New Website!

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Welcome to our new website!  You will find all kinds of info about LSC and the Lutheran Campus Ministry here at PSU.  Look for worship, dinner, Bible study, service, just-for-fun events, plus thoughts about life and faith.  We are eager for your feedback, so let us know what you think!

Invocation from Presidential Visit

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I was given the opportunity to offer the invocation at President Obama’s visit to Penn State on February 3rd, 2011. Someone asked me to post the prayer I wrote and prayed, so I have posted it below. In an inter-faith setting, it is imporant to choose language that talks about God honestly and authentically, but does not create barriers for …

Farewell to Luther House and the University Lutheran Center

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After decades of student ministry, the buildings on South Garner Street in State College where Lutheran Campus Ministry at Penn State has held community meals, Jawbone Coffee House, Bible studies and discussions, meetings and where students have lived in intentional Christian community are being torn down. Luther House and the University Lutheran Center have been places of real ministry and …

Excellent Pasta

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1 lb box of ziti or mostacolli 15 oz ricotta, part skim 1 egg 8 oz grated mozzarella 1/4 C grated parmesan 2 jars spaghetti sauce Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Boil ziti for six to seven minutes. Grease a 9×13 pan. Mix together ricotta, egg and 3/4 mozzarella in bowl. Put a thin layer of sauce in bottom of …

Haroset / Charosses

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3 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (OR golden raisins) 1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 2 Tbsp. sugar 3 Tbsp. Concord grape wine OR Concord grape juice In medium bowl, toss apples with lemon juice until coated. Add remaining ingredients and toss gently. Cover and chill for at least 6 hours …

Passover Chicken

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Pam cooking spray Baking Apples, cored and cut up, but not peeled Dried Apricots Chicken (thighs, legs, breasts cut in half) Cinnamon Pepper Salt The amounts in this recipe are entirely up to you. Really. Heat oven to 300 degrees. Spray your pan with cooking spray, then place in cut-up apples and dried apricots. Remove skin from chicken, if desired, …

Southern Shepherd’s Pie

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1 lb Sage Sausage (Jimmy Dean) 1 can tomato soup concentrate 1 can green beans 2 lbs potatoes Milk Butter Brown sausage and drain. Boil potatoes until tender. Mash with butter and milk to taste. Mix sausage with tomato soup and green beans. Spread on bottom of 9×9 glass pan or similar. Top with mashed potatoes. Bake until warmed through …

6pm Worship Potatoes

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5 lbs red-skinned potatoes 2 Tbs cooking oil Pam or other cooking spray Salt Pepper Metal Pan (two 9x9s or similar) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes and rinse well. Cut into large chunks (quarters or sixths). Put 1 Tbsp cooking oil in each pan and toss potatoes in. Spray potatoes with Pam and sprinkle with pepper and salt …

Alicia’s Crunchy Cabbage Salad

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2 pk Ramen Chicken Noodles (crush noodles in package, reserve flavor packet) 1½ Cup Slivered Almonds 4½ Tbs Sesame Seeks (1 small bottle) 3 Tbs Butter, melted Brown almonds, sesame seeds and noodles in butter, or eliminate butter and bake in 350 degree oven for 10 – 15 minutes. Set aside to cool. 2/3 Cup Salad Oil 2 Tbs Rice …

Altar Bread – Milk and Honey Unleavened Bread

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5 cups whole wheat flour 4 Tablespoons butter or margarine 3 Tablespoons baking powder 3 cups milk 2 cups regular white flour 4 Tablespoons sugar 6 Tablespoons honey 4 teaspoons salt Mix flour together and stir in salt, sugar and baking powder. Mix honey and milk completely; add butter to this mixture and mix well (This works best when liquids …