Lazarus

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The parable Jesus tells in this week’s gospel reading is a rich and complex story.  I highly recommend you read it here, since my quick summary will not do it justice.  Jesus contrasts a man who clearly has all the material resources he could want with a man who is so poor and sick that as he begs at the …

Questions about eternity?

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QNA – Questions, not Answers is a monthly inter-generational discussion for students and community members on Sunday at 7 pm in the Fireside Room. This group is led by Paula Droege, who teaches int eh Philosophy department and we will welcome a wide variety of perspectives and thoughts! There will also be dinner, especially for students! For our meeting this …

weekly prayer: 9/27

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O God, There are needs and demands all around me. At times, I am overwhelmed and want to retreat and look away. Fill me with both strength and compassion. Empower me to see the needs of people nearby. Remind me that you know each of them by name. Open my eyes and show me that they are my family. Guide …

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 …

contrasts

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Generally, Jesus’ parables begin with expectations followed by surprising twists that help illustrate how God’s priorities contrast with human priorities.  There are lots of familiar examples – a father welcomes his disrespectful son back with open arms (after the son has spent half the family wealth) because the father is so relieved his son has returned.  A despised outsider (from …

Sunday Meals!

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Lunch or Dinner – alternating weeks! Each week starting in October, students will gather and share a meal together! This will be a time to connect with other students and enjoy some delicious food, talk about life and school, and whatever else is happening in our lives. There will be vegetarian / vegan options available. Lunch will be around 11:40 …

weekly prayer: 9/20

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O God, Your priorities are not always like my impulses. You call me to use what I have for the good of all.    Show me your worldview. Teach me that power and resources are to be used to love your world. Help me to share generously. Empower me to work for justice. Move me to include all. Help me …

Luke 16:1-13

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1Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.’ 3Then the manager …

Choir at Grace

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Would you like a chance to sing this year? Penn State students are welcome to join the Adult Choir at Grace! Choir rehearsals begin Wednesday, September 14th! Check it out! The choir is a mix of community members and college studentse and rehearsals are Wednesdays from 7:30 pm – 9 pm in the sanctuary at Grace. The choir sings on …

Pumpkin Festival Volunteers!

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You can Volunteer at the Pumpkin Festival with others from Lutheran Student Community on Friday, October 7th from 4:30 – 6 pm! We’ll be lighting pumpkins, lanterns and luminary bags before the Festival opens to the public! You will be amazed at the wonderful variety and creativity of the pumpkins! The festival will happen, no matter what the weather, so …