Common Cup

Monday, November 19th, 2018
Gettysburg CampusPhiladelphia CampusBoth Campuses

LAST CALL for January’s Pilgrimage of Conscience

Maria Erling and John Largen will be leading a Pilgrimage of Conscience to two sites that connect us to our nation’s struggle for racial justice and to the church’s prophetic mission of inclusion and community–the National Memorial for Justice & Peace in Montgomery, AL and Koinonia Farm near Americus, GA. This is not a course for credit. The dates are January 8-12, 2019. Registration deadline is December 12th. If you’re interested in more information, then please email John Largen at asap.

Survey for Gettysburg Community Worship

This survey is about community worship and spirituality. It is pretty short and should only take a couple of minutes. It is to see what people are interested in doing and the goal is to create other possible worship experiences or group spiritual experiences, like Dinner Church, Pub Theology, or a labyrinth. Different worship settings can create different ways to be spiritually fulfilled. At the end, there will place to say if you would be interested, so if you would like to lead something or try something else, please put your name down. If you need help getting it started or getting it organized, please contact Charlie at Survey:

Full Student Body Meeting

Saturday, Dec 1 from 10-11:30am. The meeting will be synchronized between GB and PH so students can attend on campus or with ZOOM access for viewing and participation. Agenda includes Exec reports and an open forum. All ULS students are encouraged to attend. Questions? Email SB Exec Council (

Gettysburg Christmas Party

On Friday, December 14th, there will be a community Christmas party in Singmaster starting at 7:30 PM. All are welcome to don their most festive Christmas attire and join in an evening of fellowship, carols, and great cheer! Please bring a dish to share! If you have questions, please contact Laura at

Welcome from the Deans of the Chapels

Our common life as United Lutheran Seminary is both discovered and expressed as we regularly gather on both campuses in our two chapels to celebrate the Word and sacraments. Our worship life is foundational to all that we are and do.
As the Lord Jesus opened his arms to all, so we invite each and every member of this seminary community into our weekly chapel life, giving thanks to God for the rich variety of talents, backgrounds and perspectives represented here. Our beautiful chapels are sacred spaces providing safe spaces where each of us will find a welcome, regardless of who we are; and where all of us together will offer radical hospitality to one another and the world.
Further, in keeping with Lutheran practice, we value ecumenical partnerships and relationships with Christians of many denominations and traditions. Together we can learn from one another and take delight in our shared life in Christ. When students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae from traditions other than Lutheran are called upon to offer their gifts of leadership in our chapels, they are encouraged to bring elements and worship styles of their own faith traditions, thereby enhancing our common worship experience to the glory of God.

Rural Church Supply

A three church covenant, located in southern Washington Co. Maryland is seeking a weekly supply worship leader/preacher to serve two churches one week ($200+mileage) and one church the next week ($160+mileage), alternating with the covenant pastor. RCL is followed and use LBW service hymnal, settings One and Two with WOV as a supplemental hymnal. Must love rural church and respect and honor its traditions. Weekly contact with the pastor is expected.
Washington County Cooperative Lutheran Ministry the churches of:
St Matthew – 9714 Beaver Creek Church Rd. Hagerstown, MD 8:45 am St Peter- 53 N. Main St Keedysville, MD. 10:45 am Mt Zion- 20214 Locust Grove Rd.
Rohrersville, MD 8:45 am. Contact for an interview: Rev. Regina Beard

Financial Aid Questions?

Director of Financial Aid, Ms. Kim Clark, will be on the Gettysburg campus the following days in October/November:

Tuesday, November 13
11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, November 14
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Thursday, December 6
11:30 am – 6:00pm
Friday, December 7
9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Ms. Clark’s office is Valentine 105. She is also always available at