Study Tour to Turkey, January 9-24, 2015, led by Dr. Stevens. See the informational flyer on the Registrar’s page of the web site and talk to Dr. Stevens by the end of September if you’re interested. Study tour may be taken for course credit, for multicultural credit, or for no credit. Students and other friends of the Seminary are welcome. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! Forum on race, police and justiceJoin Harrisburg Hope and Rep. Patty Kim on Sept. 8, at 6pm, at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore (Harrisburg, PA) for a forum entitled "Ferguson: Can we prevent it from happening here?" Panelists include elected officials, law enforcement, community leaders, advocates, and youth. Refreshments provided. Free admission.

Greetings from the Redactor Editor
Welcome to the new students beginning their seminary adventure and to those returning as old pro’s! The Daily Redactor will be here to keep you in-the-know about events on campus and need-to-know information, Monday through Friday, on days the seminary is open. If you would like to submit an announcement for publication in the Redactor, please review the tips for writing an announcement (see the side bar for the link) and email your submission to Redactor@Ltsg.edu (not to Facebook or personal email) by 10pm the day before that you would like your announcement to begin. Blessings to all for a great year! Your Redactor Editor, Courtney

Compline Begins

Compline is held Monday-Thursday at 10pm in the Quad (space between Aberly, Heiges and Stuempfle). Please join us for evening prayer and bring an ELW. Any questions please contact Brenda Maynor,
bmaynor@ltsg.edu

Prayerful Reading of Scriptures (lectio divina)
Starting on Sept. 9, interested folk will be gathering in Valentine 311 to use Luther’s version of lectio divina on the next Sunday’s readings. These meetings will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 8-8:25am.  Anyone is welcome; just show up for any of these, or see Pr. Oldenburg.

2014 Luther Bowl
Hear ye, hear ye! Mark your calendars: Luther Bowl, our annual seminary vs. seminary flag football tournament, will be Nov.1!  In order to be fully prepared, we will have an interest meeting on Sept. 9, at 5pm in Valentine 206, when we will discuss the history of Luther Bowl, practice times, and any other questions you might have.  If you are unable to come to this meeting and have an interest in participating please contact Allison Johnson (
ajohnson@ltsg.edu). Go Fighting Schmuckers!

God’s Work, Our Hands, Our Voices this Sunday!

God’s Work, Our Hands, Our Voices kicks off in Gettysburg on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1pm in the worship space at St. James Lutheran Church. Come partner with your fellow local Lutherans in an afternoon of fun and service to the local community. For more information and to sign up for specific service projects visit:  
http://vols.pt/BVjz2y.

Seminary Music Groups Want You!
See/contact Dr. Folkemer in person or at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.
The Seminary Choir is open to everyone, regardless of singing ability, music education or musical experience. The Seminary Choir serves as the musical leadership for weekly eucharists. The Seminary Choir sings anthems, psalm settings, hymn stanza arrangements and settings of assigned scripture readings. It is a safe, welcoming place to share your talents, great or modest, and for community members to enjoy a recreational release from the pressures of everyday seminary life. Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 12:55-1:25pm and Wednesdays from 1:25-1:55pm. The Seminary Choir sings at Wednesday (and special event) eucharists. Even if you can only make 2 of the 4 rehearsals weekly, you are most welcome. Seminary Choir begins Sept. 8, at 12:55pm.
The Seminary Brass Ensemble is open to all brass players in our community with at least an intermediate playing ability. Rehearsals are once per week at a time tbd. The Ensemble plays 2 to 3 times a semester at eucharists and makes a day trip to a congregation in Region 8 late in the Spring Semester.
Organists/Pianists/Instrumentalists.We use a wide variety of musical styles of worship every semester, many of which we prefer to lead with a pick-up band. If you play most any band instrument, or folk instrument, at least at an intermediate level, and are willing to help serve our community in leading worship, contact Dr. Folkemer asap.

Notice about Berm in Front of Valentine
Please stay clear of the large berm near the Valentine parking lot for the next week. The area of grass crowning the long narrow “bump” is being treated for cicada killers, a kind of wasp that has been multiplying over the last few years. They are not generally aggressive, but they look and sound so.  We also want to keep pets safe as well. 

