Week One – Origins of Lent

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Origins of Lent  The name “Lent” comes from the Saxon word Lenctentid, used for the month of March in signifying springtime and the lengthening of days.  The idea of a fast before Easter, however, goes way back before Christianity reached the Saxons, to the first centuries of the Church.  It seems to have sprung up spontaneously, albeit only practiced for …

Lent Calendar on Busted Halo

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Check out Busted Halo (who call their website an online magazine for sprititual seekers) where you will find a calendar for each day of Lent –  http://bustedhalo.com/features/fast-pray-give Every day of Lent, our FastPrayGive Calendar will feature a Daily Jolt of spiritual contemplation relating to Lent, and new and practical ideas for fasting, prayer and almsgiving. Traditionally, Lent was a time for personal …

Monday, February 20th

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We met in Sbarro at Noon on Monday, and plan to meet there again next Monday (and all the Mondays that follow), so come join the conversation.  It will be informal, friendly and open.  You can bring a Bible, but we’ll bring the readings printed out (and a Bible for reference, too). Below are the readings for Sunday, February 26th …

Chocolate for Lent

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Chocolate for Lent!  –  Bible Study/Discussion Instead of giving up chocolate this Lent, join the Bible study/discussion using the movie Chocolat to direct our conversation about faith, life and devotion.  We’ll have the conversation over dinner, and there will be chocolate each week (this means if you are giving up chocolate for lent, you get a reprieve each week for …

Malaria Campaign – and Music!

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Malaria Campaign – and Music! Malaria is a real threat in communities all across Africa.  Mosquito nets and medicine are a huge aid in fighting the spread and the affects of this disease.  YOU can help! Psalm 151 and  Lutheran Campus Ministry have recorded music from our 6 pm worship service into a wonderful new cd light the fire. If you …

Bible study – Mondays at lunch

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Bring your lunch to Otto’s eatery in Kern (near the Nittany Lion Shrine) on Mondays 12:15 – 1:15 pm and join the Bible study!  Just bring or buy your lunch and join the conversation. It will be informal, friendly and open. This spring we are exploring the weekly texts for worship – using some pre-prepared questions and raising our own questions as …

Let’s go! This way! – God calls us.

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Earlier this semester, there was a week where the assigned readings told stories of being called by God.  (You’ll find them printed below.)   In the Old Testament story, Samuel was working for the chief priest Eli in the temple.  One night, he thought he heard Eli calling to him, so three times, he went to see what Eli wanted.  Eli hadn’t …

road trip – mentoring help high school youth

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Youth Finding Faith in the Future Want to revisit the good ole’ high school days? Come take a road trip with us! We will be hanging out with youth groups and helping them answer questions about the future and faith. Come to an info session where we will begin planning an event that will be a lot of fun! (Who …

Monday Lunch – HUB Bible Study

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Bring your lunch to the Sbarro in the HUB on Mondays 11:45 – 1 pm and join the Bible study!   We’ll be choosing this Monday (2/13) if we’ll start with an exploration of Mark’s Gospel,  looking at Jesus’ Parables, or one of the Epistles.  This will be a fun, relaxed conversation over lunch where you can raise questions and grow …