Spring Break 2020

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Civil Rights Pilgrimage: Serving and Learning in Rural Alabama This co-sponsored trip will take us to rural Alabama where we will help with tornado relief for families affected by storms in March 2019, and visit a variety of museums, national historic sites and memorials to learn about the civil rights struggle in the United States. We’ll use our hands to …

Retreat Close to Home: Jan 17 – 18

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Journey Inward: A time to explore who you are and how God is calling you Friday, January 17th – Saturday, January 18th, 2020 Hilton Garden Inn, State College 5 pm on Friday through 6 pm on Saturday. This will be a relaxed time filled with conversation, reflection, laughter, worship, and plenty of fun with other students as well as some …

Thanksgiving Break!

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At last, break is upon us and you will have some time away from classes and academic deadlines! Eat lots of your favorite holiday meals and ENJOY your family and friends! Through break, Sunday worship services will continue as usual, but all our other programs (mid-week events, and meals) will be cancelled from Friday, November 22nd through Saturday, November 30th.  …

Adventfest at Grace

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Come celebrate the start of Advent with the community at Grace Lutheran as we discover Nordic holiday traditions on Sunday, December 2nd after the 10:30 am worship service (around 11:45 am). There will be seasonal music and Christmas carols, Nordic foods and treats (hooray for lefse!), plus Scandinavian displays and activities including a youth pageant and storytelling. Come for food, …

Mentor Program Connections!

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We are developing a mentor program to connect Grace members with Penn State students who share common academic or professional interests.  If you would like to connect with a congregation member, learn from their experience and their journey, and have the opportunity to talk about your experience and your journey thus far, we’d love to have you! You can fill …

Christmas Hoopla! Sunday, Dec 15

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Seriously, make plans to come to the Christmas Hoopla! – put it on your calendar now!  You’ll find it to be a great way to take a break from studying and enjoy the holiday fun! Come for a festive dinner, Christmas music and fun, plus silly gifts for everyone!   Wear your favorite holiday sweater or other holiday clothes (or just come …

Volunteer at the Clothing Transit

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Volunteers needed at the Clothing Transit!  Take some time out of your week to help sort and hang up clothing, log items and make sure clothes are up to date and ready to wear at the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity’s Clothing Transit in the Ritenour Building. Sign up for an hour or so between 2 pm and 4 …

Help with Challah for Hunger!

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We’re changing up our Thursday schedule this week! Come to the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center anytime from 5-7 pm on Thursday, November 21 to help our Jewish friends battle hunger with delicious braided loaves of challah! Worship will be at 7 pm this week. We’ll mix bread dough, eat pizza, braid loaves and make connections across faith groups while raising money …

Prayer for this week 10/1

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God of compassion, My world is sometimes too small.  My heart is sometimes too small. I fail to see the people around me, their sorrows, their struggles, their fears. I fail to realize that there are ways I could bring help that they need. I fail to remember that these people that surround me, they belong to me. Expand my …

Luke 16:19-31

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[Jesus said:] 19“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. 22The poor man died and was carried …