Snowdog visits!

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Aspen and Aspen are my Siberian Huskies, and their friend Iris is staying with us, too. Now that the weather is cooler, they are eager to come to campus! On either Monday or Thursday each week, I will bring a dog or two to campus for about 45 minutes between 10 am and 2 pm.  We are happy for your …

Leaders in Faith and Learning

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“Food for Thought” with Teach for America Passionate about your faith? How about teaching? Or what about learning, and broadening your worldview? If you’re hungry for some inspiration about your future and how you can connect that with your faith, this FREE dinner-and-“idea potluck” event is for you! Leaders in Faith and Learning – Interfaith “Food for Thought” with Teach …

Laurie Mulvey and Sam Richards

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“Why I Do What I Do:  A conversation for students about work and meaning” Gather for a unique conversation with Dr. Laurie Mulvey and Dr. Sam Richards, known here at Penn State for their work in Sociology and World in Conversation.  They will talk together about the values and motivations that guide their lives and their work.  It promises to …

Add your voice!

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You have the opportunity to participate in the largest ever study of young adults connected to Lutheran Campus Ministry! LuMin (Lutheran Campus Ministry Network) is in the midst of a study to learn what campus ministry communities across the country are doing well and how we can do better. We want to get as many student responses as possible from …

Lunch after worship!

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Sunday Morning Worship-Goers! After worship this Sunday morning, October 8th, there will be lunch for students! Gather in the Fireside Room at 11:40 am for delicious food and a chance to get to know some of the folks you worship with, especially other students! Come enjoy lunch together before you get back to your Sunday work! See you there! Student …

Prayer for this week 10/4/2017

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God of life, Be with the people who were in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Comfort those whose loved ones were killed. Heal the bodies and spirits of those who were injured. Guide those who work to keep people safe from violence. Calm the fears of any who are afraid. Surround us all with your care and your compassion. Comfort …

It’s not fair!

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It’s not fair! You’ve heard it.  You’ve probably said it.  You surely have thought it. I certainly have. I have vivid memories of complaining to my mother about  some imbalance between me and my sister.  Even as kids, we have a keen sense of where others are coming out better than we think they ought.  It is truly part of …

Prayer for this week 9/28/2017

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Generous God, You open your hand and pour down blessings on us all. Help me to be thankful for your blessings. Help me to see your generosity to me. Help me to rejoice in your generosity to the people around me.   Teach me to think beyond what is fair and what is deserved. Remind me of the countless ways …

Matthew 20:1-16

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1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; 4 and he said …

Forgiveness

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Seems that Jesus is pretty hard-core when it comes to forgiveness. In Sunday’s reading from Matthew, Peter asks Jesus how many times we must forgive a brother or sister. He’s looking for some limits, but he wants to be generous, so Peter picks a pretty big number . . . do we forgive as many as seven times?  Nope. Jesus tells him …