Prayer for the week 4/16/2019

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God of each week, This is a holy week. We remember how you gathered your followers, washed feet and called us to serve each other, then shared a meal filled with your promises. We remember how you were betrayed by those close to you, endured a sham trial and torture, then died an excruciating and humiliating death. Images of connection, …

Lenten Concert at Grace

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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 6:15 –6:45 pm— Pre-concert talk by Pastor Hetrick, Miller Center 6:50—7:00 pm —Prelude: Bells of Grace, Sanctuary 7:00 —8:00 pm —LENTEN CONCERT “Last(ing) Words of Faith” (free) featuring Trotta’s Seven Last Words with ecumenical choir of singers from 14 churches, orchestra, and soloists; handbell choir; and Goodall’s The Lord is My Shepherd from The Vicar of Dibley

Peace Walk 2019

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State College’s forth Palm Sunday Peace Walk will take place on April 14th, starting at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church! This annual 1-mile walk begins at 3 pm and will finish around 5 pm, stopping occasionally to celebrate peace, is a participatory and collaborative campus and community event bringing us together to notice and acknowledge the many ways people are …

Prayer for this week 4/2/2019

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Dear God, Your love for me is unfathomable. Like the father in this story, you come running when you see me. You open your arms in welcome and joy. You hold me close. No questions. No second guessing. No criticism. It is hard to comprehend. You want so much for me; a life of abundance and joy and meaning. You …

Luke 15: prodigal

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Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to [Jesus]. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable:  11 “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger of them said to his …

Easter Schedule 2019

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EASTER SERVICES (Sunday, April  21, 2019) All services and meals are held at Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street, State College, PA 6:30 am – Sunrise Worship with Holy Communion 7:30 am – Easter Breakfast (Harkins Hall with the whole community) 8:00 am – Worship with Holy Communion9:00 am – Festival Worship with Holy Communion10:30 am – Festival Worship …

Holy Week Schedule 2019

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE – Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE – Grace Lutheran Church, 205 South Garner Street Wednesday, April 17, 12:15 pm – Midday Lenten Worship Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 pm – Lenten Evening Prayer Thursday, April 18, 5:30 pm – Student Dinner in Fireside Room at Grace Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm – Maundy …

Penn State Pride Cookie Decoration

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Join Alicia Anderson and your “Chaplain Chat” campus minister friends and the Open Table Reconciling Community at St. Paul’s UMC and Wesley Foundation for cookie decorating for Pride Month! Monday, April 15th from 3 – 5 pm at Abba Java at the corner of Locust and Calder Way. Come hang out, have some snacks and learn how to decorate some …

Honoring Survival – April 8

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Honoring Survival: Transforming the Spirit Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:30 – 7:30 pm nMemorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Through speakers, music, art, and more, we honor the strength and resiliency of survivors of all forms of interpersonal violence and their loved ones in this annual event. Honoring Survival is part of the Gender Equity Center and Centre Safe’s programming …

Interfaith Table Info

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Gather with students who have different beliefs to discuss issues that matter.  Interfaith Table is a project designed to bring students together, build connections and learn about our differences and our commonalities . . . all while enjoying each other’s company and delicious food.  Participants are invited to share thoughts on the Interfaith Table blog:  http://sites.psu.edu/interfaithtable/.   If you’d like to be …