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


August 27, 2014

New Student ID Card Photos
For students who do not yet have ID cards, photo sessions are scheduled for 8:30- 9:00am and 11:30am-12:00pm in the Communications Office during Presession (September 2). For questions contact Katy at kgiebenhain@Ltsg.edu.

Car and Bicycle Tags for Campus
All students should fill out the online form for car tags to park on campus: www.ltsg.edu/Departments/Housing/ParkingPasses. Hardcopy forms for bicycle tags have been distributed in student mailboxes. Questions? Contact Wendy Mizenko in the Housing and Events Office wmizenko@Ltsg.edu.
 
Seminary Music Groups Want You!
Please see/contact Dr. Folkemer in person or at sfolkemer@Ltsg.edu.
The Seminary Choir is open to everyone, regardless of singing ability, music education or musical experience. The Seminary Choir serves our community as the musical leadership for our weekly eucharists. Every semester we try to experience as many different Lutheran liturgical settings as possible by learning the settings and helping the rest of us sing with confidence and joy. In addition The Seminary Choir sings anthems, psalm settings, hymn stanza arrangements and settings of assigned scripture readings. It is a safe, welcoming place to share your talents, great or modest, and for community members to enjoy a recreational release from the pressures of everyday seminary life. Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, from 12:55-1:25pm and Wednesdays from 1:25-1:55pm. The Seminary Choir sings at Wednesday (and other special event) eucharists. Even if you can only make 2 of the 4 rehearsals weekly, you are most welcome.
The Seminary Brass Ensemble is open to all brass players in our community with at least an intermediate playing ability. Rehearsals are once per week at a time tbd. The Ensemble plays 2 to 3 times a semester at eucharists and makes a day trip to a congregation in Region 8 late in the Spring Semester.
Organists/Pianists/Instrumentalists. We use a wide variety of musical styles of worship every semester, many of which we prefer to lead with a pick-up band. If you play most any band instrument, or folk instrument, at least at an intermediate level, and are willing to help serve our community in leading worship, contact Dr. Folkemer asap.

Job Opportunities
Lifeguard? Organist? Check out the link on the left for various opportunities.

Free haircuts for men and boys
Free haircuts for men and boys are being offered at the Chambersburg Beauty School Monday through Friday from 9:45am-12:00pm. If a woman wants a barber cut (as opposed to being styled), then that is okay, too. Chambersburg Beauty School is located at 171 Cedar Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201; 717-267-0041. For questions talk to Raquel in Reception.
 
 



August 14, 2014
 

Mailroom is Closed on Friday
The mailroom will be closed on Friday, Aug.15. Mail will be sorted and distributed to mail boxes as normal. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Aug. 18.

Seminary Student Essay Contest Honoring Eric Gritsch
The Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund invites students to participate in a 700-1,000 word back-to-school essay contest. This opportunity is open to any student in an ELCA seminary. Gritsch was Gettysburg Seminary's Emeritus Professor of Church History. In our world today which is filled with self-help books and gurus, preaching the benefits of “mindfulness,” how would Luther advise us regarding our frantic search for meaning and peace in our stressful live? Include at least one citation from the works of Luther and one citation from the works of Gritsch. 1st place: $750, 2nd place: $500, 3rd place: $200. Submissions must be postmarked by midnight, October 5, 2014. The Rev. Dr. Eric W. Gritsch Memorial Fund, LTD, P.O. Box 23064, Baltimore, MD 21203-5064. Winners will be announced November 1. Awards will be made at the Lutherfest in Baltimore on November 9. For details, see the flyer on the Valentine Hall Kiosk or visit www.ericwgritsch.org.

Job Opportunity at Christ Lutheran
Check out the link on the left for this and other job opportunities.

Presession for All New and Continuing Students
Presession orientation for new students will take place on Tuesday, Sept 2. All beginning students are expected to attend the day-long orientation beginning at 9:00am in Valentine 206. Coffee will be available from 8:30am in the second floor lobby of Valentine Hall. Lunch in the Refectory is included for new students attending the orientation. All students, new and continuing, are expected in the Chapel by 3:15 on Tuesday, Sept. 2, for important community information, followed by the first meeting of covenant groups. The entire community will gather for worship at 5:30pm, followed by a community meal in the refectory at 6:30pm, partially funded by Thrivent Financial. No reservations needed. 

