In this devotion, Walter C. Bouzard ’80 M.Div., ’88 M.Th. reflects on Jesus’ direction that loving God cannot be severed from loving treatment of one’s neighbor. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for October 26, 2023
Join us in the OCC Dining Room
11:00 a.m. CT Thursday, October 26: Lunch Church x Why Jesus?
This month’s speaker is Jody Nyenhuis, Associate Director, MDivX Pilot Program.
“Why Jesus” is a series of talks designed to help build community here at Luther and to model the practice of Christian testimony. Speakers (faculty, staff, and students) focus on two questions: “Why am I a Christian?” And “What difference does Jesus make in my life?” Lunch is provided.
Zoom is available (see email for link).
You can also find the previous Why Jesus? talks on Moodle.
Thanks to all who submitted pumpkins and attended our pumpkin carving and fall snacks event!
Now is the time to cast your vote to determine the best pumpkin of them all! Vote on the Google Form by 9 a.m. CST on October 31 and winners will be announced at noon CST! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will receive gift cards!
The names submitted will be written on ribbons to be used in worship. The names will be read aloud during worship on November 1 (also be livestreamed and archived on YouTube).
All Saints Day celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many northern regions, the readings and liturgy call us to remember all who have died in Christ in the past year and whose baptism is complete. We will gather as a community in worship to observe All Saints Day on Wednesday, November 1, at 11 a.m. Central Time in the Chapel of the Incarnation or online.
Dr. Dee Stokes has discerned a call to transition from her role as director of the Seeds Project at Luther to pursue new opportunities, including leading an educational program for entrepreneurs in her local North Carolina context. During her time with us, Dee helped to establish and grow the Seed Project to connect, equip, and support dozens of ministry leaders around the country and world who are starting new forms of Christian community. We wish Dee the best in this next season of her ministry. Her last day will be October 31.
Nicholas Gibson will transition from contractor to employee as marketing project manager effective November 1. Nicholas is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a background in marketing and software development. He has become a valuable team member in the past several months as a contractor and we look forward to his contributions in this new role.
Questions? Contact Dwight Zscheile, vice president of innovation.
What does a chaplain do? What are the different vocational pathways for chaplains? What is ACPE and Board certification? Bring your questions and join us for a Lunch and Learn focused on chaplaincy!
We will have Rev. Shawn Mai ’92, ACPE Certified Educator and CPE Manager at Park Nicollet Health Services and Methodist Hospital joining us! Shawn was most recently the Board Chair for ACPE and has been a chaplain and educator in the Twin Cities for many years. We are delighted to have him join us!
Date: November 7, 2023. Join us for chapel at 11 a.m. with a Lunch and Learn at 11:30 a.m. in the Olson Campus Center. There will be a Zoom option as well. Please RSVP for November 7 here.