August 27, 2014  •   Vol. XXXVII, Issue 169



Lunches will be announced next week when the fall semester begins!


September 2: Presession (all students)

September 2: Senior Presession in Val. 310

September 3: Opening Convocation; Classes Start

September 3-6: Certificate in Theological Studies

September 7: ELCA "God's Work, Our Hands Sunday"


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Get Discount Seminary YWCA Passes 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 October 17. Adult full-year membership: $38.00. Adult half-year membership: $19.00. 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:

Walking Party on Seminary Trail
Healthy Adams County hosts annual walking parties in different locations around Gettysburg. The September 3 walk takes place on the Gettysburg Seminary Historic Trail. Registration is 5:15-6:15pm. The event is free. Start walking as soon as you register. Questions? Contact Brian DeVost at 717-334-2028 or or Kathy Gaskin 717-337-4137 or

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

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.
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

Car and Bicycle Tags for Campus
All students should fill out the online form for car tags to park on campus: Hardcopy forms for bicycle tags have been distributed in student mailboxes. Questions? Contact Wendy Mizenko in the Housing and Events Office

Seminary Music Groups Want You!

Please see/contact Dr. Folkemer in person or at

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 verious 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.