Resumes August 18th
Sunday School and
After Labor Day
Limited events between semesters
Bible Study 5pm
Contemporary Worship 6:30pm
Students: Check out the Campus Ministry page for specific student events.
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University Lutheran Church intends to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all of God's people, regardless of race, situation, family status, sexuality, size, shape and place in the world. ULC is a Reconciling in Christ congregation registered with Lutherans Concerned/North America. Thanks be to God for the blessings we have and the differences we share!
Welcome all students and parents. (map)
|I Share Your Surprise
Can it be December already? Where did the time go? Don't we ask this question every year? Yet each year we have the same twelve month calendar with the ability to know ahead of time when a holiday, a month, or the year's end will arrive. So why does it seem to so frequently catch us off guard?
Many would say our busyness prevents us from looking beyond what we are doing to recognize or appreciate how time is marching onward. Yet you and I know many very busy people who seem to be easily aware of time and rarely surprised by its haste. What is their secret?
|Campus Ministry Video TAKE A LOOK AT THE RECENT VIDEO - Look what's happening. Alicia Danielson, Christian Normand, Blake Peterson and Pastor Gary McCluskey. Our mission statement is reflected in the thousands of students, parents and Church members impacted our message.
Sunday Advent Worship 10:30am
Wednesday Advent Worship 6:30pm Dec 4, 11, 18
December 4: Lessons and Carols;
Dec 11 & 18: Holden Evening Prayer
Christmas Eve, December 24: 8pm
Christmas Day, December 25: 10:30am
|SERRV Fair Trade Fair
The SERRV Fair Trade Fair will start Sunday, November 30 and items will be available for purchase through December 22.
If you pre ordered items they can pick them up starting Sunday.
- to Charles Wong for replacing various light bulbs throughout the campus including the Sanctuary, Sanctuary Entrance and Parking Lot.
- to Deb Hull, Carmen Bieber, Ruth Wootten and Beth Wootten for setting of the SERRV Fair Trade items in the Campus Center.
|An American in Spain
Tristan Fehr, ASU and LCM alum (May '13) and former resident in our Campus Center apartment, is in Madrid Spain on a Fulbright Scholarship doing neurological research. Upon finishing his work in Madrid, Tristan will pursue a Ph.D in neurology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. On a bulletin board in the Campus Center is a copy of some of Tristan's blog and experience in Madrid. It is titled, "An American in Spain". He has included some photos. Enjoy!
Beginning Sunday, November 10 we will receive offerings for Christmas flowers and decorations ,including four trees. Envelopes marked "flowers' will be in the racks in the chairs. Please mark your check "Flowers". If you are purchasing a tree, mark "tree" on the memo. There will also be forms in the bulletins where you can designate decorations/trees in honor or memory of a loved one. We will list those designations in our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day bulletins. Thank you!!
|Women's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study will meet the following dates and places:
- December 12 at Ellie Strang (This is a Location Change)
All women are welcome!
To Robin Morgan for preaching and presiding during Pastor Gary's absence. Pastor Gary was preaching at King of Glory, Tempe, to spread part of God's Good Word about campus ministry.
|Church Council Dec. 10
Dr. Jim Rund, Senior Vice President of Arizona State University, and currently Interim Athletic Director, will be with our church council at their December 10 meeting. Dr. Rund, a Lutheran from King of Glory Lutheran Church, Tempe, will talk about ASU future plans that will impact our ministry. Council met in September with a representative from the Office of Mayor for the City of Tempe regarding Tempe's future plans that will impact our ministry.
|Campus Ministry Meals
THANKS to all who cooked and provided food for students this past semester! The list filled up quickly. Thank you! The sign-up sheet for next semester will be posted December 1 on the moving bulletin board for next semester. Thanks in advance for your usual wonderful support!!
|Campus Ministry Themes
Wednesday themes for Bible Study will revolve around "End Times" scriptures. Our last student meal and Bible Study is December 11. There will be a worship service at 6:30pm December 18, but no meal/Bible Study. Our last Sunday dinner is December 8.
- Thanks to Kevin Hull for doing dry wall repair in a Campus Center bathroom.
- To all who supported the Arizona Cardinal fundraiser November 10. Lutheran Campus Ministry proudly had their name exhibited on the Jumbo Tron! In all we raised $400 from this event.
|Student of the Month - Alex Willoughby
Year in School? Freshman
Area of Study/Interest? Electrical Engineering, though a switch to Computer Systems Engineering may be in store. Intrigued by computers, Alex hopes to learn about the physics, electronics, and materials involved computer hardware.
