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 …

Food Truck Rally!

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Come on out to the 3rd Annual Food Truck Rally in the Valley! Sunday, October 6, 12 noon to 3 pm The event will include numerous food trucks parked on the 200 Block of South Allen Street, State College, and a live band playing in front of the State College Municipal Building. Immerse yourself in the mobile culinary delight, listen …

Help with the Allegheny Synod Youth Event!

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Penn State students are needed to work with middle school and high school youth at a Youth Event held in State College Friday, November 22 – Sunday, November 24. College students will help lead small groups and will have a chance to mentor and work with youth from across the region. Your housing and meals will be paid, and you …

Volunteers needed !

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Volunteers needed at the Clothing Transit!  On Monday, September 30th and Friday, October 4th, LSC is sending volunteers to the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity’s Clothing Transit to help get ready for their open house in a few weeks. We’ll sort and hang up clothing, making sure items are up to date and ready to wear. Sign up here …

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God, When your word confuses me, when life makes me uncertain, when I encounter hard questions that seem to have no answers . . . teach me to welcome the uncertainty, speak to me through the questions, allow me to deal with the lack of clarity. Help me to embrace the gift of questioning. Help me to see that an …

Luke 16:1-13

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Then 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. 2 So 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.’ …

Prayer for this Week 9/12

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God of the whole human family, Help me to see the people around me as your children, my siblings in your family. Help me to look beyond the connections that I already have, the ones that keep me safe and comfortable, to notice ways I can reach out to people who are less familiar, people who are need, people I …

Mentor Program

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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 …

DC Retreat! October 11 – 13

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Spend the weekend in our nation’s capital exploring what it means to have important ideas about how the country is run and be a person of faith. We’ll meet with staff from the ELCA Advocacy Office and learn about the intersection of public policy and faith. There will be time to explore DC a bit, and talk with locals who …