Weekly Announcements

Decolonizing Lutheranism Event — A group of 7 Luther students together with Pastor Anne and Pastor Mike are attending Decolonize Lutheranism at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago on October 22. Join the conversation on social media using #decolonize16. Our thanks for Pastor Judd Larson for serving as preacher and to Pastor Marion Pruitt-Jefferson for serving as presiding minister for worship on Sunday, October 23. Pastor Judd and Pastor Marion served as Interim Campus Pastors last year during the call process that bought Pastor Anne to Luther.

Thinking about joining a Bible Study? Are you interested in talking about faith, sexism, and justice; humor in biblical texts; navigating change in the college setting; or perhaps even exploring a vocation in ministry? If so, contact [email protected] with questions or to sign up!

Sunday Night Worship/Focus is a student-led worship service with music, speaking, and prayer, held at 9:00 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall. Our speaker tonight will be Luther senior, Ellen Larsen. Our speaker for Sunday, October 30 will be Luther Senior, Rachel Stoddard.

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 Professors Gereon Kopf, Scott Hurley, or Professor emeritus, Lee Zook. Email [email protected] with questions.

Walk with Pastor Anne — Join Pastor Anne Edison-Albright at 2:45 p.m. each Wednesday for a 30 minute walk and informal conversation. All are welcome! Email Pastor Anne [email protected] with questions.

Luther's Gospel Choir — a non-audition choir sponsored by College Ministries and the Diversity Center, Gospel Choir is open to students, staff, faculty and community members who like to join in making a joyful noise unto the Lord! The Gospel Choir rehearses on Saturday afternoons and performs in worship on the following Sundays throughout the school year. All are welcome to join us!  To be added to the mailing list, email Sthela at [email protected].

Seminary & Divinity School Day @ Augsburg — On October 27, Augsburg College in Minneapolis is hosting a Seminary and Divinity School Day. Representatives from all of the ELCA seminaries and many divinity schools will be there, and students will have opportunities to learn more and ask questions about what going to seminary/div school is like and what different paths of career and study it can lead to. If interested, please email Pastor Anne ([email protected]) to get a spot in the van.

Mark your calendar for “Luther Serves” on Saturday, October 29 – The Luther Student Congregation invites Luther students, groups, and organizations to join in serving the Decorah community with fall chores through Luther Serves (formerly known as Fall Fling). Help with yard work, cleaning first floor windows, light housework, and other chores. Morning shifts are from 9:30 a.m. to noon and/or afternoon shifts are from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Sign-up through the College Ministries website, Facebook page, or by emailing [email protected].

Spotlight Film Showing & Talk-back — as part of the shared, Paideia, VPA Department, and Religion Department theme, "Who Do You Trust?" the Religion Department is excited to present the film Spotlight on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Olin 102. Spotlight tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that rocked the city and caused a crisis in one of the world's oldest and most trusted institutions. The event is being sponsored collaboratively by the Religion Department, College Ministries, and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement.

The community is invited to join an ELCA webcast, “Ecumenical Witness on the Eve of the Reformation Anniversary,” on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. ​in Hovde Lounge in Preus Library. Tune in at ELCA.org/webcast or follow through Facebook Live by visiting Facebook.com/Lutherans. If you would like to submit a question to be considered during the live webcast, please send it to [email protected] and provide your name and your congregation’s name, city and state. We also invite you to participate and join the conversation by using #ELCAwebcast on social media.

Sign up for “Upcoming in Chapel” to receive an email reminder. The email will include the speaker/preacher, scripture texts, and musicians. Go to luther.edu/ministries; click on the “Newsletter Sign Up” button.