We invite you to join us for worship at 11 a.m. Central today on the Luther Seminary Chapel Facebook Page, where Nate Houge will be leading us in worship. We hope you will join us!
Archives for October 2020
Stuck in a waiting room for a meeting you are hosting (or acting as alternate host)?
Zoom doesn’t recognize you as the meeting host?
Zoom profile picture not displayed when camera is off?
Name below your Zoom video keeps changing?
If you’re experiencing these issues you are likely not signed in to the Zoom application (even if you are signed in to luthersem.zoom.us)
Learn how to fix this issue at the Office of Technology’s Zoom Application Sign In page.
Allina Health CPE has reached out to Contextual Learning with a request to publicize the following:
We have an opening in our residency at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. The opportunity is for units 2-4 beginning November 30 and ending in August. Please let me know of anyone who may be available. We will consider second-year residents as well. Questions? Please contact Kyle Vlatch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our chaplain residency page to learn more.
Get excited! There will be a virtual community game night next week!
We are playing Jackbox games at 8 p.m. Central November 6. Use this sign-up sheet; spots are limited. You will need either a phone or a separate window open on your computer to play. Come join the community with your quick-thinking, funny hat on!
Elizabeth Schoenknecht will lead a yoga class series via Zoom this fall at 10:15 a.m. Central Friday mornings.
Come join us to get your body moving indoors and be present with your fellow community members.
Yoga will be available the following dates: October 30, November 6, November 14, November 20, December 4, December 11, and December 18.
You can come to any or all of the sessions, and all abilities and levels of experience are welcome!
Use this Zoom link to join. The passcode will be included in the community announcements email.
From the Office of the Seminary Pastor
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” (Matthew 5:4).
Dear Luther Community,
Grace to you and peace in the name of Jesus.
We join with the community of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and the ELCA in mourning the death of Cheryl Pero, Ph.D., child of God.
Beverly Wallace, Ph.D., shares that “Cheryl was one of only two African American Lutheran teaching theologians in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She was the third African American Lutheran woman to receive her Ph.D. and was instrumental with her late husband Albert ‘Pete’ Pero, Ph.D., in developing the Conference of International Black Lutherans, the African and African American teaching theologians of this church.”
Pero was an important woman and part of the history of the ELCA. This year we recognize the 50th anniversary of the ordination of Lutheran women. We also note that she was the second African American Lutheran woman ordained in the Lutheran Church in America, a predecessor body to the ELCA.
The details of her memorial service are not yet known. As we grieve, let us also rejoice in the life of Pero now offered and let us keep her family in our prayer as we recognize her transition to the Church Triumphant remembering: “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” (Revelation 7:10).
O God, you promise to wipe every tear from our eyes. We grieve the losses that surround our days and steal our nights. Send your Holy Spirit, the comforter, to attend to the grief of the church. Bless all who mourn the death of Cheryl Pero, Ph.D.: her children and grandchildren, her family and friends, her students colleagues and community at Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago and beyond. Root us in the hope of your resurrection and encourage us by the witness of the saints, whose labors have come to a rest and whose baptism is now complete. May we hear the echoes of their alleluia chorus as we continue the race that is set before us. In the name of Jesus, our peace. Amen.