In this devotion, Marlene Elmstrom ’94 M.Div. writes about living so that abundant life with God is made real for all. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for November 3, 2022
Thursday Chapel: Lunch Church
Everyone is invited to lunch church today at 11 a.m., OCC Dining Room. During this week of celebrating the communion of Saints, we invite you to bring a photo or a memento of a Saint in your faith and life who is now part of the Communion of Saints Eternal. This will be a sacred time for you to remember and share with others about the way God worked through this person to form a part of your life in faith.
You are also welcome to join us online. Zoom link will be shared in the community announcements email.
Residential Students’ Town Hall
All residential, commuter, and international students: Your student council reps would love to invite you to the OCC this Thursday, November 3 (TODAY) at 5:30 p.m. for tacos! The main purpose of this is to hear your voices and what you would like from the student council this year so we can best represent your concerns. Plus we have such a great community we’ll take any excuse to have free tacos with y’all.
Please come if you’re able! Not only are your voices important, but you need to eat dinner anyway, so why not get a free one.
If you are unavailable, please email your rep with anything you would like to bring up; we’re here for you.
Qualtrics User Group Meets Today
The Qualtrics User Group for faculty and staff will meet for 30 minutes today from 12:30 to 1:00 pm Central on Zoom. Get updates on how to use this tool for data collection, analysis, surveys, assessments, and more. Bring your questions and get help with your current data projects.
Qualtrics User Group
12:30–1:00 p.m. Central
Thursday, November 3 online via Zoom
Contact Tessa Pinkstaff at email@example.com with questions or to be added to the monthly user group meeting invitation, which includes the Zoom link.
How Is the Church Called to Address Climate Change?
Noticing the effects of climate change, and wondering what your role as a Christian public leader has to do with it? Join the Luther Seminary Eco-Faith Group on November 7 from 8–9 p.m. as they discuss the draft ELCA social message on Climate Care with guest speaker Dr. Jim Martin-Schramm.
Dr. Martin-Schramm is an ELCA pastor and professor emeritus of Luther College who is part of the writing team drafting the statement. Currently a draft is available at elca.org/climatecare and public feedback is being solicited through a survey on this site until December 2.
The Zoom link will be made available next week. Please plan to attend having already read the draft. Students, staff, and faculty of all denominations are invited to attend, while this document is being written for the ELCA, climate change affects us all and all of us are called to respond in Christian ways.
Please reach out to Lucas Byl – firstname.lastname@example.org or Alex Theship-Rosales – email@example.com with questions.
Chaplaincy Info Session on Tuesday, November 8 at 11:30 a.m. (Central)
Please join the CPE team at Luther and Chaplain Christopher Otten to learn more about chaplaincy as a pathway in ministry! We will gather in OCC Aux Room 148 after chapel at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8. Lunch will be provided for those who are able to meet in person. Please RSVP if you plan to join us in person or on Zoom.
The Rev. Christopher L. Otten was called as the Assistant to the Presiding Bishop for Federal Chaplaincies of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in January 2019. Chaplain Otten served nearly twenty-one years as a Federal Chaplain, activated United States Air Force Chaplain, and Air National Guard Chaplain/Federal Technician. He now oversees the 183 ELCA Federal Chaplains who serve the government in the military, Veterans Administration hospitals, Bureau of Prisons, and other Federal Agencies. Beginning in June 2021, he also supports and coordinates for all Chaplains within the ELCA, serving in hospitals, hospices, and other service agencies.