In today’s devotion, Brian D. Fragodt ’89 M.Div. reminds us that God’s steadfast love can give us strength every day. Read today’s devotion.
Archives for July 18, 2023
Join Community Life for a Virtual Game Night TONIGHT!
We’ll play virtual tabletop games as well as jackbox games! New students are welcome to join! We’re looking forward to a night of fellowship and fun!
When: TONIGHT Tuesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. CT
Zoom link in Community Announcements email.
The first recipient of the Reverend Janet Karvonen-Montgomery Graduate Preaching Fellowship is Jenna Olson Popp, ’23 MDivX graduate.
Jenna will begin her fellowship in late summer/early fall with a focus on 3 ministry experiences: campus ministry, prison ministry, and street ministry. She will be based in two domestic locations (Minneapolis and San Francisco or Boston) learning from ministry leaders in these locales while also making shorter trips to other parts of the US to explore this central question: How can the institutional church return to Luther’s conviction that the church is where the Word is proclaimed and nourishing the faithful, moving away from buildings or traditional models of church, and reaching new populations in need of God’s grace and love?
The Reverend Janet Karvonen-Montgomery and Dr. Alan Montgomery were blessed by the influence of the pastors in their lives. After graduating from Luther in 2015, Janet was awarded the Graduate Preaching Fellowship. She traveled to fifteen countries, video recording interviews with fifty women pastors and leaders in her project, “Inspired by the Call.” The experience strengthened her call to ordained ministry, affirmed her voice for preaching, and enhanced her worldview. Al and Janet believe their family’s faith in the transformative power of the gospel of Jesus Christ has deepened through her seminary education and fellowship experience. They decided to endow a similar preaching fellowship to benefit others in the future. They are active members at Incarnation Lutheran Church in Shoreview, Minnesota.
Applications for December graduates will be announced soon with a potential start of January 2024.
We will be hosting the first in-person gathering of students located in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, July 29th from 12-2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 1700 Edmonds Ave NE Renton, WA. This will be a great time for fellowship with other students from the area. New students, current students, and recent grads will all be welcome! Whether you live here, you’re interning here, or you’re just visiting the area, we’d love to have you.
Planning to join us? Sign up on this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CMei_FWUshcsfh7yqr5nlUUv3whly_UH2vXrGHCSfyY/edit?usp=sharing
We will be ordering food for the event, however if you’d like to bring a dessert or side to share that would be great! Please add it to the sign-up sheet.
Questions? Contact Grace Pomroy email@example.com
Do you know anybody with a background in fundraising and prospect management? If so, please help to spread the word far and wide about this opening in Seminary Relations. Please contact Dan Sassenberg with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is the listing: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/1820822 Thank you!
Jacob Summerville (’24) will be hosting THREE Dungeons & Dragons one-shots virtually. We invite the Luther community to sign up for sessions, whether you have never played D&D or you are a seasoned player.
**Please you sign-up below. A few things to note:
-make sure you’d have 3-4 hours open to play.
-you will have to create your character before the session. If you want assistance, contact Jacob Summerville (email@example.com).
-PLEASE sign up for just one One-Shot so as many people as possible can play.
Session 1: Monday, July 24, 6:00 p.m. CST
Session 2: Thursday, August 10, 6:00 p.m. CST
Session 3: Tuesday, August 22nd, 6:00 p.m. CST
Reach out to Community Life or Jacob Summerville (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.