Weekly Announcements

Nepalese Luther students and College Ministries are collecting funds for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Funds will be sent to the ELCA’s Lutheran Disaster Response (LDR). LDR works in partnership with local leaders and agencies and stays long after a disaster. 100% of funds designated for earthquake relief will be used to assist those directly impacted. You can bring cash or checks to the College Ministries office. Checks can be made out to Luther College with "earthquake relief" in the memo line. Watch for collection jars around campus as well.

Introducing a new program called C4 (Creating College Community through Christ), students will connect with each other through worship, conversation, and dinning! The idea is to create a welcoming atmosphere for all students.  The program would consist of walking to worship together, having brunch after Sunday service, and more! Interested in being a part of C 4 for next year? Email ministry@luther.edu or Kelli Gapinski.

Baccalaureate, a celebration and sending for the Class of 2015, will be held at 8pm, Saturday, May 23, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life. 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.

Lives that Matter: Vocation, Self and Service: January 2016 (Decorah/Arizona). This general studies course is designed to help sophomore students connect their gifts, talents, and vocation with the needs of the world. The course begins with on-campus days of introduction to the major concepts of community, service, compassion, social justice, social change, leadership, and vocation. These classes will also enable students to identify their own strengths. The second part of the course, based at the ELCA “Spirit in the Desert” retreat center in Carefree, Arizona (close to Phoenix), offers intensive service experiences through area churches to allow students to address a specific need such as homelessness as well as a closing Blessed to be a Blessing Retreat with retired Luther alumni/ae. Registration for the course opens Sept. 1, 2015. Credit: 4 hrs. Limit: 20 students. Cost: $485 and flight (approximately $450). Instructors: Professors Ruth Kath and Rebecca Sullivan and Pastor Amy Zalk Larson.

MISSING! If you borrowed a hymnal, worship booklet, or other books from the College Ministries Office, the College Ministries Library or from the pastors, please return them to us before the end of the semester! Drop them off at the College Ministries office or send them via campus mail.

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! They are available in the College Ministries Office, CFL 106 starting Friday, May 1. Bring your summer mailing address with you!