In this devotion, Phil Larson ’83 M.Div. writes that you may be unaware that God is using your life for the good of God’s people and to spread the gracious kingdom of Jesus Christ. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for October 16, 2023
Join Jenny Pietz, our preacher of the week, and chapel staff for a text study today at 11:00 a.m. CT.
Text of the week: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Matthew 22:15-22. See email for Zoom link.
Join us for a conversation about addiction and pastoral care with Dr. Isaac Horwedel, one of our newest professors! We’ll meet at Stout’s Pub at 5:30 TONIGHT! Appetizers and soft drinks will be provided.
Join us for a night of fellowship and good conversation, while getting to know Dr. Horwedel and each other!
Addiction touches all our lives. From substances to social media, we and our loved ones seem to be increasingly compelled by attachments that get beyond our control. Despite its wide reach and steep personal and social costs, addiction remains a perplexing and hotly contested issue for researchers, pastors, policymakers, and the public at large. What might the ubiquity of addiction, and our numerous attempts to understand it, reveal about our current moment?
Winter registration opens by class on Tuesday, October 24 (see Registration tab in MyLutherNet for specifics). The advising team will be available for open advising zoom sessions over the next few weeks.
Join us if you have registration questions on the following dates:
- Monday, October 16, 9–10 a.m. CST
- Monday, October 23, 12–1 p.m. CST
- Tuesday, October 24, 9–10 a.m. CST
See email for Zoom link for all sessions.
Email email@example.com if you have questions. **Please be sure to note what program you are in when emailing**
Our election last week left us with two empty degree type representative seats on the student council:
- Distributed Learning MDiv Senior
- Distributed Learning MA CYF/LIM/CM/Lutheran Ministries Program
In order to fill these vacant positions, the student council handbook states that we will run a secondary election. If these positions remain vacant after the secondary election the officers of the student council shall evaluate if another election will be held, or the seat will remain vacant for the remainder of the term/year.
Nominations will close on Monday, October 16, at 3 p.m. CT and elections will open Tuesday, October 17, at 8 a.m. CT and close Thursday, October 19, at noon CT.
Please reach out to the election commissioners if you have any questions regarding the vacant seats or special election.
Rachel Wyffels and Sarah Yotter
Fall 2023 Election Commissioners
We gather in the Chapel of the Incarnation and online for chapel. On Thursdays, we gather in the OCC Dining Room and on Zoom for Lunch Church.
11:00 a.m. CT Monday, October 16
Chapel Text Study with Jenny Pietz, our preacher of the week, and chapel staff
Text of the week: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Matthew 22:15-22
See email for Zoom link
11:00 a.m. CT Tuesday, October 17
Service of Word and Prayer
Preacher: Matt Larson, SEMN Synod
11:00 a.m. CT Wednesday, October 18
Service of Holy Communion
Preacher: Jenny Pietz, assistant professor of New Testament
11:00 a.m. CT Thursday, October 19
Lunch Church in the OCC Dining Room
Leader: Dwight Zscheile, vice president of innovation and professor of congregational mission and leadership
Friday, October 20
A Prayer Labyrinth will be set up in the Narthex of OCC, you are invited to come and walk the labyrinth at any time on Friday.