In today’s devotion, Diane Koschmeder ’90 M.Div. reflects on the first step in discernment. Read today’s devotion.
Archives for July 25, 2023
From, Leon Rodrigues, Dean of Students: “We received the tragic news that my brother-in-law, and youngest brother to my wife, Sophie, succumbed to a severe infection caused by kidney failure in a South African hospital on Thursday evening. Please keep us in prayer as we deal with this tremendous loss and as we make travel and funeral arrangements.”
The Luther Community is invited to Lunch Church in the OCC Dining Room on Wednesday, July 26 in honor of our Summer Campus Visit Days.
Dr. Anna Marsh will be leading an exercise on Exodus 16. We hope to see you there!
Attention students who use the food shelf!
For the next four weeks, we are trying a new system for the food shelf. We are trying to steward our resources better while still providing supplemental food for our students who need it.
Instead of everyone having a unique order, we are going to order food in bulk and offer you three different bag types: a meat bag, a produce bag, and a grain and other bag. Please use this form to say which bags you would like. A description of what is in each bag is at the top of the question. You can choose one, two, or all three bags. If there is food that you would not use, we invite you to share it with your community to those who may be able to use it. We are also offering milk and eggs every week. There is also a question about other food and grocery items you may need. We may not be able to get those items, but it does help us to know what is needed for future weeks.
We are also asking for folks to volunteer to help organize these bags. Because we are ordering in bulk, there will be more work needed to separate food items and we currently do not have the capacity to do all of that work. It also is an opportunity for you to help keep this necessary service going, even on weeks when we do not have the staffing to do so. We will train you on how to do so when you come to a shift. We know that the time will not work for everyone, but we are asking everyone to do what they can. You are able to let us know when you are free with the last question on the Google form. We will be preparing the food in the community kitchen in the basement of Bockman.
Finally, please bring back both bags and egg cartons that you have used. The eggs are coming in a large container and we need the smaller ones to divide them out to you all.
This week (July 24th- 28th) use the new system!
Please fill out the form by Wednesday, July 26th. This will replace the old system for the next four weeks (week of July 24th, July 31st , and August 7th) Forms are due on Wednesday and food can be picked up Friday of each week.
You will be able to pick up your food bags from the community kitchen in the basement of Bockman. We will email you when the bags are ready to be picked up. Your names will be on the bags.
Here is the link to the new food ordering form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSejbUK6QmJVzcC18Ns9JFbbmY_UsdXoko_ofLS48Ud_9P6EJw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Faith+Lead is developing a course entitled Crash Course: Bible which will answer broad questions about the history, cultural context, and organization of the Bible, as well as give pointers on how people might use the Bible in their daily lives. Each module will include personal stories that will offer various perspectives on reading the Bible.
Course instructor Stephanie Luedtke is looking for a small number of seminary students to record Zoom interviews about your experiences with the Bible. This interview topic chart gives you an idea of the kinds of questions you will be asked.
You would receive a $100 stipend (upon submission of a W-9) for 60 minutes of your time over Zoom. All recordings must be completed by mid-September. Contact Stephanie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or to confirm your participation. She will schedule the Zoom meeting based on your availability and help you with your recording.
Your stories are important. This course is designed for real people like you, and Faith+Lead’s learners would greatly benefit from your shared experience. Thank you for considering this request!