Chapel Series Begins “Our Shared (Im)migration”

sharedimmigrationJoin us for worship in the chapel as we begin our Chapel Series, “Our Shared (Im)migration: Pilgrim Clasps Hand of Pilgrim,” exploring our many journeys, Jesus as a refugee, and hope amidst the challenges of 2017.

Tuesday, 1/10, 11:30am: Babette Chatman, Community Collaborative Partner, Redeemer Center for Life & Redeemer Lutheran Church, preaching.

Wednesday, 1/11, 10:40am: Pastor Sonja Hagander, College Pastor & Director of Ministries, preaching

Thursday, 1/12, 11:30am: Interfaith Mini-Convo with Dr. Audrey Lensmire, Assistant Professor, Education Dept., and Director of the EAST program.

Friday, 1/13, 10:40am: Pastor Mike Matson, Chaplain to Student Athletes, preaching.

We gather in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center – Everyone is welcome!

 

Chapel Worship Schedule

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10:40am – 11am

Tuesdays and Thursday: 11:30am – 11:50am

Wednesday Night Communion: 9:30pm

 

National Coming Out Day: Andy Anderson

Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, ‘You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet’; and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law. – Romans 13:8-10


Andy AndersonI never thought that I was straight. I didn’t even know what straight was until middle school, when I first heard the definition and shrugged thinking, “Well, that’s not me.”

It was disappointing to discover soon after that very few people appreciated the other identities I should have been able to try. I refrained from labeling myself and ended up gray and depressed, with no real label but my own name.

I didn’t know who I was at the time. I didn’t like boys like I was supposed to. I didn’t dress like girls should – in fact, I had breakdowns and cried in dressing rooms trying on feminine clothes – I felt like they took off a layer of skin every time I pulled them on and off, leaving my flaws more naked and exposed than before. Continue reading “National Coming Out Day: Andy Anderson”

Fosdick Lecture on Preaching: February 2, 2016

Author William Kent Krueger

The Christian faith is rooted in story. The stories of scripture communicate the grace of God enfleshed in time and place. When shared, this divine plot has the power to pull people into the narrative in transformative ways. This is the confession of the church that is storied by God.

William Kent Krueger

Join the Augsburg College Campus Ministry Office on February 2, 2016, for the first Fosdick Lecture on Preaching with New York Times best-selling author and Minnesota native William Kent Krueger. A renowned story-teller with sixteen novels to his credit – including Ordinary Grace – Kent will speak on the power of story and its “importance to us and its unique ability to move people in mysterious and necessary ways.” His lecture will offer helpful and practical insights for his fans as well as people, like preachers, particularly engaged in the story-telling process. All are welcome.

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The morning session will continue with a Response then conclude with Daily Chapel Worship at 11:30 am with the Reverend Rachel Wrenn preaching. Rachel is a 2011 graduate from Luther Seminary and recipient of the 2011 A. E. Hanson Prize in Preaching from the seminary. She is actively engaged in small town and rural ministry in Southwest Minnesota and a frequent contributor to the online preaching resource, Working Preacher.

Register

 

Over 200 Kits Assembled in Daily Chapel for Those in Need

This morning for the last daily chapel of the semester, Augsburg students, faculty, and staff all gathered to assemble hygiene kits for Health Commons. These kits will be sent to Central Lutheran Church to be distributed to people experiencing homelessness in the wider community. Together over 200 kits were assembled! It was a great way to share God’s love with our neighbors and mark the end of the fall semester. Thank you to all who came and helped out and to Health Commons!           – Contributed by Jacie Richmond, Pastoral Intern, Luther Seminary

Hygiene Kits for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

health_commonsJoin Augsburg Central Health Commons and Campus Ministry as we gather personal hygiene items for kits to assist those experiencing homelessness this holiday season!

When: December 2 – 10, 2015

Drop off items at designated locations:
Einstein’s in Christensen Center · Enrollment Center  · Foss Center Lobby· Kennedy Center · Lindell Library street level · Oren Gateway Center Welcome Desk

Items needed:

  • Socks
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Lotion
  • Razors
  • Washcloths
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Dental Floss

Please join us in assembling the kits in Daily Chapel on Friday 12/11: Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, 10:40-11:00 AM

For more information contact Yasmin Abdulaya at (612) 330-1681 or abdulaya@augsburg.edu

Chillon Leach, Artist and Art Servant, in Chapel

Augsburg College Campus Ministry welcomed Chillon Leach, Artist and Art Servant, to Daily Chapel on Tuesday, November 3. Chillon led a time of experiential expression of vocation and journey in Christ! We entered the chapel to find a long paper pathway stretching across the floor, extending out from the pulpit. During the opening hymn, Chillon kicked off her shoes and used markers and paints to begin sketching a river-like pathway down the middle of her canvas. Everyone who was gathered was then invited to join the journey by tracing around a foot or hand, or by adding meaningful words of their own spiritual journey to the work of art. Chillon finished by hand-applying gold paint to the pathway – highlighting the journey of the many footsteps and hand prints. Thank you to all who participated!

All Saints Day in Chapel on Monday, November 2

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Please join us on Monday, 11/2, at 10:40am for All Saint’s Day Festival Worship. We will remember with thanksgiving those who have died this past year during the “Litany of the Saints.”

You may send the names of those people in your life who have died and who you would like to be named and remembered during chapel to Amy Hanson in the Campus Ministry Office at hansona2@augsburg.edu or fill out a form located by the Hoversten Chapel entrance in Foss Center – please submit by Friday, October 30.

“The Pursuit of Happiness” – A Homily by Juventino Meza ’11

juventinoJuventino Meza ’11, a Peace & Justice Studies graduate of Augsburg College who currently works for the Minneapolis Public Schools as a community relations facilitator, preached in daily chapel for our homecoming week series, “Journeys Home.”  Here, he shares his homily from October 8, 2015:

“The Pursuit of Happiness”

Thank you pastor Sonja for the invitation. I still can’t believe I’m giving a homily. It’s great to be back at Augsburg.

In the spirit of our journey home and Coming Out Day, this is my message today: finding home and being yourself truly is the pursuit of happiness. Continue reading ““The Pursuit of Happiness” – A Homily by Juventino Meza ’11″