good news

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“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.”  Matthew 10:40 These verses from Matthew’s gospel are from the end of Jesus’ conversation with his twelve closest disciples just before he sends them out on his behalf.  He’s given them authority to cast out demons and heal illness and disease.  Their task is to …

Weekly Prayer: 6/30

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Active and moving God, People, communities, and creation are hurting. Sorrow, disease, unrest, conflict, misuse and isolation are taking their toll. I see pain and struggle all around me. Give me courage as you send me out with good news. Help me to share your love with the people I encounter. Show me how to live peace and justice. Guide …

Matthew 10:40-42

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“Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to …

abundance

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The State College area is fortunate to have a number of options for those who want to purchase fresh, local produce in the summer and early fall months.  There is a farmer’s market somewhere in the region 6 days each week (and there are two some days).  I enjoy visiting the markets, looking at and choosing veggies and fruits, picking …

Weekly Prayer 6/23

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God of abundance, Your world is packed with all that you create. The earth is filled with plants and creatures and landscapes that amaze. Human beings bring your rich and varied gifts to each other. You fill our world with so much. When I am feeling limited and hemmed-in, remind me of the vast and rich blessings that surround me. …

Weekly Prayer: 6/16

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God of hope, You send me out into the world to proclaim the good news of your love and healing. Help me understand what it means that the kingdom of heaven has come near. Give me compassion for the harassed and helpless. -Show me how your reign of love and justice comes creeping into my life -Show me where you …

PSU On-Campus this fall

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In case you haven’t heard, Penn State will be resuming on-campus instruction on August 24th for the fall semester. At this point, we do not know just what that will mean for the life of Lutheran Student Community. As more information is available from the university about guidelines and expectations to help keep our students and community safe and healthy, …

Matthew 9:35-10:8

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35Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are …

Need someone to talk to?

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Overwhelmed by everything just now? Don’t know what you believe? Struggling with relationships? Need a listening ear? If you are feeling distressed or troubled, if you can’t quite sort things out, if you just want to talk, you are welcome to contact our Campus Minister, Alicia Anderson. Part of why we are here is to provide emotional, spiritual, and other support …

QNA: God’s will and disasters

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Questions, Not Answers (QNA) is an intergenerational discussion group that brings together members of Grace Lutheran and students connected with Lutheran Student Community. We wrestle with questions that don’t have easy or clear answers, and we often leave with more questions than we came with! This month, we’re tackling questions about God’s will and disasters in our lives and the …