ULS President’s Newsletter | Summer Term 2018-19
Volume II, Issue 15
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Recently, Dr. Martin Otto Zimmann and I were able to attend the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Milwaukee where we met with regional bishops and several alumni for times of fellowship and conversation. In addition, the seminary presidents were asked to be present at the plenary sessions in an advisory role. Additionally, Dr. Maria Erling was there as a faculty rep. for ULS. The actions at the assembly were as follows:
As you can see, much was accomplished! United Lutheran Seminary is working to rise to the challenges that these actions present. We are especially proud of the fact that Elizabeth Platz, the first woman ordained to a Lutheran church body in the USA, was a Gettysburg graduate. We were blessed to hear from her at a special Friday evening banquet.
God our redeemer and protector, we ask that you bless this church and its members. We acknowledge that we are far from perfect, but you know that we work daily to change the world around us. Give us the strength to live out your word and to accept those who are cast aside by others. Protect the migrant families and help us to be an inviting and loving sanctuary church.
United Lutheran Seminary
Please see this update from the co-chairs of the Presidential Search committee. The update can be viewed here.
There has been some confusion on the updated Financial Aid Policy for 2019-2020. The clarification can be viewed here.
The President’s Cabinet, a group of senior administrators at the seminary, and a few additional guests met for a two day retreat last week on the campus of the Lancaster Theological Seminary. We discussed the current state of the seminary, students, and alumni, as well as the exciting future ahead of ULS. Thank you to President Carol Lytch (a recipient of the first honorary degree from ULS) and Rachel Goodrich for allowing us to hold this important retreat on their beautiful campus!