Weekly Announcements

Moments of Silence - To raise awareness on campus about issues of race, gender and poverty, and to express solidarity with families and communities suffering as they grieve the untimely deaths of their loved ones the Don’t Shoot Group is sponsoring Moments of Silence. MOS remembers those who have been killed by police and challenges all to speak up. From 10:50 to 10:55 a.m. through May 14, at Bentdahl Commons, a biography of one of the victims will be read before a brief moment of silence. All will then be asked to leave in silence.

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.

Seniors - Are You Planning on Serving as a Full-time Volunteer for Minimal or no Compensation Next Year? If so, you may be eligible to receive a Servant Grant from Luther College’s Student Congregation Council for support. If interested, please email Mike Blair with a description of your plans by Monday, May 4

Farewell and Godspeed for Faculty and Staff. We will be honoring departing and retiring faculty and staff in chapel during the last week of classes. We will offer prayer of Godspeed and Farewell for those departing from Luther on Monday, May 11 and for those retiring from Luther on Wednesday, May 13. There will be a brief reception in the CFL lobby after chapel for those who are able to stay.

As the year come to an end, Join Outreach for Closing Vespers on Saturday, May 16 at Will Baker Park! 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 Will Baker Park!

Commissioning Sunday for Graduating Seniors will be at the 10:00 a.m. worship on Sunday, May 17. 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 ministry@luther.edu. 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 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.

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 C4 for next year? Email ministry@luther.edu or Kelli Gapinski.

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! You can pick one up in the College Ministries Office, CFL 106, between 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Bring your summer mailing address with you.

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.