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Common Cup Distribution
So our staff can take a well deserved vacation, Common Cup will not be distributed from July 3 – 10. It will resume on July 13. During summer months, Common Cup is only distributed when there are new entries. Thank you.
Bishops and Theologians Discuss Communion in the Midst of COVID-19
For the past few months, a small group of ELCA bishops from Region 8 and professors from United Lutheran Seminary have been engaged in thoughtful conversation around some of the theological, liturgical, and practical issues raised by worship challenges—and opportunities—in the midst of COVID-19. Together, we crafted a document that includes key Lutheran theological convictions and important questions that can assist congregations and leaders as they wrestle with the critical issues they are facing regarding worship during this time. We share this with you not just as information but as an invitation to join in a wider conversation happening at many levels around the church.
While we did not agree on all practices and believes, we quickly realized that the great value of our time together was the mutual learning and growth that occurred through the power of the Spirit, and our deepened understanding and appreciation of each other. Above all, we commend to others this spirit of love and respect in your own conversations,especially during this season of Pentecost, when we celebrate the transformative power of the Spirit to work wonders in the church and in the world.
Please find the full text of the statement HERE.
Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin Named ULS President
On June 9, 2020, The ULS Board of Trustees named Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin as the next ULS President, effective August 1, 2020. Read more.
COVID-19 Response and Future Plans
COVID-19 IT Resources for Students
The IT Department has created a page of resources that may be of benefit to students during this crisis. The first item is a list of ways to obtain internet access for classes should you have limited or no internet access at home.