Activities & Events
Lutheran Campus Ministry and LSC offer a wide variety of activities and events throughout the school year . . . take a look and see what is in store! Our Fall 2020 / Covid-19 Era Events are in BLUE.
You’ll find our calendar at the right side of this page, so check out our regular events and special events!
Ongoing Events | Covid-19 Era Fall 2020
Night Prayer | Sundays 9 pm online
Fall 2020, we will meet on Sunday evenings from 9 – 9:30 pm via Zoom for Night Prayer. Through music and simple songs, prayer and readings, and time for reflection, we’ll stop and center ourselves before the week begins. You’ll find the link on the event calendar.
Evening Prayer | Thursdays 6 pm at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
In-person gatherings may be few and far between this semester, but while we are allowed, we will gather for Evening Prayer on Thursdays at 6 pm in Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. We will be following all the university’s Covid-19 guidelines and procedures, expect be masks and social distancing, and a warm and welcoming community, nevertheless. We’ll have a bag meal for you to take along afterward, since no group meals are currently allowed.
Thursday Grab ‘n Go Dinner | Thursdays 6:45 pm at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
After in-person worship on Thursdays, sack meals will be provided. You are welcome to take this meal along or to join the socially distanced group eating together after Worship.
Pop Up Office Hours | Tuesdays 3 – 4 pm on campus or online
When the weather allows, you will find Campus Minister Alicia Anderson at a spot outside on campus where you can come and talk for a while. Check in about your day, ask questions, share concerns or fears, get some advice, or ask for a prayers. Check our event calendar and socials for the location each week. You will also find the link there when online.
Antiracism Discussion | Tuesday, 15 September 7-8 pm Online
Learn and talk together with as we grow in our understanding of racism and how we can be antiracist day to day. We will be exploring antiracism using a variety of online resources. At this initial meeting, we’ll start the conversation and make plans for monthly gatherings throughout the year. We are offering this discussion together with Lutheran Student Community, Presbyterian Student Fellowship and Wesley at PSU. Everyone is welcome! You can find the Zoom link event calendar.
Volunteering at the Arboretum | Sunday, October 25th 9 am – 12 noon
Join other volunteers at the Penn State Arboretum and help plant a Pollinator and Bird Garden, using COVID-19 safety plan and working outdoors! Sign up here to help from 9 am – 12 pm. You’ll get more details once you sign up, but the Arboretum is off Park Avenue, near Shortlidge. Supplies and equipment will be provided, and you will need to dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear a mask. If the weather cooperates, we can eat a picnic lunch together afterward!
Volunteering with the Clothing Transit | Tuesdays
In partnership with the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity volunteers help with clothing items that are available to the trans and non-binary community. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays to help sort and catalog items. Sign up here.
Spanish language faith community / Outreach to Spanish speaking community
Volunteers are needed to help establish Gloria de Dios Comunidad, a new Spanish language community of faith here in Centre County. A diverse group of volunteers are at the beginning stages of this multi-cultural outreach project, sponsored by the ELCA. Contact Eliza Mull for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Events / Projects
We will work together on group projects like the Volunteering at the Arboretum, Virtual CROP Walk in October, Clothing Transit through the fall, online service projects, and others. We’ll offer at least one each month. If you have ideas to suggest, please contact Campus Minister Alicia Anderson at email@example.com.
(The following are ON HIATUS until further notice due to Covid-19)
Sundays and Thursdays | Worship Hall at Pasquerilla & Grace Lutheran Church
Gathering for worship is central to our lives together as Christians in the Lutheran Student Community. Visit our Worship Page for more information on our weekly worship services.
Dinner for Students
Sundays and Thursdays at 7 pm | Grace Lutheran and Pasquerilla Spiritual Center
Students gather for dinner in the Fireside Room at Grace Lutheran Church after evening worship on Sundays, and again for dinner in the Garden Room at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center after evening prayer on Thursdays.
Both are a relaxed time, with lots of home-cooked food, lively conversation and a family-like feel. There is always something for vegetarians to enjoy, and on Sundays you have a chance to help use the massive dishwasher at the church once dinner is over, or wash up at the Spiritual Center!
Meals may include dishes like veggie lasagna with salad, Chicken Italiano with potatoes, or any number of casseroles with a side of vegetables. There are always good options for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. And there is dessert each week.
Some weeks there will be projects or visitors or special topics. Check the calendar for details.
Come for the food. Stay for the community.
Lunch after Morning Worship
Sundays at 11:30 am | Grace Lutheran Church
During the semester after Sunday worship services at Grace Lutheran, you can enjoy a delicious lunch, spend some time getting to know some of the others you worship with: other Penn State students, Grace Lutheran members, the Grace Lutheran staff, campus minister Alicia Anderson and whomever else happens by!
We’ll gather in the Fireside Room just down the hallway from the sanctuary – not to worry, we know you have to get work done on Sunday afternoon, so you can eat and run! Lunch begins around 11:30 am (immediately following the 10:30 am worship service) and should be done by 12:15 pm (unless you want to relax and chat after the meal!). Everyone is welcome!
“Pop Up” Office Hours
Tuesdays or Wednesdays 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | HUB and other campus locations
Each week, our campus minister, Alicia Anderson, will find a spot in the HUB or some other place on campus and hang out – Stop by to say hi! Bring your lunch and eat. Come to chat and talk about life. No particular agenda.
Check the calendar for dates. She’ll be in the HUB unless otherwise indicated. Each time, she’ll post on our Facebook page where to find her. Like our page and you’ll get the updates!