In this devotion, Roger H. Black ’78 M.Div. reflects on the prophet’s invitation to humbly admit that we are flawed humans. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for November 7, 2022
Monday at 9 a.m. central: Chapel Bible study on Zoom (link will be provided in the community announcements email).
Special Eco-Faith Meeting: Monday, November 7, 8–9 p.m. on-campus and online (Residential: 1467 Branston Street and Zoom link will be provided in the community announcements email). Please arrive early/promptly to respect our guest, Dr. Martin-Schramm.
Dr. Jim Martin-Schramm is an ELCA pastor and professor emeritus of Luther College who is part of the writing team drafting a new ELCA Social Message on Climate Change. Currently a draft is available at elca.org/climatecare. Public feedback is being solicited through a survey on this site until Dec 2. Prior to the meeting, please read the draft message and come with a reflection or two. We’re excited to see you there!
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.
Community Gathering: Hagar and God’s Grace; Love Is Messy
Please join us in community to hear a unique, culturally relevant, and empowering message.
Saturday, November 12, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: United Faith Pentecostal Church, 1156 Aldrich Avenue, North Minneapolis, MN 55411
12–2 p.m. (Lunch to be provided—look for an RSVP form in your email soon!)
OCC Dining Room and on Zoom
The Office of Student Affairs together with the members of the RIC Committee and Luther International Students have been planning a facilitated dialogue and conversation to discuss issues that are significant to our community. This first meeting will focus on the following theme, “What Does it Mean to Belong at Luther Seminary?”
We are partnering with the Respectful Conversations Ministry of the Minnesota Council of Churches and have contracted with Lead Facilitator Joan Haan for this event. Respectful Conversations is based on Christian principles and is aimed at creating a path to strengthening community among people with differing views.
This Respectful Conversation is designed to build empathy, soften hearts, and deepen understanding.
We see the success of this Respectful Conversation depending on the attendance and support of our entire community of faculty, staff and students.
While we would love everyone to have the full experience of the dialogue by being together in the same room, we are also providing a hybrid option for those who need it.
Zoom link will be provided in the community announcements email.
Please remain in prayer for this event and we hope to see you there.
Alison Bondy (Co-Chair RIC Committee)
Stephanie Newman (Co-Chair RIC Committee)
Anoop Entrapati (Student Council Rep for International Students)
Sarah Luedtke-Jones (Director of Student Affairs)
Leon Rodrigues (Dean of Students)