In today’s God Pause, Rolf Jacobson ’91 M.Div. Alvin N. Rogness Professor of Scripture, Theology, and Ministry, reflects on lifting up the cup of salvation. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for April 4, 2023
Due to staffing, if you want to order food shelf next week, please have your order in by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4th. Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation.
This week and through Holy Week, there is a Prayer Labyrinth at OCC, upstairs on the floor in the ‘triangle area’ just across from the cafe. We invite you to this space for a time of quietness, personal prayer, and meditation. The Prayer Labyrinth is available at any time of the day during OCC’s open hours. We ask all labyrinth users to kindly remove their shoes before walking the path.
Here are some resources for using a Prayer Labyrinth, including a portable finger labyrinth version. May this practice bless your Holy Week and bring you peace.
We’re excited to gather together Luther students (and interns!) from across ELCA Region 1 (aka Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana). Whether you’re currently located in this region, doing candidacy in this region, interning in this region, or hoping to have a first call in this region, we’d love to have you! And if you’re from another Western State we’re happy to have you, too.
Currently, we’re hoping to host two gatherings: one in-person and one online. We’re hoping to gauge your interest in being a part of these gatherings – you would be welcome to participate in one or both. The goal of these gatherings is to get to know one another better and make connections across the students living in this region. Once we know who is interested, we’ll take a look at dates.
If you’re interested, please take a few minutes to fill out this Google form.
Questions? Email Grace Pomroy at email@example.com
When? Monday evening, April 17, 2023 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. central time
Where? Zoom – Register here
Arguments about money are continually cited as the leading cause of divorce and separation. What you might now know, however, is that couples who talk about money report being happier than those that don’t. The message? Communicating about money in a healthy way deepens couples’ connections and is another form of intimacy. Join us to learn:
- Why talking about money as a couple is so hard.
- Ways to view your partner’s relationship with money with compassion.
- A values-based way to plan out your finances together.
- Each participant will also get a digital worksheet to use and refer back to long after the workshop ends.
About the presenter: Lindsay Bryan-Podvin (she/her) is a biracial financial wellness expert, speaker, and author of the book “The Financial Anxiety Solution.” A practicing social worker since 2012, she uses a shame-free approach to help people get their minds and money in balance by focusing on the intersection of money and mental health using financial therapy.
A cross seminary Study trip to the 13th Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation will take place September 13-19, 2023 in Krakow, Poland. This cross-seminary trip is available for course credit for ELCA students and has limited enrollment.
The Lutheran World Federation assembly in Krakow, “One Body, One Spirit, One Hope” is hosted by the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland. (For more information on the assembly go the website.) LWF assemblies are vibrant gatherings that set the course of the communion for the next seven years. North American Lutherans have a rich history of participation in the global work of this Lutheran communion. Founded in 1947 after the 2nd World War, and established to foster relationships among Lutherans as the colonial frameworks were taken down, it continues today in efforts to maintain a vibrant Lutheran witness in the world alongside its ecumenical partners.
On this trip, students will experience the diversity of Lutheran churches in communion, meet ecumenical leaders, network with global Lutheran representatives, and join in worship, fellowship, and cross-cultural learning. Students will register for the course through their own seminary and assignments can be tailored to meet the degree requirements of their particular school. Students will be responsible for transportation to and from Poland, as well as housing. Registration for the conference will be subsidized through the Dorothy Marple bequest to support global and ecumenical education for seminarians. Students are encouraged to check with their own seminary for any additional funding.