Jul 022014
 

Welcome to St. Andrew’s

Lutheran Church

and Campus Center!

God’s Work.

God is revealed in our compasison, steadfast love, justice and reconciliation.

Our Hands.

We seek to do God’s work with our hands.

Traditional Worship.

We use traditional rituals based on ancient biblical texts used by Christians throughout history and the world.

Progressive Thinking.

We affirm living now with progressive thinking and caring service for the world.

Mar 112014
 

One of the great struggles we all wrestle with spiritually is the determination of our calling. What are God’s plans for my life? we often wonder. Even with a good notion of our calling, the uncertainty rarely fully fades. Is this really what God is calling me to do? It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that once we discern God’s calling for our lives, things will go swimmingly. It’s important to remember that what God has in mind for us isn’t necessarily easy. Take, for instance, Jesus’s 40 days of fasting in the wilderness followed by his temptation. As any human would do when times get tough, I suspect he may have had some doubts about the direction his faith was taking him. The next time you find yourself doubting the steps you take towards your calling, keep in mind these observations by writer Shakirah A. Hill:

 

1) “You are not alone” – Even through the thick and thin, God has promised to be there for you.

 

2) “Difficult doesn’t mean destitute” – Your calling may be hard, but God will provide all that you need.

 

3) “It’s at the Cross” – Ultimately, your calling is the Cross: taking it up with all its weight and lack of glory.

 

Thought for the day: God doesn’t call us to be successful. God calls us to be faithful. (Paraphrase of Mother Teresa)

 

–Devotion inspired by and adapted from Shakirah A. Hill’s article

“Your Calling Isn’t Meant to Be Easy”

 www.relevantmagazine.com/god/practical-faith/your-calling-isn%E2%80%99t-meant-be-easy

Submitted by Brian Gibbons

Mar 102014
 


PREFERENCES

 God has nerved my arm with strength and skill;

      And I must toil

To subjugate each circumstance to life;

Or I shall sag

Into the soddenness of nerveless death.

Let me toil!

 

God has placed within my hand a sword;

And I must fight

The ghastly foes of honor, love and life;

Or I shall yield

As traitors yield and die as cowards die.

Let me fight!

 

God has set within my heart a flame:

And I must love

My fellowman through anguish, fear or pain;

Or I shall feel

The blight of selfness chill my soul within.

Let me love!

 

God has given my restless spirit wings:

And I must soar

Into the spreading blueness of the sky;

Or I shall sink

Into the soggy, choking mire below.

Let me soar!

 

God has breathed in me the breath of song:

And I must sing

Into the ever-dawning day of life;

Or I shall sob

Into the stillness of an endless night.

Let me sing!

 

–From Singing Sands and Silver Sea

by Kodaya(Osbert Wrightman Warmingham), ©1945

 

Aug 282013
 

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Center announces 3 Peer Ministry positions for the 2013-2014 academic year.

           1. Minister of Outreach

           2. Minister of Coming Together

           3. Minister of Service

These are great opportunities for leadership and service in our community. Interested? Click below for descriptions and details. Applications are due by September 6th.

Peer Ministers 2013 final

 

Aug 282013
 

Welcome back to our returning students- we’ve missed you.

Welcome also to new students. If you’re looking for a place to worship on campus, join us on Sunday mornings at 10:30.

And, for everyone…we’re having a cookout Wednesday night (August 28th) at 5:45p at the Center…please come!

A new semester, new year…and we’ve already been busy. Here are some pictures from Quad Day.