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The Lutheran Student Community of Penn State is an intentionally safe place – open to all students – regardless of faith background, church denominational history, economic status, political affiliation, ancestry, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability or handicap, political persuasion, age, or academic standing.

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Worship with us

There are plenty of opportunities with our community. Weekly worship is offered Thursdays on campus at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center, as well as Sunday services in the morning and evening at Grace Lutheran Church on South Garner Street.

Need someone to talk to?

Don’t know what you believe? Struggling with relationships? Need a listening ear? If you are feeling distressed or troubled, if you can’t quite sort things out, if you just want to talk, you are welcome to contact our Campus Minister, Alicia Anderson. Part of why our staff is here is so that we can provide emotional, spiritual, and other support to students when they most need it!

Alicia is available by email at ara2@psu.edu or by text or phone at (814) 360-0601.

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weekly prayer: 7/23

O God, When I am overwhelmed with the world around me, When are so many who need care and support, When the demands of life are just too much, Help me to step away.  To take time apart from the demands and the needs of others. To remember that I am also your child, in need of rest and care,

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Mark 6:30-32

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves.  weekly prayer |

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God’s reign

There are some wild stories in the bible.  No real surprise there – since the bible tells the story of God’s journey with God’s people, it is reasonable to expect sometimes they found their ways into some outlandish situations and circumstances.  This week we hear that John the Baptist was put to death by Herod because his wife was angry

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weekly prayer: 7/16

Faithful God, When I hear heart-breaking stories, remind me of your persistent love. When I struggle with harshness and hatred around me, show me your compassion. When I ache to find true connection and community, guide me to others who live your love. When I wonder how to use my own power, point me to your example. Help me to

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Mark 6:14-29

14 King Herod heard of [the disciples’ preaching,] for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised from the dead; and for this reason these powers are at work in him.” 15 But others said, “It is Elijah.” And others said, “It is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 16 But when Herod heard of it, he said,

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I have a sister four years older than me.  Even though we have both been adults for a long time, she still refers to me as her “little sister.”  She probably always will.  My sister has always struggled a bit to realize that I have grown up. The image of who I was early in our relationship is hard for

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