Come one, come all to our first chapel of the Fall 2020 semester at 11 a.m. Central today on YouTube or on Facebook. Dr. Joy Moore, our academic dean, will be preaching and Jearlyn Steele will be leading music with Zach Busch. Can’t wait to worship with you all! Hope to see you there.
Greetings, Luther Seminary community!
It is such a blessing to be starting a new semester with all of you, even if things are different. Our team in the Seminary Pastor’s Office wanted to give you some info on a few things in regards to worship this semester. Our worship schedule will be as follows this fall.
Monday: 11 a.m. Central, Senior Preacher: Service of Word and Song on Zoom
Wednesday: 11 a.m. Central, Faculty/Staff Preacher: Service of Word and Song on Zoom
Friday: 11 a.m. Central, Creative and Contemplative Liturgy: Music and Scripture on Facebook Live
Tuesday: The Liturgy of the Hours Podcast, prayer that goes with you wherever you may be
Tuesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. Central, Coffee Break with Jeni Grangaard and Sarah Luedtke-Jones on Zoom
If you can’t be available at 11 a.m., most of our services are archived on the seminary’s YouTube channel.
With all of these opportunities to gather as a community, we also have some opportunities to join in on leading in these virtual gatherings in various ways. If you are interested in being involved in worship as more than a participant, please fill out this Google Volunteer Opportunities form (the sooner, the better). We have opportunities for assisting ministers, instrumentalists, and singers, just to name a few. We hope you will join us for worship this year. Stay tuned for more announcements about our specific services coming up. Our first regularly scheduled chapel service will be streamed at 11 a.m. Central Friday, September 18. Hope to see you there!
The Seminary Pastor’s Office Team
Jaime Benson, Sacristan
Jami Goetz, Digital Sacristan
Tom Witt, Chapel Musician and Chapel Office Administration
Jeni Grangaard, Seminary Pastor
Students, please join our Contextual Learning team for an internship information session from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Central October 1. If your plan is to go on internship in the Fall 2021, please plan to attend. If you are anticipating starting internship before Fall 2021, please contact our office by email (email@example.com) as soon as possible.This session will help lay out the timeline and next steps for internship.
RSVP on our internship and endorsement info session form to attend the session. This is a Zoom virtual meeting that will be recorded. Internship is a course requirement for all M.Div. students and is often a requirement for different faith traditions, including the ELCA.
Check out this bonus episode of our chapel podcast, The Liturgy of the Hours. Readings are offered by the MDivX second cohort. The liturgy is by Nate Crary, Tom Witt, Mary Preus, and Jonathan Rundman. Season Two begins next week!
It all comes down to this. We are down to our three finalists for the Luther T-Shirt Logo Contest. Use this Google form to vote on your favorite one. Thank you for responding and get ready for some Luther swag! The winner will be announced on the Luther Seminary Community Life Facebook page on September 21.
Disclaimer: This is for a one time run of Luther Swag. Luther Seminary is not changing its logo.
Luther Seminary’s fifth annual Give Day is coming up next week on September 23, 2020. We hope you are able to join in the virtual celebration. Newly added this year are Give Day Zoom backgrounds. All Luther Seminary faculty, staff, and students now have access to these backgrounds in your Zoom account. Be sure you have the latest Zoom client to be to be able to see all of the LS organizational backgrounds. The Seminary Relations team thanks you in advance for helping to spread the word! For more information and to make a gift, go to giveday.luthersem.edu.
Here is a reminder of how far your gift can go on Give Day this year:
Faculty and Staff
•The Faculty/Staff Challenge: 70 gifts (75% participation) from Luther Seminary faculty and staff combined will unlock a $15,000 Board Match.
The first staff department to reach 100% participation will all receive work-from-home care packages personally delivered by a member of the Seminary Relations team.
When current faculty reach 100% participation, they will all receive work-from-home care packages personally delivered by a member of the Seminary Relations team.
•The Current Student Challenge: When 50 current students make a gift of any amount, a $5,000 grant will be awarded to the Luther Seminary Student Council, who will determine how the grant will be used.
• The 2 Corinthians 9:7 Challenge: Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. As soon as 400 generous donors like you make a gift of any amount, a $25,000 Board Match is unlocked!
• The 50 States Challenge: After a gift is received from donors in each of the 50 states, a $10,000 Board Match will be unlocked!