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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.
Join friends of Luther House for the third annual Beer and Cheese Pairing event, Sunday February 8, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at the Wheelhouse Event Center in downtown Albany. Six seated and served pairings will feature local craft beers, Oregon artisan cheeses, fresh baked breads, and many more amazing culinary treats.
It will be fun, but it will also be educational as brewers and cheese makers introduce us to their products and OSU experts from the Food and Fermentation Science programs fill us in on what’s happening in the worlds of beer brewing and cheese making in Oregon.
The Deepwood Strings ensemble will serenade us. Plus, you’ll learn more about Lutheran Campus Ministry than you thought possible.
All this for only $50 per ticket or $350 for a table of eight. Ticket sales open December 1st at lutherfest.luther-house.org. Now is the perfect time to invite your friends to join you or buy tickets for those hard-to-please people on your holiday gift list.
Our thanks to all the vendors supporting this effort, especially to our three big sponsors – the St. Mark Lutheran Endowment Fund, the Grace Lutheran Foundation, and Ron Mohr and Charlie Owen of Thrivent Financial along with the Thrivent NW Community Board.
GRACEnotes, December 10
Students and all readers,
Thank you for a wonderful fall term. We’ve met and welcomed lots of new folks into the Luther House community, including a number of international students. The early fall overnight retreat at Camp Lutherwood enlarged our vision of what new things might be possible in the days to come. Our Sunday evening initiative called “Supper + Sustenance” has proved a wonderful time to share a meal and talk more deeply about important matters and big ideas. We completed 49 school kits for the Lutheran World Relief ingathering and participated in work projects to winterize Camp Lutherwood. And most recently we celebrated the end of the term and the holiday season with our annual St. Nicholas Party. What a great beginning to a year of adventure, opportunity, and faith-filled living.
As we wrap it up and ready ourselves to enjoy a season of rest, remember God’s promise made plain in Jesus: “I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger. Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” (Luke 2:10-14). May this ancient joy be yours today.
Remaining this term…
Today - Advent evening prayer, 7-7:30; Pints of Grace at Bomb’s Away, 8:00-9:00
Thursday - Wise Women, noon-1:15
Saturday - House Blessing for Robert and Alex Toner, 2:00
Sunday - Advent 3, Children’s Nativity Pageant, Grace Lutheran, 10:00
Looking ahead to 2015...
Winter Term Begins - January 5
Epiphany, Come and Go Lunch resumes with Birthday Tuesday - January 6
Supper + Sustenance resumes - January 11
Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Classes - January 26-March 15
Men’s Shelter Hosts, volunteers needed - January 18-24, 6:30-11:00 p.m.
Spiritual Wellness Week - February 9-13
The next edition of GRACEnotes will be published December 31. Till then, peace.
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