Welcome Back!

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We are hoping you had a great time over semester break celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with family and friends and getting away from books and assignments and projects!    Welcome back!  May your Spring Semester be filled with excellent classes, important things to learn and study, time to enjoy your friends, and opportunities to rest, reflect and pray. Sunday worship begins again TODAY …

Arts Festival Picnic 2012

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WHAT: Arts Festival Picnic WHEN: Saturday, July 14th, 2012 – 12 pm – 1:30 pm WHO: Alumni, students, & other friends of Lutheran Campus Ministry, Lutheran AIG and Lutheran Student Community at Penn State WHERE: Sunset Park, State College Lutheran Campus Ministry and Lutheran Student Community invite you and all our students, alums and friends to visit the Arts Festival …

Fighting Malaria with Music – Psalm 151

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A child dies from malaria every 45 seconds. For a long time, the ELCA has been supporting clinics and programs in Africa to provide health care. Now we’re focusing on malaria with a new intensity. Malaria kills 800,000 people each year, most are children under five. That’s a child every 45 seconds. No child, no person, should die of a …

Praying this week

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As people of faith, we join together in offering our joys and concerns to God. Some things to pray about this week: The challenges of finals week.  We pray for students who are preparing and taking finals.  May they gather all the things they have learned in classes this semester and reflect them in the exams, projects and papers that will …

Caroling Wednesday!

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There is still time to sign up for Christmas Caroling tonight! Christmas Caroling Wednesday, December 7th (5:30 pm for dinner) 6:00 pm at the Ramp Entrance at Grace Lutheran Church Gather for dinner with the Super Wednesday gang if you like at 5:30 pm. We’ll meet at 6 pm at the ramp entrance of Grace to share rides to The Oaks retirement …

Take a moment

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I have been burning the candle at both ends. This is the time of year when we all have an amazing load of things to do, and it just seems to get out of hand. For me, it’s not just the deadlines and commitments of work. Family responsibilities increase. I want to make holiday connections with family and friends who …

Christmas Caroling Wednesday, December 7th

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Come celebrate the coming Christmas season by joining in Christmas Caroling at the Oaks retirement community!  We’ll gather at Grace Lutheran Church (come at 5:30 pm for dinner with the Super Wednesday program), then share rides out to the Oaks!  You’ll enjoy the break and a chance to spread Christmas cheer!  Singing skills are not required!  Everyone welcome!  Really! We’ll …

Christmas Hoopla – December 9th

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Christmas Hoopla! What great way to celebrate the end of the semester!! Come to the Fireside Room at Grace Lutheran Church (near the sanctuary on the upper floor) on Friday, December 9th from 6:30 pm until 9 pm for great food, lively company and seasonal fun! We’ll enjoy tasty appetizers, a delicious dinner and plenty of dessert (all home-cooked!). In …

Advent things

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Advent is the season of preparation.  In the weeks before Christmas, we prepare for the coming of God. Yes, in the weeks before Christmas, you are preparing for the coming of the end of the semester. Yes, in the weeks before Christmas, the whole culture is preparing for the coming of the Christmas holiday. In Advent, we prepare for the coming of …

NightPrayer Sunday

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Gather for quiet prayer at 9 pm in Eisenhower Chapel and find some peace as your week begins. Candles, prayerful songs, silence, images of Christ, prayers and readings will all help you talk with God about the concerns and joys of your life. This brief worship (30 – 40 minutes) is based on worship at the Taize ecumenical Christian community in France.  …