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Lutheran Campus Ministry at Oregon State University
Welcome to Luther House
We are students, faculty, university staff, international guests, and community members linked by faith and committed to academic life.
Give today to Luther House and help us continue the great ministry we provide to the students of Oregon State University.
We are a Reconciling in Christ Community
No matter your economic situation, political persuasion, marital status, gender, physical ability, ethnic background, or sexual orientation – you are welcome here. "All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place!"
It takes many dedicated individuals to keep Luther House a thriving place. Meet the people behind the magic.
GRACEnotes, August 13
Just so you know, it's my practice to send an email to students each week with a little information about what's happening at Luther House, some comments on current events or items of interest, and a brief devotional thought or prayer to frame your week. It's repeated here for a wider audience.
Regular activities of Luther House will start the first week of classes, with lunch on Tuesday, September 30. Between now and then we'll be working hard to make all things ready for students and their friends. Each new student we meet will recieve a "Welcome to Campus" gift bag loaded with food, fun, and ways to maintain a healthy spiritual life.
This Thursday and Friday, August 14 and 15 (9:00-3:00) there's a one-time Habitat for Humanity home renovation happening. Coordinated by Thrivent Financial, volunteers will build a wheelchair ramp and replace the roof on the home of a disabled woman in Philomath. Can you help? No construction experience required; tools provided. Dress for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. Lunch is provided. Please sign up with Charlie.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling his office at 541-754-2600.
With the death-by-suicide this week of actor Robin Williams, it's a good time to pause and remind ourselves of the often-silent suffering of many who face depression, addiction, mental illness, and suicidal impulses. It can't be said often enough: there's help available.
Our campus community has plenty of resources, especially through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) http://oregonstate.edu/counsel/thinking-about-suicide, that can intercept problems before they grow too great to handle and can intervene with all levels of assistance in coping with tough situations. If you know of someone who's crying for help, let those cries be heard by the people who care and the resources they offer. If ever you need a supportive person to walk with you to the counseling office, help you make an appointment, or show you the way to a brighter day, contact me at 541-753-5213 or email@example.com.
One of the resources we have as Christians is the uninterrupted prayers of God's people across the globe. Worth our praying and pondering is this gem: Living God, grant comfort in suffering to all who are in need of healing. When they are afraid, give them courage; when afflicted, give them patience; when dejected, give them hope; and when in need of support, give them caring and compassionate healers. Amen. (Adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship.)
We are Lutheran Campus Ministry at Oregon State University