doubt and faith

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Every year, the Sunday after Easter brings the same gospel reading.  It is a beautifully written and translated story where Jesus appears to his disciples on Easter Sunday evening and appears to them again a week later.  The first time, Thomas is not there.  The others try to tell him that they saw Jesus and he insists that he needs …

Pop-Up Office Hours!

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Pop Up Office Hours are Tuesdays at 3-4 pm. On nice days, Alicia will be on campus (sometimes with her dogs Aspen and Lola), and online if the weather isn’t cooperating! You can check in about your day, ask questions, share concerns or joys, get some advice, or ask for a prayers.  If that day and time doesn’t work for …

Weekly Prayer: 4/13

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O God, Thank you for the gift of my mind.  When I am uncertain, when I have questions, when I doubt, fill me with your peace. Show me the beauty and contradictions of your world. Teach me to wonder and to inquire and to discover. Help me to seek new questions rather than to rely on familiar or easy answers. …

Big 10 Trivia Night!

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Friday, April 23rd from 8 – 9:30 pm is the next Big 10 Trivia Night! The last gathering of students and staff from Lutheran Campus Ministry groups across the Big 10 was so much fun that we’ve scheduled another! Join the fun! We’ll gather via zoom and compete for bragging rights (the PSU group was part of the winning team …

frightened silence

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Christ is Risen!  He is Risen, indeed! Alleluia! Christian communities across the globe greet one another this way each Easter.  Not just Easter morning, but all through the season of Easter.  With joy and amazement, we announce the resurrection and affirm it.  As worship services begin through all seven weeks of Easter, these words will ring out, reminding each other …

QNA – Sunday, 4/11 & 5/16

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QNA – Questions, not Answers is a monthly inter-generational discussion for students and community members and has moved to meeting via Zoom for the coming months.  If you are interested in attending, please email Carla Rossi at ckrossi@comcast.net for the link to the meeting. If you previously participated in QNA, we hope you will join us again.  If you haven’t, newcomers are …

Weekly Prayer

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O God, You have transformed the world. In the resurrection, I see that nothing is so powerful you cannot overcome it. Not even death. With your followers through the ages, help me raise my voice to declare that you are risen! Help me to both speak and live your love and justice, your forgiveness and new life. Help me to …

Mark 16:1-8

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1When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint [Jesus’ body]. 2And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the …

holy week

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Holy week is a week of so many emotions. There is anticipation and excitement as Jesus is welcomed into Jerusalem by the crowds.  There is anticipation and some defiance as they call out “Hosanna!” (which means save us) and use references to the messiah whom the prophets said would come and save the people.  There is concern and confusion over …

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Want to help with the bird and pollinator garden at the Penn State Arboretum on Saturday, May 1st? Sign up now! They are looking for volunteers to help with planting a Pollinator and Bird Garden, using COVID-19 safety plan and working outdoors!  to help from 9 am – 12 pm. You’ll get more details once you sign up, but the Arboretum …