Welcome Summer Greek Students

The entire Seminary community welcomes Summer Greek students to campus!

Seminary Discount for YWCA Passes
Join the YWCA on campus. A membership discount is valid for all students, faculty and staff for the 2014-15 academic year. Purchase passes in the Seminary Bookstore before October 17. Adult full-year membership: $38.00. Adult half-year membership: $19.00. Only checks or cash are accepted for memberships. To learn about the YWCA’s offerings, visit the website: www.ywcagettysburg.org/ or stop by their front desk to ask questions about the facility and programming. 

Free haircuts for men and boys
Free haircuts for men and boys are being offered at the Chambersburg Beauty School Monday through Friday from 9:45am-12:00pm. If a woman wants a barber cut (as opposed to being styled), then that is okay, too. Chambersburg Beauty School is located at 171 Cedar Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201; (717) 267-0041. For questions ask Raquel in Reception.
 
Fall Icon Class Announced
Artist Celeste Lauritsen will teach a class featuring two icons this fall. The beginner Icon is “Jesus, The Unsleeping Eye” (9 x 12). The more advanced icon is of St. Nicholas. (12 x 16). Cost is $150 for the smaller icon and $160 for the larger icon, which includes all supplies. See examples on the bulletin board near the mailboxes in Valentine Hall or contact Celeste at 717-334-2818. Visit  www.treeoflifestudios.com. The dates for the class are Mondays: August 25, Sept 8, 15, 22, October 20, 27, November 3, 24 (make-up date if you miss a class or 2). Class time is 1:30–4:30pm.


Final 2014 Summer Sundae Concert
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street in Camp Hill invites the Seminary community to its final free concert in the 2014 series, held outdoors on church grounds and preceded by a community picnic on Sunday, August 24. Trinity’s praise band, FaithX, will perform familiar music from the contemporary Christian repertoire. Free ice cream sundaes will be served to enjoy during the concert. Bring lawn chairs. The event will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Contact Debra Wilson at ddrrw@earthlink.net.



August 8, 2014

Hear One of Our Own at Gettysburg Rocks 
Newly entering Gettysburg Seminary M.Div. student Ryan Heycock is scheduled to play tonight (Friday) at Garryowen Irish Pub at 8:00pm in downtown Gettysburg as part of the Gettysburg Rocks event. Visit the Gettysburg Rocks website: http://gburgrocks.com/ and see details for Ryan http://gettysburgrocks2014.sched.org/event/aea4821994ab3b9f9e055b5bdb69db27#.U-OiP2Dwt9M

Presession for All New and Continuing Students
Presession orientation for new students will take place on Tuesday, Sept 2. All beginning students are expected to attend the day-long orientation beginning at 9:00am in Valentine 206. Coffee will be available from 8:30am in the second floor lobby of Valentine Hall. Lunch in the Refectory is included for new students attending the orientation. All students, new and continuing, are expected in the Chapel by 3:15 on Tuesday, Sept. 2, for important community information, followed by the first meeting of covenant groups. The entire community will gather for worship at 5:30pm, followed by a community meal in the refectory at 6:30pm, partially funded by Thrivent Financial. No reservations needed. 
 
Final 2014 Summer Sundae Concert
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street in Camp Hill invites the Seminary community to its final free concert in the 2014 series, held outdoors on church grounds and preceded by a community picnic on Sunday, August 24. Trinity’s praise band, FaithX, will perform familiar music from the contemporary Christian repertoire. Free ice cream sundaes will be served to enjoy during the concert. Bring lawn chairs. The event will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Contact Debra Wilson at ddrrw@earthlink.net.


August 1, 2014
 

God’s Work, Our Hands, Our Voices Sunday is approaching
On September 7 the Lutheran community in Gettysburg will gather in the St. James worship space at 1:00pm for a short sending service before going out to serve in Christ’s name. This year, we are partnering with LAMPA by adding an advocacy component to each service project. Service projects for all ages and ability levels are available! Please go to http://vols.pt/BVjz2y for more information and to sign up for projects. If you did not get a gold “God’s Work, Our Hands” tee-shirt last year, log onto www.oldlutheran.com and purchase one under “ELCA Products” for $6. The deadline to order is August 8. Contact Pastor Laura at lhaupt@stjamesgettysburg.org with any questions.

