In today’s God Pause, Lori Bonkoski ’85 M.Div. reflects on bringing comfort and hope to those who despair. Read today’s devotion.
Archives for June 9, 2023
Summer 2023 RFS begins next week! Here’s the schedule of activities for Sunday and Monday. For complete details, see the 2023 RFS Summer Schedule:
Sunday, June 11
4–5:00 p.m.—LGBTQIA+ Service: “Re-Formed” – Meet at the Luther Seminary Sign on Como Ave. Service organized by RIC Advocates Committee and live streamed. Service will be followed by a fellowship time at Station 280 (2554 Como Ave).
Monday, June 12
8–10:50 a.m.—Intensive classes on campus
– OCC10: WO0515 Public Worship – Leadership in Word & Sacrament (Lange)
– GH101: OT0120 Prophets and Poetry (Marsh)
– GH103: CD1635 Trauma, Theology and Ministry (Marga/Dahl)
– GH104: PR4557 Preaching the Gospel of John (Lewis)
– Offsite: RM4515 Ministry in Small Town and Rural Context (Anderson)
– Online: CG3519 Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness (Holt-Woehl)
11–11:25 a.m.—Chapel: Matins (livestream: https://www.youtube.com/lutherseminary)
11:30–12:30 p.m.—Pre-ordered lunch
12:30–5:20 p.m.—Intensive classes
5:30 p.m.—Summer intensive patio party (hosted by Community Life)
Welcome back to campus! We worship at 11 a.m. CT in the Chapel of the Incarnation or online. On Thursday and Friday, we gather in the OCC Dining Room and on Zoom (see link in Community Announcement email.
11:00 a.m. Monday, June 12th
Leader: Nate Crary
11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13th
Service of the Word
Preacher: Dianne Haulcy, M.Div. class of ’23
11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 14th
Service of Holy Communion
Preacher: Leon Rodrigues, Vice President of Inclusion and Belonging, Dean of Students
11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 15th
Lunch Church x Why Jesus
Speaker: Matt Jewell, MDiv Student
Free lunch in the OCC Dining Room!
11:00 a.m. Friday, June 16th
ABIDE Presentation: African Americans in a Post-Civil Rights Era
Speaker: Dr. Samuel Zalonga
Join us in the OCC Dining Room
Have an idea for a feature story or news item for the November 2023 issue of Story? Please submit your idea to the editor, Charly Haley (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, June 12. We will add them to a list of story ideas that we will consider for inclusion in the magazine.
Please note that this is a request for ideas only, not for drafted articles. Thanks!
This summer, the library student workers would love to hear about any book recommendations you might have. We will put up a display of all book recommendations we receive at the library.
We invite you to (i) take a ‘shelfie’ – a photo of yourself and the cover of the book you recommend; (ii) tell us why you love this book- just a sentence or two!; and finally, (iii) send your photo to 952-297-9932 or email it to email@example.com. We welcome book recommendations without photos too, if you prefer not to take a shelfie. Any subject or genre is welcome – from theology to murder mystery to poetry!
We would like to set up the display in time for the Summer Residential Focus Session. We hope you can send in your book recommendations by June 12.
Here is a sample of a shelfie https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bL2vNqzfa8Hi_eslRe6uP1X2dhB8NKl5/view?usp=sharing
You are invited to two student-led worship opportunities during the June RFSes!
LGBTQIA+ Service: “Re-Formed”
Sunday, June 11th at 4 p.m. CT
Monday, June 19th at 4 p.m. CT
Both of these services will meet at the Luther Seminary sign on Como Ave (across from St. Anthony Park Lutheran) and will involve various creative worship activities at different stations on campus, ending with a time for fellowship at Station 280 (2554 Como Ave). These services have been planned and organized by the RIC Advocates Committee and will be live-streamed on the RIC Advocates Facebook page.
All are welcome! Hope to see you there!