You are invited to join Professor Schifferdecker and Professor Hansen, along with staff and students who traveled to Tanzania and Mexico/Guatemala this past January, for lunch following chapel on Tuesday, May 2 in Dining Room A/B.
Archives for May 1, 2023
Come one and all to our end-of-the-year barbecue party Tuesday, May 9th at 4:30 p.m. on the OCC Patio! We’ll have some yummy pulled chicken sandwiches as well as vegan and gluten-free barbecue meals AND ice cream to celebrate the summer (we’ve also heard rumors of some fresh lemonade)! Bubbly Loon will be joining us to serve beer and wine. Cap off this school year well with friends and colleagues!
Students, staff, faculty, and family are welcome!
RM 4515 33 – MINISTRY IN SMALL TOWN AND RURAL CONTEXTS
Are you curious about small town and rural culture, communities and ministry? We have room for Luther students to join us.
The catalog does not say we will be staying at Shalom Hill Farm, a retreat center in Southwestern Minnesota for four nights and five days. Thanks to the generosity of rural donors, this experience, meals, transportation and housing in a beautiful prairie setting for four nights is a gift to help you understand and explore rural and small town ministry. We will visit a variety of communities, contexts and congregations/parishes on field trips on the days we are there.
Here is the catalog language. “Students, together with clergy and lay persons from small town and rural congregations, study issues[challenges and opportunities] affecting America’s small town and rural (STaR) communities. Clergy and lay persons from STaR congregations and communities are engaged as part of the course. Implications for ministry and leadership in these contexts are explored.”.
Register if you are looking for this course. If you have questions, contact Pr. Jon Anderson – Rural Ministry Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each degree-seeking student may request reimbursement towards payment of a licensed counselor and/or spiritual director for up to $300 per academic year. Please see the Emotional Well Being Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jEZ4oDfFJniVE5Nf2sX8QKMGtNmMCMqiTQfMI-1w_ic/edit) for more information. Please reach out (with confidentiality) to email@example.com with any questions.
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Individual office trash and recycling will be picked up each Friday. If this day is not convenient with your schedule, you are always welcome to empty it into a hallway bin. Please be sure to empty all containers of any liquid before throwing it away. Additionally, the combination of an old building and changing temps, bring mice into our offices. All food should be stored in an airtight container or thrown into a hallway trash bin at the end of the night. Thank you for your cooperation!
In the spirit of a Beloved Community all are welcome to attend a coffee hour gathering at Luther OCC Coffee Area on May 16, 2023, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. The purpose is to provide a safe space for fellowship with community members who will also participate in table talk discussion, image reflection, conversation, and light refreshments.
A beloved community is a welcoming community that is filled with compassion, acceptance, and freedom. “Put on therefore, as God’s elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering; 13 forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as [a]the Lord forgave you, so also do ye” (Colossians 3:12-13).
For more information or ways to get involved please contact Alum – Nicole Fernandez, at firstname.lastname@example.org