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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 identity, 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 26
Demolition and Restoration. A week ago, asbestos abatement was completed and we received the ‘all clear’ certificate after removing floor coverings upstairs and down. Sump pump repairs followed with the carpenter shortly afterwards. This morning I’m waiting for the painter to arrive. She’ll give a fresh coat of paint to roughed up woodwork. By Friday most of her paint magic will be finished. Between now and then preliminary work will begin on freeing all the windows that have been painted shut over the years (can you say fresh air?). That leaves only the carpet installation next week for this whole project to be entirely finished. These last weeks I’ve learned how to choreograph contractors and do the moving furniture dance. When you next visit Luther House I’m sure you’ll be amazed at what’s been accomplished, just in time for a brand new school year to begin.
Thank You to our Heroes who’ve made this project possible: Mark Burkhardt and National Lutheran Campus Ministry, Inc. that provided emergency funding for asbestos removal; Kaye Ney, Luther House alum, whose gift makes re-carpeting possible; Fern Keith who was married to Art 60 years ago and whose anniversary gift allows us to work on the windows; ATEZ, Inc. (asbestos removal); Evenflo Plumbing (sump pump); Dennis Cooper and Gecko Construction (carpentry); Laurie O’Brien and Color Love (painting); Chris Gustafson and Vintage Window Restoration (window repairs); Jim and Laura Myhre and Integrity Floors (floor coverings); Wally Oster (furniture repair); and various volunteers who’ve planned for this project – and some who will yet put finishing touches on the project once the heavy work is finished. We couldn’t have done it without all of you!
Come and Get Your Feet Wet. As fall approaches, I’ll periodically lift up volunteer opportunities you may want to get involved with. One such is Corvallis Salmon Watch. Check out their website http://tinyurl.com/LBSalmon2015 to volunteer.
Five students have agreed to serve as this year’s core Student Leadership Team. In alphabetical order they are Kevin Bishop, Erika Cook, Justin Honda, Jonathan Marcotte, and Ben Post. If you have ideas, concerns, questions, or a willingness to help with specific programs or projects, please contact them.
Friday, September 4 – OSU v. Weber St., parking lot fundraiser at Grace, 2-5:00
Saturday, September 19 – OSU v. San Jose, parking lot fundraiser at Grace, 2-5:00
Sunday, September 20 - OSU “Move In”
Thursday, September 24 - Classes begin, plus OSU Community Fair
Friday, September 25 - OSU v. Stanford; parking fundraiser at Grace, 4-7:00
Sunday, September 27 - Luther House TableTalk, supper & welcome party, 6-7:30
Tuesday, September 29 - Tuesday Come & Go Lunch, 11:30-1:30
Have a wonderful week!
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