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Lutheran Campus Ministry at Oregon State University
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GRACEnotes, October 22
Instead of holding office hours on campus today, let me introduce something new tonight called "Pints of Grace,” This is a one-hour no-host conversation on topics of your choice (theology, classes, research, relationships, life, etc.) at McMenamin’s on Monroe. Luther House will buy appetizers, you buy your own beverage. Think of it as a study break with a purpose. 8:00-9:00 p.m. Other “Pints of Grace” Wednesdays this term are November 19 and December 10.
The OSU Office of Civic Engagement is once again sponsoring “Make A Difference Day.” Consider helping with one of several service projects in our community. Info and registration is at http://sli.oregonstate.edu/cce/events/make-difference-day/2014-make-difference-day-projects.
Tuesday, November 4, is election day. This election there are a number of state ballot measures and two local ones. State ballot measures include such things as recreational use of pot, driver’s cards for undocumented workers, GMO labeling on food products, open primaries, and establishing a state-funded college scholarship fund. A really relevant issue to students on the local ballot is parking zones in Corvallis. To help us understand the measures, this Sunday at “Supper + Sustenance” we welcome Paula Krane from the League of Women Voters to walk us through state and local measures, give us balanced info on each, and help us better understand why voting is so important. Come if you can. It promises to be an interesting and helpful evening. As always, supper's at 5:30, conversation 6-7 p.m.
To recap the upcoming events this week...
Today - Pints of Grace, McMenamin’s on Monroe, 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Thursday - Wise Women, noon-1:15
Saturday - OSU “Make a Difference Day,” various times and activities
Sunday - Reformation Sunday; “Supper + Sustenance,” 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Monday - Luther House Council Meeting, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Come and Go Lunch, 11:30-1:30
Last weekend five students joined me for an overnight retreat at Camp Lutherwood. The general consensus was, “A good time was had by all." There’s talk of holding another such retreat, maybe sometime Winter Term. We’d love to build on this solid new tradition and we’d love to have you be part of it! More on that later.
Well into week 4, you already know that the intensity is increasing, exams are beginning, and the race is on to finish every needed task before the term’s over (didn’t we just begin?). It’s a good time to make room for Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11) – letting things be, holding less tightly to the things we want to control, taking a break, stepping back and celebrating life, letting go and trusting God. How are you practicing Sabbath today, this week, this term? It’s a question worth asking – and a pause worth making.
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