Hometown? Duluth, Minnesota, where he played in worship band at his church.
Hobbies? Reading (including the series A Song of Ice and Fire), PC gaming (built his own computer), plays in the band at LCM on Wednesday nights (first electric guitar and now bass guitar)
Hearing about LCM: Alex discovered LCM during the annual ASU event, Passport to ASU. The room for campus religious groups was actually the first room he entered, with the intent of finding a Lutheran ministry. Pastor Gary pulled him in and convinced him to play in the band at LCM.
What does he like about LCM? The comfortable atmosphere which gives it a 'home away from home' sort of feeling.
Plans for the future? Possibly working in power engineering with energy grids.
The ten new chairs have arrived, been assembled, and put in place. Thanks to Ruth Wootten and Carmen Bieber for ordering and selecting them. We have already received gifts totaling $900 toward the purchase of these chairs. Total cost with tax and shipping is about $2,100. Additional gifts are appreciated. Thank you!
|Open Forum - Look What's Happening!
Who? For those interested in discussing and learning, connecting faith and life.
When? Sundays 9:15am-10:15am
Where? Campus Center Library
"People of Faith: Christianity in America" will be the theme in the Forum throughout the rest of November and the first few weeks of December. It is a video series, with discussion led by Pastor Gary or Alicia Danielson on America as a Christian nation, the meaning of separation of church and state, and how the church can be a faithful witness in a pluralistic culture. The video series has expert commentary by Martin Mary, Mark Noll, Jean Bethke, Kathryn Long and many others.
- Sunday, November 17: Many Mansions
- Sunday, November 24: Rebels with a Cause
To Stephen Morgan on his graduation from Collins College. Stephen was valedictorian.
Lynn Kauppi will now offer introductions to Sunday scripture texts helping us to better understand what each text is about. He will do this via his blog: gracefullectionary.wordpress.com Lynn has his Ph.D in New Testament from Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary. Lynn taught New Testament at Valparaiso Lutheran University in Indiana and served as an editor for Abingdon Press and Augsburg Fortress Press. Thanks, Lynn!!
Congratulations to Katie Gorin and Mitchell Tay on their marriage, November 9 in Mesa. Katie is an LCM alum and a member of ULC.
|Pacific Typhoon Response
One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, Super Typhoon Haiyan, crashed across the central islands of the Philippines. Your help is needed to make a difference in affected areas. Through partnerships and as a member of ACT Alliance, Lutheran Disaster Response is responding to the most urgent needs of food, water, clothing, shelter, sleeping material and medicine.
Gifts designated to "Pacific Typhoon Response" will be used in full – 100 percent – to help with immediate and long-term need. Your generous offerings of prayer and financial support will help those affected as they journey to recover.
|There's Always A Good Time Bowling
Now, doesn't this look like fun.
In addition to Bible studies, hiking, worship, lunches and dinners. The students also meet occasionally for bowling and softball.
All the various groups welcome new students and those just interested in seeing what everything is about. Give the Church office a call, join us for worship (the hours listed on the home page) and introduce yourself.
We're so happy to share Christ's love in all that we do and share.
|Flour, Potatoes - It's Lefse Time!
It's that time of year. You will start seeing bags of potatoes and flour accumulating throughout the campus center. Through your donations, the students are making hundreds of lefse flatbreads. Lefse will be sold to neighboring congregations and also right here at University Lutheran Church over the holidays as a fundraiser for 2014 projects.
|City of Joy Rwanda - Joy Christian School
University Lutheran Church and Lutheran Campus Ministry had the privileged of hosting Todd & Andria Ellingson on November 3, 2013. They are the founders and principals of the City of Joy Christian School in Rwanda.
Not only did they share their amazing story, but brought handiwork and crafts made by the parents and students. We invite you to continue to pray and support Todd and Andria's mission.
Gary N. McCluskey, Pastor
Sunday, November 10 is the 530th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther. Lutherans like to quote him because many quotes are colorful, insightful, and even entertaining. Many quotes affirm something we as Lutherans say we believe.
Yet, one thing rarely discussed among Lutherans is our relationship as Lutherans to this Martinus Lueder. Those outside Lutheranism often assume Lutherans "follow" Martin Luther and criticize us for simply following a flawed human instead of following Christ. Many young people today do not know who Martin Luther was, confusing him with Martin Luther King, Jr. What is our relationship with this man whose name our expression of the Christian faith has adopted?