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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.
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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!"
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GRACEnotes, April 9
Today commemorates Dietrich Bonhoeffer – pastor, author, prophet, spy, martyr – who, among other things, worked to dismantle Hitler's Third Reich from the inside. Discovered for his complicity in an assassination attempt on Hitler's life, Bonhoeffer was imprisoned and eventually executed. His influence as a Lutheran pastor and teacher of the church continues to shape the moral consciousness of Christians today http://www.dbonhoeffer.org. For some time I've had a big biography about him on my shelf. Today I'll pick it up and start to read. This is one way to continue my Lenten discipline, learn what courageous faith looks like, and ready myself for the coming Holocaust Remembrance Week, April 28- May 2.
This Saturday it looks like a team of four or five of us will head to Green Island http://mckenzieriver.org/protected-lands/owned-properties/green-island/. This will be our fourth visit to volunteer our time and talents. We'll tour the project site, see progress of previous projects, get our hands dirty planting native trees and shrubs, and mulch new plantings. Along the way we'll ponder God as creator and our work as stewards of the natural world. Before leaving at 9 we'll pack sack lunches. En route we'll visit the Country Bakery on Peoria Road. We'll be back no later than 4:00 so you can get in on evening activities you've already planned.
Week at a Glance…
Today - Pr. Jim's on-campus office hours, Java II, 1:00-3:00
Thursday - TableTalk supper & conversation, 6-7:30
Saturday - Green Island Habitat Rehab Project, depart 9, back by 4
Sunday - Palm Sunday (note: only one 10:00 service at Grace this weekend) and Holy Week begins
Tuesday - Come & Go Lunch, 11:30-1:30; lunar eclipse tonight
Here's something worth pondering: "The cross is laid on every Christian. The first Christ-suffering which every [person] must experience is the call to abandon the attachments of this world. It is that dying of the old [person] which is the result of [that one's] encounter with Christ. As we embark upon discipleship we surrender ourselves to Christ in union with his death – we give over our lives to death. Thus it begins; the cross is not the terrible end to an otherwise god-fearing and happy life, but it meets us at the beginning of our communion with Christ. When Christ calls [a person], he bids [that one to] come and die" (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Cost of Discipleship, p. 99).
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