Weekly Prayer: 7/12

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O God, Sometimes I am looking for a shortcut. A way out. I want an excuse that will let me look away from the needs of those around me. I wish for  a reason that will justify my impulse to ignore ways I can help. Help me to have compassion like the Samaritan man. Move me to active mercy. Empower …

Luke 10:25-37

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25Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26[Jesus] said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your …

finding hope

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A couple days ago, I was out early in the morning, walking my dogs.  I was feeling tired and frustrated; burdened by a variety of difficulties – personal, professional, national and global.  Along the way, I encountered a neighbor putting out her garbage.  We chatted about nothing in particular.  We didn’t rage against the challenges in our lives or find …

Dinner Church this summer

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This summer, starting July 10th, 6 pm worship will be something different! Dinner Church will gather folks around tables in the courtyard for outdoor dinner and worship.  Music will be led by Psalm 151 music team.  The meal will be potluck with the main dish provided by hosts and other items that folks bring.  Communion will be shared at tables. …

Weekly Prayer: 7/5

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O God, You know what is happening in the world. You know what is going on in my life. I am overwhelmed. I am struggling. I am so weary. Heal this hurting and broken world. Bring justice and peace like you promised. Give me strength to face these challenges. Fill me with courage and hope for the difficulties and crises. …

LCM Impact

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May and June 2022 Lutheran Campus Ministry is talking about the Impact our ministry has on the lives of students at Penn State! Check out videos where our students and alumni talk about the impact of LCM on their lives in college and after at the links below or on our social media on Instagram or Facebook! Brooke Sargen “This …

contrasts

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These long summer days are such a gift.  I was outside looking at a bright sky, even after 9 pm last night.  The sun had set about 30 minutes earlier and still there was a gentle orange glow where the sky and the mountains met in the west.  This morning, it was fully light when the dogs and I went …

Hey, Grad Students!!

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UPDATE: Due to close contact with Covid-19, we’ll need to reschedule the potluck! Watch for an August option in late July. Sorry!! Summer weather is great and we are overdue for a potluck! Let’s gather on Friday, July 8th at 6 pm at Alicia’s house for a causal and relaxing time together! If the weather cooperates, we’ll eat on the …

Weekly Prayer

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God of the seasons, Just like the world around me changes, My life and circumstances also change over the months and years. Help me to see the gifts and joys that surround me in each season and in each set of circumstances. Show me how the challenges of each season will help me change, learn, and become. Shape me into …

overwhelmed

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Jesus journeys outside of his home area where he encounters a man who is possessed by a large number of demons.  When seized by the demons, the man is violent and dangerous to himself and the community.  The people there have tried shackles and chains to contain him, but nothing works.  The man has lived alone in the tombs, hopeless, …