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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

no limits

In the chapters leading up to this week’s Gospel reading in Mark, Jesus has been breaking the rules and defying expectations. He has been teaching and healing people in the region around his hometown.  Crowds are gathering around Jesus, eager for him to end their illness, deformity, or possession by evil spirits. The possibility of wholeness, healing, and new life

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weekly prayer: 6/11

O God, You defy our expectations. You bring healing in places I never imagined. You battle brokenness and evil to bring wholeness. Open my mind and my spirit to see your grace in new places. Help me to expand my understanding and my willingness to include. Show me your grace and help me extend grace, too. Remind me that your

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Volunteers needed!

The Central PA Food Bank and YMCA of Centre County’s Anti-Hunger Programs offer community food distributions in the parking lot at Grace Lutheran on the second and fourth Thursdays each month. You can join other volunteers between 1:45 pm and 6 pm and help with with setup, pre-packing food items, check-in, or putting food into cars. Volunteers are welcome just

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Mark 3:20-35

[Jesus went home;] 20and the crowd came together again, so that [Jesus and the disciples] could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23And he

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take a look

I’ve been away from home last week and this week.  I’m in Minnesota helping my daughter and son-in-law who just had a baby.  I could go on and on about the wonders of new babies, but I’ll save that for another time.  These days, as I’ve been with this new little family, I’ve noticed the neighbors, friends, health care staff,

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weekly prayer: 6/4

Thank you for the ways you have knit us all together. The gift of human community is sometimes challenging,     yet you bless us through each other every day. Help me see ways I can care for someone and show your love. Help me to realize I have received your love in the actions of other people. Teach us how

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