Grace and peace to you!

 

Greetings on behalf of Lutheran Campus Ministry at Montana State! I along with the LCM Board, area ELCA congregations, and Montana Synod of the ELCA have been holding our MSU students, faculty, and staff in prayer. And we hope that your first month of classes is off to an excellent start!

And particularly for our students, we hope that your college experience will be formative, enjoyable, and something that helps equip you to answer God’s unique call to you. However, as easy as it is to look towards the future, we must not forget the present…

You might hear people say something to the effect of, “Some day when you’re in the real world…” (I often heard that when I was in college.) But you already are in the real world! And God calls you and me and all of God’s beloved to be faithfully engaged here and now for the sake of the world God so loves.

So what does that faithful engagement look like? Well, in part, I think it looks like developing relationships and building community with people. I think it looks like loving our neighbor, serving others, and caring for creation. I think it looks like exploring scripture through study and worship, and applying it to our lives so that we might follow in the way of Jesus.

But I’m especially interested in what you students think that engagement looks like! And I’m interested in supporting you and your peers as you seek to live that out during your college experience. Therefore, we will have the opportunity discern our time and work together on a number of occasions throughout the year – including a dinner and fellowship gathering this Thursday evening (September 29th) at Christus Collegium. We’ll be meeting with Nicholas Sutherland, a Global Mission Recruiter from the ELCA Churchwide office in Chicago, to learn more about the Young Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM)  program. So please feel free to join us to learn more about opportunities for a year of service in places like Jerusalem, Mexico, Southern Africa, and the United Kingdom in addition to sharing in dinner and fellowship.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, prayer requests, or are just interested in chatting please feel free to contact me! I’d be happy to meet you for coffee or lunch to discuss those in person as well.

Blessings,
Annie Langseth
Serving as Intern Pastor
annie@lutherancats.org

LCM Gathering: Fellowship and Dinner

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

  • Sunday worship at area ELCA Congregations
  • Sunday, September 11th – Fellowship and FREE FOOD
    • Christ the King is having a BBQ/potluck at 12:30 p.m. followed by their “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Day of Service from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    • Hope Lutheran Church is having a block party from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. There will be food, games, live entertainment, and fun!
  • Second Sundays of the month at 7:00 p.m.
    • Community Taizé Prayer services begin this Sunday evening (the 11th) and will continue throughout the year on the second Sunday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
    • Resurrection University Catholic Parish, which is a short walk from MSU, will serve as our host for the year.
    • These services are a collaborative effort of the area Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Lutheran churches.
  • Bible Study Opportunities
    • Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Hope Lutheran Church – Fleeing Oppression: The Story of the Israelites, Ruth, Baby Jesus’ Family, and the Refugee
      • An Interfaith Bible Study focused on Exodus 1-15, the Book of Ruth, and Matthew 2 sponsored by WEBS (Women’s Ecumenical Bible Study), GVIA (Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association), Hope Lutheran Church, Congregational Beth Shalom.
      • September 6th through November 1st, 2016 (except Yom Kippur, October 11th).
      • Please contact me for more info on how to register and access the reading plan: annie@lutherancats.org.
    • Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church – College/Young Adult Bible Study
      • Any 18-25 year old is welcome.
  • Thursday, September 15th 
    • Next Thursday evening I am organizing a fellowship gathering at Christus Collegium for LCM students to get to know one another and begin to discern our ministry together for LCM in terms of worship, Bible study, fellowship, and service. FREE FOOD will be provided. Please contact me for more info about the food and scheduled time: annie@lutherancats.org.

Peace,
Annie

-Note: If you need a ride to attend worship or other events, please let me know!-