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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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Recent Blog Posts

40 days

In scripture, the wilderness is a place of danger and trial.  It’s a place where people encounter harsh challenges and a place where they also encounter God.  In this week’s passage from Mark, we find that after he was baptized, the Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness for 40 days where he was tempted by Satan, encountered wild beasts, and

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weekly prayer: 2/20

O God, Be with me through the days of Lent. Help me find ways to move closer to you. As I pray, help me share deeply and listen well. As I set aside things, help me focus on what I can share, rather than what I am giving up. As I give, help me notice the needs around me. Remind

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Student Lunch Sunday!

On Sundays at 11:40 am or so (after the 10:30 am worship service), gather in the Fireside Room at Grace Lutheran Church for a delicious lunch and great conversation with other students and folks from Grace. You are always welcome, the conversation is casual and it is an excellent way to connect with students and others who worship together. Come

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Penn State Powwow

February 24 and 25 Powwows are American Indian celebrations of community and spirituality, featuring American Indian drum and dance as well as American Indian vendors offering American Indian arts and crafts items. Join the American Indian community at this year’s Penn State Powwow on Saturday, February 24. If you would like to go with a group from LSC on Saturday

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February 18-24

Intercessory Prayer: Praying for others Praying for others is a well-known kind of prayer. When we worship together, we always pray for people in various kinds of need. We may gather prayers at the start of worship, or pray on our own when we know of people who we’d like to ask God to help. Praying for others this week:

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praying thru Lent

Prayer is at the heart of life of faith. Connection with God, with God’s people and creation, and also with ourselves. Prayer reminds us to invite God into the challenges and joys of our lives, and helps us create a pattern of including God in our daily joys, struggles, and concerns. Each week this Lent we will try out a

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