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 …

Prayer for this week 9/18/2017

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God of all healing, You forgive me. Before I regret what I have done. Before I ask you to. Sometimes before I even realize I need to be forgiven.   Thank you for each new beginning. Thank you for the healing and renewal. Thank you for loving me so much you don’t give up and go away.   Help me …

Matthew 18:21-35

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21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23 “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle …

Free Pizza Friday with Muslim Students!

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On the first Friday of the month, Muslim students and others who want to support the Muslim community here at Penn State give away free pizza outside the Forum in a gesture of goodwill and community building.  Lutheran Campus Ministry and Lutheran Student Community are among the Christian campus ministries that are now partnering with Muslims to support Free Pizza Friday, and to …

CROP Walk October 15

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You can help feed the hungry in our community and across the world! On Sunday, October 15th at 1:30 pm, we’ll meet at Grace Lutheran Church on Beaver and Garner and walk through our community with others who care about food and justice. Sign up to walk, then gather donations from family and friends.  Invite others to walk and help …