Saturday, January 15, 2011

Alum David Nelson to be installed as Pastor for Care and Homebound Ministry

The Rev. David P. Nelson, D. Min., will be installed as Pastor for Care and Homebound Ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, NC, this Sunday, Jan. 16, at the 11 a.m. service.

A graduate of Mt. Airy Seminary in Philadelphia, Nelson was ordained at Syracuse, New York on June 15, 1960.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Mark Rigg to be ordained and installed in West Lawn

Mark Rigg
Mark Rigg will be ordained and installed as the new pastor of Advent Lutheran Church, West Lawn, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. at the church.

Bishop Samuel Zeiser of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will preside. Rigg's friend and former pastor, the Rev. Dr. Scott Cady of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester, Conn., will preach the sermon.

Rigg, 43, has an English degree from Amherst College and theological degrees from Yale Divinity School and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

LTSP Alum The Rev. Dr. Chaz Howard on a different kind of New Year's ritual

LTSP alum and UPenn chaplain the Rev. Dr. Chaz Howard (PhD '10) was on the panel of this week's Voices in the Family show on WHYY 91FM radio. The topic was a different kind of New Year's ritual ...taking time for quiet reflection.

From the WHYY website


Reflecting and Reconnecting

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Every year we make promises to ourselves about losing weight, organizing our closets, or organizing our lives. Sometimes we keep the promise for a couple of weeks but rarely that long. On the next Voices in the Family, Dan Gottlieb and his guests explore a different kind of New Year's ritual...taking time for quiet reflection in order to listen to our deepest truths about who we are and what we want our lives to be about. Dan will be joined by Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, The Reverend Chaz Howard, and Sylvia Boorstein. Nancy Fuchs Kreimer is the Director of the Department of Multi-faith Studies and Initiatives at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College where she is Associate Professor of Religious Studies. Chaz Howard is chaplin at the University of Pennsylvania. And Sylvia Boorstein is a psychologist, author, and a founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.

Panelist Rabbi Nancy Fuchs Kreimer of Reconstructionist Rabbinal College may be familiar to LTSP as well as she has participated as a presenter for Prologue and at interfaith events.

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