Congratulations to 2016-17 Student Congregation Council! The newly elected council members for next year are: Gifty Arthur, President; Derek Barnhouse, Vice President; Sharon Elele, Secretary; Menzi Nkambule, Treasurer; Daniel Melaas-Swanson, Deacon of Community Action; Jana Mueller, Deacon Global Concerns; Alex Aakre, Deacon of Outreach; Stevie Jane Dedina, Deacon of Spiritual Formation; and William Cook, Deacon of Worship.
Commissioning Sunday for graduating seniors will be at the 10 a.m. worship on Sunday, May 15. We will recognize and bless all seniors with a special recognition of those who will be pursuing theological education or service in the church and community after graduation. If you will be able to participate in the service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know your future plans (even if they are tentative) include that information as well.
Baccalaureate, a celebration and sending for the class of 2016, will be held at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 21 in the main hall of the CFL. The celebratory worship service includes hymns, choir anthems, prayers and blessings for graduates and their families. Rooted in the college’s Lutheran Christian heritage and our confidence in God’s care for all people of the earth, this ecumenical service includes prayer petitions that celebrate the diversity of religious traditions represented in the graduating class.
ECO/Aynah Meeting - Interested in learning about how cooperatives help build a sustainable society? Come to the joint ECO/Aynah meeting at 7:00 on Tuesday, May 3 in Sustainability House! Aynah co-director Jason Rodney will be visiting from the Twin Cities to lead the workshop.
Servant Grants – Seniors who are planning on serving as a full-time volunteer for minimal or no compensation next year may be eligible to receive a Servant Grant from Luther College’s Student Congregation Council for support. If interested, please email email@example.com with a description of your plans by Monday, May 9.
Sunday Night Worship/Focus is held at 9:00 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall. Focus is a student-led worship service with music, speaking, and prayer. On Sunday, May 1, Focus will be held in the NRH in Jensen, and our speaker will be Associate Professor of Education Jeanette Pillsbury. Our speaker for Sunday, May 8 will be Luther Senior, Emily Holm.
Farewell and Godspeed for Faculty and Staff: We will be honoring departing and retiring faculty and staff in chapel on Wednesday, May 13 with prayers of Godspeed and Farewell. There will be a brief reception in the CFL lobby after chapel for those who are able to stay. This will also be a time of appreciation and recognition for the service and ministry of Pr. Judd Larson and Pr. Marion Pruitt-Jefferson during this interim year.
Join Outreach for Closing Vespers on Saturday, May 14 at Anderson Prairie! There will be s'mores, games, fellowship and a campfire service. This is a great time to hang-out with the Outreach teams one last time and get excited for next year and meet the new Deacon of Outreach! Meet at the CFL steps at 6:15 pm to walk over to the Prairie!
Free Apparel for Luther Students - If you are going to be a camp counselor or church intern this summer, stop by College Ministries for a free T-shirt! Shirts will be available by Friday, May 8th—you can pick one up in the College Ministries Office, CFL 106, between 9-4:00. Bring your summer mailing address with you.
Tuesday Silent Meditation takes place each Tuesday of the academic year at 5:15 p.m. in the Melanchthon Interfaith Room (CFL 205). Sittings are led by Rev. Myoko Laura Demuth, Decorah Zen Center, Professors Gereon Kopf, Scott Hurley, or Lee Zook. Email student coordinator DJ Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Sign Up for “Upcoming in Chapel” to receive an email reminder about chapel. The email will include the name of the speaker, scripture text, and musicians. Go to www.luther.edu/ministries and click on the tab on the left, “Upcoming in Chapel.”
Weekly Worship Opportunities to hear God’s word and be in community. All services are held in the CFL.
Sunday Worship—10:00 a.m.
Focus, Sunday night worship—9:00 p.m.
Weekday Chapel, M, W, F—10:30 a.m.
Silent Meditation, Tuesdays—5:15 p.m., CFL 205