Weekly Announcements

Sunday Night Worship/Focus is a student-led worship service with music, speaking, and prayer. During J-Term, Focus will be held at 8:00 p.m. and our schedule is as follows:

January 15 (NRH): Wanda Deifelt, Professor of Religion

January 22 (CRH): Emily Schroeder, Luther Senior

Walk the Labyrinth — There will be another opportunity to walk the prayer labyrinth on Wednesday, 18th in the CRH.

Pancake Breakfast — Join the Luther Congregation for a pancake breakfast in Qualley Lounge (CFL) on Sunday, January 22, following the 10:00 a.m. worship service. Gluten-free pancakes will be served. All are welcome!

Silent Meditation will not be held during J-Term. Sittings usually take place each Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. in the Melanchthon Interfaith Room (CFL-205). Email [email protected] with questions.

Spring Convocation — Luther College's commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will begin with the opening convocation of spring semester 2017 at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, February 2 in the Center for Faith and Life Main Hall. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, will be the honored speaker. Eaton was elected as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's fourth presiding bishop at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 2013. In her address, Bishop Eaton will share reflections on the church's ongoing call to reformation and the role of Lutheran higher education in the call to service for the sake of the world.

Camp Fairs — There are two summer camp fairs coming up on February 9 and 16! These events will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the Union. There will be summer camps and ELCA camps at both days; February 9 is designated as an ELCA Summer Camp fair day. Stop by the displays to visit with camp representatives recruiting for the summer and to learn more about summer opportunities for service and ministry.

Gospel Sunday — worship will be on February 12 at 10:00 a.m., in the CFL, Main Hall. Guest Preacher will be Rev. Dr. Alisha L. Jones, Assist Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology of Indiana University. Dr. Jones is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, the Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she received her Master of Divinity degree, and earned her PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago. Gospel Sunday Music offerings will be provided by Luther’s Gospel Choir, directed by Sam Simataa and Brendon Adams, and Cathedral Choir directed by Jennaya Robison.

Luther's Gospel Choir is a non-audition choir sponsored by College Ministries and the Diversity Center that is open to students, staff, faculty and community members. The choir rehearses on Saturday afternoons and performs in worship on the following Sundays throughout the school year. The next rehearsal is Saturday, Feb. 4 in the Jensen Choir Room from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; the choir will then sing on Sunday, February 5 at the 10:00 a.m. worship service in the CFL. The choir will also rehearse on Saturday, February 11 in the Jensen Choir room in preparation for Gospel Sunday (see announcement). All are welcome to join us! To be added to the mailing list, email [email protected].

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