Season Hours for the Museum
The Seminary Ridge Museum is open every day from 10:00am-5:00pm. Let your friends know. Visit http://www.seminaryridgemuseum.org/ .
 
Supply Preaching Opportunities
Do you want more practice proclaiming the Word before you head off for internship? Perhaps you miss the pulpit and desire to keep improving on your preaching? Worry no longer— there are supply preaching opportunities available for you! If you are an LTSG student that has completed "Intro to Preaching” you are encouraged to sign up to be a supply preacher. You will earn some cash (including mileage) and have the chance to preach in different contexts while serving local congregations. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please e-mail Courtney, this year's Supply Preaching Coordinator, at cweller@Ltsg.edu.

Don't Forget the Garden
The Gettysburg Seminary Community Garden (all organic) next to Richards House invites anyone living, working at or visiting campus to come down to the garden and pick vegetables for your use.
Thanks from DMFE  
The Diaconal Ministry Formation staff would like to extend our appreciation to everyone for their assistance in making our summer event a success. Students and visitors were impressed by the program, campus, the town itself and more importantly meeting people while here. Thanks! 

Wireless Network Update
The IT Department will be updating the wireless access points over the next several days in the following buildings: Valentine Hall, Wentz Library, Singmaster, Schmucker House, Chapel and Refectory. The only noticeable change will be the name in the wireless network which will be LTSGw2. The password will not change and updated signs will be posted. Phones, tablets, laptops and other wireless devices will need to connect to the new network to have wireless internet access in these buildings.  Please send questions to ithelp@LTSG.edu.   
 
Fall Icon Class Announced
Artist Celeste Lauritsen will teach a class featuring two icons this fall. The beginner Icon is “Jesus, The Unsleeping Eye” (9 x 12). The more advanced icon is of St. Nicholas. (12 x 16). Cost is $150 for the smaller icon and $160 for the larger icon, which includes all supplies. See examples on the bulletin board near the mailboxes in Valentine Hall or contact Celeste at 717-334-2818. Visit  www.treeoflifestudios.com. The dates for the class are Mondays: August 25, Sept 8, 15, 22, October 20, 27, November 3, 24 (make-up date if you miss a class or 2). Class time is 1:30–4:30pm.

Job Opportunities
The jobs page is continuously updated. Check out the link on the left.


June 27, 2014
 

Living History Encampments Begin Tomorrow
Seminary Ridge will once again be transformed by Civil War reenactors and a full program of events sponsored by the Seminary Ridge Museum for the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. From June 28-July 1 the campus will be buzzing with activity. For the full schedule visit: http://www.ltsg.edu/LTSG-News/June-2014/Seminary-Ridge-Living-History-Schedule-June-28-Jul  
 
Job Opportunities
The jobs page is updated year-round. Check out the link on the left.

Supply Preaching Opportunities
Do you want more practice proclaiming the Word before you head off for internship? Perhaps you miss the pulpit and desire to keep improving on your preaching? Worry no longer— there are supply preaching opportunities available for you! If you are an LTSG student that has completed "Intro to Preaching” you are encouraged to sign up to be a supply preacher. You will earn some cash (including mileage) and have the chance to preach in different contexts while serving local congregations. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, please e-mail Courtney, this year's Supply Preaching Coordinator, at cweller@Ltsg.edu.
 
Local church leaders: Need a Supply Preacher?
Consider hiring a seminarian for your supply preaching needs! For more information on how your congregation can participate in fostering the development of leaders in the church, e-mail the Gettysburg Seminary Supply Preaching Coordinator, Courtney, at cweller@Ltsg.edu.
 
Community Garden Invitation
The Gettysburg Seminary Community Garden invites anyone living, working at or visiting campus to come down to the garden and pick anything they would enjoy. Many veggies are ready for consumption, and all are organic. Join us on Facebook to stay updated on what's happening in the garden: https://www.facebook.com/groups/156711741058682/.
 
