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From My Desk to Yours: Community Updates

ULS President’s Newsletter | Fall Term 2018-19 Volume I, Issue 17 Dear ULS Community, As many of you are aware, ULS has undergone several changes in the past few weeks. In this newsletter, I would like to share with you some of the restructuring changes being made to better serve the needs of ULS as we…

[Common Cup: October 19, 2018] Additional Chapel Service During Bishops’ Visit

A special chapel service will be held as part of the Bishops’ Visit on the Philadelphia Campus Monday October 22 6:15 PM

[Common Cup: ] The Good Earth: Gratitude Harvest

The Good Earth group of United Lutheran Seminary is hosting two community agricultural events! To ready the campus gardens for the winter we need many hands for help. Join us for a fun few days of work, worship, dirt, food and fellowship—tending to the earth and to our friendships!
Philadelphia Campus : Friday, November 2 + Saturday, November 3
Gettysburg Campus: Friday, November 9 + Saturday, November 10
Friday: 8:00pm-ish Bonfire
Saturday: 8:30am Breakfast by the Garden
9:15am Worship
10:00am Garden Harvest + Work Projects
Come for the day or stay overnight! Students can request campus housing. Breakfast and snacks will be provided! Transportation from campus to campus should be coordinated via carpooling (reimbursement available). Dress Warm!
Email the Good Earth crew: Ryan Fitch, John Hansen,
Emily Papke-Larson, Abby Johnson with questions.

[Common Cup: ] Prospective Student

Welcome Anne, who will be on campus October 18-19! She says, “I am a senior biology major, with minors in psychology and biblical and religious studies at Grove City College in Western, PA. I am originally from central PA where I grew up in St. John’s Belleville Lutheran church. The past three summers I have been on staff at Camp Mount Luther in Mifflinburg, PA and have immensely enjoyed being a part of that ministry. While at school, I am heavily involved in our club field hockey team and a campus outreach ministry for individuals who are cognitively and physically disabled. My favorite thing to do in my free time is to be outdoors!”

[Common Cup: ] The Weekend -Worship and Fellowship

October 19th and 20th is The Weekend, a discernment event for prospective ULS students hosted by Admissions! You’re invited to join the participants for the following community events:
Friday 10/19 7:30PM- Holden Evening Prayer, Chapel
Friday 10/19 8:00PM- Bonfire (with s’mores), Courtyard
Saturday 10/20 8:30AM- Morning Prayer, Chapel
Saturday 10/20 12:00PM- Midday Prayer, Chapel
Saturday 10/20 5:15PM- Dinner Church, Refectory (please bring food as you are able if you aren’t a participant, as the food service is pre-planned for the number of registered participants and helpers).

[Common Cup: ] Lutherbowl Housing

If you are a Philly student looking for housing at Lutherbowl, please email Justin at to ensure that you have a room at Gettysburg.

LTSP Alumni Board 2018 Nominees

Elections for LTSP alumni board are now open. The nomination criteria was anyone who took classes at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. This means some 2018 graduates from United Lutheran Seminary are eligible to serve. This group will continue collaborating with the Alumni Council of LTSG to create a new alumni association that will…

[Common Cup: October 17, 2018] Luther Bowl Hospitality Team

Needed: Volunteers to serve at the food table, set up/clean up, make chili and cheer the team! Many hands make fast work. Contact Peg at to volunteer.

[Common Cup: ] ULS Spirit Week!

Monday-Friday 10/22-10/26, let’s get excited for Lutherbowl together with a good ol’ Spirit Week! Faculty, staff, and families are invited to join students from all locations (post pictures on social media to share!) with these themes:
Monday- Jersey Day
Tuesday- Dress Like a Professor
Wednesday- We Wear Pink
Thursday- Pajama Day
Friday- ULS Day