Seminary and Divinity School Day

NOVEMBER 7, 2019

AUGSBURG UNIVERSITY – FOSS HALL

 

A day to connect, reflect, and explore theological graduate study options. This year’s theme is “Vocation at the Thresholds”.

 

Students of all denominations welcome! We hope to have 12-15 divinity schools and seminaries represented.

Sign up for Seminary/Divinity School Day by October 30

Schedule for Thursday, November 7th is:

 

9:30 am         Check-in/ Registration

10:00 am        Welcome, Introductions & Opening Devotion

10:45 am        Table Time for Seminary Representatives & Students

11:30 am        Chapel Worship

12:00 pm        Lunch with Keynote Speaker Melissa Pohlman ’00,

Pastor for Community Ministry, Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

1:15 pm          More Table Time

2:15 pm          Departure

 

Seminary and Divinity Day is a collaboration between Campus Ministry at Augsburg University and Gustavus Adolphus College.

If you have questions, contact Janice Dames at dames@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1732.

Students who would like to attend the day should register by October 31.

 

We hope you will join us.

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”

Community Interfaith Iftar Dinner

Ramadan foodYou are invited! To honor our Muslim sisters and brothers and to bring unity and solidarity to the Seward neighborhood, we will have a Community Interfaith Iftar Dinner this Wednesday evening, June 29, 7:30-10pm. Please join us for fun, food, and great conversation as we break our fast together during Ramadan!

This event is sponsored by Augsburg College, Bethany Lutheran Church, Soup for You! Café at Bethany, Seward Neighborhood Group, and Afro Deli.

Our community partner, Bethany Lutheran Church, is hosting this event and is located at 2511 E. Franklin Avenue, just south of Hwy 94 across the 25th Avenue bridge – minutes away from campus!

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

 

First Jummah (Friday) Prayer Service Held

msaFriday the 22nd of January was the very first Jummah Prayer service that will be held regularly! A special thank you to those who attended, and to those who made this possible, and Mohamud who gave the first qutba. We will be holding Jummah Prayer, every Friday, in the chapel. Everyone is more than welcome to join us!

– Imann Hodleh, Muslim Student Association President

“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″