Fall Chapel Series Features Sustainability

Recipient of a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award. One of eight colleges across the country to receive an "A" on the 2011 College Sustainability Report Card.

A partnership with the Center for Sustainable Communities, the fall Chapel series "What we need is here: Living in Sustainable" will draw from texts throughout Scripture and from the wisdom of various disciplines to engage in conversation about sustainable living in everything from the environment to our own schedules. The title of the series is from Wendell Berry's poem, "What We Need is Here":

What We Need Is Here        by Wendell Berry

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we  need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here. 

Chapel is from 10:30-10:50 a.m. in the Main Hall in the Center for Faith and Life on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. 


Date Day Preacher Readings Event Choir
9/4/13 Wednesday Mike Blair The Time of Loaves and Fishes (Chapel 101)
9/5/13 Thursday Thrity Umrigar "The Space Between Us" Opening Convocation
9/6/13 Friday Guy Nave A New Beginning: Noah and his Family--Genesis 6-9
9/9/13 Monday Wanda Deifelt Stewardship of Community: Tilling the Garden--Genesis 1:26-31 and 2:15-17
9/11/13 Wednesday David Vasquez Convenantal Living: When You Enter the Land--Deuteronomy 8 Anniversary of September 11 Collegiate and Cathedral
9/13/13 Friday Jim Martin-Schramm For the Long Haul: Years of Plenty and Years of Want--Genesis 41
9/16/13 Monday David Tiede, Luther College President Blessings and Woes: The Upside-Down Kingdom--Luke 6:20-26
9/18/13 Wednesday Kelley Johnson ‘04 (Refugee/Vocation Visitor) The Power of Relationship and Mutuality: Your people shall be my people - Ruth 1
9/20/13 Friday Karla Suomala A Double Share of the Spirit: Elijah and Elisha--1 Kings 19
9/23/13 Monday Pam Torresdal Sustainability of Life: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
9/25/13 Wednesday Greg Jesson What Matters Most: Come to the Waters--Isaiah 55:1-11 Norsemen
9/27/13 Friday Jon Jensen Sustainable Justice: That Those who Plant May Also Harvest--Isaiah 65:17-25 English/Writing Visit Day Cantorei
9/30/13 Monday Brad Chamberlain Surprise: What could come from Nazareth?--John 1:43-51
10/2/13 Wednesday Nancy Barry To be a Blessing:  Call of Abraham and Sarah--Gensis 15 Aurora
10/4/13 Friday Rev. Stacey J. Nalean-Carlson '98, Glenwood Lutheran Church Sharing in Communiy--Acts 2:43-47 Homecoming CollegiateChapel
10/7/13 Monday YAGM RECRUITER Fountain of Living Water: The Woman at the Well YAGM
10/9/13 Wednesday Steve Holland Abundance vs. Scarcity: I have come that you have life--John 10:1-10
10/11/13 Friday Holly Moore Exploring Boundaries: Sacrifice and Sacred--Genesis 22
10/14/13 Monday Mark Johns Resourcing Self and Community: The Armor of God--Ephesians 6:10-16 Preview Day; Founder's Day Chapel Cathedral
10/16/13 Wednesday Amy Zalk Larson Away to a Deserted Place: Feeding Body and Soul--Mark 6:31-44
10/18/13 Friday Maren Stumme-Diers For the Healing of the Nations: Tree of Life--Revelation 22:1-5 Preview Day