In this devotion, G. Lee Kluth ’76 M.Div. writes about the ways we are called to humbly support, serve, and share God’s abundant presence with people wherever we live. Read today’s God Pause.
Archives for November 2, 2023
We gather at 11:00 a.m. CT in the OCC Dining Room for Lunch Church.
Today at Lunch Church we will be holding a Death Cafe! Death Cafe is an international movement of intentional time set to examine our relationship with mortality, death, and dying. The table discussions will be largely unstructured and will give you time to talk about your experience with death and dying and to explore any curiosities you may have. Led by senior M.Div. student Natalie Wussler as part of the Grief and Loss course. Free lunch is available. Hope to see you there!
We all know someone (or maybe ARE someone) who could use some self-care before being expected to respond with joy during the impending holiday season. Here’s a reflective workshop to care for those who are writing their loved ones’ names in the book for All Saints, struggling with other losses or even an enduring feeling of blah. You may share or use this code for 75% off today’s online workshop: Gateway75
Join us for the Global Agape Feast on November 9, 2023 (Thursday during the Church Lunch), from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the OCC Dining Room. We kindly request that you bring a favorite side dish from your own cultural tradition to share with the Luther community. This potluck-style event allows us to enjoy a delicious variety of dishes that represent the rich tapestry of our backgrounds. Mark your calendars for this day of unity and cultural appreciation. Your presence will make this event truly special. See you at the Global Agape Feast!
Many congregations have annual stewardship campaigns—but how do you think about them and how do you make them happen? Join us on Monday, November 13, 2023 from 9:45–10:45 a.m. to learn more about how to set up a successful stewardship campaign.
Chick Lane, a seasoned pastor and national stewardship leader, and Grace Pomroy, director of the Stewardship Leaders Program, will lead the conversation. You’ll learn tips and tricks that will help you be successful in your ministry context.
All are welcome. Bring your questions, concerns, and selves to this supportive, judgment free workshop. You’ll be glad you did!
Questions? Contact Arlene Flancher, Coordinator, Stewardship Leaders Program. (email@example.com)
Did you know that Luther Seminary is an organizational member of the Minnesota Multifaith Network? Join us at MnMN’s annual conference! Register now. Spots are limited so register today.
A Place of Welcome? A Multifaith Gathering on Practicing Hospitality in MN, Thursday, November 9, 2–8 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul
“Those of us living in Minnesota are all too familiar with the concept of “Minnesota Nice.” Highlighting the welcoming demeanor of its residents, “Minnesota Nice” often conveys the message that we as Minnesotans are inherently hospitable and welcoming. What this cultural stereotype does not address, however, are the challenges involved in developing Minnesota as a welcoming place for all people to settle, create community, and thrive.
This year’s MnMN Convening, A Place of Welcome? A Multifaith Gathering on Practicing Hospitality in Minnesota, invites us to consider the concept of hospitality and what that means for our faith and secular communities throughout the state of Minnesota…”