Dearest Home Outdoor Concert is Sunday
Dearest Home performs at 6:00pm on Sunday in Schmucker Grove. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the music from the Hill-Unger Performance Platform. Learn more here: http://www.ltsg.edu/LTSG-News/June-2014/Dearest-Home-Band-Brings-Civil-War-Music-to-Semina
 
Food Pantry Reopens at the Start of the Semester
The food pantry on campus is closed during the summer months and will reopen the first week of classes. The Food Pantry Coordinator (TBD) will be a student receiving a small stipend each semester in order to maintain required standards. Food pantry questions or food donations should be forwarded to Susie Kowalski who will be the supervisor/overseer of the food pantry throughout the academic year skowalski@Ltsg.edu.
 
2014 Summer Sundae Concerts Announced
Sunday, June 22 from 6:30-7:30pm the first of three free concerts, will be held outdoors at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2000 Chestnut Street in Camp Hill. Trinity’s praise band, FaithX, will perform familiar music from the contemporary Christian repertoire. Free ice cream sundaes will be served to enjoy during the concert. Bring your friends and lawn chairs. The concert will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather. Remaining concerts in the series are on Sunday, July 27 and Sunday, August 24. For details contact Debra Wilson at ddrrw@earthlink.net.
 
Independent Study on Creating Liturgies
Interested in thinking through what it looks like to create a meaningful worship service? Well, you’re in luck! There is a small group of students developing an independent study course (Fall 2014) focused around creating liturgy with attention to text, structure, and music. Because this is an independent study course there is flexibility for students to mould the ROSA to their particular interests and questions. There is the possibility for the course to be 1.5 or 3 credits. Send questions or exclamations of interest to Courtney at cweller@Ltsg.edu.



June 11, 2014

Planned Internet Outage 6/16/14
There will be a scheduled internet outage Monday, June 16 around 4:30pm on campus while the IT staff makes a network hardware upgrade. This outage should last less than 15 minutes if all goes as planned. Status updates will be posted on the LTSG IT twitter feed at:
http://twitter.com/ltsg_it
 
Community Garden News and Invitation
The Gettysburg Seminary Community Garden invites and encourages anyone living, working at or visiting campus to come down to the garden and pick anything they would enjoy. Many veggies are ready for consumption, and all are organic. With the transition of students this summer we are still in need of help for the month of August, to help with watering, weeding, and distributing produce. There is a stipend available to those who are willing to lend a hand. If you are interested please contact Katie Dodds in the Field Ed Office. Join us on Facebook to stay updated on what's happening in the garden:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/156711741058682/.

Celtic Worship at Christ
Celtic Worship at Christ continues throughout the summer on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 6pm. This Celtic worship is a contemplative service of Holy Commusion, using musical and liturgical resources from the celtic tradition at Christ Lutheran Church in downtown Gettysburg. If you’d like to play in the band for this service, simply speak with Dr. Folkemer or show up at Christ at 5pm on Sunday.
Gettysburg Fest is Nearly Here
The Gettysburg Fest, a highly anticipated annual event with attendance throughout the Mid-Atlantic runs June 11-15. The schedule is packed with visual, performing and culinary arts events. Visit http://gettysburgfestival.org/ .

CPE Extended Unit Openings
Students needing an extended CPE units there are two positions opened at York Hospital, York, PA from October 6, 2014-April 6, 2015. Contact the Field Ed Office for more information:
kdodds@Ltsg.edu or 717-334-6286 ext. 3013.

New Wheels on Campus
A generous history maven has donated a Civil War ambulance which arrived last evening and will help museum interpretation of the field hospital. Ask Denise Doyle or watch this space for more information about the ambulance, which will be positioned in the vicinity of the Museum during the summer season.

An Encampment with Living History and More
The Living Historians will be camping again on Seminary Ridge June 28-July 1, with activities concentrated on Saturday and Sunday June 28-29.  Skirmishes, living history demonstrations, a concert by Dearest Home Sunday evening will bring many people to campus again this year. Plan to stroll the campus, take in lectures and special programming for families and enjoy the run up to the first anniversary of the museum’s operation. Details will be posted soon.

Saturday's Race on Campus
The 24th annual Spirit of Gettysburg 5K race will be held June 21 at 8am. The race is sponsored by the YWCA Gettysburg Adams County. The start and finish lines are on Seminary Ridge, so the Seminary campus will be buzzing with activity. Learn more at