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How are you doing with all this?  Social distancing. Self-quarantine. Remote instruction.It is all new and unfamiliar and maybe unsettling. I am praying for you.  I am praying for our whole world, really, but I am especially praying for students and others who are part of the Penn State community as we begin this time of “remote instruction” and “telecommuting.”  It is …

Weekly Prayer: March 16

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God of hope, When I am afraid or overwhelmed, fill me with peace.When I am frustrated or impatient, fill me with empathy and compassion.When I am discouraged or worried, fill me with courage. Show me how best to deal with the challenges these situations bring.Teach me to live your love even when it is terribly difficult.Help me, for I have never faced …

Spring Break Schedule

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We are almost there! During Penn State’s Spring Break, all Sunday worship services will continue as usual. All student meals and mid-week events are on hiatus from March 7 through March 15, 2020. Enjoy the well-earned rest and have a wonderful break!

Free Pizza Friday / Break

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Each month, on the first Friday, we help Muslim students build goodwill and connections on campus by handing out pizza in the plaza near the Forum.  Volunteers are always welcome to come and help feed hungry students from about 1 pm – 1:30 pm.  It is a fun activity and is a great chance to make connections with Muslim students …

Weekly Prayer: March 3

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God of Hope, When I am tired and overwhelmed, fill me with strength. When there seems to be more than I can do, guide me to prioritize. When my heart is heavy or my mind is muddled, help me find focus. When I need reminders that the burdens of today are not forever,    help me to notice signs of …

Reflection as Lent begins

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On Ash Wednesday, many Christians receive the mark of the cross on our foreheads in ash, hearing the words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We begin the season of Lent with ashes, a powerful reminder that we are human: imperfect, mortal, broken. We begin the season of Lent with the sign of the cross, …

Prayer for Ash Wednesday

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Gracious God, out of your love and mercy you breathed into dust the breath of life, creating us to serve you and our neighbors. Call forth our prayers and acts of kindness, and strengthen us to face our mortality with confidence in the mercy of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and …

Resources for Lent

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In a broken world,    we are imperfect and struggling people,    embraced by God’s love. Lent is a season where followers of Jesus     try to move closer to God,       try to be less selfish and more loving,        try to pay attention to God’s world,          try to live in ways that …

Sunday Worship Options

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Sunday morning or Sunday evening?  Take your pick! There are three services each Sunday morning  where you are welcome (8 am, 9 am and 10:30 am). Lunch for students follows at 11:40 am in the Fireside Room, so plan to stay for a delicious meal before you go! Sunday evenings at 6 pm the service is hosted by Lutheran Campus …

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Worship and Dinner at Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Thursday nights! At 6 pm, Evening Prayer worship begins!  This relaxed worship service is a great time to set aside the demands of the week and join in prayer together.  Holy Communion is shared, and you are welcome! Dinner follows right after worship (around 6:45 pm), so plan to eat – or if you can’t …